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Fortinet nabs wily Coyote and its slice of security appliance cake

Network security firm Fortinet has agreed to to acquire application delivery, load balancing and acceleration firm Coyote Point Systems. Financial terms of the deal, structured as a merged and announced on Friday, were not disclosed. Fortinet is best known for its Unified Threat Management all-in-one security appliances, which …
John Leyden, 26 Mar 2013
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Palo Alto Networks snaps up NSA-trained security company

Government-trained security company Morta Security has been snapped up by Palo Alto Networks for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was announced on Monday and arms Palo Alto Networks with a company whose staff hail from the National Security Agency, US Army, US Air Force, and others. "The Morta team brings additional valuable …
Jack Clark, 07 Jan 2014
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Sophos buys security appliance firm Astaro

UK-based net security firm Sophos is getting into the hardware game with the purchase of all-in-one security appliance firm Astaro. Terms of the deal to acquire privately held Astaro, announced Friday, were not disclosed. Astaro, with $56m in billings during 2010, is the fourth largest dedicated unified threat management (UTM) …
John Leyden, 06 May 2011
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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

A high profile UK government cyber security campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security has come under criticism for the poor quality of its expensive website. Cyber Streetwise was launched with great fanfare, and much positive comment from the IT security biz, last month. It was part of a campaign led by the Home …
John Leyden, 14 Feb 2014
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AWS cloud gains critical federal security certification

The more people you have to go through to get approval for an IT project, the less likely it is to happen, so when Amazon announces another security certification it's not just about compliance, it's about releasing pent-up cloud demand. With the company's announcement on Tuesday that both its US West and East data center hubs, …
Jack Clark, 21 May 2013

Ex-Google, Mozilla bods to outwit EVIL BOTS with 'polymorphic' defence

Startup Shape Security is re-appropriating a favourite tactic of malware writers in developing a technology to protect websites against automated hacking attacks. Trojan authors commonly obfuscate their code to frustrate reverse engineers at security firms. The former staffers from Google, VMWare and Mozilla (among others) have …
John Leyden, 21 Jan 2014
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Symantec slams Web Gateway back door on would-be corporate spies

Symantec has plugged a series of critical flaws in its Web Gateway appliances which included a backdoor permitting remote code execution on targeted systems. The flaws, discovered during a short crash test by security researchers at Austrian firm SEC Consult, created a means to execute code with root privileges - or the ability …
John Leyden, 29 Jul 2013
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Use strong passwords and install antivirus, mmkay? UK.gov pushes awareness campaign

The UK government has launched a new campaign aimed at changing attitudes to online security among consumers and small businesses, dubbed Cyber Streetwise. Cyber Streetwise is urging people to take five actions in order to protect themselves and others from cyber crime: Use strong, memorable passwords Install anti-virus …
John Leyden, 14 Jan 2014
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Check Point buys Nokia security appliance business

Check Point Software is buying Nokia's security appliance business. Terms of the deal, announced Monday, remain undisclosed. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval but expected to close in the first quarter of 2009. Nokia has made use of Check Point firewall and VPN software technology to market purpose-built …
John Leyden, 23 Dec 2008
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Got a Sophos Web Protection box? Make sure it's up to date

Sophos has plugged security holes in its Web Protection Appliance that could place its customers' internet connections in the hands of eavesdroppers. The equipment is supposed to filter out suspicious or harmful web traffic for businesses. But the flaws allowed any unauthenticated user to access sensitive configuration files in …
John Leyden, 04 Apr 2013
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Cisco issues IronPort patch

Cisco has issued a patch for vulnerabilities that exposed its IronPort AsyncOS software for the Cisco e-mail security appliance to cover denial-of-service and command injection problems. The vulnerability, described here, exposed several IronPort components. Its Web framework would allow and authenticated remote user to execute …

HyTrust pockets more dough, ready to expand virty platform coverage

A month ago, HyTrust, a maker of policy management and access control software for VMware virtual infrastructure, pocketed $12m in its third round of venture funding, with VMware and CIA sugar daddy In-Q-Tel both stuffing the company's pockets. But others wanted to get in on the action, so HyTrust decide to take the money and …

