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Un-Delled SonicWall beefs up firewall to wrestle ransomware

SonicWall has updated its product range with an eye on ransomware and mesh networking. The privately owned network security vendor last week released six security products and services designed to accelerate speed thresholds across wired, wireless and mobile networks. In particular, the portfolio will include a high speed …
John Leyden, 3 Oct 2017
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If we could just get a word in Edgewise... New kid says it can do data center firewalls better

Edgewise Networks launched on Wednesday with a project to reengineer the firewall and make it suitable for cloud-based environments by moving beyond traditional address-centric controls. The US startup's so-called Trusted Application Networking technology is designed to block the spread of network-borne threats by allowing …
John Leyden, 13 Jul 2017
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Cloud VMs without sane firewalls is nutty, right? Digital Ocean agrees

Running a virtual machine in the cloud without a firewall sounds a bit nutty, right? Because security. And because even when your servers are designed for developers to spin up on the cheap, as is the case for Digital Ocean's droplets, it's a good idea for folks to at least add a fig leaf of security at the beginning of their …

The world (of backup) is not enough for Barracuda

Analysis Data protection and security player Barracuda is being affected by customers moving away from point products, and the resulting combined data protection plus security themes could mean other pure-play backup suppliers are going to be left behind. At EMEA TechSummit in Alpbach, Austria, CEO and president BJ Jenkins outlined a …
Chris Mellor, 12 May 2017
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Happy Friday: Busted Barracuda update borks corporate firewalls

Updated A firmware update pushed to Barracuda firewalls has knocked out boxes in large firms and crippled networks, we're told. The change was sent out to customer gear by Barracuda on Friday morning Pacific Time, according to a source familiar with the matter. The update is automatically installed, and promptly caused the devices to …
Iain Thomson, 27 Jan 2017
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WAN, bam, thank you... oh @£$%. We've gone dead. Drop the burger. RUUUUUN!

This Damn War This Damn War image via Shutterstock Big, global WAN roll-outs have their hazards. Size is one of them, but you can deal with this with effective project planning and management. Complexity is another, but combining design and a team of highly effective and competent engineers can address that one too. And of course there …
Dave Cartwright, 28 Sep 2016

Snitches get stitches: Little Snitch bugs were a blessing for malware

DEF CON A vulnerability in popular OS X security tool Little Snitch potentially granted malicious applications extra powers, undermining the protection offered by the software. Little Snitch reports in real-time the network traffic entering and leaving your Apple computer, and can block unauthorized connections. It is a handy …
John Leyden, 3 Aug 2016
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Millions of 'must be firewalled' services are open to the entire internet – research

Millions of services that ought to be restricted are exposed on the open internet, creating a huge risk of hacker attack against databases and more. Infosec firm Rapid7’s researchers took a close look at the millions and millions of individual services that live on the public IP network, one of the most fundamental components …
John Leyden, 8 Jun 2016

BOFH: We're miracle workers. But you want us to fix THAT in 10 minutes?

Episode 16 "What do you mean 'why's it not working'," the PFY asks. "I mean WHY ISN'T IT WORKING? What's happened?" the Boss snaps, expecting an excuse that will be both technical and understandable to someone with his level of tertiary education. "Nothing's happened, it's all the same as usual," the PFY responds, suspecting – as we all …
Simon Travaglia, 13 Nov 2015

Now it's the security industry's turn to be burned by cloud

Amazon has launched web application firewall to help customers guard against common web exploits. The web attic touts the service as a means to ink custom rules to block attack patterns like SQL injection and cross-site scripting and offering the ability to quickly deploy application rules. Rules can be set based on IP …
Team Register, 7 Oct 2015

Cisco sprinkles Sourcefire goodies on ASA firewalls

Cisco has taken the next step in wrapping the technology it acquired along with Sourcefire, by putting its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) next-gen firewalls and the FirePOWER technology into the blender and giving it a good spin. The idea is to run up a combination of firewall, application control, intrusion prevention and …

Fortinet fawns over fast-if-unfashionable ASIC

Fortinet is making hefty claims for its latest firewall release. In a world obsessed by squeezing performance out of virtualised functions running on white-box servers, the company is puffing its feathers over a new ASIC it says bestows Terabit-per-second performance on its biggest iron. The ASIC is dubbed NP6, a lower power …
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Juniper jury sinks Palo Alto Networks case, for now

Juniper Networks' patent case against Palo Alto Networks is in abeyance for now, after a US judge declared a mistrial because the jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict. The case was over US patents 8,077,723, 7,779,459, 7,650,634, 7,302,700, 7,093,280 and 6,772,347, which Juniper said PAN was infringing. PAN was founded by …
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A10 ships new iron, OS

A10 Networks has announced new gateway devices and a revision to its ACOS operating system. The three new chunks of metal are the 6430 / 6430S (same unit, with and without SSL support) and the half-the-power, half-the-price 5430S. A10's director of product marketing Paul Nicholson introduced El Reg to yet another measure of …

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

Feature 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 …
John Leyden, 23 Apr 2013
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Pah! Social, file-sharing apps are SAFE compared to biz apps

Threats from social networking, video and filesharing pale in comparison to malicious content in business critical apps, according to a survey by network security firm Palo Alto Networks. While 339 social networking, video, and file-sharing applications represent 20 per cent of network bandwidth use, they account for less than …
John Leyden, 22 Feb 2013
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Startup decloaks, rolls out cloudy security 'conductor'

Security startup NetCitadel is tackling the problem of automatically applying security policies across physical and virtual environments with a cloud-based approach. NetCitadel's OneControl Security Orchestration Platform enables the application of network security policy changes across cloud, virtual and physical environments …
John Leyden, 30 Jan 2013
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China blocks all Google services as new leader anointed

The Great Firewall of China swung shut on Google this Friday as the Communist Party prepares to anoint its new leader, with search, Gmail, and other subdomains run by Google completely dead. The move comes as the ruling elite in China are gathered at the 18th National Congress in Beijing to anoint elect the new glorious leader …
Iain Thomson, 9 Nov 2012

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