This year the team at the WatchGuard Threat Lab imagined a string of attacks that could lead to a cybersecurity apocalypse. Our security predictions for 2019 span from likely to audacious, but in all cases there’s hope for preventing them with layered security defenses that meet them head-on!Continue reading “2019 Security Predictions”
The market for multi-factor authentication (MFA) technologies has been growing steadily as businesses and customers realize the weaknesses of relying on passwords alone. This technology used to be too expensive and burdensome to deploy to be cost-effective for mid-market businesses and the solution providers that serve them, but new cloud-managed MFA solutions are changing that dynamic. WatchGuard Director of Product Management Himanshu Verma recently wrote a guest article for Channel Vision Magazine explaining why cloud-based MFA is well-positioned to both meet customer security needs and present VARs and MSSPs with an opportunity for easy, scalable and profitable sales.
New software packaging solution for Unified Endpoint Manager. Offering pre-packaged content for simplified endpoint software distribution, the new solution can reduce software packaging steps from hours to just minutes.
New Ivanti Password Director Reduces the Burden on IT by providing end users with a fast, secure way to reset their passwords and unlock their accounts, while enforcing a strong password policy
Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced the introduction of Ivanti® Password Director. Designed to reduce the burden on IT, Password Director enables IT organizations to quickly and easily empower their end users to resolve their own password resets by providing them with secure 24/7 access to a number of automated, self-service password reset options.
Common Criteria Certification Renewed, Ensuring Ivanti Patch for Windows Meets High and Consistent Security Standards for IT Products
Ivanti, the company that unifies IT to better manage and secure the digital workplace, today announced that Ivanti® Patch for Windows has completed the Common Criteria EAL 2+ Assurance Continuity certification process. The certification was established to create a baseline for evaluating security features and capabilities of information technology security products, and completing it provides assurance that the process of specification, implementation, and evaluation of those security features was conducted in a thorough and standard manner.
Assessing the Security Capabilities of Top Wi-fi Solutions
According to new research from Miercom, a leading, independent product test center, WatchGuard’s cloud-managed secure Wi-Fi solution is the only product on the market capable of automatically detecting and preventing every type of Wi-Fi security threat. These findings came from a new independent security assessment that examined four top Wi-Fi products for their ability to effectively prevent the six major Wi-Fi security threats: rogue access points, rogue clients, neighboring APs, ad-hoc networks, evil twin APs (those with spoofed SSIDs), and misconfigured APs. This is the first Miercom assessment to analyze Wi-Fi products from a security perspective, illuminating significant issues with the built-in security of many wireless APs.
More and more companies are seeing attempts by outsiders to send phishing or spam mails via their domain name, damaging faith in the company and the company’s brand. False emails are an easy way to steal passwords and credit card details and gain access to user accounts. This is a growing problem for companies, impairing credibility and hindering communication by email.
Make sure the mail your company send is secure by impementing some small validation checks like DMARC and SPF. Both of these options are very easy to implement with a DNS entry.
New WatchGuard Firebox M270 Processes Traffic up to 82% Faster than Competitors
SEATTLE – WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today unveiled AuthPoint – a cloud-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). MFA has always been out of reach for SMBs due to cost, complexity and management issues, until now. In fact, according to a new survey of IT managers and professionals conducted by independent market research firm CITE Research, 61 percent of respondents from companies with under 1,000 employees believe MFA services are reserved for large enterprises. WatchGuard’s AuthPoint addresses these authentication concerns by eliminating the complex integration processes, considerable up-front expenses, and burdensome on-premises management requirements.