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October 03, 2014
News roundup: Palo Alto's next-generation firewall fared poorly in a recent NSS Labs report, leading to a testy back-and-forth about NGFW testing. Plus: Mitnick selling zero days; EMET bypassed, again; iThemes stored plaintext passwords.
May 23, 2014
When comparing NGFW appliances, experts say that enterprises should focus on products that meet specific needs, not just those with the most features.
March 28, 2014
The bundle of IOS security patches addresses a total of six denial-of-service vulnerabilities in Cisco's enterprise networking products.
March 10, 2014
New Cisco CTO Martin Roesch says the Cisco product roadmap for network security will include a robust NGFW using Sourcefire technology.
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Security expert Diana Kelley outlines three major benefits of next-generation firewalls: their ability to thwart unknown attacks, to make decisions using identity awareness and to ensure secure access by remote and mobile users. Continue Reading
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Multiple Wi-Fi routers are reportedly vulnerable to backdoor attacks. Expert Kevin Beaver explains how to detect if your system is at risk. Continue Reading
Cupid, a spinoff of the Heartbleed flaw is attacking vulnerable routers and stealing sensitive data. Kevin Beaver discusses how to defend against the threat. Continue Reading
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