New Security Categories Added to Cisco Umbrella to Monitor and Block DNS Tunneling
Jan17

New Security Categories Added to Cisco Umbrella to Monitor and Block DNS Tunneling

Cisco has added two new security categories to Umbrella to help customers identify and analyze potentially harmful Internet traffic and security threats. The two new categories – DNS tunneling VPN and Potentially Harmful – help customers mange the risk of DNS tunneling and identify and block data loss. DNS tunnelling allows the data of programs and protocols in DNS responses and queries to be encoded. DNS tunnelling is used by anti-virus and anti-malware programs to obtain signatures to update virus definition lists. While this use of DNS tunnelling is legitimate, malicious actors can similarly use DNS tunnelling to hide outbound traffic – communications between malware and C2 servers or to hide the exfiltration of data. Many organizations do not monitor for this type of traffic, so it can be difficult to detect data loss and malware communications. To help customers identify this malicious traffic, Cisco has incorporated the new DNS tunneling VPN as a security category within Umbrella. Commercial DNS tunneling VPN services can be used to mask or hide traffic as DNS queries,...

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New TitanHQ Partnership Sees Enterprise Anti-Spam Solution Pushed Throughout Middle East
Jan03

New TitanHQ Partnership Sees Enterprise Anti-Spam Solution Pushed Throughout Middle East

TitanHQ has announced a new partnership with Middle-East based cybersecurity firm Zservices. The new collaboration will see TitanHQ’s enterprise anti-spam solution – SpamTitan – pushed to large organizations based in the Middle East, Africa, and India. The new partnership deal was announced during Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. TitanHQ was formed in 1999 in Galway, Ireland and has fast grown into a global cybersecurity solution provider with more than 75 partner offices worldwide. Over almost 20 years, TitanHQ has developed a deep understanding of the complex threat landscape and has developed a range of cybersecurity solutions to protect organizations’ networks from increasingly sophisticated web and email-borne threats. TitanHQ has enjoyed tremendous global success with its anti-spam and web filtering solutions. The affordable, subscription-based security solutions are powerful tools that keep enterprise networks secure from web and email-borne threats. TitanHQ’s SpamTitan, WebTitan, and ArcTitan...

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Web Security Gateway Updated by Barracuda
Nov22

Web Security Gateway Updated by Barracuda

Barracuda Networks has announced new updates have been released for its Web Filter Gateways (version 11.0) that provide greater protection from advanced threats and ransomware. Customers can now benefit from Barracuda’s cloud-based microservice – Advanced Threat Detection – which provides greater protection from targeted attacks, including ransomware, thanks to integration with Barracuda Web Filter Gateways. The latest models of the Barracuda Web Security Gateway – models 610 and above – now include dedicated SSL acceleration hardware to speed up SSL inspection of encrypted web traffic. As more sites move to HTTPS, including those created by threat actors, it is essential for encrypted traffic to be inspected since these encrypted connections are now often used to hide inappropriate or malicious content. However, SSL inspection can put a strain on network performance as it is resource intensive. The new SSL acceleration hardware improves performance, doubling the speed of SSL inspection. The Web Filter Gateways now integrate seamlessly with Barracuda NextGen firewalls and...

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Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series OS 12.0 Launched by SonicWall
Nov16

Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series OS 12.0 Launched by SonicWall

As more businesses take advantage of remote workers, and the use of mobile devices grows, businesses seek solutions that provide an equivalent level of protection for remote and mobile workers as can be achieved within an organization’s facilities. SonicWall’s answer is the Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solution which allows security policy enforcement for mobile and remote workers. This week, SonicWall announced it has launched an updated version of its Secure Mobile Access 1000 Series OS. Version 12.0 includes several enhancements to improve security for remote and mobile users, regardless of the data types accessed or devices used to connect to cloud and on-premise resources. The solution offers enforced SSL VPN to essential applications, data and resources regardless of device type or operating system, with access granted only to trusted users with access rights determined by the health metrics of the connecting device and its location. The solution allows up to 20,000 connections per appliance and large enterprises can combined appliances to provide hundreds of thousands of...

