In the news, Infoblox research finds explosion of personal and IoT devices, Qualys announces letter of intent to acquire second front systems, Fortinet acquires Bradford Networks, Tenable extends cloud application security scanning capabilities, and more on this episode of Enterprise Security Weekly!
- Infoblox research finds explosion of personal and IoT devices – “Due to the poor security levels of many consumer and IoT devices, there is a very real threat posed by those operating under the radar of organisations’ traditional security policies. These devices present a weak entry point for cybercriminals into the network, and a serious security risk to the company.”
- Qualys Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Second Front Systems – Second Front Systems sources cutting-edge solutions in cybersecurity and advanced intelligence analytics, and delivers these solutions by working to engage the appropriate government stakeholders and modifying technology platforms to address mission requirements. Second Front Systems is currently a Qualys channel partner delivering solutions to federal agencies using the Qualys Gov Platform.
- Twistlock Provides Full Lifecycle, Automated Security for Cloud Native Workloads Running on Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes – Twistlock, a leading provider of container and cloud native cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its cloud native platform provides protection for applications running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). Customers using Amazon EKS to manage and scale their container environments can rely on Twistlock’s automated, whitelist-based runtime defense and cloud native firewalling to protect their applications against threats.
- Dojo by BullGuard Introduces First-of-Its-Kind Intelligent IoT Vulnerability Scanner for Communication Service Providers – Designed as an easy-to-use, free app for customers, the Dojo Intelligent Scanner is powered by the Dojo IoT Security Intelligent Platform (DIP), a comprehensive, CSP-grade cybersecurity solution. The Dojo IoT Vulnerability Scanner is the first-of-its-kind and the only CSP-grade solution capable of actively scanning the home network and assessing the vulnerability of every device connected to the home’s Wi-Fi network. The scanner serves as the cornerstone of a CSP’s IoT security service program, offering valuable insight into device vulnerability and security needs for millions of individual subscribers.
- Fortinet acquires Bradford Networks – “According to a recent Forrester study, 82% of companies surveyed are unable to even identify all devices accessing their networks. The integration of Bradford Networks’ technology with Fortinet’s Security Fabric provides large enterprises with the continuous visibility, micro-segmentation and access control technology they need to contain threats and block untrusted devices from accessing the network.” Essentially, this is NAC.
- Tenable Extends Cloud Application Security Scanning Capabilities – With the update, Tenable now enables organizations to automatically identify and track assets in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure, in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which was already supported. Tenable’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering now also provides automatic security scanning for running containers in production environments. In addition, the platform now benefits from improved web application discovery capabilities to help organizations identify both known and unknown applications.
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