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  • Palo Alto Networks report fingers UDP as major malware helper

    Palo Alto Networks' annual threat analysis of customer network traffic shows that botnet-controlled malware that makes its way into enterprise networks almost always uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to communicate, blending in with legitimate UDP-based applications such as video.

    Written by Ellen Messmer03 June 14 04:07
  • Juniper; Palo Alto settle long-running firewall patent lawsuits

    Juniper Networks and Palo Alto Networks today agreed to settle their long-running firewall-related patent infringement lawsuits against each other, with Juniper saying Palo Alto Networks has agreed to pay US$175 million in cash and equity as part of the settlement.

    Written by Ellen Messmer29 May 14 07:56
  • Palo Alto Networks buys endpoint security software maker Cyvera for $200M

    Palo Alto Networks, known for its next-generation firewall, Monday said it is buying Israeli start-up Cyvera for about $200 million to gain access to its endpoint security product for real-time attack prevention. The deal is expected to close in a few weeks.

    Written by Ellen Messmer24 March 14 15:04
  • Check Point unveils security architecture for threat-intelligence sharing

    Check Point Software Technologies today said it is extending its security architecture to be able to incorporate more threat-intelligence data that could be shared with other vendor partners, with the goal of providing more adaptive prevention.

    Written by Ellen Messmer25 Feb. 14 14:54
  • Capital letter 'S,' 'D,' 'N' will never happen: VMware exec

    Rack and stack that network and then walk away and leave it alone. VMware's NSX technology will provide all the control necessary going forward, says Steve Mullaney, senior vice president and general manager of VMware's Networking & Security Business Unit.

    Written by John Dix13 Jan. 14 12:13
  • A look at FireEye's Mandiant buy: Game changer or not?

    FireEye's acquisition of Mandiant is getting generally positive reviews from industry analysts, though some caution that FireEye faces a big challenge in its goals related to blending the two security firms' products.

    Written by Ellen Messmer06 Jan. 14 21:22
  • Juniper vs. Palo Alto Networks: Firewall court battle set to begin

    Call it the fist fight over firewalls for 2014. Juniper Networks is going for a knock-out against rival Palo Alto Networks in a patent-dispute lawsuit related to next-generation firewalls that's set to go to trial in Delaware in February. And Palo Alto wants to take out Juniper in its own separate patent lawsuit.

    Written by Ellen Messmer19 Dec. 13 15:05
  • VMware and Palo Alto team to more quickly secure virtual resources

    In connection with its NSX network virtualization software effort, VMware is teaming with Palo Alto Networks to jointly develop a virtualized network-generation firewall (NGFW) tightly integrated with VMware's platform.

    Written by Ellen Messmer18 Nov. 13 21:13
  • Sophos takes first step in rolling out cloud security strategy

    Sophos today leapt forward with a cloud strategy under which it will deliver integrated management and policy enforcement for its endpoint security software and unified threat management (UTM) firewall through a cloud-based console for both its enterprise customers and industry partners.

    Written by Ellen Messmer29 Oct. 13 16:02
  • First Look: NetCitadel threat management platform in beta site

    Detecting and stopping stealthy malware designed to steal sensitive information means moving fast. Start-up NetCitadel wants to put its new Threat Management Platform in the middle of the security-response game with many of the other players there now -- sandboxing, firewalling, and other technologies a company may use in order to provide a kind of orchestration and decision-making point.

    Written by Ellen Messmer15 Oct. 13 14:05