WatchGuard Increases Visibility


IT Pros in distributed enterprises and SMBs gain new insights into network threats, attacks, malware and mobile security

“We talk about visibility as the missing layer of information security, but really, it’s more like night vision goggles. It allows you to see into areas that were previously just a shadowy void. No matter how good your security may be, the threat landscape will continue to evolve. Since you can’t stop every attack, you need to have mechanisms that help you see, analyze, and respond to them before it’s too late.” Corey Nachreiner, chief technology officer at WatchGuard


WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry-standard hardware, best-in-class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-grade protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide

How to stop Ransomware

 Most of hear about the latest thread to hit our systems and some of us even experiences the hell of getting your data recovered first hand, eiter through the process of paying to get it recovered  or restoring from that a reliable backup you being doing every day :).


Late last week, the United Stated Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) issued a joint alert on the Ransomware threat, mentioning the Locky and Samas variants. The alert discusses the history of Ransomware from early Scareware that threatened users into downloading fake antivirus software or paying a fine for alleged “illegal activity”, to the more destructive encrypting Ransomware variants that prevents a user’s access to their files until they pay a ransom for the decryption key.


The big questionis how do I make sure this does not happen to me ?

Have a look at the following 6 steps to prevent it from happening to you or to help you recover from the desaster :


BUFFERZONE Blocks Ransomware Demo from BUFFERZONE Security on Vimeo.

Move Micro Focus COBOL to Veryant

isCOBOL Evolve provides a power environment to develop and deploy robust, business-critical COBOL applications which include applications running on Xinuos Sco Open Server™ 10

Extensive compatibility. Multi-platform deployment options. Phased migration options.

Veryant provides comprehensive and cost-effective alternative COBOL platforms for application development, deployment, maintenance and modernization. Organizations are converting applications from Micro Focus® COBOL platforms such as Micro Focus Server Express™ and Net Express® to Veryant for many reasons:

  • To gain the advantage of a COBOL development and Java deployment model without rewriting or retraining
  • To improve ROI and dramatically lower COBOL licensing fees
  • To support a wide range of data access options and capabilities
  • To natively integrate with leading Web and application server technologies
  • To modernize applications with graphical thin client and Web client options

WatchGuard Delivers High-Speed, Modular UTM Appliance

WatchGuard FirewallFirebox M4600 and M5600 provide distributed enterprises with security, speed, and flexibility

SEATTLE - February 23, 2015 — WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in multi-function integrated security appliances, today announced the release of the company's highest performing Firebox® M4600 and M5600 Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. In addition to top performance, WatchGuard's M4600/M5600 firewalls offer flexible port modularity, and redundant power supplies, making them a perfect fit for organizations with larger and often dispersed environments that require fast speed and flexibility, such as distributed enterprises.

Top performance paired with speed, flexibility, and affordability makes these appliances ideal for taking the lead in distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios. Typically deployed at the corporate headquarters, these appliances serve as the "hub" appliance, responsible for managing and securing all communications between the head office and all remote employee and small business sites.

WatchGuard Release AP300 wireless

Watchguard Access Point

Network security company, WatchGuard Technologies, has launched its new AP300 that aims for secure wireless access.
It was designed to work alongside the company's Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firebox appliances.
WatchGuard said the AP300 offers the 802.11ac standard and fast roaming to improve quality for VoIP devices and fast handover and band steering that aims to move devices to the clearer 5GHz band.

WatchGuard director of product management, Ryan Orsi, said, “the AP300 provides the latest wireless technology and best-in-class security features working together to help protect customers.”
“Unfortunately, hackers are also constantly trying to gain a foothold into the network. Businesses that fail to properly secure their Wi-Fi networks, including guest hotspots, may expose customers, partners and internal users to a variety of risks,” he continued.

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