Networking and Security | October 2016

Vendor News

Vendor News

Check Point

Check Point Wins Third-Straight “Recommended” Rating in 2016 from NSS Labs

Check Point received a “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs for exceptional security effectiveness and value in their 2016 NGIPS Test Report. This is the third NSS “Recommended” rating this year for Check Point and our thirteenth overall since 2011.

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Now Offering SMB Appliances with a PoE Option

A Power over Ethernet option is now available for the 770, 790, 1470 and 1490 appliances. This new option simplifies deployment of compatible devices such as IP phones, and wireless access points by removing the need for an external power source. Learn more:

Check Point 1400 Appliances Datasheet Check Point 700 Appliances Datasheet

Simplified Licensing and Pricing

Check Point is excited to announce simplified licensing and pricing launched at the beginning of October 2016. This includes new simplified pricing for R80 Next Generation Security Management, new Endpoint Security simplified to align with SandBlast™ Agent licensing, new consistent licensing and pricing for gateways using SandBlast and SandBlast TE Appliances, and simpler Open Server licensing aligned with our new packages.

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ForeScout Receives JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation Award for its Transformative Security Technology

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has inducted ForeScout into its Hall of Innovation for enhancing device visibility and policy-driven control. Each year, the JPMorgan Chase Hall of Innovation award recognises select emerging tech vendors for their innovation, business value and disruptive nature.

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Juniper Networks

during Junipers third annual Juniper NXTWORK user conference, the company showcased security portfolio enhancements for its Software Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) framework. These enhancements are intended to extend threat prevention deeper into the network – down to the switch level – and are immediately available.

By taking advantage of the broadened SDSN solutions, you can provide the defense your clients need in their efforts to thwart cyber threats in a landscape that’s constantly evolving. These security solutions enable policy, detection and enforcement, which are crucial to delivering a secure network.

Let me share with you a few compelling reasons why I believe these new products are important for your clients.

Automating the enforcement of security policies across the network and quarantining infected endpoints to prevent threats across firewalls and switches are critical steps to keep networks safe. Juniper’s SDSN framework enhancements include a new Policy Enforcer, which through Junos Space Security Director, uses a smart policy deployment engine that allows a single-point-of-management security policy, and can detect and quarantine infection points.

Customers want to extend protection from sophisticated malware across both virtual and physical firewalls. So we’ve given both our Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) on the vSRX Virtual Firewall and our SRX Series Services Gateways that capability.

Juniper also has available new mid-range SRX4000 Series firewalls that are optimized for hybrid cloud and enterprise campus environments giving customers the flexibility to meet their specific security needs.

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Harpreet Geekee identifies 3 key trends and expected areas of growth in the hyper-competitive FinTech industry:

Three FinTech Trends to be on the Lookout For - jnet

"There is no doubt that emerging technologies are disrupting industries all over the world, but one area that has experienced massive technological growth and change in recent years is the financial services industry. There is no clearer indication of this than the recent erupting business area known as financial technology, otherwise known as “fintech”. Fintech consists of any technological innovation in the financial sector, including innovations in financial literacy and education, retail banking, investment and even crypto-currencies like bitcoin. It has transformed the way money is managed and affects almost every financial activity, from banking to payments to wealth management. Startups are re-imagining financial services processes, while financial services firms are following suit with new products of their own.

Last year, the fintech industry grew with investments over $7.6 billion, up from $4.7 billion the prior year and $1.5 billion in 2013. The rapid adoption of technology advancements in the financical services industry is beneficial in many ways, however it also reminds us that we must keep these tools secure and think about security differently, starting with threat prevention from both outside and inside the network. With fintech and the confidential nature of the financial services industry, there are many gray areas when it comes to where one can compete and where to partner. However, the following trends and expected areas of growth are crucial for organizations looking to remain competitive in a hypercompetitive industry."

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Radware Positioned as Leader Again
in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Radware invites you to read the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers, 2016, to understand what Radware can do for you.

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Pay Up or Else... Ransom Cyber Attacks and How to Prepare for Them.

"Pay Up or Else." It has become the modus operandi for a new generation of financially motivated cyber assailants that view extortion, blackmail and coercion as standard operating procedures. Combined with the development of a cyber ransom marketplace that has commoditised attack tools and services for even the most novice hacker, it’s no wonder ransom cyber-attacks are on the rise.

Download the Cyber Ransom Survival Guide: The Growing Threat of Ransomware and RDoS – and What to Do About It to understand:

  • The current threat environment and why ransom attacks are increasing in popularity
  • How to differentiate between the real and fake ransom attacks
  • Attack tools and services now available to hackers via the Darknet
  • The most likely targets of ransom attacks and how to prepare
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RSA SecurID Access: an unmissable PCI DSS opportunity!

Are your customers adopting strong authentication for PCI DSS compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of policies and procedures established to ensure that all companies that process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment to protect cardholders against the misuse of their personal information. From November 1, 2016, PCI DSS 3.2 requires that multi-factor authentication (MFA) is used by any personnel with administrative access into environments that handle card data.

Contact Arrow today to discuss how we can help you talk to your customers about the new PCI DSS requirements.

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Important Notice! AP Certificate Update

On November 27th, 2016, the default device certificate used for secure AP-to-SmartZone controller connectivity will expire on Ruckus APs. Please advise your customers with SmartZone controllers (vSZ, SZ-100, SCG-200) to follow a simple procedure to update their AP certificates prior to November 26th to avoid any service interruptions.

For more information, please refer to the Ruckus Support site.

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End-of-Sale Announcement

End-of-Sale date of December 31st, 2016 has been published for the following products:

  • ZoneFlex 7982, ZoneFlex 7372, ZoneFlex 7372-E, ZoneFlex 7352, ZoneFlex 7055 (USA End-of-Sale May 31st, 2016)
  • ZoneFlex 7782, ZoneFlex 7782-N, ZoneFlex 7782-S, ZoneFlex 7782-E, ZoneFlex 7731 (USA End-of-Sale May 31st, 2016) 

Refer to the Ruckus Customer Support website for additional details and scheduled end-of-life milestones.

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Ruckus Achieves Leader Position in Vendor Scorecard

Ruckus Wireless attained a Leader Position in 2016 IHS Markit Wireless LAN Infrastructure Vendor Scorecard. IHS selected Ruckus due to its top revenue performance for Enterprise WLAN Infrastructure.

Read all about it and get the analysis to use with your end customers.

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The Security Ecosystem: Bringing Intelligence Out of the Silos

Skybox customer and partner British Telecom (BT) approaches cybersecurity from the perspective of a security ecosystem. But what is it? And why is it so crucial to today’s cybersecurity management? Read this Skybox blog to find out more.

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