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Millennials Pose Significant Risk to IT Security, Reports Forcepoint
Oct26

Millennials Pose Significant Risk to IT Security, Reports Forcepoint

The results from a recently published Forcepoint survey shows millennials are placing the security of their organizations at risk by engaging in risky behaviors. The survey showed millennials were more likely to take short cuts to improve productivity, even though those behaviors placed security at risk. Forcepoint says action needs to be taken now to prevent the attitudes and behaviors of the younger generation from taking hold, especially in government organizations. The failure to address security issues could place U.S government IT systems in jeopardy. The study was conducted on 670 individuals and assessed attitudes and behaviors that increased the risk of cyberattacks, malware infections, and data breaches. The survey showed that millennials were regularly using unsecured WiFi networks for work without the use of VPNs. Password sharing was common, as was the belief that cybersecurity was an issue for IT departments to deal with. The survey suggests millennials believe they are well educated in cybersecurity matters and are confident about their level of security awareness....

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TigerText Launches TigerFlow: A Clinical Communications Platform for Value-Based Care
Oct20

TigerText Launches TigerFlow: A Clinical Communications Platform for Value-Based Care

TigerText, the leading secure messaging platform provider for the healthcare industry, has announced the launch of Tigerflow: A new enterprise-wide clinical communications platform for healthcare providers.  TigerFlow has been developed to help healthcare organizations streamline communications with care teams and provide physicians, nurses, and support staff with easy access to actionable information through a single mobile-friendly ecosystem. The workflow-centric platform has data integration capabilities allowing information that would normally only be accessible through disparate workstations to be accessed by a wide range of healthcare professionals through their mobile devices, naturally with appropriate access controls to ensure only individuals authorized to view the information are granted access. The new platform incorporates a range of functions designed to accelerate adoption, reduce operational costs, raise productivity of the workforce and improve patient outcomes. The platform can integrate with clinical electronic medical record systems and features intelligent...

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TitanHQ Protects McDonalds Restaurants from Malicious Email Messages
Oct15

TitanHQ Protects McDonalds Restaurants from Malicious Email Messages

TitanHQ has announced a new partnership with McDonalds (Phillipines) to protect employees from phishing attacks and emails used to spread malware and ransomware infections. TitanHQ has now completed rolling out its award-winning anti-spam solution – SpamTitan – and is now protecting McDonalds employees across the 500+ McDonalds restaurants throughout the Philippines. While international law enforcement operations have successfully taken down major spamming botnets and there has been a reduction in spam messages as a result, spam email remains a major attack vector. In fact, figures from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) show that phishing attacks are on the increase. APWG recently announced that there are now more phishing attacks taking place than at any other time in history. While phishing and other malicious emails used to be relatively easy to identify, cybercriminals have added a new level of sophistication to their phishing attacks. It is becoming increasingly difficult for employees to identify phishing emails; therefore, a technological solution is required to prevent...

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GFI Software Launches Customer Loyalty Program
Sep01

GFI Software Launches Customer Loyalty Program

The email archiving and cybersecurity solution provider GFI Software has announced it has launched a new customer loyalty program called GFI Prime. Customers qualifying for GFI Prime will be given benefits as a reward for choosing GFI Software as their cybersecurity or email archiving partner and will be able to select at least one additional product from the GFI Software range and install and use the solution free of charge. The program rewards customers who have been using qualifying GFI Software products for more than a year. From September 1, 2016, customers qualifying for the GFI Prime loyalty program will be able to install one additional GFI software product immediately. When customers take out a new plan over multiple years, or renew a multi-year license or subscription, they will be allowed to install an additional GFI Software product without charge. GFI Software notes that the additional products will continue to be provided free of charge as long as licenses or subscriptions to qualifying GFI Prime products continue to be renewed. Existing customers can check...

