It's important to identify the right features for your enterprise when evaluating next generation firewalls. Key points include ease of use, centralized management, integrated VPN, high availability, and the ability to stop advanced, sophisticated attacks. Read this latest SANS report as they look in depth at the McAfee Next Generation Firewall as see how it stacks up against demanding enterprise requirements.
Published By: Evident.io
Published Date: Nov 19, 2015
Evident.io has a significant head start in this nascent corner of the cloud security space. Besides addressing a critical portion of the cloud's attack surface that isn't well covered by other vendors yet, Evident.io has built a platform that transcends the niche it currently addresses. The API/SDK consumption capabilities, data analytic and user workflow portions of the company's Evident Security Platform are valuable assets that it can leverage to grow into other areas in the future.
As business models have become increasingly digital, high-profile, reputation-damaging security breaches are grabbing more news media headlines. Leading companies have ramped up their investments in cybersecurity, yet that spending is often not well aligned with actual threats. Studies have shown that server-focused solutions such as network anti-virus, malware detection and website firewalls attract the biggest investments, ignoring the fact that misuse of privileged credentials is by far the most common cause of breaches. The reasons for this disconnect are not well understood, in part because it sits at the intersection of the people and technology domains.†This survey, conducted by WSJ Custom Studios with sponsorship from Centrify, seeks insights into senior-level thinking on this issue, including current cybersecurity priorities and the perceived degree of alignment between threats and solutions.
This paper explores the capabilities behind Fortinetís Next-Generation Firewalls. The FortiGate devices provide a consolidated security offering backed by high-performance network protection for a lower TCO than other vendors.
This white paper presents a simple two-step process to kicking the NetMeeting habit: 1. Admitting there is a problem by recognizing the symptoms. 2. Creating a recovery plan by finding new applications and implementing a new solution.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Oct 30, 2014
The proliferation of file sync and share (FSS) products and other cloud services designed for consumers, along with mobile devices, leads to improper sharing of corporate data. Information that leaves your firewalls can live forever, and without adequate protection, can end up in the wrong hands.
So whatís the solution? Protect your information with next-generation information rights management (IRM) technology. You can email, copy, upload or share any IRM-secured document ó and the protection travels with it.
Key topics include:
The threat posed by Dropbox and other consumer-grade FSS providers
The need for lifetime control of information and content
The ability to perform audits, and locate files, anywhere, and who accessed them
How next generation IRM technology is available to add a new layer of security to every file
Information technology professionals interested in using IRM for secure collaboration donít want to miss this important report.
Published By: Imperva
Published Date: Nov 07, 2013
This white paper outlines the application threat landscape; explains why next generation firewalls are ill-equipped to stop web attacks; and provides six essential requirements for protecting web applications.
The perimeter continues to dissolve, and the definition of endpoint is evolving, according to results of the SANS 2016 Endpoint Security Survey, now in its third year.
As we might expect, 90% or more consider desktops, servers, routers, firewalls and printers to be endpoints that need to be protected. After that, respondents include other less-typical devices in their definition of endpoints that warrant protection: 71% include building security (access/ surveillance), 59% include employee-owned mobile devices and 40% consider industrial control systems as endpoints that need to be protected. Some respondents also consider POS devices, smart cars, emulated endpoints in the cloud and wearables as endpoints needing protection, highlighting the diversity of thinking among respondents.
Cloud computing is becoming a key IT resource, but securing applications and data in the cloud remains a concern. Secure remote access tech, web application firewalls, network-side scripting and other strategies can make cloud deployments secure.
Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways, IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and monitoring challenges. Worse yet, network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
The need for threat-focused next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that can effectively mitigate risks that traditional unified threat management (UTM) and point solutions cannot is highlighted by numerous studies, including one from Cisco that reported that every organization should assume it has been hacked. Cisco threat researchers found malicious traffic was visible on 100 percent of the corporate networks that they observed, with evidence that adversaries had often penetrated those networks and were frequently operating undetected over a long period.
Discover how a dynamic, intelligent firewall can improve your security. This Webinar talks about the dynamic, intelligent protection and active defense and management of resources you can get from a Next-Generation Firewall solutions.
Previously, the network at the City of Lake Wales didn't possess any firewalls, intrusion protection or web filtering solutions. As a result the network, which is spread out to multiple locations (including law enforcement), was left wide open to security breaches and caused system performance problems as users unwittingly picked up spyware and malware.
This white paper examines why IPS devices and firewalls fail to stop DDoS threats. It also describes how an intelligent DDoS mitigation system (IDMS) offers an ideal solution by enabling a layered defense strategy to combat DDoS attacks.
Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways,
IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent
technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and
monitoring challenges. Worse yet, network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking
targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
APTs (advanced persistent threats) have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. This book provides an in-depth examination of real-world
attacks and APTs, the shortcomings of legacy security solutions,
the capabilities of next-generation firewalls, and security best
As businesses grow increasingly dependent upon Web applications, these complex entities are becoming more difficult to secure. Most companies equip their Web sites with firewalls, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), and network and host security, but the majority of attacks are on applications themselves.
This industry white paper takes the mystery out of the key differences in the main classes of firewall architectures. It was independently written by Marcus J. Ranum, a world-renowned expert on security system design and implementation. It includes fundamental lessons about building application layer firewalls, technical examples, and concludes with predictions about the future of firewall technology.
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) represents the third wave of Internet usage after SMTP (email) and HTTP (Web). Download this free guide now and learn why all firewalls will need to be SIP capable in order to support the wide-scale deployment of enterprise person-to-person communications.
Published By: Perimeter
Published Date: Jul 17, 2007
With the decrease in the total number of viruses, some have theorized that the need for virus protection is becoming less and less necessary. The purpose of this paper is to help individuals understand the scope of the problem, and specific strategies available to combat this continually changing threat.
Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are increasingly relying upon web-based applications and web-enabled services for running their business. Applications such as CRM, e-commerce transactions and other web-enabled applications are accessed both locally and remotely from outside the business facilities. These web-based applications are vulnerable to attacks from viruses, intrusions, and denial of service (DoS) attacks, as traffic comes into the network through various ports and firewalls without being inspected.
SIEM solutions detect real attacks from the thousands of events that are happening in the network. When an unexpected and potentially dangerous event is recognized, engineers take a quick (temporary) action to block the security leak, diagnose what really went wrong, determine what else is at risk, and decide on a fix.
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