Posts Tagged ‘Palo Alto Networks’
Already pushing hard to expand its hardware business, security vendor Sophos announces its acquisition of India-based Cyberoam, a maker of unified threat management appliances. The deal makes Sophos a formidable contender in the crowded security software and hardware segment.
A pretrial ruling denied motions by Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks to dismiss their respective claims of patent infringement and requests for summary judgment. The net result: The two parties will have their day in court, assuming a settlement isn’t reached in the next two weeks.
Fortinet released a dozen products and new messaging: “Connected UTM,” which describes its portfolio as a security platform. Fortinet’s new message is intended to differentiate its products amid an increasingly competitive field of vendors.
FireEye, already considered a disruptive force in the security segment, made a bold move buying forensics specialist Mandiant to bolster its advanced persistent threat technology. The merger will produce a potent security offering to rival Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, McAfee and Check Point.
The long-building lawsuits and counter-lawsuits between Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks over next-generation firewall patents will finally go to trial in February, and the results of this courtroom drama will likely be meaningless.
Cisco’s surprise purchase of security specialist SourceFire has many speculating that other vendors that focus on thwarting sophisticate threats including Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks and others are now strong acquisition targets.
Fortinet fills major channel gaps left by executive departures, signaling rejuvenated channel effort and increased reliance on partners as it revs for an enterprise expansion.
Sophos is expanding endpoint security, wireless and VPN features in its latest UTM release — additions to keep the company on top of a crowded and and competitive race in UTM.
UTM firm WatchGuard launched support for Microsoft Hyper-V customers, who will have access to the firm’s spate of network security functions in virtual environments. It’s a move that also gives WatchGuard a bigger foot in the door when targeting enterprise markets.
On the heels of the Stonesoft acquisition that will position it better against next generation firewall competitors, McAfee has launched a power-driven IPS platform that it hopes will expand its reach amid a concerted network security push.