Showing posts with label IPS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IPS. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

IronScales Raises Seed Funding for IPS with Phishing Mitigation

IronScales, a start-up based in Israel, announced $1.5 million in seed funding for its development of an intrusion prevention system with an automated phishing-mitigation response.

IronScales said its crowd-wisdom-based phishing-mitigation solution helps protect enterprises from cyber-crimes whereby criminals attempt to deceive employees into revealing sensitive information such as usernames and passwords so they can then install spyware, remote-access Trojan horse attacks or ransomware. The IronScales solution is currently in use by dozens of customers in the financial sector, as well as security and telecom companies.

The $1.5 million round was led by RDSeed, an investment arm of Rafael Development Corporation (RDC).

"Phishing is an insidious threat to enterprises, but the existing solutions targeting the problem simply did not go far enough,” said Eyal Benishti, IronScales CEO. “That’s why we created IronScales, not only to raise awareness of phishing attacks but to then empower employees to actually block them. When workers understand how to spot phishing attacks, they become powerful assets in helping protect their enterprises from attack.”

http://ironscales.com/

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trend Micro to Acquire's HP's Tipping Point Intrusion Prevention Business for $300M

Trend Micro agreed to acquire HP TippingPoint, a leading provider of next-generation intrusion prevention systems (NGIPS) and related network security solutions, for approximately $300 million.

The deal encompasses security technology, intellectual property, industry expertise, as well as a large, loyal enterprise customer base.

Since 2014, Trend Micro and TippingPoint have had a strategic partner relationship. HP and Trend Micro will continue to be strong partners post transaction. The two companies will form a strategic partnership with TippingPoint around re-sale, managed services and OEM activities, as well as security intelligence, app security and data security.

Trend Micro said the acquisition positions it as the go-to enterprise security provider of dynamic threat defense solutions spanning endpoints, network, data center and the cloud. Trend Micro will also combine current and acquired capabilities to create a Network Defense business unit, serving more than 3,500 enterprise customers.

“This acquisition complements Trend Micro’s current threat defense expertise, extending its strength in endpoint, cloud, data center and breach detection to the network,” said Mike Spanbauer, vice president of research, NSS Labs. “By combining two strong brands, this move accelerates Trend Micro’s enterprise position into a non-competing segment, and provides a single, complete threat defense solution for enterprises seeking to make a critical security investment.”

http://www.TrendMicro.com

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Intel Security and VMware Introduce SDN-powered IPS

Intel Security and VMware introduced an SDN-based Intrusion Prevention services (IPS) solution for the protection of east-west traffic within the data center.  The security solution leverages the VMware NSX network virtualization platform to automate the distribution and enforcement of Intel Security’s McAfee Network Security Platform (NSP), providing Intelligent.

The idea is to extend the services inside the data center that Intel Security provides for north-south traffic at the perimeter of the data center.

The new integrated solution includes the McAfee NSP IPS-VM100-VSS (a new IPS-VM Series model designed for interoperability with VMware NSX), McAfee Network Security Manager, Intel Security Controller and VMware NSX network virtualization platform. The Intel Security Controller transparently runs as a broker between the VMware NSX infrastructure and the Intel Security’s McAfee NSP.  IPS protection can be dynamically and automatically provisioned to help protect intra-VM traffic based on the defined policies and requirements

“The McAfee NSP takes advantage of the VMware NSX platform’s distributed micro-segmentation enforcement and simplified automated provisioning, creating a zero-trust environment to automatically help protect organizations’ assets against advanced threats,” said Raja Patel, General Manager for the Network Security Business Unit, Intel Security.

"The tight integration between VMware NSX and Intel Security’s McAfee NSP means security controls follow application workloads, allowing customers to dynamically scale security services,” said Tom Corn, Senior Vice President, Security Products, VMware.

http://www.intelsecurity.com
http://www.vmware.com

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Cisco Integrates ACI with FirePOWER Intrusion Prevention

Cisco is integrating its FirePOWER Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) into its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) architecture.

The integrated ACI + firePOWER security solution, which will be available in June 2015, offers automated threat protection to combat emerging data center security threats. The idea is fine-grained control (including application level security), visibility and centralized automation all the way from infrastructure to the application level.

Cisco ACI also third-party ecosystem solutions from Check Point Software Technologies, Fortinet, Infoblox, Intel Security, Radware, and Symantec.

Cisco said ACI integration with FirePOWER NGIPS (including Advanced Malware Protection) provides security before, during and after an attack, enabling organizations to dynamically detect and block advanced threats with continuous visibility and control across the full attack continuum. These new security capabilities deliver unprecedented control, visibility and centralized security automation in the data center.

Cisco also announced that independent qualified security assessors have validated ACI for deployment in payment card industry (PCI) compliant networks. Managing and simplifying the scope of compliance can help reduce costs for these organizations.

http://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1628097

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IBM Introduces Next Gen Intrusion Protection Appliance


IBM introduced a network security appliance that delivers a more granular view of a company's security posture and a simplified security management interface.

The IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000 is described as a next-generation intrusion protection system designed to defend against evolving security threats, including those posed by social media sites and malicious websites. It builds on the core security features found in IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, including helping protect against "zero-day" exploits, by adding new levels of visibility and control over the network, applications, data and users to help improve security by helping prevent misuse and identify previously undetectable threats.

IBM is also incorporating global threat intelligence from X-Force, including a Web filter database of over 15 billion URLs – capable of monitoring and categorizing millions of Web servers and applications each day to provide protection against the changing threat landscape.

The appliance allows customers to:
  • Discover which applications and Web sites are being accessed
  • Identify misuse by application, Website, and user
  • Enforce security policies with granular, intelligent application-level controls.
This visibility is increased via integration with IBM's Advanced Threat Protection Platform, which utilizes anomaly detection and event correlation capabilities to better address more complex attacks such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). 

"The escalation of targeted attacks and rapid adoption of mobility, cloud and social media requires companies to take a new approach to securing the enterprise," said Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security Systems Division. 
http://www.ibm.com/security 


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