Posts Tagged ‘APT’
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.
HP is upping its burgeoning security prowess with the launch of an updated URl inspection tool, WebInspect, indicating the PC manufacturer is building out its software stack to create opportunities for its security channel.
The latest Symantec security threat report revealed that targeted attacks were honing in on SMBs — representing 31 percent of all attacks — indicating that the SMB channel will have little room to be complacent about the security of their smallest customers in the near future.
Kaspersky Lab is eyeing federal and education verticals with the formation of a new State Local and Education (SLED) team. While its new public sector push will give the company some leverage against Top Two competitors Symantec and McAfee, the company will likely have to fight long and hard to capture market share from its larger rivals.
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.
Fortinet is giving managed service ambitions a little bit more traction with the launch of sandboxing and IP reputation services, a debut that gives its networking security partners a few more ways into managed service markets and better positions it against rivals Check Point and WatchGuard Technologies, which are getting more serious about their presence in the space.
Advanced persistent threats have created an environment that has elicited the need for detailed forensics and Big Data threat analysis. And Symantec plans to rise to the occasion with future Big Data platforms while increasingly relying on an increasingly specialized channel to take related solutions and services to market.
Trend Micro is once again raising security stakes by infusing its Custom Defense product with C&C detection capabilities — a sign that advanced threat detection markets are rapidly filling with competitors vying for share.
Incapsula is taking a new angle in combatting APTs — blocking off critical access points by eradicating malicious backdoors — a tool which could represent a valuable channel add-on to burgeoning advanced threat portfolios.