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IBM device secures online banking

IBM this week rolled out a security device it says will protect online banking and keep cyber-criminals from being able to make fraudulent funds transfer even from a compromised PC.

Written by Ellen Messmer20 July 10 04:30

Too many data-loss prevention tools become shelfware, says Gartner

The good, the bad and the ugly of data-loss prevention tools and technologies got a solid once over from Gartner analyst Eric Ouellet, who spared no punches during his presentation on the topic during the first day of Gartner's Security and Risk Management Summit.

Written by Ellen Messmer23 June 10 00:36

McAfee to acquire Trust Digital to further mobile security

McAfee Tuesday said it's signed an agreement to acquire privately held Trust Digital as part of its strategy to expand into the mobile security arena, the enterprise sector in particular. The acquisition price for Trust Digital was not disclosed.

Written by Ellen Messmer26 May 10 06:36

Symantec's $1.28B VeriSign gambit draws mixed reviews

Symantec's stunning decision to put $1.28 billion in cash on the table to buy most of the security services within VeriSign is a gambit that is drawing mixed reactions in the analyst community, but Symantec insists the VeriSign certificate and authentication services are key elements in what's shaping up to be one of the biggest self-transformations ever in the security industry.

Written by Ellen Messmer21 May 10 02:38

Cloud-based identity management gets a boost

Giving network managers a way to provide access, single sign-on and provisioning controls in cloud-computing environments got a boost today from both Novell and a much smaller competitor, start-up Symplified.

Written by Ellen Messmer20 May 10 00:36

FireEye malware blockers don't rely on signatures

FireEye Wednesday unveiled its first appliances built for in-line blocking of Web and e-mail malware using wholly non-signature-based detection methods.

Written by Ellen Messmer05 May 10 15:16

McAfee's DAT 5958 debacle goes on

One day after security vendor McAfee sent out a bad <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/042110-flawed-mcafee-update-paralyzes-corporate.html">antivirus update</a> that crippled corporate and consumer Windows-based computers, the suffering wrought by the update, DAT 5958, continues.

Written by Ellen Messmer23 April 10 06:55

12 "White Hat" hackers you should know

These "White Hat" security researchers are ethical hackers whose discoveries and inventions shake things up — as they try to stay one step ahead of their underground "Black Hat" cousins…

Written by Ellen Messmer20 Feb. 17 13:15

Google sheds light on Chrome OS Netbook security

Google's Chrome OS Netbook will feature a host of built-in security technologies designed to protect users from malware and other threats, a Google engineer said at the recent RSA Conference.

Written by Ellen Messmer06 March 10 06:48

Microsoft cranks out new identity management software

Microsoft announced at the RSA Conference Tuesday that it has begun shipping Forefront Identity Manager 2010, server software for provisioning and de-provisioning user access and privileges for network and database resources.

Written by Ellen Messmer04 March 10 02:49

Cisco outlines new plan for securing mobile, cloud apps

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/021710-rsa-innovation.html">Cisco</a> on Monday outlined its security product-development strategy aimed at providing a new type of "always on" security protection for mobile devices as well as a way to establish controls over cloud-computing applications used by the enterprise. Cisco is calling the initiative its Secure Borderless Network architecture.

Written by Ellen Messmer03 March 10 02:46