Posts Tagged ‘advanced persistent threat’
The U.S. Defense Department fingered China as the source of a massive cyberattack into more than two dozen weapons systems. Among the laundry list of implications are opportunities for the security channel to break into hard-to-crack government and public sector markets.
GFI is spinning off its security business, honing its former offerings into ThreatTrack, a new firm that aims to swipe at larger, more lucrative advanced threat markets. But how it will develop its channel to be competitive with larger and more established players remains to be seen.
Dell SecureWorks refreshed its security services portfolio with a series of incident response offerings — a move that rounds out its concerted and sustained effort to build out its security services stack.
Panda Security has introduced advanced threat detection in the latest version of its cloud endpoint security solution. The security firm faces stiff competition from industry peers as elevated threat analytics and security intelligence transition from differentiator to status quo.
For the second time in a row, Microsoft’s Security Essentials failed to pass muster with independent evaluator AV-Test in protection categories. While it may be a blow for Redmond, solution providers say that security was never the company’s strong suit.
A New York Times article highlighted the fact that anti-virus is falling farther behind when it comes to detecting and eradicating APTs and other advanced threats. No surprises there. But that said, anti-virus will continue to be a crucial component of an overarching security strategy, and thus, is likely here to stay for the foreseeable future.
Kaspersky Lab updates its Security for Linux Mail Server with a series of security tweaks, indicating it doesn’t plan on surrendering its presence in the growing open-source security market.
FireEye, Inc. is joining a chorus of security competitors with the launch of a Certified Service Provider Program, a roll-out which promises to expand its channel, forge inroads with new customers, and give the antimalware firm a fighting chance at competition in an increasingly cloud-oriented market. Moreover, it indicates that the Milpitas, Calif.-based security firm is serious in its mission to take on well-established competitors and build out its channel.
Endpoint and cloud-security firm Trend Micro launches a do-it-yourself assessment that analyzes security practices around cloud, mobile and advanced persistent threats. It’s a ready-made conversation piece for partners looking to talk about customers’ security posture.
A study commissioned by Lockheed Martin and Cyber Security Alliance partners indicates cybersecurity is a top priority among federal, military and intelligence verticals. Despite previous setbacks, government and other public sector partners might do well to lay a foundation of strategy and policy in anticipation of future federal cybersecurity investments.