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EdgeWave Secures WiFi Network at 2016 US Open Tennis Championship
Aug29

EdgeWave Secures WiFi Network at 2016 US Open Tennis Championship

The La Jolla, CA-based email and web security firm EdgeWave has announced it has been selected as the cybersecurity partner at for this year’s US Open Tennis Championship at Flushing Meadows, NY and will be providing the technology to keep the tournament’s WiFi networks secure. Today, sports fans expect to be provided with WiFi access at sports events, yet it is important for event organizations to ensure that the Internet can be accessed securely and acceptable usage policies are enforced. That means blocking access to undesirable content such as pornography and webpages that are known to contain malware. This is the ninth consecutive year that EdgeWave has been selected to secure mobile Internet access for the US Tennis Association (USTA) at the U.S Open Championship. This year, the USTA WiFi network will be available to more than 750,000 fans, athletes, and sports reporters who will be assured of a secure connection and provided with high-speed Internet access. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has an expansive mobile Internet infrastructure and is one of the most...

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Securly Simplifies the Deployment of Cloud-Based Web Filters
Aug10

Securly Simplifies the Deployment of Cloud-Based Web Filters

There are several issues associated with appliance-based web filters. The cost of the appliance, the lack of scalability, problems with deployment, and the bottlenecks they can create when bandwidth-heavy applications are used or streaming services are being accessed by multiple users. These problems have seen many organizations turn to cloud-based filtering solutions. Cloud-based web filters require no hardware, are highly scalable, easy to deploy, and have the same level of granular control as their appliance-based counterparts. Since no expensive hardware is required, they can also offer significant cost advantages over appliance-based web filters. One disadvantage of cloud-based filtering is that it is often necessary to speak to customer service teams to implement the solution. Many organizations struggle to configure the solution on their own. Since customer service teams are usually busy, this can delay the implementation of a cloud-based web filter. Securly is now offering a solution. An entirely self-servable cloud-based web filter that can be set up through a browser...

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SafeDNS Enhances Web Filter to Improve Detection of Malicious Resources
Aug01

SafeDNS Enhances Web Filter to Improve Detection of Malicious Resources

SafeDNS, a provider of web filtering solutions for home and business users, has launched a new version of its platform featuring new proprietary technology that has significantly improved the detection of malicious websites. Since the new technology was implemented, detection of malware and other malicious websites and webpages by SafeDNS has increased by 66%. The solution is now able to accurately detect 98% of malicious websites. Many web filtering solutions rely on blacklists of known malicious websites to determine whether access to page content should be granted. Unfortunately, solutions that only rely on blacklists fail to block a large percentage of phishing websites and sites containing malware and exploit kits, as there is often a significant delay between the creation of a malicious website and its inclusion on a blacklist. The new SafeDNS system places less reliance on static lists and instead maintains its own list of websites based on its own analyses of sites. Multiple new methods of assessing websites have been incorporated into the latest version of the platform...

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Forcepoint Introduces New Technology to Secure Connections for Roaming Workers
Aug01

Forcepoint Introduces New Technology to Secure Connections for Roaming Workers

IT teams may be able to secure their wired and wireless on-premises networks, although it is much harder to secure users’ connections to the Internet when they are outside the corporate network and connect to the Internet via wireless hotspots. Organizations with a high percentage of remote or mobile workers often struggle to secure employees’ devices and provide secure, reliable access to data via third-party networks and public Wi-Fi hotspots. A highly mobile workforce is now becoming the norm with more workers now accessing networks remotely, and that calls for technological solutions to ensure devices and data remain secure.  Unfortunately, while many cloud-based security solutions can be deployed to reduce risk, many do not give IT security teams visibility in the actions taken by remote workers. Many solutions also mask the users’ true locations, which means it is not possible to access localized content and neither enforce geofencing controls. Forcepoint has now developed a solution that helps organizations improve security for a mobile workforce and ensure visibility into...

