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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 …
John Leyden, 4 Apr 2013
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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, 3 Nov 2011

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, 6 May 2011
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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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SonicWALL licensing snafu short-circuits protection

SonicWALL has apologised for a license server outage that left some customers without firewall or email filtering protection for hours yesterday. The snafu affected enterise users of SonicWALL UTM Firewall, Email Security, Content Security appliances and meant that content filter, intrusion prevention and antivirus protection …
John Leyden, 3 Dec 2008
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McAfee snaps up Secure Computing

McAfee is buying smaller IT security rival Secure Computing for $465m in cash. Secure Computing is best known for its firewall and security appliances product lines but more recently it has been busy on the acquisition front, most recently with a deal to buy user control firm Securify for $20m earlier this month. Prior to …
John Leyden, 22 Sep 2008
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Secure Computing snaps up user control firm Securify

Security appliance firm Secure Computing has bought user access monitoring and control firm Securify, in a deal valued at up to $20m ($15m guaranteed in cash and stock, plus an earn-out of up to $5m). Securify's appliance-based technology allows organisations to control and keep tabs on user access to applications. The …
John Leyden, 4 Sep 2008
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Jumbo bug crashes Cisco anti-hacker appliances

Security appliances from Cisco can crash when handling Jumbo Ethernet frames, the networking giant warned on Wednesday. Cisco has published a software patch designed to address a denial of service vulnerability in its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) appliances. IPS systems are designed to block common hacker attacks and …
John Leyden, 19 Jun 2008

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