The Web Application Firewall Market Is Ripe For Disruption

Forrester's Customer Insights

Let’s face it: Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) rarely excite the security imagination. age of the customer application security cybersecurity security & risk security architecture API security web application firewalls

FW4: The Fourth Generation Of Firewalls

Forrester's Customer Insights

Not to be morbid, but the COVID-19 pandemic has come at a perilous time for the enterprise firewall vendors that rely heavily on selling big iron (and that’s most of them). The user exodus, coupled with the fact that most enterprise applications graduated to the cloud years ago, has […].


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VMware firewall takes aim at defending apps in data center, cloud

Network World

VMware has taken the wraps off a firewall it says protects enterprise applications and data inside data centers or clouds. Unlike perimeter firewalls that filter traffic from an unlimited number of unknown hosts, VMware says its new Service-defined Firewall gains deep visibility into the hosts and services that generate network traffic by tapping into into its NSX network management software, vSphere hypervisors and AppDefense threat-detection system.

Protect SaaS Applications with Cloud-Based Security

Information Week

The massive amount of sensitive data being processed by SaaS applications requires new approaches to security, including cloud-based next generation firewalls

Are next-generation firewalls legacy technology?

Network World

A few years ago, next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) came out of nowhere to become a network security staple. These devices combined traditional L3/L4 packet filtering with deep packet inspection, IPS, and other network security services along with knowledge about users and applications. NGFWs followed in the footsteps of earlier firewalls—physical appliances installed inline to protect private networks from the public Internet.

Palo Alto Networks: Proactively Averting Cyber Attacks


Start by understanding the environment to be protected, including all applications in play. Decide which of the applications are legitimate for the environment, and whitelist those to prevent dangerous and unnecessary applications from running. Remember that attackers can use programs that masquerade as legitimate applications, and continue to watch for suspicious behavior, even from legitimate, trusted applications. By Charles Hall.

Embrace DBaaS to Speed Up Mobile App Development


As enterprises work to rapidly embrace the mobile revolution, both for their workforce and to engage more deeply with their customers, the pressure is on for IT to support the tools needed by their application developers. Mobile application developers are working with a massive variety of technologies and platforms, but one trend that stands out is the rapid adoption of NoSQL database engines and the use of Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platforms and services to run them.

Manage your Palo Alto Network NGFW Policies with App-ID, Content-ID, User-ID, and more with Tufin


Today, enterprises are increasingly turning to Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) features with the goal of moving toward a more proactive user and application-aware approach to enterprise security.

Spending On Application Security Tools To Grow Over 16% Annually

Forrester's Customer Insights

Hackers go after web applications because they are typically the most vulnerable. In fact, web application was the top data breach type, accounting for almost one in five confirmed data breaches, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report. Security and risk decision makers are spending more on application security and increasing deployment of application […]. application security web application firewalls

Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

Network World

The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.

How OPM Could Have Avoided the Data Breach


Knowing the interaction of firewall rules, and uncovering vulnerabilities introduced by misconfiguration, is vital. Uncovering unused, hidden, and redundant rules, which can have unforeseen impact on overall security, would help to simplify the overall firewall environment. Cleaning up and optimizing firewall configurations can remove obscurity and improve security, manageability, and performance.

Elastica Emerges From Stealth, Lays a Safety Net Around Cloud Applications and Services


By Bob Gourley Data Science Powered CloudSOC™ Solution Enables Security for Cloud Applications and Services by Providing Transaction Visibility, Threat Detection, Controls and Forensics Analysis. SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 18, 2014) – Elastica today emerged from stealth mode and released its CloudSOC™ solution for making cloud applications and services secure for use by companies and their employees.

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7 web application development challenges you can’t ignore

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: As technology evolves at breakneck speed, it brings new opportunities and challenges to web application development. If businesses want to create lasting, successful web applications, they must address these challenges. Let’s talk about web applications.

Cybersecurity: A vertical industry application?

Network World

Yes, some industries have different regulations, use cases or business processes that demand specific security controls, but overall every company needs things like firewalls, IDS/IPS, threat management gateways and antivirus software regardless. Generic security requirements will remain forever, but I see a burgeoning trend transforming cybersecurity from a set of horizontal technologies to a vertical industry application.

Digital Risk Management Leader RiskIQ Raises New Funding To Expand Platform Ecosystem, Sales and Digital Risk Applications


New Capital Infusion to Expand Platform Ecosystem, Sales and Digital Risk Applications. This financing will enable the company to expand its ecosystem, global sales, and platform applications within the disruptive Digital Risk Management market. Threats outside the firewall are vast and dynamic. Bob Gourley. Editor's note: When I read of a great firm like RiskIQ investing to expand their platform I immediately think of the positive impact to current and future customers.

