Application & Platform Security News
Blue Coat To Acquire Solera Networks For Threat Intelligence, Analytics
9:35 AM EST Wed. May. 22, 2013
Executives say the acquisition will combine threat intelligence data from Solera's DeepSee network monitoring platform with Blue Coat's cloud-based WebPulse attack protection service.
Adobe Gets Busy With Fixes For ColdFusion, Reader, Flash
10:00 AM EST Wed. May. 15, 2013
Adobe's security updates repair dozens of flaws in Flash and its PDF software as well as a zero-day vulnerability in its ColdFusion software that has been actively targeted by cybercriminals.
Dimension Data CEO Lays Out $12 Billion Plan
7:24 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
CEO Brett Dawson says the global systems integration giant is doubling down on providing its own Dimension Data-branded cloud-computing services offerings.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Fixes Critical IE8 Flaw Used In Targeted Attacks
6:08 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Microsoft has repaired an Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability used in a serious watering-hole attack targeting Department of Energy employees in one of 10 bulletins issued as part of its monthly release of security updates.
10 Hot Products From EMC World To Hit The Storage Scene
2:00 PM EST Tue. May. 14, 2013
Even thought there was nothing like the massive EMC 42-product release seen at the EMC World 2012, there was still enough new storage hardware and software unveiled at EMC World 2013 to make the visit worthwhile.
Head-To-Head: Symantec Vs. McAfee In Endpoint Protection
12:00 PM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
McAfee and Symantec are archrivals with a firm grip on the North American security market. CRN pits both vendors' endpoint security products against each other and names a winner.
Cracking The Code: Organization Teaches How To Make Software Safer
10:50 AM EST Mon. May. 13, 2013
SAFECode, an organization supported by Microsoft, Adobe and other firms, offers a new video series that aims to improve the security skills of software engineers.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday To Include Critical Internet Explorer Fix
4:21 PM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
The software giant said it plans to issue 10 security bulletins across its product line including two critical bulletins affecting Windows and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft Issues Temporary Fix For Internet Explorer 8 Zero-Day Flaw
10:40 AM EST Thu. May. 09, 2013
The Shim Workaround temporary patch iwill prevent attackers from successfully exploiting the remote code execution vulnerability in the browser, according to Microsoft.
Solution Provider Review: F5's Application Delivery Firewall (Video)
11:15 AM EST Wed. May. 08, 2013
FishNet Security's Robert Schaffer explains why F5 Network's new add-on for its Advanced Firewall Manager delivers an extra layer of protection.
The Top 5 Causes Of Corporate Data Breaches (Video)
2:30 PM EST Thu. May. 02, 2013
Verizon's new security report explains how businesses can avoid and minimize the risk of major data breaches.
WhiteHat: Almost All Websites Have One Serious Coding Error
12:22 PM EST Thu. May. 02, 2013
WhiteHat's latest report analyzes data from websites at more than 650 organizations that are monitored by the firm's Sentinel application security platform.
Amazon's AWS Chief: Cloud Services Party Just Getting Started
4:53 PM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
Top Amazon execs speaking at AWS Summit 2013 tell attendees that as the company moves from cloud servers, storage and databases to include networking, data warehousing and application services, AWS' full capabilities are only now coming into focus while its competitors are scrambling to keep up.
Microsoft, Trend Micro Identify Surge in PDF Attacks
2:05 PM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
The increase in document attacks stem from the popular Black Hole automated attack toolkit, which is targeting flaws patched as long as five years ago. Some targeted campaigns are exploiting older flaws as well.
Storage, Security Products Take Center Stage At AWS Summit 2013
10:15 AM EST Tue. Apr. 30, 2013
The AWS Summit 2013 conference will feature a wide range of solutions from vendors partnering with Amazon on improving the storage, movement, protection and security of data in the cloud.
Adobe PDF Zero-Day Flaw Enables Location Tracking
3:26 PM EST Mon. Apr. 29, 2013
A zero-day flaw that impacts all versions of Adobe Reader enables the sender of a .PDF file to track when and where the file is opened.
Adobe Taps Senior Director For Newly Created CSO Role
7:43 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
Brad Arkin, who has overseen the company's product security and incident response initiatives, was named to the newly created position of chief security officer.
Box Brings In Former Symantec, Yahoo Execs To Ramp Up Security, Trust
5:58 PM EST Thu. Apr. 25, 2013
Box hires former security executives from Yahoo and Symantec in its bid to bolster trust with customers and encourage enterprise adoption.
CA Acquires Layer 7 To Bolster Cloud, Mobile Security Strategy
4:02 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Layer 7 Technologies will be integrated into CA's access management and Web application delivery portfolio.
Cisco Warns Of Ongoing Attacks Targeting Dangerous Flaw
3:26 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Attackers are targeting an outdated flaw on one of the most widely used hosting control panels, the Plesk Panel, used by cloud-based hosting providers.
Verizon Analysis: Top 10 Causes Behind Data Breaches
12:00 PM EST Wed. Apr. 24, 2013
Attackers are stealing account credentials and bypassing security systems as valid users, according to Verizon's analysis of 621 breaches that occurred in 2012.
AP Twitter Account Takeover, Rogue Tweet Leads To Market Hit
4:00 PM EST Tue. Apr. 23, 2013
A Twitter account hijacking could be linked to weak or stolen passwords, experts say.
McAfee Channel Chief Details Partner Growth (Video)
12:01 PM EST Mon. Apr. 22, 2013
The security firm is increasingly relying on the channel to boost sales in its security portfolio, according to McAfee's channel chief, Gavin Struthers.
McAfee Channel Chief Unveils Program Changes, Adds Partner Support (Video)
4:36 PM EST Thu. Apr. 18, 2013
In a wide-ranging interview, McAfee Channel Chief Gavin Struthers said the channel program has been retooled to include an improved partner portal, more outreach and support of sales initiatives.
McAfee's Struthers: New Incentives, Level Playing Field Paying Off
11:10 AM EST Thu. Apr. 18, 2013
McAfee's channel chief says channel program revamp comes as most partners are in a transition phase, with pure reselling in decline and increased growth in providing cloud-based security management services.
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