Here we are on day two of RSA and the news has been rolling in. We have rounded up a selection of announcements for the IT Security Guru.
Check Point has introduced Software-defined Protection (SDP), a three-layer security architecture that protects against new and emerging threats through a design that is modular, agile and secure. SDP converts threat intelligence into immediate protections and is managed by a modular and open management structure.
There are a multitude of point security products that are reactive and tactical in nature rather than architecturally oriented,” said Amnon Bar-Lev, president at Check Point. “We developed SDP in response to this gap, and to give organisations an agile and secure security infrastructure.”
CA Technologies announced new and updated identity-based solutions to help secure the increasing number of cloud, web and mobile applications for improved application performance and security and user convenience from the client to the backend.
“The expansion of mobile and cloud use and the growth in API adoption has opened the enterprise and further complicated the security challenge of balancing business enablement with business protection,” said Mike Denning, senior vice president and general manager, Security business, CA Technologies.
CA’s identity and access management (IAM) solutions help ensure the right users and devices have the right access to the right data—whether the user is a developer building the latest cloud mashup or mobile app, a customer accessing his or her mobile banking application or an employee accessing a corporate cloud service.
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. announced it is collaborating with HP to deliver a transformative lifecycle defense to combat the onslaught of advanced persistent threats. The new solution provides operational control across detection, isolation and remediation by aligning perimeter protection with actionable security intelligence and analytics.
“The number of successful breaches continues to surge despite higher levels of investment in security defenses, which calls for a new approach that enables seamless sharing of threat intelligence information across the industry,” said Rob Greer, vice president and general manager, TippingPoint , Enterprise Security Products, HP. “Through collaboration with Blue Coat, HP is addressing this challenge head on, bringing together powerful, complementary security solutions that can provide an integrated defense that continues to get smarter as new threats are discovered.”
Vormetric has announced that it will be demonstrating its cloud security technology with Virtustream and Intel. The project, which has been fostered by the SAP Co-Innovation Lab, demonstrates the SAP HANA platform running in the cloud on the latest Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family. The managed service is performed by Virtustream, and security for the persistent storage in SAP HANA is provided by Vormetric Data Firewall through privileged-user controls, encryption, and security intelligence that have no noticeable performance impact on the user experience. The Vormetric technology makes it possible for the customer to be the sole custodian of the keys in encryption and access control.
Ashvin Kamaraju, vice president of product development and partner management at Vormetric, said, ” Our goal is to ensure customers always control their data, deny third-party administrators access to sensitive data, and give customers the visibility they need for security and compliance. Vormetric is excited to be part of the technology leadership team that the SAP Co-Innovation Lab has brough
t together to develop innovative cloud solutions that are secure and high-performing at scale.”
Emulex Corporation , specialist in network connectivity, monitoring and management, announced the Endace Fusion Connector for Sourcefire Defense Center, enabling 100 per cent packet capture at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet (100GbE) and seamless click-through workflow between the security event and the packets on the EndaceProbe™ Intelligent Network Recorders (INRs). This allows rapid response and root cause analysis, drastically reducing the time and operational overhead of packet data access. By narrowing the time gap between alert, investigation, and response, the overall effectiveness of the Security Operations (SecOps) team increases, translating to improved system uptime, higher customer satisfaction and increased business continuity.
Tripwire® debuted SecureScan™, a free, cloud-based vulnerability management service for up to 100 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on internal networks. This new tool makes vulnerability management – a widely recognized security best practice among large corporations – easily accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources for enterprise-grade security technology.
“Our goal is to raise the bar for cybersecurity because we want to help make the Internet a safer place for everyone,” said Dwayne Melancon, chief technology officer for Tripwire. “As more individuals connect to corporate networks from remote locations, it is increasingly important to find ways to limit the risk these connections introduce to company networks. This will become even more critical as the ‘Internet of Things’ leads to more Internet-connected devices on our home networks, increasing the opportunity for compromise.”
Qualys, Inc., a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, announced the general availability of its QualysGuard Web Application Firewall (WAF) service for web applications running in Amazon EC2 and on-premise. Deployed as a virtual image alongside web applications, the QualysGuard WAF can be set up and configured within minutes, enabling organisations to easily provide protection for their websites.
“Large organisations typically have thousands of web applications to protect, while smaller businesses don’t have the resources and IT staff to protect them,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. “The general availability our WAF service will offer customers the flexibility they need to protect their applications no matter where they reside and whether they have a few or thousands of them.”
That’s it for today, but stay tuned for more news throughout the rest of the busy week.