Chinese threat actors are turning security appliances into penetration pathways, forcing firewall maker Fortinet to again attempt to fend off hackers with a patch. Mandiant researchers say suspected Beijing hackers it tracks as UNC3886 has been targeting chip-based firewall and virtualization boxes.
According to Gartner, by 2026, 50% of organizations will prioritize advanced data security features for inspection of data at rest and in motion as a selection criterion for SSE, up from 15% in 2021.
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Cisco plans to buy cloud security startup Valtix to simplify network security and protect workloads no matter which cloud they're created or consumed in. The networking giant says Valtix will give clients common policy and enforcements of networking across all major public cloud environments.
Check Point has at last introduced an SD-WAN offering that supports more than 1,000 applications and is tightly integrated into the company's network security stack, CEO Gil Shwed says. The debut of Quantum SD-WAN makes Check Point Software the last major firewall vendor to enter the SD-WAN space.
Researchers at Sansec warn that 12% of e-commerce sites they studied publicly expose private backups and that hackers are actively scanning for them. Such backups can give attackers customer data, passwords and other details required to gain remote, administrator-level access to an environment.
Cisco plans to debut a common design language across its network and security offerings so that products such as Cisco Meraki and Umbrella will no longer look or feel different from one another, says Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager for security and collaboration at Cisco.
Security appliances are targets for sophisticated threat actors who take advantage of devices' limited configuration and logging features, as well as their incompatibility with endpoint detection and response. Suspected Chinese hackers took advantage of a Fortinet zero-day to implant a backdoor.
Appgate has promoted CISO and Federal President Leo Taddeo to CEO and tasked him with capturing zero trust deployment opportunities with the U.S. Defense Department. Appgate has tapped Taddeo to help the Defense Department grant access to users based on context as part of a new zero trust strategy.
Tufin has promoted chief revenue officer Raymond Brancato to CEO and tasked him with simplifying visibility, compliance and automation for AWS and Azure. Brancato plans to focus on helping clients better understand their security posture in cloud, SD-WAN and SASE environments.
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A surging Fortinet and Check Point have joined perennial stalwart Palo Alto atop the firewall Forrester Wave while Cisco slipped to the strong performers category. The leaderboard now belongs solely to pure-play cybersecurity vendors, with all three having at least 15 years of firewall experience.
The steady barrage of acquisition reports around publicly traded digital experience vendor Akamai has intensified in recent weeks. The latest salvo landed Monday when StreetInsider reported that the intelligent edge platform provider held talks with a private equity firm about a potential takeover.
Perennial leaders Fortinet and VMware and a surging Cisco set themselves apart from the pack in SD-WAN, according to the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant. Fortinet and VMware again took the gold and silver in ability to execute, with Cisco leapfrogging both Versa and Palo Alto to capture the bronze.
Existing security operations tools focus too much on detecting threats and creating alerts rather than stopping attacks before they happen, says Check Point CEO Gil Shwed, who claims the firm's new MPR and XPR tools will reduce the number of events security analysts handle by at least 90%.