A scant decade ago, packet-filter firewalls were sufficient to protect against virtually all threats coming from the internet. Today, however, the number, variety and sophistication of threats against business networks have multiplied, and firewalls and antivirus software on desktops are no longer sufficient. This has led to the evolution of unified threat management (UTM) solutions, reports Fortinet’s Richard Stiennon.
A Blue Coat Systems report has examined evolving malware attack strategies that exploit online user behaviour.
SonicWALL has announced its security virtual appliance portfolio, with the first two security virtual appliances (Global Management System Virtual Appliance and ViewPoint Virtual Appliance) now available. Its enterprise-class anti-spam Email Security Virtual Appliance will be available later this quarter.
SonicWALL has announced the E-class network security appliance E8500, an advanced intrusion prevention system firewall with application intelligence and control designed for the enterprise.
SafeStick is a secure USB flash drive, designed to provide automatic data protection in the case of loss or theft.
The US, Germany and China are the top three countries with web servers serving malware but the US comes in at 40%.
3Com has announced four products and solutions to extend the company’s secure network fabric (SNF) to next-generation data centres and virtual networks.
The SonicOS 5.6 deep packet inspection for SSL traffic is an upgrade to the operating system for the SonicWALL TZ, NSA and E-Class NSA firewalls.
The Triton unified security architecture combines Websense Web, data and email security into a single platform for unified content analysis and management.
The Clearswift Web Appliance 2.0 and Clearswift Email Appliance 3.0 content-aware web and email security appliances are designed to protect users from spam, malware, data loss, viruses, identity theft, phishing and other network and data threats.
New Zealand’s largest privately owned real-estate company, Barfoot & Thompson, has deployed Fortinet’s analysis and management appliances, FortiAnalyzer and FortiManager to secure its network.
Tripwire has announced the Tripwire Log Centre log and event management software solution that analyses event and change information for continuous compliance and non-stop security.
WatchGuard Technologies has released the Fireware XTM upgrade of its multifunction firewall appliance operating system, with improved security capabilities and management functions.
F5 Networks’ BIG-IP v10.1 Access Policy Manager module enables IT departments to provide policy-based, customisable access and authentication to web applications for corporate employees (local and remote), mobile workers, business partners and customers.
Information is the most valuable asset the vast majority of businesses own. Keeping this information safe from harm should be a priority for any company but this is a complex task. This article sets out some steps that need to be undertaken to protect company data.