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7 trends in advanced endpoint protection

After extensive testing of 10 advanced endpoint protection products, we have identified a series of broad industry trends.

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10 advanced endpoint protection tools

The days of simple endpoint protection based on traditional anti-malware tools are over. There are now advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools that go beyond proactive monitoring and endpoint protection. Here are capsule...

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Jeremiah Grossman: Focus on ransomware, SDLC, and endpoints

The noted web security guru worries that the key web and application threats aren't getting the right level of focus

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9-vendor authentication roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly

New ‘smart’ tokens and risk-based factors deliver tighter security, but setups remain complex and user interfaces need a facelift.

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Buyer’s Guide to 9 multi-factor authentication products

The two-factor authentication market has moved toward what is now being called multi-factor authentication. One of the key features being new types of hardware-based tokens. Here are individual reviews of nine MFA products.

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48% off APC Back-UPS Pro Uninterruptible Power Supply - Deal Alert

The Back-UPS BR1500G offers guaranteed battery backup and surge protection for high performance computer systems, networks, external storage devices, game consoles and other electronics, and is currently offered at a 48% discount.

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Good security begins with the endpoint in mind

In my work with new customers, I have yet to find a single one who has even a simple majority of workstations -- or endpoints as they are often known -- patched properly. Since much of the malware in existence takes advantage of known...

Sophos synchronizes endpoint, network security

Sophos Security Heartbeat endpoint software and the firm’s new XG Firewall detect threats, remediate problems.

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6 super-defenses against super-user attacks

Review: Privileged Identity Management from BeyondTrust, CyberArk, Lieberman Software, NetIQ, Centrify and Viewfinity.

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Intel Security will discontinue McAfee SaaS products

Some products will be replaced, but admins will need to start over for setup and configuration.

Endpoint security firm SentinelOne challenges traditional anti-virus software

Next-generation endpoint protection vendor SentinelOne has received the same certification that many traditional antivirus platforms seek, meaning it can be considered suitable for meeting certain requirements of industry and...

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

Former Hacking Team supplier stops selling zero-day exploits on ethical grounds

U.S.-based Netragard has terminated its zero-day exploit selling program in response to revelations about Hacking Team's customers

Next-generation endpoint protection not as easy as it sounds

Rather than looking for signatures of known malware as traditional anti-virus software does, next-generation endpoint protection platforms analyze processes, changes and connections in order to spot activity that indicates foul play...

Spam rate falls below 50 percent for first time in a decade

Large spamming botnets are harder to run these days

Hacking Team's malware uses UEFI rootkit to survive OS reinstalls

The feature allows the company's software to persist even if the hard disk drive if replaced

Google fine tunes spam catching tools

Postmaster Tools aims to give admins greater insight into why messages may not get through

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