Tag Archives: firewall

Juniper’s David Mihelcic: Federal IT Leaders Should Use Network Elements in Cyber Threat Detection

David Mihelcic, federal chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Networks, has said federal information technology administrators should leverage firewalls, switches, routers and other network components to protect agency networks from cyber threats amid the prevalence of internet-connected devices. Mihelcic wrote in a FedTech guest post published Wednesday that agency …

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RSA Seeks to Facilitate Authentication Interoperability With 4 Security Platforms

Dell Technologies’ RSA subsidiary has moved to make its multi-factor authentication platform interoperable with several firewalls and security platforms from Microsoft, VMware, CyberArk and Palo Alto Networks. RSA said Tuesday it aims to facilitate interoperability of its SecurID Access authentication system with VMware’s Workspace ONE, Microsoft’s Windows Hello, CyberArk’s Privileged Account …

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Vazata Cloud Platform Passes Annual FedRAMP Compliance Audit; Lance Black Comments

Vazata has passed an annual Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program compliance audit on the company’s Virtual Federal Image cloud platform for government clients. The company said Monday the assessment was conducted by FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board Test Readiness Reviewers who represent the departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as the …

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Akamai’s Tom Ruff: Agencies Should Protect Data Infrastructure With Cloud-Based Security Tools

Tom Ruff, vice president of the public sector business at Massachusetts-based cloud services provider Akamai, has said government agencies should adopt cloud-based security platforms that work to detect and prevent cyber attacks before they hit an organization’s applications or data center. Ruff wrote in a GCN guest post published Wednesday there are …

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Palo Alto Networks Releases New Firewall Devices, Updated Security Platform

Palo Alto Networks has unveiled new purpose-built hardware and virtual firewall appliances that work to offer threat prevention and SSL decryption functions in efforts to prevent cyber attacks across cloud, endpoint and network environments. The company said Tuesday the new appliances support the release of the updated Next-Generation Security Platform with more than 70 …

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BlackBerry Receives New UK Govt Cyber Certification

BlackBerry has secured a new cyber certification from the U.K. government after a series of tests conducted by authorized external testers that included internal network scans, account security verification and tests on defenses against malicious software installation. Adam Boulton, BlackBerry senior vice president of security technology, writes in a blog post …

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Intel Adds 3 New Partners to Cybersecurity Tech Integration Alliance

Intel has added Check Point, Huawei and Hewlett Packard Enterprise‘s Aruba Networks subsidiary into an alliance wherein partner companies can integrate their technologies with Intel’s cybersecurity offerings. Check Point integrated its firewall products with Intel’s McAfee DXL and McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange to help customers scale and automate their security environments, Intel said Thursday. …

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Imperva Firewalls Included in DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program BPA

Two Imperva SecureSphere firewalls will be available to federal agencies through the Department of Homeland Security‘s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Tools/Continuous Monitoring as a Service blanket purchase agreement. Imperva said Tuesday federal agencies can use its SecureSphere Database Firewall and SecureSphere Web Application Firewall in efforts to identify cybersecurity risks, prioritize risks …

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Canadian Gov’t Taps Fortinet to Provide IT Infrastructure Security Tech

Canada’s information technology services organization has selected Fortinet to provide a scalable IT infrastructure security service across the country’s government. Fortinet said Thursday Shared Services Canada will utilize the Fortinet Security Fabric that consists of FortiGate enterprise firewalls and the FortiManager security management software. The company added it will work with SSC to deploy the security service that …

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Gemalto Study: Orgs Continue to Depend on Basic Perimeter Security Systems

Gemalto‘s third-annual Data Security Confidence Index says a majority of organizations continue to depend on basic perimeter security systems against data breaches regardless of increased cyber threats worldwide. The company said Wednesday that 61 percent of the 1,100 IT decision maker respondents believed that their basic perimeter security methods such as firewalls, IDPS and anomaly detection were …

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