In Windows 8, Microsoft has enhanced many of the existing security controls from Windows 7, and added some new stuff as well. For one thing, rather than having Windows Defender antispyware installed by default, with Microsoft Security Essentials antimalware as some separate, optional tool, Microsoft is rolling all of the antimalware and antispyware protection into one tool. Now, the aptly named Windows Defender will guard Windows 8 from all manner of threat.
Microsoft is also improving on core mitigation and protection technologies like ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization), and protecting the Windows kernel, Windows Heap, and Internet Explorer.
Check out this Building Windows 8 blog post from Steven Sinofsky for more details.]]>
Netgear has announced a new appliance-the ProSecure UTM9S–which combines a VDSL modem, wireless-N access point, and unified threat management gateway into one, cost-effective appliance that is relatively simple to manage and maintain.
Here is the full press release from Netgear:
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced the NETGEAR ProSecure® UTM9S – the industry’s first Unified Threat Management (UTM) gateway with both VDSL and WiFi capability. Additionally, the UTM9S integrates with NETGEAR ReadyNAS® network-attached storage systems, providing virtually unlimited activity log and quarantine capacity for forensic, regulatory and legal requirements.
The UTM9S is the latest addition to NETGEAR’s ProSecure unified threat management product line, and delivers comprehensive Internet security without traditional vendor complexity and cost. The ProSecure UTM9S is the first UTM firewall on the market to provide high-speed Internet access through an on-board VDSL modem (VDSL is the latest standard for high-speed DSL and is backward-compatible with today’s ADSL networks). At the same time, the UTM9S offers a wireless-N access point module and is a best-of-breed UTM firewall gateway. Small businesses and branch offices may now access modern high-speed Internet connections, provide a wireless network and protect against Internet threats – all from one simple device.
Security devices traditionally include a very small amount of storage for log and threat quarantine data. The ProSecure UTM9S can be set to automatically send activity logs and complete quarantined threats to NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage systems, ensuring nearly limitless storage capacity for forensic analysis.
“Advanced targeted threats are going after customer information at businesses large and small,” said John Pescatore, Vice President for network security at Gartner Inc. “Just spending more to throw more security products at this problem is rarely the best solution. Businesses need to choose network security platforms that are effective against advanced attacks while offering price points and management capabilities that match constrained procurement and staffing budgets.”
Mike Chandler, the CEO of ASICSoft, an integrated circuit engineering services firm in San Jose, California, said: “The UTM9S does a fantastic job securing us from social media malware and scareware phishing scams, while keeping our workforce focused and productive. And the fact that the UTM9S archives quarantined threats and traffic logs in a virtually limitless manner on an external NAS is something we prize for legal reasons. NETGEAR has packaged all this functionality, along with wireless and broadband capability, into a condensed form factor with one GUI to manage – the essence of simplicity.”
“The ProSecure UTM9S brings our commitment to ‘smart IT, not big IT’ to the next level,” said Jason Leung, Senior Product Marketing Manager at NETGEAR. “NETGEAR uniquely leverages ReadyNAS storage systems to provide simple, seamless archival for quarantined email threats and log information. This cross-product technology integration is an example of NETGEAR delivering smart IT solutions – not just products – to our customers.”
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM9S is available now worldwide with prices starting at $535 in the United States, including one year of web and email protection subscription services, 24/7 technical support and a lifetime warranty.
The NETGEAR ProSecure UTM series uses patented Stream Scanning Technology, which analyzes data streams as they enter the network against a full malware signature library – offering maximum protection with minimum latency. NETGEAR ProSecure UTM appliances have won top ratings in reviews from SC Magazine, PC Pro and IT Pro, and significantly outperformed UTMs from Fortinet, SonicWALL, Cisco, WatchGuard and ZyXEL in third-party testing. To learn more about the ProSecure UTM9S, please visit: http://netgear.com/business/products/security/UTM-series/default.aspx.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
Apparently, one solution is to engage the services of Prolexic. Prolexic restores mission critical Internet facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Traffic is routed through the Prolexic scrubbing center where Prolexic technicians analyze and mitigate the attacks while legitimate traffic passes through unaffected.
Five of the world’s ten largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first “in the cloud” DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia.]]>
Zecurion–a leading provider of data loss prevention (DLP) tools, including the award-winning Zgate and Zlock–understands that the economy is having a significant impact on many companies, and that far too many are failing to adequately protect data simply because they feel they can’t afford it.
That is why Zecurion is offering its DLP and data encryption products for 80% off through the end of 2011. Zecurion products are already more affordable than competing DLP solutions, but now customers need only pay for a one year support agreement, and Zecurion will throw in the product license for free–saving the customer 80% off the normal cost of Zecurion’s products.
Here is the full press release from Zecurion:
Zecurion Introduces Limited-Time 80% Off Promotion for DLP Tools
September 01, 2011
Zecurion understands that the global economy is in a slump and that many IT departments are faced with dwindling budgets and forced to cut corners. It also recognizes that protecting data and preventing information leaks are a top priority, and should not be overlooked to save a dollar.
Zecurion is doing its part with an economic stimulus plan to help companies proactively protect data without breaking the bank. From now, until December 31, 2011, Zecurion is offering its innovative, industry-leading data protection and data leak prevention (DLP) tools at 80% off. Customers simply pay for a one-year support plan for Zlock, Zgate, or Zserver, and Zecurion will throw in the software license for free.
Taking proactive steps to safeguard data and prevent leaks or exposure is significantly cheaper than facing the fallout when a data breach occurs. A data breach incident does irreparable harm to the reputation of the company, and may have legal and regulatory consequences as well.
With this Zecurion offer, organizations can do the right thing, and save 80% in the process. Companies can take advantage of this offer for any of Zecurion’s data protection solutions:
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Zserver – secures and protects confidential information at the processing and storage level on corporate servers.
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