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Teresa Law | 17 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

SOC11.jpgAttackers want your employee usernames, their passwords, their authentication codes and access to your approved devices. They want your endpoints. They want to extract the information they contain, then use that information to penetrate your networks. From files to user credentials, endpoints can be a one-stop-shop for thieves looking to go on a data shopping-spree within your business and your identity can be their way in.

Difficult to Protect

When protecting endpoints and identities there is a delicate balance between flagging and impeding advanced threats, and preserving performance and functionality. Endpoint protection software monitors the behaviors of files and of websites. It compares those behaviors network-wide to current attack trends. The software is updated as solutions to new threats are...

khaley | 22 Jan 2014
SEP12-v3.jpegA cash register was part of the Internet of Things long before there was an Internet of Things.  
 
A cash register, or Point Of Sale (POS) system, is a device that contains an operating system and network connectivity. It performs a very specific task, sending data back to a central server. Put that way, it sounds very much like part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
 
The big difference between POS and “IoT” is that devices in the “new” Internet of Things tend to run some flavor of Linux, while many cash registers run some version of the Windows operating system. As such, these cash registers are susceptible to the millions of pieces of  malware written for Windows.  
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dschrader | 16 Dec 2010 | 10 comments

Today Microsoft introduced Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.  4 years after Symantec they finally introduced Integration with Configuration Manager, Vulnerability Shielding and Firewall Management – the equivalents of which have all been in Symantec Endpoint Protection for the past 4 years.   

The new version of Forefront still lacks functions we consider essential to endpoint security, including:

  • Device control
  • Application inventory or application control (outside of AppLocker)
  • Access control self enforcement
  • Mac & Linux support – only a promise that sometime next year “details on the timing of the Mac/Linux release will be available”
  • Optimizations for virtual environments - no resource leveling – no way to prevent av storms in virtual environments
  • Bootable recovery disk or a tool equivalent to Symantec’s Power Erasure

A few additional thoughts:...