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Palo Alto Networks buys endpoint security software maker Cyvera for $200M
Palo Alto Networks, known for its next-generation firewall, Monday said it is buying Israeli start-up Cyvera for about $200 million to gain access to...
Juniper Networks not giving up firewall patent fight vs. Palo Alto Networks
Juniper Networks' legal battle against Palo Alto Networks claiming infringement of application-firewall patents ended in a mistrial being declared in...
Check Point unveils security architecture for threat-intelligence sharing
Check Point Software Technologies today said it is extending its security architecture to be able to incorporate more threat-intelligence data that...
Firewall start-up Aorato sniffs out Active Directory anomalies
Start-up Aorato comes out of stealth mode today with what it calls a firewall designed to protect Microsoft Active Directory shops.
Capital letter 'S,' 'D,' 'N' will never happen
Rack and stack that network and then walk away and leave it alone. VMware's NSX technology will provide all the control necessary going forward, says...
SDN will never happen, says VMware exec
Rack and stack that network and then walk away and leave it alone. VMware's NSX technology will provide all the control necessary going forward, says...
A look at FireEye's Mandiant buy: Game changer or not?
FireEye's acquisition of Mandiant is getting generally positive reviews from industry analysts, though some caution that FireEye faces a big...
Juniper vs. Palo Alto Networks: Firewall court battle set to begin
Call it the fist fight over firewalls for 2014. Juniper Networks is going for a knock-out against rival Palo Alto Networks in a patent-dispute...
Why we are losing the cyber security war and what we can do about it
Why are the world’s most IT savvy companies unable to keep attackers out of their networks?
A holistic approach to combating advanced persistent threats
Security researcher Michael Sutton is really concerned. He says most companies haven’t advanced their security strategies to keep pace with today’s...
VMware and Palo Alto team to more quickly secure virtual resources
In connection with its NSX network virtualization software effort, VMware is teaming with Palo Alto Networks to jointly develop a virtualized...
Spike in traffic with TCP source port zero has some researchers worried
A significant increase this weekend in TCP traffic with source port zero detected could be part of reconnaissance efforts in preparation for more...
Sophos takes first step in rolling out cloud security strategy
Sophos today leapt forward with a cloud strategy under which it will deliver integrated management and policy enforcement for its endpoint security...
First Look: NetCitadel threat management platform in beta site
Detecting and stopping stealthy malware designed to steal sensitive information means moving fast. Start-up NetCitadel wants to put its new Threat...
HP rolls out next-gen firewall line, threat-detection service
HP today took the wraps off its Next-Generation Firewall line designed to exert application-level controls and visibility over all traffic related to...
NIST subjects draft cybersecurity framework to more public scrutiny
Following through on an order earlier this year from U.S. President Barack Obama, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is...
HyTrust enforces two-person approval for VMware security
Following up on customer feedback from U.S. intelligence agencies, VMware security systems provider HyTrust has updated its virtual security...
Chinese hacker group behind New York Times attack returns with updated tools
The Chinese hacker group that broke into the computer network of The New York Times and other high-profile organizations, including defense...
How hybrid cloud is hastening the demise of traditional firewall security
It's not a new notion, but one that is gaining adherents: Perimeter-based security options like firewalls and access controls just will not cut it...
Cisco-Sourcefire union raises many product overlap questions
Industry watchers are bullish about the $2.7 billion Cisco buyout of security company Sourcefire announced today, but they have plenty of questions...