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Secure Access Service Edge Provider Cato Networks Raises $130 Million

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) provider Cato Networks has raised $130 million in a Series E funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with a new investor, Coatue, and existing investors, Greylock, Aspect Ventures / Acrew Capital, Singtel Innov8, and Shlomo Kramer. Cato is now valued at over $1 billion.SASE is a rapidly emerging cloud-based technolo
Publish At:2020-11-25 09:53 | Read:66 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Security Infrastructure

Choosing the Right Threat Intelligence Mix

Cybersecurity is the Never-Ending Battle Against Ignorance and TimeRecently, Gartner published its annual report about the threat intelligence market, which identified numerous products and services vendors competing in the space. Beyond Gartner, IT-Harvest, Frost & Sullivan, Forrester, ESG and many others also do a considerable amount of market watching
Publish At:2020-11-23 14:59 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security Incident Response Risk Ma

VMware SD-WAN Vulnerabilities Expose Enterprise Networks to Attacks

VMware on Wednesday patched a total of six vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN Orchestrator product, including flaws that can be chained by an attacker to steer traffic or shut down an enterprise network.Three of the vulnerabilities were reported to VMware by Israel-based cybersecurity consulting firm Realmode Labs. VMware has described the security holes as a hig
Publish At:2020-11-20 01:11 | Read:193 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities

5G Security Risk vs. Reward

To Reap the Benefits of 5G and Ensure Security, Organizations Must be Fully Educated and Willing to Work Alongside the TechnologyLast year, I published an article about the promises of 5G and how enterprises should be considering security before adopting the potential benefits of this next-gen technology. Now, a year later, 5G has finally arrived – we’ve exp
Publish At:2020-11-19 17:23 | Read:79 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security security

Barracuda Acquires Zero Trust Solution Provider Fyde

Security firm Barracuda Networks announced on Thursday that it has acquired Fyde, a provider of Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions.Barracuda says that Fyde’s technology will allow it to expand its CloudGen Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform by adding Zero Trust capabilities.As Barracuda explains, Fyde’s Zero Trust solution “enables secure, re
Publish At:2020-11-13 13:10 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Identity & Access

Palo Alto Networks to Acquire Attack Surface Management Firm Expanse in $800 Million Deal

Network security giant Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) announced on Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire attack surface management firm Expanse in a deal valued at roughly $800 million. As its largest acquisition to date, Palo Alto will pay $670 million in cash and stock and approximately $130 million in equity awards.Expanse's platform provides cust
Publish At:2020-11-12 07:15 | Read:102 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security

Bug Bounty Hunters Earn $1.2 Million at Chinese Hacking Competition

Bug bounty hunters have earned a total of more than $1.2 million over the weekend at the 2020 Tianfu Cup International PWN Contest, a major hacking competition that takes place every year in China.Organizers of the event describe it as “China’s Pwn2Own” and this year the prize pool exceeded $1 million.A total of 15 teams signed up for the 2020 Tianfu Cup and
Publish At:2020-11-09 11:40 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Wireles

Routers, NAS Devices, TVs Hacked at Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020

Bug bounty hunters have hacked routers, network-attached storage (NAS) devices and smart TVs at the Zero Day Initiative’s Pwn2Own Tokyo 2020 hacking competition.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competition has been turned into a virtual event and Pwn2Own Tokyo is actually coordinated by Trend Micro’s ZDI from Toronto, Canada, with participants demonstrating
Publish At:2020-11-09 07:46 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities IoT Sec

Security-Driven Networking Will Drive the Future of Digital Innovation

Organizations have historically always had to make a trade-off between network functionality and security. A line of business wants to do “X”, but the security teams says they can only do “Y”. Business applications that run fine in trials slow down dramatically when run through edge firewalls for inspection. A fairly new strategy, known as security-driven ne
Publish At:2020-11-05 10:10 | Read:107 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Network Security security

NAT Slipstreaming: Visiting Malicious Site Can Expose Local Network Services to Remote Attacks

A newly identified attack method can bypass Network Address Translation (NAT) and firewalls, allowing the attacker to remotely access TCP/UDP services on the victim’s internal network, security researcher Samy Kamkar explains.Dubbed NAT Slipstreaming, the attack can be triggered when the victim visits a specially crafted website, exploiting the browser and A
Publish At:2020-11-03 07:28 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Vul

Asset Discovery Startup Lucidum Launches With $4 Million in Seed Funding

San Jose, California-based asset discovery company Lucidum emerged from stealth mode on Friday with $4 million in seed funding.Lucidum has developed a platform that leverages machine learning to analyze data from nearly 100 existing tools and platforms in an effort to provide visibility into computers, mobile and IoT devices, cloud environments, and microser
Publish At:2020-10-30 13:46 | Read:213 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Cloud Security Manageme

Google Targeted in Record-Breaking 2.5 Tbps DDoS Attack in 2017

Google revealed last week that its infrastructure was targeted in a record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack back in September 2017.When measuring DDoS attacks, Google looks at three main metrics: bits per second (bps) for attacks targeting network links, requests per second (rps) for attacks targeting application servers, and packets per
Publish At:2020-10-19 08:40 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime Management &

Juniper Networks Patches Tens of Vulnerabilities

Juniper Networks informed customers this week that it has patched tens of vulnerabilities, including serious issues that can be exploited to take control of affected systems.Juniper Networks has published 40 security advisories describing vulnerabilities in its Junos OS operating system, which powers the company’s firewalls, and various third-party component
Publish At:2020-10-16 11:45 | Read:305 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities

Cloudflare Launches New Zero Trust Networking, Security Platform

Cloudflare on Monday announced the launch of a new zero trust platform that can help organizations address the networing and security challenges associated with an increasingly remote workforce.Cloudflare One is a cloud-based network-as-a-service solution that is designed to protect networks, devices and applications, and improve performance.The security and
Publish At:2020-10-12 13:16 | Read:302 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Appli

Illusive Networks Raises $24 Million in Series B1 Funding Round

Network security company Illusive Networks this week announced that it has raised $24 million in a Series B1 funding round.The latest investment, which brings the total raised by the company to $54 million, saw participation from Spring Lake Equity Partners, Marker, New Enterprise Associates, Bessemer Venture Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Cisco, Microsoft,
Publish At:2020-10-09 15:04 | Read:206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Management & Strate