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New Blue Coat Appliance Gives Organizations Better Visibility into Encrypted Traffic
Jul31

New Blue Coat Appliance Gives Organizations Better Visibility into Encrypted Traffic

Malicious actors are increasingly using SSL traffic to hide malware according to security researchers at Blue Coat Systems. The use of SSL/TLS encrypted sites is growing due to concern about the privacy of website visitors. While SSL/TLS offers increased security, it also gives malicious actors the opportunity to hide malware, command and control center communications, and data exfiltration. The threat is rising at an alarming rate. Blue Coat researchers identified 58 times as many SSL-cloaked C&C channels and 200-fold rise in C&C servers using SSL in 2015. While organizations have implemented URL filtering and secure web gateways to protect their networks from malware, many solutions do not have visibility into encrypted traffic. Many organizations find that security appliances that can decrypt and re-encrypt SSL traffic are not without their issues. The capacity of some appliances and filtering solutions reduces by as much as 80% when configured to inspect SSL traffic, meaning SSL inspection must be turned off or capacity needs to be expanded. Blue Coat’s solution is a...

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TigerText Receives HITRUST CSF Certification
Jul28

TigerText Receives HITRUST CSF Certification

Secure healthcare messaging platform provider TigerText has achieved CSF Certification from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST). TigerText is the first vendor in its class to earn HITRUST CSF certification. HITRUST CSF was developed to help organizations in the healthcare sector certify that they have implemented the necessary privacy and security controls in compliance HIPAA and HITECH legislation, in addition to globally recognized standards and frameworks developed by NIST, ISO, PCI, FTC, and COBIT. Since the HITRUST CSF was developed it has fast become the most widely-adopted security framework in the U.S. healthcare industry. In order for organizations to earn HITRUST CSF certification they must be able to demonstrate that they meet key healthcare regulations covering the protection of sensitive healthcare information and that they are effectively managing risk. As Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer at HITRUST, explains “The HITRUST CSF has become the information protection framework for the healthcare industry, and the CSF Assurance program is bringing a new...

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Smoothwall Releases Glamis Product Update
Jul05

Smoothwall Releases Glamis Product Update

The latest product update from Smoothwall – named Glamis – sees several changes to improve speed and usability of its system, with key changes made to safeguarding, malware detection, and reporting. New filtering categories have been added to the Guardian web filter engine covering ‘APIs and web libraries’ (excluding CDNs), and ‘Computing’. Computing covers the websites of tech companies, sites relating to programming languages, and news from the computer industry. Note that this category excludes computer games, which are covered by the online games and computer games categories. The web filter also sees Smoothwall change its malware detection engine to Bitdefender. Bitdefender often tops industry malware detection lists and was chosen for the excellent level of protection it provides and the comprehensive range of file types covered. Other advantages are an increased maximum file size that can be scanned (1GB). The update to the malware detection engine requires the downloading of Bitdefender signatures. This will happen automatically, but the download will take serval minutes to...

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Securly Partners with Internet Watch Foundation and iKeepsafe
Jun29

Securly Partners with Internet Watch Foundation and iKeepsafe

Two organizations committed to making the Internet a safer place and removing and blocking illegal web content are the Internet Watch Foundation and iKeepSafe. This week, the web filtering solution provider Securly has announced that it has partnered with both organizations and the Securly web filter has been verified as meeting strict standards for Internet control. The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a UK based charity committed to eradicating child pornography from the internet and making it harder for individuals to access such content. The charity works closely with law enforcement agencies and ISPs to ensure that illegal images and videos are taken down and permanently removed from the Internet. The charity is also committed to bringing the individuals responsible for uploading the content to justice. IWF maintains a blacklist of websites and webpages discovered to be hosting images of child abuse or child pornography, which can be applied to web filtering solutions to ensure such content cannot be accessed. Securly has incorporated the IWF blacklist into its own blacklist...