HyTrust trousers $13m from VMware and CIA sugar daddy In-Q-Tel

Business is booming at HyTrust, a maker of policy management and access control software for VMware virtual infrastructure, and whistleblower system admin Edward Snowden, who revealed the National Security Agency's web-spying PRISM project, is doing his inadvertent part to pump it up even further. "The Snowden breach at the NSA …
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GitHub wipes hand across bloodied face, stumbles from brutal DDoS beating

Popular source-code warehouse GitHub was back online today after weathering a huge denial-of-service attack throughout the week. The status page of the San Francisco-based outfit charts the progress of the assault and the attempts to end it. Problems with the web service first cropped up on Tuesday, 1 October, before the team …
John Leyden, 04 Oct 2013
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Sly new tactic sneaks hackers past security dogs

A new hacking technique creates a mechanism for hackers to smuggle attacks past security defences, such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems. So-called advanced evasion techniques (AET) are capable of bypassing network security defences, according to net appliance security firm Stonesoft, which was the first to …
John Leyden, 18 Oct 2010

Hackers steal 'FULL credit card details' of 376,000 people from Irish loyalty programme firm

A hack attack against an Irish loyalty programme firm, Loyaltybuild, has led to the theft of the full credit card details of at least 376,000 consumers, says the country's data protection watchdog. According to the results of a preliminary investigation by the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), credit card and – …
John Leyden, 14 Nov 2013
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South Korea data-wipe malware spread by patching system

South Korea's data wiping malware that knocked out PCs at TV stations and banks earlier this week may have been introduced through compromised corporate patching systems. Several South Korean financial institutions - Shinhan Bank, Nonghyup Bank and Jeju Bank - and TV broadcaster networks were impacted by a destructive virus ( …
John Leyden, 25 Mar 2013
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Fortinet launches rare net security IPO

Fortinet has set a price of $12.50 a share for its initial public offering on Wednesday. If all goes to plan, the security appliance firm and its investors stand to rake in a more than $156m through the offer. Fortinet shares are due to begin trading on Nasdaq on 18 November under the ticker symbol "FTNT", as part of the first …
John Leyden, 18 Nov 2009
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Mirapoint - the appliance of security?

Deploying solutions is difficult at the best of times, but what if you need to deploy a highly secured messaging server? The route taken by many would be to deploy software such as Microsoft Exchange Server and hope that it is as resilient as Microsoft says it will be. Of course, you need to source the hardware, software, and …
Nigel Stanley, 15 Jun 2007
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Exit the Dragon: Barracuda Network CEO stands down

Barracuda Networks co-founder and CEO Dean Drako is to quit, the content security appliance vendor has confirmed. During the past nine years Drako was a constant, also serving as president and chairman but from the middle of next week he will hand control to three fellow board members on an interim basis. Fellow founder and CMO …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jul 2012
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Virtual security: Even better than the real thing?

VMware is taking some big steps in the security and network management arena with its vShield product set. I sat in on a deepish dive into the somewhat new security products being offered by VMware to deliver on the ‘secure’ part of their “Secure Hybrid Cloud” initiative. The speakers went through each of the three offerings, …
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Forget Dropbox, here's Drobo-box: Small-biz array meets Barracuda cloud

Security appliance maker Barracuda Networks has agreed to marry its online file-sharing service to storage biz Drobo's box of hard drives called 5N. People can upload and download files to and from Barracuda's Copy cloud, and share their data between desktop computers, iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android devices and Microsoft's …
Chris Mellor, 20 Feb 2013

Juniper carbon copies sales and profits in Q4

If you squint real hard and tilt your head a little bit, you can see the difference between this year's fourth quarter at Juniper Networks and the quarter it turned in a year ago as 2011 came to a close. In the quarter ended in December, Juniper's product sales were down a barely perceptible two-hundredths of a point to $847.3m …
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European security appliance sales grow 13.5%

The Western European security appliance market grew by 13.5 per cent, with factory revenues reaching $86.1 million last quarter, far outperforming other regions globally. That's according to a study by market watcher IDC which found that Western Europe now represent 25.8 per cent of worldwide security server appliance revenues …
John Leyden, 26 Sep 2003

Nutanix getting traction with server-storage hybrids

The road to the present is littered with the rusty hulks of server companies that had great engineering and a new twist on an old systems idea, and yet were crushed by incumbents. But judging by its numbers for the past year and a half, upstart Nutanix – which is peddling a virtualized server cluster with a virtualized SAN …
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Symantec intros 5-in-1 security appliance

