Cloud security automation company HyTrust released a new version of its CloudControl product at VMworld. With the release of version 4.5, HyTrust added new capabilities that tie into VMware's NSX software-defined networking product.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but when it comes to network security, one of the biggest risks is the fact many outdated security protocols and technologies are still being used.
Maintaining network security in a changing environment, particularly as enterprises begin to shift from the old method of designing networks to including software-defined networking technology, is bringing about new challenges.
Smarter people than I have said that in the cybersecurity war, we've already lost; but it doesn't help that some of the technology that should be helping to keep networks secure simply aren't designed for security.
New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins hosted the company's fourth quarter and end-of-year earnings call, closing out the last quarter in which former CEO John Chambers led the networking vendor. And for the new CEO, he's stepping into is a company that's on solid financial ground.
Chuck Robbins is only into his second week as new CEO of Cisco Systems, but ever since his appointment (and John Chambers' retirement) was announced in May, Cisco has been shedding superfluous businesses and streamlining its operations at the top.
With the growing threat of cyberattacks, most of the major networking vendors are looking for ways to help enterprises protect their networks and their assets. The latest announcement on that front comes from HP, which released the TippingPoint Threat Protection System.
Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems – or IDS/IPS – have been around for a lot of years, but it appears a slim majority of enterprises don't have 24/7 monitoring in place for detecting and then blocking intrusions.
Hosted unified communications provider Continuant is looking to increase network monitoring of UC products and services, particularly for enterprises that must adhere to regulatory compliance regulations.
A feature that will be part of the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows 10 is sending up red flags among security professionals. The Wi-Fi Sense feature, which was designed to make it easier to connect to local wireless networks by sharing secure connections with friends, could make it easier for anyone to connect to home networks, whether the network owners want them to or not.