Posts Tagged ‘Palo Alto Networks’
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.
McAfee, an Intel subsidiary, announced the acquisition of Finland-based Stonesoft to rekindle efforts to penetrate the next-generation firewall market.
Fortinet brass points to softened services provider markets and uncertain global macroeconomic shifts that led it to miss Q1 projections — representing an about-face for the UTM firm that had experienced double-digit growth since its 2009 IPO.
Our partners at CRN UK are all over the action in London at the annual Infosecurity Europe extravaganza. For an exhibitor’s-eye view, check out their conversation with reps from Palo Alto Networks.
A Palo Alto Networks review indicates modern malware is consistently evading standard antivirus and other security solutions. What does that mean for the channel? A chance to up the ante by adding more layers to a multi-layer security strategy — even if the solution still works.
Palo Alto Networks says the majority of today’s malware is simply relocated and repackaged versions of the same code. The company urges security teams to think beyond traditional AV and employ a multi-pronged security-policy approach to identify and block bad actors on the corporate network.