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  • Firewall start-up Aorato sniffs out Active Directory anomalies

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 2:54 pm

    Start-up Aorato comes out of stealth mode today with what it calls a firewall designed to protect Microsoft Active Directory shops.
  • Dome9 launches automated firewall management service

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    Startup Dome9 Security is introducing automated management of firewall settings on servers in physical and virtual environments with the aim of keeping servers locked down with less manual configuration.
  • Security on a shoestring budget

    Posted March 8, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    For many, security is like going to the dentist--you have to deal with it, but that doesn't mean you have to go willingly, or like it once you get there. One of the main problems with IT security, though, comes down to money. While new servers or PCs can be justified as an investment, security is seen simply as an expense and a headache. But, what if you could protect your network and your PCs without breaking the bank?
  • Oracle Database Firewall defuses SQL injection attacks

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:27 pm

    Oracle is using the RSA Conference this week to launch a database firewall designed to block suspicious traffic.
  • 2011 tech priorities: Moving to a next-generation firewall

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 10:57 am

    What should enterprises expect if they want to make the transition from a traditional firewall to a next-generation firewall? It starts with a decidedly different way of thinking about security goals.
  • Is a next-generation firewall in your future?

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    The traditional port-based enterprise firewall, now looking less like a guard and more like a pit stop for Internet applications racing in through the often open ports 80 and 443, is slowly losing out to a new generation of brawny, fast, intelligent firewalls.
  • What you should know about Next Generation Firewalls

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    So what is the so-called Next Generation Firewall?
  • Sourcefire to crash next-generation firewall party

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 3:13 pm

    Sourcefire Wednesday said it will enter the next-generation firewall market in mid-2011 with appliances that combine firewall/VPN functionality with intrusion prevention, Web URL and anti-virus filtering.
  • Cisco launches high-end security appliance

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    Cisco today announced a multi-function security appliance that combines a firewall with VPN support, plus an intrusion-prevention system (IPS), to reach speeds up to 20 Gbps with 10,000 VPN connections and 350,000 connections per second.
  • Firewall audit tools: features and functions

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Why would anyone need firewall audit software? If you're already jugging hundreds of rules on multiple firewalls, here's what these tools can do for you.
  • Netgear Targets SMBs With New ProSafe Gigabit VPN Firewall

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Today, Netgear released the ProSafe Quad WAN Gigabit SSL VPN Firewall (SRX5308), a business firewall appliance that, at $500, is priced for the small- to medium-sized business IT budget.
  • Netgear Announces ProSecure UTM For 5-User SMB Networks

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 11:56 am

    Small businesses looking to beef up their network security will be glad to see that Netgear has announced the release of the ProSecure UTM5, a scaled-down version of its existing ProSecure UTM (Unified Threat Management) product lineup priced for 5-user networks.
  • Microsoft to deliver free antimalware next Tuesday

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 4:43 pm

    Microsoft Corp. today said it will release a public beta of its free antimalware software, now called Microsoft Security Essentials, formerly "Morro," next Tuesday for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
  • RSA chief: The job of security guy is not to be 'Doctor No'

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:39 am

    Web 2.0 technologies and cloud computing are extending traditional enterprise network perimeters to the point that they are practically vanishing, says a report released this week by RSA, the security division of EMC Corp. The report further states that information security managers who understand the associated risks and learn how to manage them can help their companies adopt such technologies on their own terms.
  • Palo Alto adds VPN gateway, traffic shaping to firewalls

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:07 am

    Palo Alto Networks is adding an SSL VPN gateway and traffic shaping to its firewalls, offering businesses another opportunity to reduce the number of devices they buy and maintain.
  • Trend Micro acquiring Third Brigade in IT security deal

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 3:21 pm

    Trend Micro Wednesday announced it's acquiring Third Brigade, an Ottawa, Ontario provider of host-based intrusion-prevention and firewall software, for an undisclosed price.
  • NEC gets into security software

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    Japanese network equipment vendor NEC is making its first foray into security software at RSA Conference 2009 with the introduction of a Web application firewall to the U.S.
  • RSA Conference kicks off on somber note

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 10:33 am

    Against an omnipresent backdrop of recession and uncertainty, IT security pros this week will gather at an RSA Conference focused on malware proliferation, protection of virtualized and cloud computing environments, and the specter of rising government involvement in their work.
  • WabiSabiLabi may close 0day auction site

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 8:47 pm

    WabiSabiLabi may shut down its online marketplace for security vulnerabilities, focusing instead on the line of OneShield unified threat management (UTM) appliances it developed with Italian defense company EuroTech.
  • Firewall vendors scramble to fix DNS problem

    Posted August 3, 2008 - 8:12 pm

    Nearly a month after a critical flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System was first reported, vendors of some of the most widely used firewall software are scrambling to fix a problem that can essentially undo part of the patches that address this bug.
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