Small and midsize businesses need proactive measures to ensure security just as much as any large organization. But challenges abound for SMBs as they struggle with a smaller staff and budget constraints, making them more vulnerable to cyberattacks, said SonicWall President and CEO Bob VanKirk.
Check Point's product sales have taken their biggest nosedive since 2018 as customers extend sales cycles and postpone projects while prospects decline to buy new products. The company said businesses have increasingly delayed product refresh projects since November in an effort to tighten budgets.
The way we secure workloads today is vastly different due to remote work and the move to the cloud following the pandemic. More modern SASE solutions such as zero trust have been adopted, and organizations are moving from legacy such as MPLS to software-defined networking and cloud-based solutions.
The increasing volume, frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks has made cyber resiliency a top priority for security leaders. But there are certain roadblocks to overcome before an organization can be cyber resilient, advise Samir Mishra and Navin Mehra of Cisco.
Remote access provider Splashtop has bought server and network access management vendor Foxpass to get better visibility across co-managed and multi-tenant environments. The acquisition of Foxpass will simplify the onboarding experience for developers while ensuring passwords aren't being shared.
Chinese threat actors are turning security appliances into penetration pathways, forcing firewall maker Fortinet to again attempt to fend off hackers with a patch. Mandiant researchers say suspected Beijing hackers it tracks as UNC3886 has been targeting chip-based firewall and virtualization boxes.
5G networks are different from previous generations of network technologies, which means they require a different kind of security and privacy tool, says Md. Mahbub Hasan of Axiata Group Berhad. Organizations must consider the new threats from cloud-based 5G services and new regulatory requirements.
As our business-critical applications are a blend of cloud and on-premise based and users need secure access to resources from everywhere, the traditional firewall approach no longer works. Our single network perimeter has evolved to multiple micro-perimeters.
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Cisco plans to buy cloud security startup Valtix to simplify network security and protect workloads no matter which cloud they're created or consumed in. The networking giant says Valtix will give clients common policy and enforcements of networking across all major public cloud environments.
Check Point has at last introduced an SD-WAN offering that supports more than 1,000 applications and is tightly integrated into the company's network security stack, CEO Gil Shwed says. The debut of Quantum SD-WAN makes Check Point Software the last major firewall vendor to enter the SD-WAN space.
Researchers at Sansec warn that 12% of e-commerce sites they studied publicly expose private backups and that hackers are actively scanning for them. Such backups can give attackers customer data, passwords and other details required to gain remote, administrator-level access to an environment.
Cisco plans to debut a common design language across its network and security offerings so that products such as Cisco Meraki and Umbrella will no longer look or feel different from one another, says Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager for security and collaboration at Cisco.
Praveen Kumar, group CISO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, says the market has failed to provide enough solutions to isolate the network when an attack happens. While a zero trust approach helps, there are not enough tools available in the market, he adds.
Security appliances are targets for sophisticated threat actors who take advantage of devices' limited configuration and logging features, as well as their incompatibility with endpoint detection and response. Suspected Chinese hackers took advantage of a Fortinet zero-day to implant a backdoor.