Symantec is bundling five security apps into one box. The idea is to make it easier for small businesses and branch offices to manage security risks more efficiently by using a single appliance. And save money. Symantec Gateway Security appliance combines firewall, gateway antivirus software, intrusion detection, content …
John Leyden, 25 Feb 2002
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Defence firm Ultra goes cyber with AEP buy

UK-based defence conglomerate Ultra Electronics has acquired security appliance firm AEP Networks in a deal valued at up to $75m. Ultra Electronics agreed to pay $57.5m plus a further $17.5m, depending on sales figures, for the remote appliance firm. AEP Networks specialises in SSL VPN appliances that allow workers to securely …
John Leyden, 29 Sep 2011
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The security appliance is dead – report

Yankee Group is advising clients to stop buying security appliances and to consider investing in security switches instead. Two Yankee Group reports, Security Services Switches Mark the End of Security Appliances, and Security Service Switches to Rule the Day: Security Appliances are Dead!, declare the end of the security …
John Leyden, 31 Mar 2003
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Fortinet plots rare IT security IPO

All in one security appliance firm Fortinet has announced plans to go public on the stock exchange. The firm announced on Monday that it has filed a S-1 registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on a proposed initial public offering of its stock, marking the first stage in the sometimes complicated …
John Leyden, 10 Aug 2009
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Gadget 'bouncers' hired to patrol biz clouds

Security appliance firms are using the big industry push towards cloud services, and the trend of allowing staff to bring their own devices into work, to sell technology that attempts to fix the resulting security mess. ForeScout Technologies launched a scheme to sell its CounterACT Network Access Control (NAC) technology as a …
John Leyden, 03 Nov 2011
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Dell splashes cash on SonicWall's powerful firewall erections

John Swainson, president of Dell Software, took control of the giant's nascent software business last week and has moved fast, using the Dell checkbook to snap up SonicWall – a firewall and threat-management software and appliance maker – for an undisclosed sum. SonicWall, which was founded in 1991 by brothers Sreekanth and …
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Meet the one shop stop security appliance

Security appliance vendor ServGate aims to drive down the price of Gigabit speed firewalls by using network processors rather than ASIC-based or software firewalls in its line of firewall gateways. Ease of deployment and the (theoretically) enhanced security that comes from a hardware-based approach is causing a shift in the …
John Leyden, 12 Sep 2002

Cisco borgs network 'guardian angel'

Networking giant Cisco Systems is acquiring privately held Pari Networks for an undisclosed sum. Pari, according to company co-founder and CEO Kishore Kumar, means "guardian angel" in Sanskrit, and the Paritra Security Appliance that the company created is supposed to be an angel watching over your network devices, doing …
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Intel needs to rethink security to profit from McAfee buy

Intel's surprise $7.76bn acquisition of McAfee is not only the biggest pure-play security deal in history, but the most significant statement of intent by an IT superpower since Microsoft launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative back in 2002. Microsoft launched the initiative to develop products that are more secure by …
John Leyden, 20 Aug 2010
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Fortinet goes shopping for database security

Security appliance firm Fortinet is pushing into the database security market via the acquisition of technology from IPLocks. Fortinet has licensed IPLocks’ database monitoring and auditing tools as well as acquiring its vulnerability assessment tool, source code and related assets. The deal was announced on Tuesday, but its …
John Leyden, 18 Jun 2008

BIGGEST DDoS in history FAILS to slash interweb arteries

The massive 300Gbit-a-second DDoS attack against anti-spam non-profit Spamhaus this week didn't actually break the internet's backbone, contrary to many early reports. The largest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assault in history began on 18 March, and initially hit the Spamhaus website and CloudFlare, the networking biz …
John Leyden, 28 Mar 2013
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Juniper disappointed by skittish service providers

Switch and router maker Juniper Networks, like rival Cisco Systems, has been adversely impacted by the skittish economy and has now been rattled by VMware's $1.26bn acquisition of network virtualizer Nicira. The conversation will quickly shift from what Juniper is doing to get an edge on Cisco to what it is going to do to blunt …
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Netilla preps v4 security appliance