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Symantec Announces Acquisition of Web Security Firm Blue Coat in $4.65 Billion Deal
Jun12

Symantec Announces Acquisition of Web Security Firm Blue Coat in $4.65 Billion Deal

In a deal worth approximately $4.65 billion in cash, Symantec will acquire the web security firm Blue Coat Inc.  The Boards of Directors at both companies have approved the acquisition and the deal is expected to go through in Q3, 2016. Blue Coat currently has the largest share in the web security market and has GAAP revenue for the fiscal year ending on April 30, 2016 of $598 million and non-GAAP revenue of $755 million. The company has developed an extensive portfolio of technologies and has developed a Cloud Generation Security platform that is being used by more than 15,000 customers. The company continues to develop new products and expand its customer base and has achieved year-on-year growth of 17%. Under the deal, Blue Coat Chief Executive Officer Greg Clark will become the CEO of Symantec and will join the Symantec Board. The acquisition will help Symantec maintain is position as a leader in the field of cybersecurity, with its customers protected from a much wider range of cyberthreats. Symantec will be able to offer best-in-class protection, detection, and remediation of...

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TigerText Announces Collaboration with Honeywell
Jun02

TigerText Announces Collaboration with Honeywell

TigerText, the leading provider of secure text messaging solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced that users of the Honeywell’s new Dolphin™ CT50h smartphone can now use the TigerText secure messaging app. TigerText has been working closely with Honeywell to develop a customized version of its app which can be downloaded onto the Dolphin smartphone. The new version of the TigerText app works with the next-generation scanner on Honeywell’s Dolphin™ CT50h smartphone, which can be used to verify patients’ identities. TigerText has incorporated its bot technology which allows healthcare data to be pulled directly from healthcare providers’ electronic medical record systems. Physicians can use the app to retrieve critical up-to-date health information about patients’ medications by scanning barcodes with the Dolphin smartphone. The TigerText app allows physicians to obtain EMR data in real time, ensuring they can access all patient data including recent procedures and notes entered by all members of the care team. Having access to the most up-to-date patient information will...

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TitanHQ Receives Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award
Jun01

TitanHQ Receives Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

TitanHQ has picked up a ‘Top 100’ Award at this year’s Red Herring Europe Awards – one of the most prestigious awards for technology companies. The Red Herring Awards are an annual event where private technology ventures are honored for their innovation, potential, track record and financial performance. Each nominated company is comprehensively assessed on 20 criteria, including market footprint, quality of management, proof of concept, innovation and execution of strategy. While many awards recognize the potential of a company, the Red Herring panel of judges looks more deeply at a company, giving an unparalleled insight into the best technology vendors, not just their products by the ability to develop them into industry-leading offerings. The detailed reviews of each company mean the Top 100 Award winners list gives a clear view of the most innovative companies with the greatest potential, providing invaluable information on the hottest prospects for venture investors. This in depth look at the best of the best in the field of technology resulted in the potential of some of the...

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TigerText Launches HealthBot Capable of Automating the Provision of Healthcare Information to Patients
May13

TigerText Launches HealthBot Capable of Automating the Provision of Healthcare Information to Patients

TigerText has launched a new secure, HIPAA-compliant, messenger service for web portals and mobile applications which automates a wide range of tasks that previously required the time of support staff. All too often patients face extended wait times when calling hospitals and other healthcare facilities and hold times in excess of 30 minutes are far from uncommon. Obtaining answers to questions and making routine appointments is rarely a quick process, causing considerable frustration for patients. Patient web portals are a convenient way of communicating with patients more efficiently, yet healthcare staff are still required to man the web portals. Many of the questions asked by patients via web portals can be easily handled by a messenger bot. Automating these services can reduce patient waiting times and provide patients with instant answers to their questions. With the cost of healthcare expected to increase by 5.8% each year, healthcare organizations need to find new ways to improve efficiency and lower operational costs. Messenger bots can allow patients to receive...

