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The security consequences of massive change in how we work

Organizations underwent an unprecedented IT change this year amid a massive shift to remote work, accelerating adoption of cloud technology, Duo Security reveals. The security implications of this transition will reverberate for years to come, as the hybrid workplace demands the workforce to be secure, connected and productive from anywhere. The report details how organizations, with a mandate to rapidly transition their entire workforce to remote, turned to remote access technologies such as VPN and … More

Ivanti simplifies the IT management experience while adding support for devices of all types

Ivanti announces new capabilities for Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager and Ivanti User Workspace Manager. New capabilities extend endpoint management features for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS and Linux devices while giving IT teams the ability to deliver a more ambient, personalized device experience for their end-users. “At Ivanti we are committed to delivering innovation that gives users better experiences and businesses better outcomes,” said Alan Braithwaite, senior director, product management, Ivanti. “Our latest releases of Unified … More

NETGEAR Insight Managed Business Router: Site-to-site VPN and easy remote management

NETGEAR is announcing the Insight Managed Business Router (BR200), to enable small businesses or remote and branch office (ROBO) installations to offer secure access to an office intranet through a secure site-2-site Virtual Private Network (IPSec VPN). Many businesses today have employees working remotely from branch offices or from their home who often require access to company network resources in an easy and secure way. With the new NETGEAR Insight Managed Business Router (BR200), these … More

McAfee’s new product suite functionalities are designed to protect users from current threats

McAfee announced its latest consumer security portfolio that includes enhanced products with better user experiences such as a native VPN and new features, including integrated social media and tech scam protection. Meeting consumers in their current realities, these new functionalities are designed to protect users from current threats as they navigate professional and personal life from home. “We are at a point in time where consumers need integrated, intuitive protection for all aspects of their … More

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YubiKey 5C NFC security key supports multiple authentication protocols

Yubico announced the general availability of the YubiKey 5C NFC, a multi-protocol security key with smart card support, designed with both near-field communication (NFC) and USB-C connections on a single device. The YubiKey 5C NFC comes at a time when the need for simple, yet strong authentication is on the rise globally. COVID-related phishing attacks continue to surge in the context of remote work, and millions of corporate-owned devices are now shared with families and … More

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New infosec products of the week: August 14, 2020

Ericom Application Isolator separates corporate apps from unauthorized users to prevent ransomware Ericom Software announced the introduction of Ericom Application Isolator, a new solution that integrates with existing remote access VPNs and Next Generation Firewalls to secure corporate applications and data from the security risks associated with excessive access rights inside a network. SonicWall TZ: Desktop firewalls with multi-gigabit malware and ransomware protection SonicWall announced new zero touch-enabled, multi-gigabit SonicWall TZ firewalls with SD-Branch capabilities, … More

Avast Business Small Office Protection provides real-time cyber defense

Avast launched Avast Business Small Office Protection, a solution for small businesses that provides robust, real-time cyber protection that’s easy to install and cost-effective. Securing up to 10 business devices, the product is ideal for entrepreneurs and home offices. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are increasingly aware of the risks of cyberattacks, with the U.S. Small Business Administration reporting 88 percent feeling vulnerable. However, budget, time, and IT expertise constraints often prevent them from investing … More

Pulse Zero Trust Access simplifies management and mitigates cyber risks

Pulse Secure announced the launch of Pulse Zero Trust Access (PZTA), a cloud-based, multi-tenant secure access service that enables organizations to provide users easy, anywhere access to multi-cloud and data center applications with Zero Trust assurance. PZTA simplifies access management with single-pane-of-glass visibility, end-to-end analytics, granular policies, automated provisioning, and advanced threat mitigation that empowers organizations to further optimize their increasingly mobile workforce and hybrid IT resources. As enterprises advance workforce mobility and business digitization, … More

Appdome joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association to better defend against increasing threats

Appdome, a no-code mobile integration and solutions platform, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors that have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats. Appdome’s mission has always been to make integrating security and enhanced functionality into mobile apps fast and efficient with its no-code platform. Joining MISA is a natural extension of that mission. Appdome makes it easy to … More

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Signal fixes location-revealing flaw, introduces Signal PINs

Signal has fixed a vulnerability affecting its popular eponymous secure communications app that allowed bad actors to discover and track a user’s location. The non profit organization has also announced on Tuesday a new mechanism – Signal PINs – that will, eventually, allow users not to use their phone number as their user ID. About the vulnerability The vulnerability, discovered by Tenable researcher David Wells, stems from the fact that the WebRTC fork used by … More

Trustgrid and WireGuard integration allows for wide-scale enterprise adoption of software-defined perimeter

Trustgrid, a pioneer and leader in connecting centralized applications to distributed data sets, announced it now supports WireGuard, making Trustgrid one of the first data connectivity platforms to implement this new feature. Integration of WireGuard into Trustgrid’s software-defined connectivity platform allows hosts and users to connect to cloud-based and on-premise applications via a cost-effective and highly secure software-defined perimeter (SDP). WireGuard is a simple, highly performant VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. Designed to run everything … More

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Week in review: TLS 1.3, full-time bug hunting, vulnerable MS Exchange servers abound

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and podcasts: TLS 1.3: Slow adoption of stronger web encryption is empowering the bad guys TLS provides secure communication between web browsers, end-user facing applications and servers by encrypting the transmitted information, preventing eavesdropping or tampering attacks. Video conferencing for teams and consumers: What is the right choice for you? Though some claim that this forced “work from home” situation has shown that … More