Netilla Networks yesterday announced enhancements to its SSL VPN appliances, to make them more flexible and versatile. Release 4 of the Netilla Security Platform has two important new capabilities: secure access to enterprise intranet and Web applications via an HTTP reverse proxy, and desktop client/server application access …
John Leyden, 20 May 2003
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NetApp to take DataFort out back and give it mercy bullet

NetApp is end-of-life-ing its DataFort security appliance product line, with a planned migration path to Brocade products. Word has come to El Reg that some DataFort customers are receiving end-of-life statements with February 2011 as the termination month. NetApp CTO Jay Kidd said back in September 2008 that: "NetApp will …
Chris Mellor, 17 Dec 2010
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Symantec turns off on security appliances

Symantec is scaling down its hardware offering by pulling the plug on a range of network security appliances. The vendor will stop designing and making the Symantec Security, Symantec Network Security 7100 and Advanced Manager 3.0 products. While it will continue to develop the software underpinning the devices, it is …
Joe Fay, 27 Jun 2006

Citrix XenServer 6.1 fires live VMs from cannon across servers

Citrix Systems is still in the server virtualization hypervisor racket, although it doesn't make as much noise about it as it used to. The company has released XenServer 6.1 with a bunch of new features that make it competitive with VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, which is good for existing Xen customers but probably will not …
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Yorkshire start-up aims to shake up telecoms security

UK-based security appliance firm Syphan aims to shake up telecoms security from an unlikely base in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Syphan is developing a range of 10G (Gigabit) deep packet inspection security appliances, capable of allowing telecoms firms and managed security providers to offer functions such as intrusion prevention …
John Leyden, 03 Sep 2009
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Double-barrel net infrastructure hack threatens ecommerce

Security watchers warn that hackers might be able to develop potent attacks that would be extremely hard to foil by combining DNS hacks of the kind that affected The Register and other high-profile websites over the weekend with DigiNotar-style forged digital certificates. An attack on Domain Name System (DNS) service provider …
John Leyden, 08 Sep 2011

Do you need a storage security appliance?

The Register's new Enterprise Storage Channel Despite the high profile that all security matters currently hold, little attention has been paid to the protection of data storage platforms at source. It is into this arena that a small US vendor, Decru, has started to make a mark. Based in Redwood City, California, Decru was …
IT-Analysis, 16 Oct 2002

Cisco girds Nexus switches for data center battle

Networking giant Cisco Systems has been under attack for the past several years, and the company gearing up its high-end, converged Nexus switches to defend its data-center turf from encroachment by HP, Dell, Arista Networks, Juniper Networks, Brocade Communications, and others. Picking up the offensive pace and doing better …
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Nearly everyone in SOUTH KOREA HACKED IN ONE GO

Personal information on as many as 35 million users of a South Korean social network site may have been exposed as the result of what has been described as the country's biggest ever hack attack. Local authorities were quick to blame hack attacks against the Cyworld social networking website and the Nate web portal – both of …
John Leyden, 28 Jul 2011
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HyTrust takes auditing, monitoring to the clouds

Virtual security appliance maker HyTrust is revving up its wares with a new 2.1 release and positioning itself as the go-to partner for auditing and compliance for VMware's new vCloud Director. vCloud Director, announced this week at the VMworld virtualization and cloud extravaganza in San Francisco, is the heart of VMware's …
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Hardware appliances to rule security roost

Hardware appliances will dominate the European security market by 2008. IDC said 80 per cent of spending in the region on security functions such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems will move onto appliances over the next four years. Ease of deployment and the increase of applications available on specialised hardware …
John Leyden, 01 Oct 2004
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Cisco revs up Nexus switches to 40GE with fresh ASICs

Cisco has vowed to push 40GE Ethernet switches into the mainstream while also improving its 10GE/40GE Nexus boxes. The transition to 10GE networking is well under way, and the convergence of server and storage traffic onto switches continues apace, albeit at a slower rate than Cisco Systems had hoped. Despite this, the …

Citrix lowers sword, will take more time on 'Project Avalon' virty PC broker

Citrix Systems is hosting its Synergy partner and user conference in Barcelona this week, and has done a core dump on them with a barrage of announcements intended to demonstrate that Citrix, too, is down with the modern, post-PC, cloudy world. More than anything else, the announcements are trumpeting that the firm has made a …