“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
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 :
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.
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.