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Lua Secures GSA Advantage Schedule 70 Contract for its Secure Messaging Platform
May12

Lua Secures GSA Advantage Schedule 70 Contract for its Secure Messaging Platform

Sengex, a data security firm that provides mobile security solutions to government agencies, has announced that the Lua secure mobile communication platform is now available on the Sengex platform though the US General Services Administration’s (GSA) Advantage Schedule 70 contract. The GSA is responsible for managing and supporting the basic functioning of government agencies. Part of its role involves establishing long-term contracts with commercial companies and securing their products and services at bulk discount rates for use in all federal agencies. GSA awards an Advantage Schedule 70 contract to commercial technology vendors that are in compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations and have been determined to offer quality products and services at a fair and reasonable price point.  While it is not necessary for a company to be awarded an Advantage Schedule 70 contract in order to provide products and services to government agencies, the contract removes a lot of red tape and using those pre-approved companies can significantly reduce administrative costs. Lua has...

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U.S. Cellular Customers Can Now Take Advantage of Secure Text Messaging from TigerText
Apr18

U.S. Cellular Customers Can Now Take Advantage of Secure Text Messaging from TigerText

Customers of U.S. Cellular – the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States – can now take advantage of secure text messaging from TigerText in order to protect confidential conversations and data. According to a press release issued earlier today by the Santa Monica based secure messaging provider, individual and corporate customers of U.S. Cellular will be able to take advantage of TigerText´s secure text messaging technology to protect private and restricted conversations with the security and level of confidentiality required by legal regulatory standards such as HIPAA, SOX and FINRA. TigerText is a leading provider of secure, real-time messaging solutions in many regulated industries. Committed to keeping mobile communications secure, private and impermanent, TigerText has been rated by KLAS as the most widely-adopted solution in the healthcare industry, with four of the top five largest for-profit healthcare systems in the country relying on the company´s secure messaging solutions to keep communications safe, improve workflows and comply...

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SafeDNS Joins Friendly WiFi Initiative
Apr12

SafeDNS Joins Friendly WiFi Initiative

Parental control and web filtering company SafeDNS has been accredited as ‘Wi-Fi Friendly’ and is now an approved vendor of web filtering solutions that ensure minors can access the Internet safely and securely. The Friendly WiFi Initiative is the world’s first public Wi-Fi accreditation scheme, which was devised by RDI (UK) Holdings in conjunction with the UK government and the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. The aim of the initiative is to encourage businesses that offer Wi-Fi access to their customers, clients, and patrons to ensure only family friendly websites can be accessed via their networks. This is of particular importance in locations where minors may visit, such as coffee shops, restaurants, venues, hospitals, and libraries. To be accredited, an organization’s web filtering solution is subjected to stringent tests to ensure it is effective at blocking access to obscene images and other adult and undesirable content. Organizations that pass the assessment can display the Friendly Wi-Fi symbol. Businesses that use a Friendly Wi-Fi Approved Vendor’s solution can...

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TigerText´s Latest Update Will Help Deliver Faster, High Quality Healthcare
Mar23

TigerText´s Latest Update Will Help Deliver Faster, High Quality Healthcare

TigerText has released a number of new features on its secure messaging solution that will help deliver faster, high quality healthcare in compliance with HIPAA. According to Brad Brooks – the company´s co-founder and president – the new features in the latest Spring 16 TigerText release are the result of listening to and translating customer feedback into useful and relevant updates. He explained that through TigerText´s “voice of the customer” program, requests for new features were shared regularly with the product development team, who prioritized the most relevant requests and brought them to market. Among the innovative features in the latest TigerText release: • A new self-updating desktop app with built-in alerts will allow any authorized user to access TigerText from a PC or Mac. • Messages will automatically be auto-forwarded to a colleague when a user´s app is in “Do Not Disturb” mode. • Priority messages will now remain at the top of the recipient´s inbox and emit a distinctive ring for instant differentiation. • TigerText users will now be able to set up...

