McAfee plans to acquire Stonesoft, a Helsinki-based maker of firewalls, for US$389 million in cash, the companies said Monday.The Intel subsidiary said firewalls are one of the fastest growing products in network security, which it plans to grow, according to a news release. Stonesoft's products will be integrated with McAfee's products, and its technology will stand...
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Filed under: Investing Dell Sets Sights on Cisco, Announces Game-Changing NSA Series That Introduces Powerful Next-Gen Firewall Advances for Mid-sized Businesses and Distributed Enterprises Dell SonicWALL's Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series Next-Generation Firewalls offer the same high level of security and capabilities as the enterprise-class SuperMassive Series Dell...
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The lines between business and personal life are becoming increasingly blurred as smartphones and tablets are routinely used for business purposes. Employers are using the likes of social media not only to engage with staff but customers, and the number of people working flexibly continues to rise. What's more, with the business use of cloud-based and consumer apps hotting...
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Dell is launching a new series of SonicWall appliances aimed at the mid-market, claiming that they can provide the same level of security and capabilities found in its enterprise class hardware. It says the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) Series Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) combine an integrated firewall and an intrusion prevention system (IPS), removing the...
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The comedy blog Slackstory published "An Ode to Movie Mainframes" this week, chronicling Hollywood's age-old obsession with "hacking the mainframe." Movies most often use the phrase to mean that "the hacker can now do anything he or she wants with a given computer system." But in the real world, what exactly is a mainframe and what would hacking into it even entail? A...
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Filed under: Investing McAfee to Acquire Stonesoft; Transaction to Strengthen Network Security Portfolio with Next-Generation Firewall Pending Acquisition Expected to Extend the Success of McAfee's Security Connected Strategy SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- McAfee today announced the execution of a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer for...
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BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, is publishing a free guide to IT security for small businesses, with a warning that it is often overlooked. It is producing the advice following the publication of research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills that shows an increasing number of smaller businesses have been hit by security breaches. Louise Bennett, Chair...
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Hedge fund giant SAC Capital is boosting its anti-insider trading firewalls, according to a shareholder letter.
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YAKIMA, Wash. - Firewalls designed to prevent flames from spreading are credited with confining a fire to a single residence in a 45-unit Yakima apartment building Tuesday morning. Nearly 40 firefighters from five Upper Valley fire departments were event...
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Flow data is already generated by most network devices. There has always been sufficient justification to collect and look at flow data if only to get a picture of what your network is being used for. Now, as attacks become more and more common, using flow data for security is easy to do and often much less expensive to deploy. Read this whitepaper for a detailed discussion...
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