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Gee, and Symantec and McAfee felt squeezed when Microsoft wandered into their space. Now Google has a toehold too. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. On May 11 Google quietly bought an outfit, a Mountain View neighbor actually, called GreenBorder Technologies Inc, and never said a word about it. The acquisition is provocative because GreenBorder is in the Internet security business, a space new to the omnivorous Google, and nobody knows how Google is going to use this widgetry; and not knowing, when you think about it, is scarier for McAfee and Symantec than knowing. Given the dismal state of security - and the increasing hostility of the Internet, even if GreenBorder is only half the end-all it's cracked up to be - and depending on how it's packaged - Google could have trouble stopping people from throwing money at it. What price your security? Anyw... (more)

Intel’s Intelligent Buy

It took me a while to digest Intel’s acquisition of McAfee. Other than giving Intel an opportunity to improve the desktop architecture by integrating security into chips and expanding their software footprint, this acquisition can also make a huge impact on the cloud computing architecture. Security is one of the biggest roadblocks that customers have to address when evaluating the possibility of using cloud computing technology in their solutions. Current technology to address security concerns increase hardware, software and services costs reducing benefits gained. Project times are also increased due to the legal issues that need to be addressed before solution implementation. These security costs could be compared to using an armored car service like Brinks to transfer cash from location to location. The weight of the armored car is so high that the gas mileage ... (more)

Private Cloud 2.0 – Enterprise Cloud Search

In the Enterprise 2.0 white paper I wrote a few years ago, I built on the core concepts of what Andrew McAfee had introduced, primarily the integrated role of Cloud Computing and also the overlap with BPM (Business Process Management). I have started bringing this up to date for 2012 through the concept of ‘Private Cloud 2.0‘, simply meaning that the interest and momentum for deploying internal Cloud platforms can go hand in hand with expanding the successful use of social media within the enterprise too. I emphasize successful because many corporations have tried to adopt social media only to find it falls somewhat flat on its face. As described in this article McKinsey has reported that despite social media having been around for over a decade now it`s still a bit of a mystery in terms of how to apply it within a business context in a practical ROI-generating man... (more)

SenSage and McAfee, Inc. Strengthen Relationship to Drive Sales of Integrated Enterprise Security Solutions

Enterprise software leader SenSage, Inc. today announced it has been chosen by McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) to participate in the new McAfee Sales Teaming Program. This invitation-only program is an expansion of the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance(TM) (SIA) and provides SIA partners with a more proactive and mutually rewarding selling model. Under the program, SenSage, which was named 2008 McAfee Most Innovative Technology Partner, and McAfee will work together to promote the award-winning joint solution. Customers will benefit from reduced costs, increased compliance and a more secure environment. "SenSage has been an outstanding partner and has worked aggressively to demonstrate innovation in its integration with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software," said Joe Gottlieb , vice president of Corporate Strategy and Technology Alliances, McAfee. "With our new Sales Teami... (more)

McAfee Partners with Sharp

McAfee Co., Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of McAfee, on Thursday announced that Sharp Corporation (Headquarters: Abeno-ku, Osaka; President: Mikio Katayama) will offer a 30-day limited trial version of McAfee VirusScan Mobile for Android pre-installed on the two “GALAPAGOS” media tablet models. VirusScan Mobile for Android software is designed to help consumers protect their mobile smartphone or tablet from viruses and malware to ensure that users enjoy a hassle-free mobile experience. It will be available to “GALAPAGOS” users starting July 25. “We’re pleased to partner with Sharp in bringing McAfee VirusScan Mobile technology to GALAPAGOS media tablet users,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president of consumer, small business and mobile. “With McAfee VirusScan Mobile for Android, Sharp users can protect their tablet by scanning and cleaning files, emails, inst... (more)

Microsoft’s Endpoint Protection Overview

First, let’s make it clear what an endpoint is. In Microsoft’s world this term represents any client computer, server, or laptop in an organization. Forefront Endpoint Protection is a line-of-business application developed by Microsoft to provide defense against viruses, worms, and other threats. Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 was closely tied to System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) through the infrastructure. This was beneficial for organizations which had already adopted SCCM, but was a challenge for ones without it implemented. In their latest release, the Endpoint protection is actually part of the System Center family and takes the name System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) 2012. The integration of SCEP with SCCM allows you to centrally manage your endpoints. You can scan them for both updates and viruses. You can also schedule your scans so ... (more)

Application-Aware Firewalls

[by Andy Thurai] "Application-Aware Firewalls."You may have heard this term recently and wondered what it meant. When it comes to security, everyone thinks of Firewalls, Proxies, IPS, IDS, Honeypots, VPN devices, email security and even Web security, but most people don’t think in terms of application level security unless either you are the developer, admin, or user of those specific services or perhaps a hacker. Especially when your traditional network boundaries disappear you can’t carry all of those devices with you. When you move out of your traditional boundaries, towards the cloud, you trust the cloud provider to provide you these features. But you can’t do the same with application level security.  That is because those devices work on a level below the Application Layer (Or Layer 7 in the ISO-OSI architecture model). And those standards are very well define... (more)

To MDM or Not to MDM?

If your company is planning to implement MDM (Mobile Device Management) it may get a strong feeling of getting stifled at work. This would especially be true if your phone is not company provided. And you would be justified. On the other hand your company is also justified in wanting to ensure the security of its network and its corporate data. Nothing short of these draconian measures can really be secure enough. So… If the gap between what the organization want and what you would feel comfortable with is so large, how do we find a common ground? MDM products need to evolve a lot to bridge the gap. Till then you may not see large scale adoption. Quick test How many of these acronyms can you expand? MDM, MAM, MIM, BYOD, BYOC, BYOT and TEM – The expansions at the end of this post. What would MDM mean to you? Hand over complete control: Would you want give full contr... (more)

Security Conference in Honolulu July 26, 2012

Security of every kind of device from hand-held to Cloud was discussed at this one day conference in Honolulu hosted by Data Connectors. There were 8, approximately one-hour sessions from 8:15 to 16:15. Thursday, July 26, 2012 Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort &  Spa                                                                                                                         2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Oahu                                                                                                                       Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 USA Here is a A-Z list of companies that participated and or talked about their products: • ANUE Systems • Aruba • Beyond Security • Bit 9 • Core Security- Thinking ahead • Cyber-Ark -Security that empowers people • Damballa – • Fortinet • Hawaiian Telecom • Infoblox • ISD Security • LanDesk • Paloalto Networks-The network security comp... (more)

AppDirect Acquires Standing Cloud

AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration that enable fast, seamless application deployment and management. Together, AppDirect and Standing Cloud provide an unparalleled cloud marketplace and management solution that offers more features and functionalities than any other competitor, technology that can be used by almost any provider for any type of use case, from public app marketplaces to internal enterprise application stores. "Both AppDirect and Standing Cloud have worked to develop technologies that make the cloud easier to use. With this acquisition, we can join forces to accelerate the speed of innovation and move faster than ever before," said Daniel Saks, president and co-CEO of AppDirect. "... (more)

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Cloud software maker VMWare Inc said it would buy mobile security company AirWatch for about $1.18 billion in cash and about $365 million in installment payments and assumed unvested equity. Read Original Content ADT and McAfee... (more)