Endpoint Security

SonicWall Extends Firewalls to Virtual Environments, Roll Out Next-Generation Endpoint Protection Across Hybrid Infrastructures

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SonicWall announces a range of public beta trials that demonstrate enhanced security capabilities of the company's automated real-time breach detection and prevention platform. The new offerings not only provide organizations with robust deployment options across on-premises, cloud and virtualized environments, but also protect endpoints within the network from today's advanced cyber threats.

"To better equip our customers to protect their businesses, brands and data, we're ensuring critical security capabilities are available - in an integrated, cohesive architecture - across the environments of their choice," said SonicWall CEO Bill Conner. "Organizations will be able to seamlessly deploy the security tools they want, when they want and where they want while eliminating both complexity and potential network vulnerabilities. This provides a bridge from where they are today to where they are going in the future."

To responsibly validate this customer-focused approach, SonicWall announces three new products for the beta release: SonicWall Capture Client, SonicWall Network Security (NSv) virtual next-generation firewalls and SonicWall virtual web application firewalls. In addition, the beta for SonicOS 6.5.1 includes support for new firewall APIs.

Absolute Now Integrated with Microsoft Azure Information Protection

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Absolute, the self-healing endpoint security company, has strengthened its technology partnership with Microsoft by integrating with Microsoft Azure Information Protection (AIP), adding persistent visibility to enhance data protection. The integration combines Absolute's visibility into dark endpoints and ability to identify sensitive data with Microsoft AIP's ability to control and secure the files.

The integration of Absolute with Microsoft AIP allows organizations to seamlessly identify and locate sensitive data, which can reside in a number of popular application and file types including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF. Once seamlessly applied through the Absolute console, the AIP protection remains attached to the files even if they move off the endpoint, allowing only authorized users to access the files. This approach to data protection balances security with flexibility by shifting data protection from being device-centric to user-centric. Customers now have unparalleled visibility into endpoints to better manage unwanted access to these sensitive files, without potentially restrictive policies hampering productivity or security workarounds causing potential data breaches.

The two solutions provide strong complementary data protection that:

Carbon Black's Breakthrough 'Streaming Prevention' Leapfrogs Cylance, McAfee and Symantec

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Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today unveiled "Streaming Prevention," a cybersecurity technology that redefines the Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) market by combining a breakthrough prevention model with market-leading detection and response to stop both malware and non-malware attacks.

"Streaming Prevention" is the core technology powering Cb Defense, Carbon Black's NGAV solution, which can prevent, detect and respond to the most advanced cyber attacks, including non-malware attacks.

Non-malware attacks gain control of computers without downloading malicious software. Instead, they use trusted, native operating system tools, such as PowerShell, and exploit running applications, such as browsers, to "live off the land." These attacks pose a bigger risk than malware attacks because they are harder to detect and cause more damage. Virtually every organization was targeted by such an attack in 2016, according to Carbon Black research.

In protecting against non-malware attacks, "Streaming Prevention" is a fundamentally different approach to endpoint prevention than taken by Cylance, McAfee, Symantec and other antivirus (AV) vendors.