Posts Tagged ‘anti-malware’
Cisco Systems Inc. said today it will acquire IDS, IPS and anti-malware specialist Sourcefire Inc. for $2.7 billion to fill gaps in its security portfolio and deliver broader systems protection that wraps in advanced detection, response and remediation, and covers more of the enterprise from end points to the data center and cloud.
A FireEye study indicated that organizations are being hit with advanced malware on average once every three minutes. For solution providers, its a statistic that likely will herald the need to rethink security approaches and retool portfolios with an advanced solutions makeover.
Kaspersky Lab is bulking up its endpoint prowess by adding mobile device management to the mix, a move that will give partners more leverage with customers. That said, the firm is not straying far from its SMB or endpoint security expertise.
A Kaspersky Lab study indicates more than a third of organizations have lost data due to flawed IT security, while software vulnerabilities will continue to be a significant threat vector in 2013. The net-net for partners: a call for vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, in addition to better antimalware solutions.
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.
‘Tis the season for online shopping, and naturally businesses have some strong concerns about precious work hours being lost to Amazon.com, eBay and others. In anticipation of Cyber Monday traffic, solution providers might want to dust off productivity apps while ramping up security solutions.
Panda Security is leveraging its cloud prowess to go upmarket with the launch of a perimeter security appliance line geared for larger midmarket and enterprise companies. For partners, ths leaves a wider berth to make the leap from cloud services into the UTM space.
Cloud antivirus vendor Panda Security is taking a page out of Sophos’ book with the launch of a UTM device that leverages the cloud – a feature that enables partners to differentiate themselves with an array of remote monitoring and management services for SMB customers.