Networking and Security | February 2016

Vendor News

Vendor News

Check Point

Have you heard? SandBlast Agent is here!

Did you miss the SandBlast Agent webcast? It's not too late to learn how the new SandBlast Agent helps protect your customers by extending advanced threat prevention and forensics to endpoint devices, while providing actionable attack insight.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: New SandBlast Partner Certification Program

Check Point has just launched a new and exciting SandBlast Partner Certification Program for Check Point resellers. This program gives you the opportunity to become a SandBlast expert, enhance your knowledge on the innovative and successful SandBlast suite of Zero-Day solutions, and gain access to various benefits and tools that will help you grow your business and achieve your sales goals.

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F5 Delivers Industry’s Highest Performing Security Solutions for Next Generation Mobile Networks

F5 announced new solutions that enable service providers to most efficiently scale and protect network architectures. As service providers evolve their networks to support 4G, 5G, and beyond, highly concurrent security platforms and scalable virtual network functions (VNFs) are needed to support new architectural footprints and deliver continuous protection for innovative services. F5 continues to extend its industry leadership by providing highly concurrent platforms, specifically positioning service providers to strengthen their overall security posture in next generation networks while maintaining high levels of availability, quality of experience for users, and investment protection for organisations.

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ForeScout Becomes a $1bn Company After New Equity Funding

ForeScout recently announced it has secured $76 million in additional financing led by Wellington Management Company LLP. Now valued at $1 billion, ForeScout has tripled its valuation over the past 18 months while also surpassing $125 million in revenue in fiscal year 2015. The company has achieved in excess of 50 percent compounded annual growth rate since 2012, having grown at that scale while operating near cash flow neutral.

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New ForeScout Website Launched

ForeScout Technologies have just unveiled their new website! The new site is: mobile-friendly, complete with new messaging, branding, content and sweet new features. You’ll see their new core messaging - “See. Control. Orchestrate.” - consistently throughout the site, a message we would like our partners to use to drive home our value proposition and differentiators. New features include CHAT – a live connection with their sales team.

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Gigamon welcomes new channel executive

Gigamon this month welcomed Barbara Spicek as its vice president of channel sales.  Barbara is an industry veteran and has held senior roles at companies including Nexsan Storage Solutions, ASG SoftwareSolutions and Brocade Communications.  She has a proven record of designing and developing innovative channel programmes, expanding partner ecosystems worldwide, executing indirect business models and driving double digit sales growth.  She also holds numerous industry awards and recognitions, including the CRN 100 most powerful women Industry Maverick.  Gigamon is delighted to appoint such an experienced and savvy team member and with Barbara’s insight, knowledge and experience she’s the ideal executive to lead its global channel strategy.  Talking about her new role, Barbara said:

“I am very excited to join the Gigamon team. Gigamon’s Security Delivery Platform and Visibility Fabric are market-leading technologies that are now more relevant than ever. Solutions from Gigamon represent an outstanding revenue opportunity for our channel partners worldwide and I look forward to strengthening and expanding our ecosystem.”

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Intel Security

How to Detect and Protect against Any Attack at Any Stage

According to ESG, incident responders worked on an average of 78 investigations in the past year - and nearly one-third involved highly damaging targeted threats. It's no wonder they are overwhelmed and feeling as though they are fighting a losing battle. At the core of the problem is lack of an integrated, adaptive security architecture that can share data and integrate workflows.

In our solution brief, Disrupt Targeted Attacks, you'll gain insights into how an adaptive, integrated security architecture works and how it can help responders interrupt attacks more quickly and efficiently. A key component of Intel Security's adaptive, integrated security, McAfee® Endpoint Security 10 helps responders orchestrate containment and remediation of sophisticated threats at every stage.

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Assess your Security with our Free IT Health Check

These days, barely a week goes by without another major company falling victim to a cyber-attack. As sensational as these headline grabbing attacks are, unfortunately they are only the tip of the iceberg, with organisations of all sizes – from the very small to the very large – under constant bombardment from malware and other cyber threats.

While there is no magic shield that can guarantee your organisation’s immunity from cyber-attacks, it is possible to shore up your defences. With the right tools and approach, you can not only vastly improve your chances of keeping the bad guys out, but also mitigate the damage if they do get in.

So go ahead, click the button below and find out what shape your cyber-defences are in?

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Read Kaspersky's findings from SAS 2016 on Securelist.

Extract: Another memorable installment of the Latin American Security Analysts Summit has come and gone! This time it was held in the exquisite city of Santiago de Chile, where journalists from all over the region were greeted by Kaspersky Lab’s research team for two full days of knowledge and a little bit of leisure.

This fifth edition of the conference was undoubtedly special for everyone thanks to a keynote delivered by our own Eugene Kaspersky, presenting on not only the current global threat landscape but also what the future holds for us when it comes to cybersecurity.

The ‘Internet of Threats’ instantly caught the attention of the crowd, revealing the flipside of the coin of technological innovation: more and more devices are connected, but are they secure? Do companies really have an incentive to spend their time and money on security features before competitors beat them to the marketplace?

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Ruckus Acknowledged as Head of the Pack

IDC named Ruckus a Leader in IDC’s latest MarketScape assessment of the worldwide enterprise wireless LAN market for 2015-2016. IDC cited the company’s “meteoric rise” to become the third-largest vendor, noting that “Ruckus is now regarded as a widely applicable enterprise solution” with a footprint across verticals including hospitality, education, retail, Smart City and carrier deployments. IDC credits Ruckus for “best-in-class RF innovation” and cited “portfolio enhancements to expand both upmarket and downmarket”.

Skybox Security

Skybox Security has secured $96 Million Investment from Providence Equity to Fuel Growth.

Skybox Security has received a $96 million investment from Providence Strategic Growth (PSG), the growth equity affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm with $45 billion in assets under management. Despite billions of dollars spent annually on cybersecurity tools and services, the time required to resolve a cyberattack continues to increase.

This is compounded by the increasing complexity of networks with thousands of potentially exploitable attack vectors, leaving security professionals struggling to discover areas of highest risk and prioritise mitigation and remediation actions.

CISOs are also searching for ways to properly evaluate strategic options and convey the potential business impact of emerging threats to senior executives and the board.

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