Firewall - Infoworld en AT&T and IBM cement security partnership <p>AT&amp;T and IBM, at the RSA Conference, announced they've sealed a partnership to provide security services for a wide range of enterprises in a way that blends technology and professional services both vendors have.</p> Security AT&T IBM Verizon Firewall Intrusion Detection Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:26:10 +0000 admin 237063 at Spike in traffic with TCP source port zero has some researchers worried <p>A significant increase this weekend in TCP traffic with source port zero detected could be part of reconnaissance efforts in preparation for more serious attacks, according to security researchers from Cisco Systems.</p> Security Firewall Intrusion Detection Malware Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:11:05 +0000 admin 230257 at HyTrust enforces two-person approval for VMware security <p>Following up on customer feedback from U.S. intelligence agencies, VMware security systems provider HyTrust has updated its virtual security appliance so actions taken by administrators can be delayed until external approval for that action is granted.</p> <p>Such precautions are increasingly necessary because today's virtual environments pose "a concentration of risk," said Eric Chiu, president and cofounder of HyTrust.</p> Security Virtualization EMC VMware Firewall Virtualization Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:22:23 +0000 admin 225567 at McAfee offers business endpoint security suites for broader protection <p>Aiming to better address the security needs of businesses of all sizes that are facing increasingly complex attacks, McAfee has added two endpoint security suites to its product lineup.</p> <p>The suites, announced Tuesday, combine a wide range of McAfee technologies, including rootkit protection, dynamic whitelisting, risk intelligence, real-time security management and mobile device management. Some of these technologies were previously only available as separate products.</p> Security Data Security Endpoint Protection Firewall Malware Patch Management Security Management Wed, 29 May 2013 16:50:44 +0000 admin 219566 at Sophos fixes vulnerabilities in its Web security appliance <p>Security vendor Sophos has released an update for the software used on its Web gateway security appliance in order to address three serious vulnerabilities in the product's Web-based user interface.</p> <p>The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to gain access to configuration files containing sensitive information like plaintext passwords for other internal network services, execute commands as a highly privileged system user and launch phishing attacks against users of the appliance.</p> Security Firewall Intrusion Detection Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:51:02 +0000 admin 215818 at Security appliances are riddled with serious vulnerabilities, researcher says <p>The majority of email and Web gateways, firewalls, remote access servers, UTM (united threat management) systems and other security appliances have serious vulnerabilities, according to a security researcher who analyzed products from multiple vendors.</p> Security Authentication Firewall Intrusion Detection Malware Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:47:10 +0000 admin 214623 at Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 bug can lead to system freeze <p>Kaspersky Lab's Internet Security 2013 product contains a bug that can be exploited remotely, especially on local networks, to completely freeze the OS on computers running the software.</p> Security Endpoint Protection Firewall Malware Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:35:34 +0000 admin 214092 at UPnP flaws expose tens of millions of networked devices to remote attacks <p>Tens of millions of network-enabled devices including routers, printers, media servers, IP cameras, smart TVs, and more can be attacked over the Internet because of dangerous flaws in their implementation of the UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol standard, security researchers from Rapid7 said Tuesday in a <a href="" target="_blank">research paper</a>.</p> Networking Security Authentication Firewall Network Security Vulnerability Assessment Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:41:30 +0000 admin 211751 at Oracle rolls out database security package <p>Oracle is simplifying its security offerings by combining a pair of existing tools into a single package.</p> <p>The offering, Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall, provides both network traffic sniffing for security threats and audit data analysis. It also adds the ability to audit OSes, directories, and other sources, beyond Oracle's database and third-party database systems, according to the company.</p> Security Oracle Database Administration Data Security Firewall Network Security Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:40:50 +0000 admin 209058 at Roll your own firewalls for fun and profit <p>For most of the 1990s and well into the 2000s, the general consensus was that you went out and bought a firewall appliance from Cisco or whomever, and you let it rule the network edge. For more than a decade within that span, the Cisco PIX was the firewall of choice, steadily controlling network traffic flows in organizations large and small.</p> Data Center Networking Security Firewall Data Center Networking Security Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 207547 at Palo Alto Networks grooms firewall for the software-defined data center <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Palo Alto Networks grooms firewall for the software-defined data center" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>With its sights sets on the emerging <a href="">software-defined data center</a>, network security company <a href="http://www.infoworld Cloud Computing Networking Security Virtualization Cloud Security Firewall Networking Virtualization Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:05:51 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 206903 at Future cyber attacks could rival 9/11, cripple U.S., Panetta warns <p>The U.S. is facing a dramatically increasing threat from cyber attacks and a future attack on the country's critical infrastructure could have an effect similar to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks of 2001, the U.S. Secretary of Defense said Thursday evening.