Fountainhead: What Is Meant by a "Cloud-Ready" Application?


What Is Meant by a "Cloud-Ready" Application? unique network topology (including load balancing, firewalls, etc.). They dont interact with the applications unique. solution if you really understand the specific application. That might mean continuous orchestration between specific apps and networking, storage, firewalls, IaaS, DBs and more. OASIS Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Outbound Traffic Filtering | Roadmap to Securing Your Infrastructure

Linux Academy

This is filtering provided at the network edge by a firewall with rules (ACLs) restricting what internal users are allowed to access. Some firewalls have the ability to filter by an application (layer 7 firewalls), but we’re going to concentrate on standard packet-filtering firewalls and their capabilities. Review Your Firewall Logs to Find Infections. Now that outbound filtering is enabled, we can review firewall logs for blocked outbound traffic.

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Palo Alto grows cloud security portfolio with new Prisma release, Bridgecrew buy

Network World

Palo Alto's Prisma is a cloud-based security package that includes access control, advanced threat protection, user behavior monitoring and other services that promise to protect enterprise applications and resources. Palo Alto had a busy week.

IPSLA: Your IT Early Warning System


When applications slow down, users call to complain. Wouldn’t it be nice to know if applications are slowing down before users called? Well, ITIL promised that if we used a Service Desk and CMDB to discover and map out all our applications, we would be proactive in our service management. Application Performance Management was going to save the day. By monitoring the performance of our applications, we would get better triage and faster MTTR. Nathaniel Crocker.

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How does your SaaS vendor respond to the scalability question.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Ask some CTO’s about how their product scales and they’ll whip out a logical diagram showing you redundant networks, redundant firewalls, load balancers, clustered application servers, redundant databases, and SAN storage. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Paul Speciale is Chief Marketing Officer at Appcara , which is a provider of a model-based cloud application platform. Numerous IT management tools are available today for use with the cloud, but the rubber meets the road at the level of the application because this is what a user will actually “use.” The user level elements that are managed within such an IaaS cloud are virtual servers, cloud storage and shared resources such as load balancers and firewalls. Firewall rules.

Solutions for Cybersecurity Defense – What’s effective?

Doctor Chaos

In an architecture where products share telemetry among themselves, you get a view of the end-to-end topology including network switches, access points, web application firewalls, load balancers, endpoints and other devices across the network for a further drill down for status and statistics.

New to Zero Trust Security? Start Here


Historically, security models depended on a “castle and moat” type of architecture, with the enterprise network and data center on the inside, and firewalls guarding the perimeter.

3 Themes Emerge From the Gartner Hype Cycle for Midsize Enterprise, 2020


“The technologies cited in this Hype Cycle offer MSE IT leaders a high degree of benefit and applicability.” Insights about employee experience, engagement, collaboration and productivity, based on data from workplace applications, network traffic, user devices and other sources.

The WAF-Bot Management Acquisition Waltz

Forrester's Customer Insights

The Shape Security sale caps off a year of bot management acquisitions by web application firewall (WAF) vendors. application security cybersecurity security & risk security architecture

Windows Azure Datacenter IP Ranges

IT Pros Rock!

Do you need to setup your firewall to communicate with the Windows Azure datacenters for the virtual machines and applications that you are building? Below is a list of the public IP ranges for each Windows Azure datacenter region to help you with setting up your firewall access lists.( UPDATED: Updated to reflect new IP Address Ranges introduced in July 2013.

Fountainhead: The End of the Laptop-Centric World?


Is this you: You own multiple laptops or desktop computers because you have different uses, jobs, clients or applications? To accomplish her work she needs access to each clients intranet as well as a number of their secure, internal applications. She shares these folders with her co-workers as well as client contacts within each company (and who are behind each clients firewall) as interactive project-based workspaces. she can re-access those desktops and/or applications.

How to Set Practical Time Frames to Remedy Security Vulnerabilities


It might be possible to patch every Windows system at a large global bank within three days, but the business disruption required would probably be unacceptable. So what is a reasonable time frame for fixing security vulnerabilities ?

Federal Agencies Could Have Neutralized SolarWinds Breach, CISA Says

SecureWorld News

CISA mentions that firewalls could have been used to neutralize the malware, limiting the impact of the breach. And the subsequent response from CISA: "CISA agrees that a firewall blocking all outgoing connections to the internet would have neutralized the malware.

It’s Time To Stop Paying For Commoditized Endpoint Security Features

Forrester's Customer Insights

Today’s enterprise security buyers evaluating a new endpoint security suite often begin with a security RFP layered thick with many existing endpoint security features and capabilities, including antimalware, host firewall, anti-exploit, and application control.

