The good old days are over. Find out the new rules of security. [Sophos]

Each day, the media reminds us constantly of the risk involved with using the web & devices that allow us to connect with each other. But ultimately, it is the job of IT professionals to act as guardians. Once upon a time, these professionals only needed to worry about straightforward virus attacks. But times have changed, and what was once a leisure activity of a small group of IT marauders, has become a multi-billion dollar business.

Now that organized criminals relentlessly troll for vulnerabilities, the risk is high for any organization that uses technology in ordinary and legitimate ways. When using multiple platforms, on multiple devices, in multiple networks, organizations must update their protection beyond traditional antivirus, even when exposure lies in routine situations.

Letting your guard down can have dangerous consequences.

Sophos, a world leader in IT Security, has just released a new version of their award-winning software, Endpoint 10. Built to give your organization even better protection against malware infection and data loss, Endpoint 10 is complete security that environments of all size can implement. [Read more…]

Endpoint no longer cuts it [ Symantec ]

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 leverages reputation-based state-of-the-art defense against all types of attacks for both physical and virtual systems. Seamlessly integrating essential security tools into a single, high performance agent with a single management console, Endpoint Protection 12 provides leading protection without compromising efficiency and productivity.

Unrivalled security:
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 blocks new and unknown threats missed by traditional signature, heuristic, behavioral and HIPS-based security solutions. All of the product’s security engines are now reputation-enabled, leveraging Insight’s online reputation database to identify and block malware attacks. Symantec’s Insight has analyzed the anonymous software adoption patterns from more than 175 million customer computers to automatically derive highly accurate security ratings for more than 2.5 billion unique software files—Insight has ratings for virtually every software file-good or bad-in existence. [Read more…]

Load balancing and a whole lot more. [Citrix]

Citrix® NetScaler® VPX: Optimizing availability, performance and security for virtualized applications

An explosion in the cost, complexity and number of virtual applications is leading to out-of-control server sprawl for a growing number of organizations. Add to that the move toward more interactive and collaborative applications with Web 2.0 capabilities, and IT professionals are seeing some serious pressure on their organizations’ existing network infrastructures, not the least of which include meeting the expectations of users for 24/7 application availability and top-notch performance, and avoiding untold online security risks posed by the new virtualized application reality.

Unfortunately, throwing more servers, bandwidth and equipment at the problem is no longer an answer – if it ever was. In fact, doing so only adds cost and complexity to an already strained application delivery infrastructure.

Enter Citrix® NetScaler® VPX. This all-in-one virtual application delivery solution reduces the infrastructure’s number of servers and network devices and responds dynamically to changing workloads to ensure applications and services are always available offering:

  • Load balancing and intelligent application-layer health checks for 100% availability to web, application and database resources
  • Global server load balancing for business continuity and disaster recovery in multiple data center environments
  • Increased security with an integrated application firewall
  • Substantially lowered costs by offloading servers.

100% applications uptime 

NetScaler VPX’s proven layer 4-7 load balancing ensures 100% application and database uptime and no single point of failure by directing users to the right application and database resource. This powerful load balancing is extended worldwide with integrated [Read more…]