</p> <p>Speaking at a meeting of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in New York, Leon Panetta called the Internet "the battlefield of the future" and spelled out what he believes the Department of Defense's role should be in cyber space.</p> Security E-government Federal Regulations Cyber Crime Data Security Endpoint Protection Firewall Hacking Intrusion Detection Malware Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:28:34 +0000 admin 204734 at Tool released at Black Hat contains 150 ways to bypass Web application firewalls <p>A tool for testing if Web application firewalls (WAFs) are vulnerable to around 150 protocol-level evasion techniques was released at the Black Hat USA 2012 security conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">tool</a> and the research that went into its creation are the work of Ivan Ristic, director of engineering at security vendor Qualys and the original author of the popular ModSecurity Web application firewall.</p> Security Authentication Firewall Intrusion Detection Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:14:26 +0000 admin 198656 at Cyberoam fixes SSL snooping hole in network security appliances <p>Network security hardware manufacturer Cyberoam issued an over-the-air update for its UTM (unified threat management) appliances in order to force the devices to use unique CA (certificate authority) SSL certificates when intercepting SSL traffic on corporate networks.</p> <p>The company was forced to issue the update after an anonymous user <a href="" target="_blank">published on the Internet the SSL private key</a> that all Cyberoam appliances use by default.</p> Security Data Loss Prevention Encryption Firewall Patch Management Security Management Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:16:53 +0000 admin 197299 at Cisco's ugly bait and switch <p>You may have heard about Cisco's shenanigans last week, in which an automatic firmware update for several models of the company's Linksys home wireless routers <a href="" target="_blank">forced users to create and log into a Cisco cloud service account to manage their router</a>. In addition, some previously available functionality disappeared in the update. I cannot fathom how a company whose reputation is built on its tech savvy could concoct such a disaster of a scheme.</p> Data Center Networking Security Cisco Systems Network Router Firewall Insider Threats Security Mon, 09 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 197074 at Why network firewalls and mainframes are still security favorites <p>Network firewalls and mainframes are old technology, but despite <a href="" target="_blank">calls over the years</a> to do away with one or the other, they remain in widespread use. As to why, just ask IT professionals who manage large networks.</p> Security Firewall Network Security Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:03:59 +0000 admin 196987 at The Cisco security directive <p>Chris Young just celebrated his six-month anniversary as senior vice president of the recently formed <a href="" target="_blank">Cisco</a> <a href="" target="_blank">Security</a> Group reporting to Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior. He brings an interesting perspective to the position, hailing as he does from VMware and RSA. Young was senior vice president and general manager for VMware's end user computing solutions and, prior to that, senior vice president for products at RSA.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Data Center Enterprise Architecture Networking Security Cisco Systems BYOD Network Router Network Switch Servers Firewall Data Center Enterprise Architecture Security IDG Insider Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 196589 at The firewall threat you don't know <p>What <a href="">a firewall is and what it does</a> are widely known to technophiles and technophobes alike. The purpose of a firewall has been burned into the head of just about every person who uses the Internet, and the thought of functioning without protection from the bad people is sheer lunacy.</p> Data Center Security Data Loss Prevention Firewall Intrusion Detection Network Security Data Center Mon, 25 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Paul Venezia 196161 at 5 from Forrester: Rising and declining security technologies <p><a href="" target="_blank">Security</a> technologies rise and fall in popularity, and Forrester Research in its TechRadar report puts its bets on five it thinks are in a growth mode and five it thinks are dying away. Do you agree or disagree? Let us know.</p> <p>NEWS: <a href="" target="_blank">FBI issues warning on hotel Internet connections</a></p> Networking Security IT Strategy Encryption Firewall Wide Area Networking Malware Network Security Security Management Security Wed, 23 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 admin 193204 at The firestorm over firewalls <p>I love offering opinions that generate comment after comment about how dumb I am, as my post "<a href="">Why you don't need a firewall</a>" has achieved. Little do these detractors know that my family and classmates said much meaner things as I was growing up, so it's like water sliding off a duck's back. I appreciate most of the comments -- because many were valid.</p> <p>Some commenters, for example, guessed that I might have been exaggerating the tone of the article for effect. Mea culpa!</p> Security Firewall Hacking Security Thu, 17 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Roger A. Grimes 193409 at