Cisco software flaw could lead to DoS

IT Manager Daily

Multiple firewalls and fabric extenders are affected. Applications & Software IT Security Special Report Cisco software flawA recently discovered software flaw could have a major impact on your business. Threat: A vulnerability in Cisco’s FXOS and NX-OS software could leave you exposed to an attack. Damage risk: Unauthenticated remote attackers could use the flaw to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service issue.

How To Fix iPhone Cannot Connect To iTunes Store


Open the Mac App Store application. Check your firewall. Check the firewall settings on your Mac and make sure that it doesn’t block the iTunes Store connection. Open Firewall Options. PC firewall settings. Type “firewall.

Federal Agencies Could Have Neutralized SolarWinds Breach, CISA Says

SecureWorld News

CISA mentions that firewalls could have been used to neutralize the malware, limiting the impact of the breach. And the subsequent response from CISA: "CISA agrees that a firewall blocking all outgoing connections to the internet would have neutralized the malware.

Cisco software flaw allows device takeover

IT Manager Daily

Threat: This software is found on networking devices that combine firewall, antivirus, intrusion prevention and virtual private network capabilities. Applications & Software In this week's e-newsletter Cisco IT Security software vulnerabilityCisco networking devices running adaptive security appliance (ASA) software are vulnerable to a newly discovered flaw.

9 reasons why the death of the security appliance is inevitable

Network World

There are appliances for everything from firewalls, to Intrusion Detection Systems, Web Security Gateways, Email Security Gateways, Web Application Firewalls, and Advanced Threat Protection. This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Organizations are used to appliances being the workhorse of their protection needs.

What Are The Hot Issues That Today's CIOs Need To Worry About? (The CIO job is to use the CIO position to communicate the importance of information technology)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Then came the web revolution and those applications transformed into web-based applications that lived on the Internet. This time the company’s mission-critical applications are transforming themselves into mobile apps. Additionally, the old way of going off, working on an IT project for a year, and then showing up with a new application for everyone to start using no longer works.

Firemon: Providing proactive security intelligence and governance over your IT


Enterprises use FireMon to perform key management tasks like Firewall rules cleanup, firewall policy changes, reducing complexity of firewall rulesets and ensuring compliance. This assertion is emphasized in the recently published Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report , which calls out threat intelligence in particular, citing the need for application of such data within a detailed context.

Hyper-segmentation – How to Avoid Cyber Disasters


He started by explaining to me that Hyper-segmentation was not meant to replace existing security solutions like a traditional firewall, NextGen firewalls, IDS/IPS, anti-virus or malware solutions. Rather than creating specific segments for specific applications or servers, the solution automatically creates new segments for every device or endpoint. Each endpoint has its own fully isolated path to a specific application on a server. Nathaniel Crocker.

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How to fix “Not Ready. Check Your Connection” error on TeamViewer


A preventive firewall or antivirus software. A preventive firewall or antivirus software. Firewalls are preventive shields that are featured in antiviruses. Once it launches, search for the firewall protection option.

Planet OS: A platform for real-world sensor data integration


It is deployable inside your firewall, or in a private or public cloud, including Amazon Web Services (AWS). Planet OS''s capability to work with a wide variety of data types enables organizations to build advanced domain-specific applications without the fragmentation or duplication of data assets. Planet OS’s technology transforms disparate data into rich visual stories and provides accessibility to end-user applications from a central location. By Michael Johnson.

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Step-by-Step: Extending On-Premise Active Directory to the Cloud.

IT Pros Rock!

Extending an on-premise Windows Server Active Directory ( AD ) infrastructure into the cloud is an important topic to consider when planning the migration or implementation of cloud-based applications. Many existing applications require Active Directory for authentication and identity management. When migrating applications to the cloud, having a locally accessible Active Directory is an important factor to ensuring that AD authentication is fast and reliable. Sign in.

National pen test execution standard would improve network security

Network World

Also read: What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall | Get regularly scheduled insights: Sign up for Network World newsletters ]. Penetration tests involve live tests of computer networks, systems, or web applications to find potential vulnerabilities. As the number of cyber attacks increases, the demand for penetration tests – to determine the strength of a company’s defense – is also going up.

Bayshore Networks: Cloud- and on-premises-based IoT cybersecurity technology for industrial enterprises


The company’s policy-based Information Technology/Operational Technology (IT/OT) Gateway, an alternative to next-generation firewalls in some settings, inspects and filters industrial data for customers in fields such as manufacturing, connected cars and smart cities. Bayshore Networks was founded to safely and securely protect Industrial IoT networks, applications, machines and workers from the threats of the Internet. Research Team.