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Sourcefire is upping the stakes in the advanced threat security race with the launch of an appliance that touts file and device trajectory capabilities, additions that give partners new paths for high-margin forensic services.
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.
Dell SonicWall is eyeing an upmarket push with the latest next generation firewall release, a move that it hopes put it more on par with legacy rivals Cisco and others.
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.
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.
According to various sources, Check Point whited out some of the competitors clustered around it in NSS Labs’ 2013 next-generation firewall (NGF) report when presenting the results in a PDF on its website.
Cisco has lost its way when in the security space and is reportedly pulling out the list of acquisition candidates to reestablish itself as a credible player. But instead of pulling out the check book quite yet, Cisco might do well to learn from others who are reinventing themselves with a security makeover.
Cisco Systems still leads a security appliance market that is experiencing a noticeable slowdown, indicating that channel investment in related cloud solutions and services might be required going forward to boost margins and remain profitable.
Application and delivery firm Radware is hoping to break into new markets with the launch of a cloud channel program that equips partners with a host of sales, enablement and marketing tools. The security firm faces stiff and growing competition in the cloud space, but hopes to edge in on competition as the cloud security market is set for an exponential upswing over the next five years.