The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy endpoint security and network monitoring news for the week of September 9. This curated list features endpoint security and network monitoring vendors such as Zyxel Networks, Varnish Software, Graphiant, and more.
Keeping tabs on all the most relevant endpoint security and network monitoring news can be a time-consuming task. As a result, our editorial team aims to provide a summary of the top headlines from the last month in this space. Solutions Review editors will curate vendor product news, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding, talent acquisition, and other noteworthy endpoint security and network monitoring news items.
Endpoint Security and Network Monitoring News for the Week of September 9
Zyxel Releases Update to Enhance User Experience of Nebula Cloud Networking Solution
Zyxel Networks, a provider of cloud-based networking solutions, announced the release of the next major update of its popular Nebula Cloud Networking Solution. The new Phase 15 update (P15) further enhances the user experience by streamlining license purchases, guiding users through Nebula’s paid features, improving usability, and increasing security and resilience across managed Nebula switches.
Holiday Inn Hotels Hit by Cyber-Attack
Holiday Inn owner Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has confirmed a cyber-attack has hit the company. IHG, which has some of the world’s largest hotel chains, issued a statement saying it was investigating “unauthorized access” to several of its technology systems. The UK-based company said its “booking channels and other applications” had been disrupted since Monday.
Milesight IoT and Actility Partner Up to Facilitate LoRaWAN Deployments
Milesight, an AIoT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) solution provider, and Actility, a provider of IoT connectivity solutions, announced a strategic partnership in order to facilitate the deployment of IoT use cases for smart buildings like indoor air quality (IAQ), smart offices, smart cities, smart agriculture, and many other verticals. The Partners agreed on technical and business cooperation as well as mutual promotion of the integrated Milesight LoRaWAN Gateway and Actility’s ThingPark IoT platform. IoT gateways use LoRaWAN to connect smart devices to the cloud for data processing and management. Now part of Actility’s portfolio, Milesight LoRaWAN Gateways now allow seamless connection to Actility’s ThingPark LoRaWAN network servers. Data collected from LoRa field sensors is backhauled over secured links into many of the major cloud IoT platforms connected to Actility’s ThingPark, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS IoT Core, PTC ThingWorx, and others.
LookingGlass Cyber CEO Bryan Ware to Moderate General Session at Billington CyberSecurity Summit
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, an actionable threat intelligence solutions provider, is pleased to announce that CEO Bryan Ware will moderate a general session discussion at the 13th Annual Billington CyberSecurity Summit, the world’s leading government summit on cybersecurity, which will be held Sept. 7-9, 2022, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Ware previously provided direct support to Commissioner David Pekoske while serving as the Assistant Secretary for Cyber Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
DNSFilter Wins Prestigious 2022 SINET16 Innovator Award
DNSFilter announced it has been named a winner of the 2022 SINET16 Innovator Award. DNSFilter provides DNS security powered by machine learning that uniquely identifies 61 percent more threats than competitors on an average of seven days earlier, including zero-day threats. Over 15,000 organizations trust DNSFilter to protect millions of end-users from phishing, malware, and advanced cyber threats. The SINET16 recognition comes on the heels of the company’s acquisition of Guardian last month, combining best-in-class DNS layer security with Firewall + VPN to protect user privacy and organizations more effectively against web-based threats.
Unifi Selects T-Mobile and Hyperion to Bring Thousands of Employees 5G Phones and Connectivity
Unifi, the largest provider of aviation services in North America, has selected T-Mobile and industry-leading mobility primary agent Hyperion Partners for a new “Managed Mobility” program that outfits employees with 5G smartphones. Unifi has 23,000 team members, and employees at participating locations will receive a free personal 5G smartphone with access to T-Mobile’s 5G network. Eligible employees who can participate include new hires after 30 days of employment and existing employees. Current employees with more than 12 months of service are eligible for upgrades to the latest phone model. Unifi is launching this program at 11 locations, with others to follow.
Varnish Software’s New Traffic Router Update Delivers Optimal Caching for Improved User Experience
Varnish Software, a vendor in web acceleration and content delivery solutions, unveiled a new version of Varnish Traffic Router, the latest addition to Varnish’s portfolio of private CDN offerings. The solution is ideal for video delivery and data-heavy web content, as it provides advanced tools for load balancing and traffic routing to ensure content is always delivered from the optimal location for the best user experience possible. Now, built into the user interface is an intuitive world map displaying the CDN deployment and allowing clear identification of traffic load, making it easy to add resources where they are needed most. Built into the Varnish Controller 5.0 CDN administration console, Traffic Router will be on display and demonstrated for the first time at IBC2022, at Varnish Software’s booth 5.C41.
Digital.ai Appoints Gregory R. Ellis as New Head of Application Security Business
Digital.ai, an enterprise platform for AI-driven software development, announced the appointment of Greg Ellis as general manager of the Application Security business. Ellis will lead the product management and engineering teams and will partner closely with Digital.ai’s global commercial team and partner network. Ellis has over 25 years of diverse experience in business operations roles across various software organizations. Ellis was an original product leader at Arxan Defense Systems, Inc., the foundation for Digital.ai’s security offerings. After Microsemi Corporation acquired Arxan in 2010, Ellis stepped into the role of vice president of operations at Microsemi Security Solutions, where he led a team of 25 engineers developing software security solutions. When Mercury Systems, Inc. acquired portions of Microsemi, he joined Mercury Systems as its general manager of Secure Processing, where he drove alignment across sales, engineering, product management, and product marketing.
U.S. Enterprises Aim for Holistic Cyber Defense
Large U.S. enterprises are adopting holistic approaches to cybersecurity that allow them to integrate data from interoperable systems, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The 2022 ISG Provider Lens Cybersecurity – Solutions and Services report for the U.S. finds companies are moving away from buying separate products to perform each security function, an approach that has created headaches for IT departments trying to manage and integrate the disparate systems. As they make this change, many are engaging providers of end-to-end services.
Former Viptela Founder Launches SD-Edge Startup Graphiant, Taking Aim At Cisco
Khalid Raza, former co-founder and CTO for Viptela and dubbed the “father” of SD-WAN, has started a new edge networking company that is taking aim at Cisco and other formidable SD-WAN providers. Graphiant emerged from stealth mode and is ready to deliver MPLS-level connectivity between the enterprise WAN, hybrid cloud, network edge, customers, and partners. Its solution is offered as a service through the Graphiant Network Edge, Raza, founder, and CEO of Graphiant, told CRN in an interview before the launch of his new company.
North Korea’s Lazarus Hackers are Exploiting Log4j Flaw to Hack US Energy Companies
Security researchers have linked a new cyber espionage campaign targeting U.S., Canadian, and Japanese energy providers to the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus hacking group. Threat intelligence company Cisco Talos said Thursday that it has observed Lazarus — also known as APT38 — targeting unnamed energy providers in the United States, Canada, and Japan between February and July this year. According to Cisco’s research, the hackers used a year-old vulnerability in Log4j, known as Log4Shell, to compromise internet-exposed VMware Horizon servers to establish an initial foothold onto a victim’s enterprise network before deploying bespoke malware known as “VSingle” and “YamaBot” to establish long-term persistent access. YamaBot was recently attributed to the Lazarus APT by Japan’s national cyber emergency response team, known as CERT.
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