SonicWall and WatchGuard Technologies are the latest security vendors to enter the Apple security fray, but their approach is a little different: They’re using VPNs to provide security and policy management to iPhones and iPads.
As one the more frequently buzzed-about companies in the network security space, Palo Alto Networks has made quite a splash with its so-called next generation firewalls, which manage applications and content by user instead of IP address or port.
Palo Alto's McLaughlin, who previously served as VeriSign's chief, is poised to take the fast-growing network security upstart to the next level with his penchant for focusing on innovative new products and the value of the channel in getting them to market. Partners say he "gets the channel" and McLaughlin intends to prove it.
Is desktop anti-virus dead? Someday I'd love to make that announcement, but it still feels to me that there's a Patron Saint of Voodoo with an affinity for bringing it back to life — like some macabre mirror image of the malicious zombies it's supposed to provide protection against.
Palo Alto Networks, the vendor that practically invented next-generation firewall technology and branding, is moving beyond its core products with three new offerings to extend security protection to Apple devices, provide branch offices with security protections and stomp out malware threats.
Network security company Palo Alto Networks on Monday introduced a new anti-malware product for on-premises firewalls known as WildFire, which vets new and unknown files in a virtual sandbox to see if they're a new piece of malware, and then creates a distributable signature if they're determined to actually be bad files.
The PA-5060 next-generation firewall from Palo Alto Networks is designed to protect data centers, large enterprise Internet gateways, and service provider environments where traffic demands dictate predictable firewall and threat prevention throughput.
Less than a month after naming a new CEO, next-gen firewall developer Palo Alto Networks is reconfirming its commitment to channel growth with an announcement this week of partnerships with some of the biggest managed service providers in the security market.
McAfee’s Dave DeWalt is not the new CEO of Palo Alto Networks. The next-generation firewall pioneer surprised many yesterday when it announced the appointment of Mark McLaughlin, the CEO of VeriSign, as its new leader.
Palo Alto Networks Inc., a security software company that’s considering an initial public offering, has hired Mark McLaughlin as chief executive officer, following his resignation from VeriSign Inc. last week.
Gartner’s research on next-generation firewalls and how they are changing the enterprise firewall marketplace is pretty compelling. And the recommendation to migrate from traditional firewalls and IPS to next generation firewalls at refresh time is very clear. Here’s your chance to hear from Greg Young, Gartner Research VP, and one of the authors of the 2010 Enterprise Firewall Magic Quadrant. And catch the premier of what is likely to be one of the hottest movies of the year.
RSA, the security division of EMC, is trying to contain the damage caused by hackers who penetrated its network and compromised technical specifications for its SecurID token-based multifactor authentication system.
Palo Alto Networks is a brash security vendor that believes its playing the role of disruptor in the staid security market with its high-performance, multifunction firewalls. Competitors have dismissed the upstart as having little room to expand features and functionality beyond its core value proposition. The answer: Take on complementary partners that round out the features and functionality of a firewall.
Is the firewall obsolete? Probably not, but current implementations were never designed to cope with the threats posed by Webmail, various social networking tools, and even popular corporate collaboration applications like SharePoint and WebEx.
Health care providers are an interesting situation with regard to network security. Like many industries, they’re dealing with rapid technological change in the face of a variety of regulations – in the U.S. health care industry it’s HIPAA and HITECH, and PCI – focused on the portability, security and privacy of PHI and the security of patients’ credit card data, respectively.
The Boy Billionaire, aka Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has done it again. His proposal to turn Facebook messaging into a sort of universal communications platform is probably the worst idea of the year. It's bad for the privacy of users and for corporate IT, which will have to deal with a huge spike in hard-to-defend Webmail.
When pitching venture firms, entrepreneurs typically include a slide that shows revenue curving sharply up and to the right shortly after launch – what’s known as the “hockey stick” – but even the best companies rarely meet those projections.