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  • KEMP Adds Federal Smart Card Support in Load Balancer Tech Offering - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    KEMP Adds Federal Smart Card Support in Load Balancer Tech Offering

    KEMP Technologies has updated its load balancer product to offer support for smart card technology used in the federal sector. The LoadMaster application delivery controller offering can now support hardware, cloud, virtual and bare-metal systems intended to process security IDs, KEMP said Monday. According to KEMP, federal smart cards are designed to provide select civilian, […] More

  • McAfee Debuts New Firewall for Gov't, Commercial Clients; Pat Calhoun Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee Debuts New Firewall for Gov’t, Commercial Clients; Pat Calhoun Comments

    McAfee has rolled out a new firewall product in an effort to help commercial and government clients respond to threats. The offering is built to integrate with different McAfee technologies and security frameworks, the company said Oct. 15. Pat Calhoun, general manager of network security at McAfee, said the company built the firewall to help customers “outmaneuver […] More

  • Force 3's Greg Kushto: Follow Network Security Basics for Wider Threat Coverage - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Force 3’s Greg Kushto: Follow Network Security Basics for Wider Threat Coverage

    Federal agencies could be putting their networks at risk by focusing too many of their resources on specific types of cyber threats, Greg Kushto of Force 3 says. Kushto, director of Force 3’s security practice, wrote in a guest post for Nextgov published Tuesday that agencies should build an IT infrastructure that is secure from the majority of threats. To ensure this, he says that federal IT […] More

  • McAfee Buys Network Security Firm Stonesoft; Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Michael DeCesare Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee Buys Network Security Firm Stonesoft; Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Michael DeCesare Comment

    McAfee  has closed its $389 million cash acquisition of network security provider Stonesoft Corp. Stonesoft will join McAfee’s network security division with Pat Calhoun serving as lead, McAfee said Tuesday. All of Stonesoft's products and technologies will incorporate into McAfee's Security Connected strategy. Michael DeCesare, McAfee president, said the Intel subsidiary intends to expand its security […] More

  • Dell Adds 10GB Ethernet Connection to Firewall Product Suite; Patrick Sweeney Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dell Adds 10GB Ethernet Connection to Firewall Product Suite; Patrick Sweeney Comments

    Dell has unveiled a suite of firewall products intended to help enterprise users protect systems against attacks and external control over applications, while also helping to monitor network traffic. Upgrades to the SonicWALL Network Security Appliance Series include a 10 gigabit Ethernet connection for midsize businesses, Dell said Tuesday. The line utilizes hardware architecture ranging […] More

  • McAfee Picks Up Cyber Software Firm for $389M; Michael DeCesare Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    McAfee Picks Up Cyber Software Firm for $389M; Michael DeCesare Comments

    McAfee has acquired a cybersecurity software provider for approximately $389 million cash in an effort to bolster its network security offerings. The Intel subsidiary aims for the deal to grow its cybersecurity business through Stonesoft Oyj‘s IPS network security, high assurance market firewall enterprise and firewall platforms, the company said Monday. Michael DeCesare, McAfee president […] More

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    SAIC, McAfee Team on Updated Cyber Firewall Platform; Charles Beard Comments

    A Science Applications International Corp. subsidiary and McAfee have combined two of their cyber platforms to create an updated network firewall, SAIC announced Wednesday. SAIC said CloudShield will run McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise, used by government and defense agencies worldwide, on the CloudShield CS-4000 cyber platform. “Every CIO I know is looking to establish trust in […] More

  • IPv6 -- Are We There Yet? Yes, Some Say - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IPv6 — Are We There Yet? Yes, Some Say

    In a Sept. 28, 2010 memo, federal CIO Vivek Kundra laid out specific steps for agencies to expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6 — the so-called Next Generation Net, which is an updated infrastructure of the current system, IPv4. Designed to provide new services and capabilities, the new protocol would extend the available IP […] More

  • 10 Coolest Movie Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    10 Coolest Movie Hackers

    Hackers have been a part of Hollywood’s movie-making tradition for decades, and while real-life ones tend to have bad reps, Hollywood counterparts are often depicted as heroes whose valiant efforts save the world and humankind. To get in touch with your inner geek and to celebrate the release of “TRON: Legacy,” here is a top […] More

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    Survey: Consumers Fail at Protecting Identity, Privacy Online

    While most consumers know about the risks associated with using the Internet and engaging in e-commerce, the majority still relies on inadequate measures to protect their privacy and identity, according to a new survey by Anonymizer, Inc. An overwhelming majority of respondents believed a firewall and an anti-virus software offered adequate protection for their identity […] More

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    FCC Warns Public of 'Cyber Snoops'

    After reports about incidents with Google's Street View cars accidentally gathering personal data submitted over WiFi networks, hackers stealing iPad owners’ email addresses, and wireless and Wi-Fi networks making users' private data accessible, the Federal Communications Commission is warning members of the public about how easily their data can be get into the wrong hands. […] More

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