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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

By misunderstanding how a single word was being used, I caused a boo-boo that counts as "really stepped in it this time". After a lot of research and testing, I thought that months of "the spam filter is crap, make all the spam go away" warring with "the spam filter is too restrictive because $client can't send me his JavaScript …
Trevor Pott, 04 Jun 2014

CONFIRMED: Sophos shifting threat response work to India

Sophos has confirmed it is moving the "majority of its [computer security] threat response work" to India. The Register got wind of the change from an anonymous tipster who told us SophosLabs is shifting away all of its frontline operations to India after it acquired Cyberoam there in February this year. In a statement, Sophos …
John Leyden, 04 Jun 2014
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Check Point adds hardware UTM

Check Point has announced its first universal threat management (UTM) appliance in a bid to win over mid-sized organisations who want their own security systems, but don't want to buy security software and install it themselves. Called UTM-1, the box will compete with similar devices from Cisco and Juniper, and from a host of …
Bryan Betts, 06 Feb 2007
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Sophos picks up axe again, 'plans to DECIMATE staff'

Sophos plans to shed 150 jobs as part of restructuring exercise, according to a source who tipped off El Reg. The security-software maker confirmed to The Register that cuts in some areas of its business were on the cards. But it declined to discuss the specifics of the planned redundancies; for example, it did not say which …
John Leyden, 16 Apr 2013
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Security firm in Tor Project 'mass surveillance' row responds

Cyberoam has responded to warnings that its security device open up traffic to inspection by third-parties. Researchers affiliated to the anonymity-protecting Tor Project discovered that the skeleton key digital certificate on Cyberoam devices that permitted the inspection of SSL traffic was the same on every device. "It is …
John Leyden, 07 Jul 2012
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Sophos to axe 35 developer posts, shifts gaze to mobile, networks

Sophos intends to shed 35 jobs from its development team as part of a company shakeup. The security software maker confirmed cuts are on the cards, but would not discuss the specifics of the planned redundancies after an anonymous source tipped off the The Reg. The firm said it will attempt to move affected workers within the …
John Leyden, 15 Nov 2012
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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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Readers' choice: What every small-business sysadmin needs

In response to a previous article, a number of readers have submitted their views on essential systems administration tools. A few responses stand out from the rest. Michael Wilkinson rightly rebukes me for not including hardware tools in the discussion, with the BOFH's signature cattleprod being first to mind. Malle-herbert …
Trevor Pott, 28 May 2014
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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 …

Firewall tech pioneer Gil Shwed: Former teen sysadmin on today's infosec biz

Twenty years after the technology behind FireWall-1 was first developed, the teenage coding prodigy who founded Check Point says that "IT security is [still] very hot". Shwed, 44, is the co-founder, chief exec and chairman of Check Point, whose FireWall-1 software, according to the firm, is installed at every Fortune 100 company …
John Leyden, 23 Apr 2013
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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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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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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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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, 03 Dec 2008
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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
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Battle joined for future of open source IPS

The battle to develop the next generation of open source intrusion prevention systems (IPS) technology is intensifying between incumbent Snort and a US government-backed project, the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Disagreements over technical issues such as the relative importance of developing IPS systems that …
John Leyden, 27 Jul 2010

Symantec and Juniper to snoop networks together

Symantec and Juniper Networks have struck back against rivals Microsoft and Cisco with an astonishingly vague, sweeping partnership of their own. The Symantec and Juniper tie-up, announced today, should have it all. The companies have pledged to develop "unparalleled unified threat management (UTM) management solutions and …
Ashlee Vance, 12 Sep 2006
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Juniper punts 'next-gen' network hardware

Juniper Networks has announced what it refers to as its "next generation network infrastructure for the distributed enterprise" - meaning four new services gateways in its SRX series and a new line of EX series Ethernet switches. The company makes some bold claims about its new offerings. First, it says that one of the new …
Rik Myslewski, 05 May 2009
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SonicWALL tags Aventail

Security appliance firm SonicWALL has agreed to buy SSL VPN remote access supplier Aventail in a deal valued at $25m cash. The deal is expect to close in July and to have no bearing on SonicWALL's Q2 revenues, which the firm continues to expect will fall somewhere between $45m and $47m, made up of sales of firewall, UTM, …
John Leyden, 13 Jun 2007
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Secure Computing snaffles Cyberguard

Secure Computing has announced plans to acquire rival security firm CyberGuard in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $295m. The deal allows Secure Computing to expand its portfolio to include CyberGuard's all-in-one security appliance and web filtering products as well as expanding its market footprint. The …
John Leyden, 19 Aug 2005
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Huawei-3Com taps Expand for WAN software

The convergence of WAN optimisation with core routing may be taking a big step forward, with Huawei-3Com (H3C) buying the rights to use acceleration software from Expand Networks in its upcoming Intelligent Management Centre (iMC) integrated router platform. "We saw a compelling reason to evolve our products into more of a …
Bryan Betts, 07 Mar 2007
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HP ProCurve gets the NAC

HP ProCurve has dived into NAC (network access control), announcing an endpoint security appliance and Network Immunity - software that ties into a threat-detection appliance on one side and the network switches on the other, and uses 802.1X port control to lock out miscreants and network threats as they are detected. The two …
Bryan Betts, 18 Apr 2007

Core 2 Duo-ready software compendium

Here is a selection of some of the many, many applications and utilities that are ready to take full advantage of Intel's dual-core processor architecture. All software applications will gain from the higher processing performance the Intel Core 2 Duo delivers, but programs specially written to be 'multi-threaded' are ready to …
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3G routers the ticket to the mobile office

Despite all the fuss a few years ago when 3G networks first became available, the take up of 3G services across Europe has been slow, the UK and Italy being the most advanced. Two of the main reasons for this were a lack of coverage (in the early days) and lack of need. The extra bandwidth and speed offered by 3G networks was …
Bob Tarzey, 25 Oct 2006