Application & Platform Security News
Sophos Puts Finishing Touches On MSP Program
5:15 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Sophos's new managed security services program includes pay-as-you-go monthly billing and usage-based pricing for MSP license holders.
Former Apple Executive Takes Global SMB Role At McAfee
2:04 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Bill Rielly, who oversaw small business adoption of the iPhone and iPad at Apple, is taking a similar role at McAfee, where he will focus on adoption of the company's security portfolio to small and medium-sized businesses.
Active Attacks Targeting Microsoft Office Flaw May Stem From 2009
12:38 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Older version of Microsoft Office was used in a spate of targeted attacks that could have started as early as 2009, according to researchers studying the vulnerability.
10 Emerging Security Technologies Gaining Interest, Adoption
12:00 PM EST Mon. Jun. 17, 2013
Despite some security defenses being only in their infancy, they are attracting interest for addressing BYOD issues, cloud security concerns and stolen account credentials. Here's a look at some of the top new security areas gaining industry interest.
Growing Security Firm Takes On Batman, Sneakers Personas
1:15 PM EST Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
Stach and Liu, now called Bishop Fox, is one of a number of penetration testing and application services firms seeing its enterprise security business grow significantly in recent years.
Microsoft Fixes 19 Critical Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities
2:29 PM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
The June 2013 round of Patch Tuesday security updates includes one critical bulletin for Internet Explorer and four bulletins in Office, Windows that are rated important.
Symantec Readying Integrated Product Road Maps, Sticking To Plan, Says CEO
12:50 PM EST Tue. Jun. 11, 2013
An integrated product portfolio will include Symantec's Altiris IT management Unit, ties into its data protection and encryption software and builds on the company's cloud strategy.
Mobile Device Management Market Won't Last: Gartner
7:55 PM EST Mon. Jun. 10, 2013
Despite being projected to be a $1.6-million market by 2014, Gartner analysts say the MDM landscape will either adapt or be consumed by firms that offer emerging technologies to apply mobile application controls.
Attacks Target Plesk Flaw Impacting Some Apache Servers
2:47 PM EST Fri. Jun. 07, 2013
Security firms detecting ongoing attacks said the coding error in an outdated version of the control panel could give cybercriminals access to sensitive data or set up drive-by attacks targeting website visitors.
SilverSky Buys StillSecure Services Arm To Expand MSP Operations
9:00 AM EST Wed. Jun. 05, 2013
SilverSky said the move adds system redundancy, log archiving and Web application firewall services. StillSecure will likely focus on its network access control business.
5 Significant Java Security Improvements That Foil Attacks
4:41 PM EST Tue. Jun. 04, 2013
Oracle is improving the security capabilities in its highly targeted Java platform to make it more costly for cybercriminals to carry out successful attacks. Here are the five most significant changes to the platform.
Sophos Readies Strong U.S. Push For Endpoint Security
2:29 PM EST Mon. Jun. 03, 2013
The security company is hoping a new MSP program and web-enabled software could help boost market share growth.
Protecting The Business From Cloud Application Security Risks
5:35 PM EST Tue. May. 28, 2013
An organization needs visibility into cloud applications in order to mitigate risks.
McAfee Prepping Partners Ahead Of Endpoint Security Refresh
12:35 PM EST Fri. May. 24, 2013
New incentives from McAfee include accelerated deal registration on large sales and an additional 10 percent margin on upgrades.
Sophos Readying MSP Program Expansion
6:47 PM EST Thu. May. 23, 2013
The reworked Sophos managed services provider program will include centralized management capabilities, supporting Sophos' endpoint and network security products with pay-as-you-go pricing.
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.
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