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  • IBM: Security threat prevention isn't 'dead' yet!

    There's been much discussion in the security industry that preventing malware-based infiltrations into the enterprise is nigh on impossible, and the new security mantra should be "rapid detection is the new prevention." On that, IBM begs to differ.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 May 14 04:34
  • Juniper announces Firefly Suite for virtual-machine security

    Juniper today announced its Firefly Suite for virtual-machine security, a set of software-based products for VMware and KVM that contain the security and switching capabilities found in Juniper's SRX Series Services Gateway, as well as Junos Space Virtual Director.

    Written by Ellen Messmer16 Jan. 14 21:01
  • Is rapid detection the new prevention?

    There's a trend underway in the information security field to shift from a prevention mentality--in which organizations try to make the perimeter impenetrable and avoid breaches--to a focus on rapid detection, where they can quickly identify and mitigate threats.

    Written by Bob Violino02 Jan. 14 11:56
  • Arbor Networks introduces Cloud-based anti-DDoS service

    Arbor Networks has introduced its first Cloud-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation service to protect enterprises against large-scale attacks intended to swallow up available bandwidth or knock application servers offline.

    Written by Ellen Messmer12 Nov. 13 06:42
  • IDC tabs 'Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection' as new security segment

    Products that can detect stealthy malware-based attacks aimed at cyber-espionage and data exfiltration should be considered a specialized area of the security market, according to research firm IDC, which has designated a new market category for them: "Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection."

    Written by Ellen Messmer05 Nov. 13 00:18
  • National Cyber Security Hall of Fame inducting five

    The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame has announced five security pioneers will be inducted next month for their work on such fronts as intrusion detection and trusted computing.

    Written by Bob Brown10 Sept. 13 12:23
  • FireEye offering APT-detection service to notify customers of stealthy attacks

    FireEye today announced it has started providing a threat-detection and notification service called Oculus intended to warn the enterprise security manager whenever targeted attacks seek to undermine the network for cyber-espionage purposes. Such attacks are often called "advanced persistent threats," and may be attempts by nation states or their agents to penetrate a company to steal sensitive information, such as intellectual property.

    Written by Ellen Messmer04 Sept. 13 16:12
  • Fortinet, McAfee among first to support VMware NSX net virtualization

    Even though the NSX network virtualization software VMware is unveiling Monday at the VMworld Conference won't be available until year-end, security vendors such as Fortinet and McAfee are already throwing their weight behind it.

    Written by Ellen Messmer26 Aug. 13 16:00
  • What litigation tells us about the dangers of IP theft

    Former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain famously said "In war, there are no winners. Only losers." The same can be said of intellectual property (IP) lawsuits involving departing employees, since – outside of lawyers and third-party forensic companies who thrive on a robust caseload – these disputes waste too much energy and money accomplishing what reasonably diligent measures could have prevented in the first place.

    Written by Dave Burtt and Donald Closser19 Aug. 13 23:08
  • USENIX: Gamers use DDoS as a service to cheat -- a lot

    Cheating gamers pay as little as $10 per month to launch denial of service attacks against their opponents as a tactical advantage using commercial providers that walk the line between being legitimate businesses that stress-test their customers' networks and purveyors of DDoS as a service, researchers at USENIX Security 2013 say.

    Written by Tim Greene14 Aug. 13 22:16
  • Cisco-Sourcefire union raises many product overlap questions

    Industry watchers are bullish about the $2.7 billion Cisco buyout of security company Sourcefire announced today, but they have plenty of questions about how these competitors in intrusion-detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) and next-generation firewalls (NGFW) will sort out significant product overlap.

    Written by Ellen Messmer and Jim Duffy23 July 13 20:30
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