"endpoint security" news, interviews, and features

News about endpoint security

  • Arbor Networks introduces Cloud-based anti-DDoS service

    Arbor Networks has introduced its first Cloud-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation service to protect enterprises against large-scale attacks intended to swallow up available bandwidth or knock application servers offline.

  • 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 Management Platform in the middle of the security-response game with many of the other players there now -- sandboxing, firewalling, and other technologies a company may use in order to provide a kind of orchestration and decision-making point.

  • Start-up Netskope keeps watch on enterprise cloud usage

    Start-up Netskope comes out of stealth mode today in unveiling its security service intended to help enterprises monitor how employees are using cloud-based applications, such as Salesforce.com, while also giving IT managers the ability to block data transfers or receive alerts.

  • Start-up offers IT security rating system

    It's not uncommon for companies to want to try and evaluate the IT security of another business before entering into an e-commerce arrangement. Now a start-up, BitSight Technologies, is out with what it calls a "rating" service to do exactly this, though there are limits to how far it can go at this point.

  • $6B DHS cybersecurity contract sets off race to supply real-time monitoring to feds

    The Department of Homeland Security's $6 billion cybersecurity award last week to a slew of contractors and vendors sets in motion a contest among them to sell federal agencies on new network monitoring, vulnerability assessment and mitigation technologies. The underlying goal of this massive "Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation" (CDM) contract is to spur federal civilian agencies to move away from static approaches to network-security compliance reporting in favor of real-time monitoring.

  • Why password-only authentication is passe

    The rapid growth of mobile devices that can access corporate networks and data, the expanding use of cloud-based IT services, and the increasing popularity of apps such as online banking mean that IT needs to pay closer attention to authentication.

  • Gartner security survey: McAfee up, Trend Micro down

    A Gartner report about the security software market shows that No. 2 ranked McAfee enjoyed the most overall growth last year, Trend Micro slipped but stayed No. 3, and Symantec held onto its top spot with 19.6 per cent of the $US19.1 billion market.