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Sourcefire jumps into anti-malware market

Sourcefire, the security biz behind the commercial versions of the open-source Snort intrusion-detection software, is bowling itself at enterprises and touting tech designed to quickly detect and block malware outbreaks. FireAMP offers a malware discovery and analysis tool that offers visibility of threats and outbreak control …
John Leyden, 23 Jan 2012
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Flaw in MS anti-malware engine poses command override risk

Microsoft has updated its malware protection technology following the discovery of a bug which might, given a plausible but unlikely set of circumstances, allow a hacker to gain root access to vulnerable systems. Would-be hackers would already need to have access to targeted systems in order to exploit the privilege escalation …
John Leyden, 25 Feb 2011
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GFI wraps its hands around Sunbelt

Maltese security firm GFI Software has acquired Sunbelt Software and its Vipre line of anti-malware technology. Terms of the deal - announced Tuesday - were not disclosed. The technology-focused acquisition will allow GFI to enhance its range of email and web security products, which focus on meeting the web security needs of …
John Leyden, 13 Jul 2010
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Microsoft rejigs enterprise end point security management

Updated Microsoft has decided to drop a standalone anti-malware management product in order to concentrate on server-based security and management software and hosted services. The management component of Stirling, the already delayed next generation of the Microsoft Forefront Protection Suite for end points (business PC anti-virus), …
John Leyden, 21 Apr 2010
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iPad anti-virus shield guards against phantom threat

Mac security specialist Intego has begun offering the first antivirus scanner capable of inspecting Apple's much-hyped iPad, despite the questionable need for security scans on the device. The iPad, which Apple began selling in the US last weekend, runs on the same operating system as the iPhone. Only jailbroken iPhones with …
John Leyden, 7 Apr 2010
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StopBadware morphs into standalone non-profit

StopBadware, the anti-malware project started four years ago at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, has spread its wings and become a standalone nonprofit corporation. Google, PayPal and Mozilla provided initial (unspecified) funding to get StopBadware Inc up and running. Maxim Weinstein, StopBadware …
John Leyden, 26 Jan 2010
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Extra spam and malware security for has partnered with security firms to bolt improved anti-spam and malware protection onto the URL shortening service. VeriSign’s iDefense IP reputation service will be used to screen against links that point to blacklisted sites hosting exploits, malicious code, botnet command and control servers or other nefarious …
John Leyden, 1 Dec 2009
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M86 picks up Finjan to tackle web-based threats

Content security firm M86 Security has acquired web security appliance firm Finjan in a deal designed to allow it to offer better protection against both email and web-based threats. Terms of the agreement, announced Tuesday, were undisclosed. The deal adds Finjan’s line of secure web gateway and security as a service products …
John Leyden, 3 Nov 2009
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Symantec hedges bets with large stake in hosted security

Analysis Symantec, traditionally one of the more conservative firms in the security market, is attempting to pull off a high-wire balancing act with its surprise $695m acquisition of security software-as-a-service pioneer MessageLabs. The firm is betting that increased revenues in the hottest segment of the security market will justify a …
John Leyden, 10 Oct 2008
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Microsoft touts trustworthy browsing with IE8

Microsoft has detailed a raft of security improvements due to appear in Internet Explorer 8. The second beta of Redmond's web browser will be packed full of features designed to thwart phishing and drive-by download attacks, Redmond explained on Wednesday. Users need to be running either Vista or Windows XP SP2 to take …
John Leyden, 3 Jul 2008

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