MXINSPECT today announces a hosted prevention solution that makes internet browsing safe. The service filters internet traffic for threats and content so only what you desire from the web actually arrives. Web Defense also provides content filtering to protect business interests by limiting the sites that employees may visit. Employee productivity increases are seen not only in impeding the drain in resources caused by malware, but also by preventing staff from wasting work time browsing the internet for personal purpose. Web Defense extends the MXINSPECT portfolio of services, which currently include SPAM and antivirus filtering of email traffic, to cover all web based internet related traffic.
SMobile Systems, today released the latest version of its mobile anti-virus solution for BlackBerry, featuring support for the new BlackBerry Pearl, as well as all previous versions of BlackBerry. SMobile’s VirusGuard for BlackBerry is currently the only anti- virus solution for BlackBerry available on the market.
A major BlackBerry security vulnerability was revealed earlier this year at a hacker convention in Las Vegas, demonstrating the growing concern over mobile viruses and proprietary data protection. According to research from the SMobile Threat Center, the mobile threat has seen a twenty-fold increase in recent years, from just 8 viruses detected in 2003 to more than 162 found in 2006 alone – resulting in a total of nearly 400 mobile viruses on the market to date. Juniper Research recently noted that anti-virus, anti-spam, anti- spyware, and content filtering will make up 40 percent of what is expected to be a $5 billion market by 2011.
Berkeley Data Systems, creators of Mozy online backup, today announced the release of Mozy Unlimited Backup. For $4.95 a month, users may now backup unlimited amounts of data and have access to an unlimited number of restores. Users may choose month-to-month or annual plans, and Mozy will continue to offer consumers 2 GB of automatic online backup for free.
McAfee-commissioned research finds that businesses are vulnerable Due to a lack of Security Experts Qualified to handle new global compliance regulations.
Microsoft praises joint efforts by federal and state law enforcement.
Read their statement at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/dec06/12-07CyberstormPR.mspx
McAfee today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Citadel Security Software Inc. The acquisition of Citadel is a key component of McAfee’s security risk management strategy, which allows customers to turn policy into action by automatically enforcing compliance.
With the close of the Citadel transaction, McAfee can offer its customers a leading solution in security policy compliance and vulnerability remediation through its security risk management portfolio of products. McAfee will work to immediately integrate Citadel’s vulnerability assessment, policy compliance enforcement and remediation technology into its suite of existing products, including McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator(R), McAfee Preventsys(R) Compliance Auditor and Risk Analyzer, McAfee Policy Enforcer and McAfee Foundstone(R) Enterprise.
With its potential payload of viruses, worms, spyware and other hazards, counterfeit software can quickly turn a high-tech holiday stocking stuffer into a smoldering lump of coal. Microsoft Corp. today filed copyright infringement lawsuits against alleged dealers of counterfeit versions of the company’s programs, sending a shot across the bow at pirates scheming to defraud consumers and the vast majority of legitimate businesses out of earned profits during the holiday season.
The lawsuits Microsoft announced today are against those companies that allegedly distributed counterfeit and pirated software and software components or participated in hard-disk loading (installing unlicensed software on computers they sold). The suits were filed in 25 cities across the U.S., from Riverbank, Calif., to Melbourne, Fla. The vast majority of software distributors are honest businesses that lose out to the dishonest dealers that attempt to defraud consumers.
“No one would want their newly purchased computer or software to be laden with problems caused by incomplete code, worms, viruses, spyware and other risks,” said Mary Jo Schrade, senior attorney at Microsoft. “Aside from a fight to protect our intellectual property, we are working to protect our partners and customers who buy computer software in good faith, expecting to get genuine Microsoft® Windows® and end up being exploited and defrauded by software pirates.”
PGP Corporation, a global leader in enterprise data security and encryption solutions, today announced support for the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista(TM) operating system, scheduled for broad distribution in 2007. As a member of Microsoft’s ISV Managed Partner Program and longstanding Microsoft partner, PGP Corporation is committed to rapid support and availability for Vista-compatible applications across the PGP(R) Encryption Platform.
“PGP Corporation has a long history of working with Microsoft to ensure customer success, and we are happy to continue that tradition with support for Microsoft Vista,” said Jon Callas, chief technology officer and chief security officer for PGP Corporation. “As security breaches continue to proliferate and customers take a comprehensive approach to protecting their data, the PGP Encryption Platform and family of integrated applications offer compelling solutions across a wide variety of security requirements.”
Novatix Corporation today announced the release of its new behavior-based consumer security software Cyberhawk. Cyberhawk provides comprehensive real-time protection against viruses, worms, trojans, hackers, rootkits, buffer overflows and certain types of spyware and adware, and is completely free to home users.
SecureWorks Finds SQL Injection Hacker Attacks on the Rise against Banks, Credit Unions and Utilities
SecureWorks announced that it has seen a dramatic increase in the number of hacker attacks attempted against its banking, credit union and utility clients in the past three months using SQL Injection (a type of Web application attack). “From January through March, we blocked anywhere from 100 to 200 SQL Injection attacks per day,” said SecureWorks CTO Jon Ramsey. “As of April, we have seen that number jump from 1,000 to 4,000 to 8,000 per day,” said Ramsey.
“The majority of the attacks are coming from overseas,” said Ramsey. “And although we certainly see a higher volume with other types of attacks, what makes the SQL Injection exploits so worrisome is that they are often indicative of a targeted attack.” This is a type of attack where the hacker has targeted a particular organization, versus a worm which spreads indiscriminately.
“Depending on the sophistication of the attacker, the online criminal can potentially gain access to a bank or utility company’s key customer databases containing social security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers, email addresses, etc,” continued Ramsey.