Palo Alto Networks surveyed Web application usage at 347 organizations and found Facebook, Twitter and other programs for communications and collaboration are all being used in enterprises to a great degree. Some 22 Google applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Wave, showed particularly strong usage, according to research from the network security firm.
Technology drives just about everything we do, and not just at our jobs. From banks to hospitals to the systems that keep the juice flowing to our homes, we are almost entirely dependent on tech. More and more of these systems are interconnected, and many of them are vulnerable. We see it almost every day.
The RSA Conference is wrapping up, and it was a much more upbeat experience than the past couple of years. Exhibitors were happy with the booth traffic, many interviewed executives reported sizable year-over-year revenue gains, and most were optimistic about prospects for the balance of 2010.
Next-generation firewalls from Palo Alto Networks combine three identification technologies to provide the unprecedented visibility and policy control over applications, users and content – all in a high-performance firewall platform.
The adoption and usage of Enterprise 2.0 applications in the workplace is growing at astronomical rates. While there is ample proof of the business benefits of their use, there continue to be major security and compliance risks associated with them.
The growth of applications like Twitter and Facebook over the last year has been astounding. At Palo Alto Networks, Worldwide Marketing VP Rene Bonvanie says that presents a problem for many employers.
Firewalls first came out in the late 1980s when security breaches drew attention to the need to make networks more secure. In those early days, just having a firewall made a network more secure, because hackers hadn’t yet written applications that could get around it. But as hackers have created new applications, the firewall has become like a utility belt with more and more necessary gadgets—URL filtering, content filtering, intrusion detection—to block new threats that can dodge the firewall’s port-based security.
There’s a great article on SearchEnterpriseWAN about a Palo Alto Networks customer. IDT spoke to SearchEnterpriseWAN about its experiences using next-generation firewalls from Palo Alto Networks, and discussed some of the benefits and changes their team recognized in managing security across their enterprise.
Wide area network (WAN) operations should include more than security management, but one global telecom operator drowning in thousands of firewall requests for its data centers around the world found little time to do much else.
Palo Alto Networks, a provider of next-generation enterprise firewalls, has announced that its PA-4000 Series firewalls have been selected by IDT Corporation, a Fortune 1000 company that delivers local, long-distance and calling card services.
The use of Facebook, Twitter and Google Docs in the workplace has increased dramatically in the past six months and their crossover from personal to business applications is accelerating, according to a new study released Monday.
The use of social networking and collaborative applications for business purposes has 'skyrocketed in the past six months. With increased adoption of Web-based applications come new business and security risks that go far beyond potential productivity losses.
If you use one of those ever-popular social networking applications for work purposes, or just for personal business while on the job, then you aren't alone, according to a recent industry report, but such usage can harm your network security as well.