Continuum Acquires CARVIR to Strengthen Managed Security Service

Continuum Acquires CARVIR to Strengthen Managed Security Service

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Providers of platforms that managed security service providers (MSSPs) rely on to fill the yawning gap left by the shortage of IT professionals are aiming to help MSSPs expand the scope of those services. One such example is Continuum, which has acquired CARVIR, a provider of security monitoring tools used ... Read More
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SPP Coalition Challenges Payment Card Giants on Cybersecurity

SPP Coalition Challenges Payment Card Giants on Cybersecurity

Retailers and providers of payment networks this week announced they are coming together to form a Secure Payments Partnership (SPP), a coalition dedicated to smoothing implementation of cybersecurity technologies. Founding members of SPP include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers Association, First ... Read More
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Fortinet Adds Machine Learning Algorithms to WAF

Fortinet Adds Machine Learning Algorithms to WAF

Fortinet today at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018 announced it has infused machine learning algorithms and user-behavioral analytics in its web application firewall to identify nearly 100 percent of all cyberthreats. John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions for Fortinet, said version 6.0 of the ... Read More
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Network Security: FireMon Acquires Lumeta to Visualize Connections

Network Security: FireMon Acquires Lumeta to Visualize Connections

When it comes to cybersecurity, knowing where something that needs to be defended is and what it is connected to can be almost as critical as determining how it’s being attacked. With that issue in mind, FireMon this week acquired Lumeta Corp. to gain access to network mapping software. FireMon CEO ... Read More
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Fifth Generation of Cybersecurity

Check Point: Time for a Fifth Generation of Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is entering a new phase that requires IT organizations to put processes in place that are capable of continuously identifying potential threats before they impact operations and detecting them once a breach occurs. Don Meyer, head of marketing for data center at Check Point Software Technologies, said that shift ... Read More
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Okta on Identity Management

VMware Partners with Okta on Identity Management

VMware is continuing its campaign to bake security into its virtual desktop application platform via an alliance with Okta, a provider of identity management software delivered as a cloud service. Renu Upadhyay, senior director of product marketing for end user computing at VMware, said that while the on-premises version of ... Read More
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Barrracuda Networks Unfurls WAF Cloud Service

Barracuda Networks announced today a managed cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) service that cybersecurity professionals can configure using a five-step wizard process. Nitzan Miron, vice president of product management for application security services for Barracuda Networks, said the Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service is designed for organizations that want to be able to ... Read More
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Sophistication in Hackers

Barracuda Networks Rethinks Cybersecurity Training for Users

Barracuda Networks, following its acquisition of PhishLine, wants to encourage companies to take a more positive approach to cybersecurity training, helping users how to better recognize spear-phishing attempts along with other forms of cyberattacks that rely on social engineering to trick them into giving up their credentials. A series of ... Read More
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Cisco Strengthens Cloud Security Service

Cisco Strengthens Cloud Security Service

Cisco Systems at RSA Conference 2018 significantly expanded its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints cloud security service by adding support for machine learning algorithms, analytics and modeling capabilities that collectively serve to thwart spear phishing and other types of cyberattacks launched via email. In addition, Cisco announced it has ... Read More
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Verizon Report Finds More Cybersecurity Gains Than Losses

Verizon Report Finds More Cybersecurity Gains Than Losses

The annual Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon usually provides cybersecurity professionals with some cold comfort. This year’s report covering 53,000 security incidents, including 2,216 confirmed data breaches, is no exception. Highlights of the report include the fact that almost three-quarters (73 percent) of cyberattacks were perpetrated by outsiders. Members ... Read More
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