Quick Takes: Security trends courtesy of Pilot

Pilot report out for December

Pilot Network Services releases its December Pilot Cyber Barometer, a report that helps e-businesses identify trends in Internet attacks. The e-business services provider notes several changes in Internet threats through its Pilot Heuristic Defense Infrastructure (HDI), notably that the frequency of threats increased by 18.2% last month. FTP server attacks increased by 173% while NetBios attacks lessened by 85%. The report says that changing numbers indicate a constant change in approach from hackers, requiring similar shifts from e-businesses. The Pilot HDI is a combination of multilayered, distributed architecture, continually evolving defense processes and a bevy of experts who monitor the system.

www.pilot.net


Sanctum aboard on Cisco project

Web application security provider Sanctum announces a partnership in the Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program and its endorsement of Cisco's e-business security application, CiscoSafe. CiscoSafe is a security framework that integrates scalable security services throughout an e-business infrastructure allowing companies to design and implement secure networks. Sanctum joins a collection of companies supporting Cisco with its AppShield security solution part of the Cisco Security and VPN Associate Program, the anchor of the Cisco system. Cisco's customer base includes financial, retail, health care and government offices. Sanctum, a leader in Web application security, employs its AppShield solution to monitor how individuals interact with Web applications and protect against hacks at that level.

www.sanctuminc.com


Sophos security always-on

Corporate security provider Sophos announces a deal with broadband solution provider eSoft to provide antivirus protection to customers using eSoft's InstaGate EX security appliance. Sophos antivirus will be offered to eSoft customers on a subscription basis that includes unlimited virus updates. ESoft offers a line of firewall, security and software applications under the SoftPaks umbrella. Sophos' antivirus integrates with firewalls, e-mail servers, encryption devices and other security-related devices. Large corporations, banks, governments and higher education are among Sophos' customer base. ESoft offers its broadband solutions for small- and medium-size enterprises.

www.sophos.com

www.esoft.com


Computer Associates goes back to school

John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Computer Associates have formed a partnership to define new technologies that will bolster e-business security. Their alliance is intended to create a collaborative environment for identifying, assessing and addressing e-business security issues while at the same time creating educational opportunities for potential security professionals. CA's role in the partnership involves providing technical research and development resources for use across its police science, business security and related public safety disciplines. The college will offer CA supplemental research resources, along with an independent forum for discussion and debate on emerging security issues.

ca.com


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