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University of Louisville School of Dentistry Improves Care Coordination with Lua Text Message Platform
Mar10

University of Louisville School of Dentistry Improves Care Coordination with Lua Text Message Platform

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has implemented a new, secure messaging system to improve communication between its 1,000 staff and students. UoL School of Dentistry runs graduate programs and teaches general dentistry and dental hygiene to around 600 students. Due to the sensitive nature of data that must be communicated it is essential to have a highly secure communications platform in place. That platform must be mobile friendly as the majority of communications take place using mobile devices, but also be suitable for use on other devices such as desktop computers. The solution must also be compliant with all provisions of HIPAA to ensure that protected health information can be transmitted safely and securely using the platform. Before the new system was introduced, staff were reliant on consumer messaging apps for internal communications. While these apps allowed staff to collaborate, they were only of use for casual discussions as they were not HIPAA compliant. Text messages were convenient, but their use was limited as they could not be used in conjunction...

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Smoothwall Framlingham Update Introduces Google as a Directory Service
Mar08

Smoothwall Framlingham Update Introduces Google as a Directory Service

Smoothwall has released its Framlingham update, making several changes to authentication, implementing an easier way to filter the Internet on Chromebooks, as well as enhancements to safeguarding and reporting. Thanks to a new directory type, it is now possible for filtering on Chromebooks to be based on Google Apps memberships without having to use GADS to link an Active Directory to Google. System administrators can map Smoothwall groups to Google groups allowing Smoothwall content filtering policies to be applied to Google groups. Synchronization does not occur automatically when a user logs in via their Google account, instead this is performed on demand via the click of a button. In this release a single domain can be set up although, in future updates, Smoothwall will add support for subdomains to allow group mapping by organizational units. This release also sees improvements made to Connect for Chromebooks, removing several of the setup steps. It is now optional for verification checks against the Google authentication service to be performed, although the verification...

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SpamTitan Technologies Awarded Ninth VB+ Award
Mar04

SpamTitan Technologies Awarded Ninth VB+ Award

SpamTitan Technologies is celebrating its ninth VBSpam+ award – and thirty-fifth VB award overall – for a high performance in blocking spam emails. Virus Bulletin is a security information service that conducts independent testing on anti-malware and anti-spam solutions. It only distributes VB awards to vendors whose software achieves excellence in preventing web-borne threats – VBSpam+ being the highest award the organization can bestow. The most recent Virus Bulletin anti-spam test took place in January, with sixteen anti-spam solutions undergoing rigorous testing. For the fourth time in a row, SpamTitan Technologies´ anti-spam solution blocked more than 99.9% of spam and, for the third time in a row, it did so without any false positives. Martijn Grooten – responsible for conducting Virus Bulletin´s comparative reviews – commented on the importance of spam filters and how ‘spam filters make the email lives of users a lot easier – and a lot more secure”. Speaking about the performance of SpamTitan Technologies´ anti-spam solution, Martijn said...

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Cyren Collects Cyber Defense Magazine Award for Web Security Platform
Mar04

Cyren Collects Cyber Defense Magazine Award for Web Security Platform

The leading cybersecurity magazine – Cyber Defense Magazine – has announced the winners of the 2016 CDM Awards program, with Cyren Web Security platform named 2016 Best Anti-Malware Solution. Cyren Web Security is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that combines web policy control with anti-malware protection, helping businesses to control the categories of websites employees are allowed to access in the workplace and protecting users and endpoints from phishing, malware, ransomware, and other web-based threats. The cloud-based solution has been developed to be quick and easy to deploy, and being cloud-based, requires no software downloads or hardware purchases. The subscription-based DNS filtering solution prevents end users from visiting known and unknown malicious URLs, decrypts, analyzes, and re-encrypts SSL traffic, and blocks outbound calls to threat actors’ C2 servers. Cyren now protects more than 600 million end users from web-based, mobile, and email-based threats and can name major companies such as Google, Dell, Microsoft, and McAfee among its clients. Cyber Defense...

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TigerText´s Latest Collaboration with Box will Accelerate Consults and Diagnoses
Feb29

TigerText´s Latest Collaboration with Box will Accelerate Consults and Diagnoses

The latest collaboration between TigerText and Box adds DICOM imaging to the types of files that can be shared between medical professionals on the TigerText platform. Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a healthcare industry standard for managing, storing, printing and transmitting information associated with medical imaging that has a file format definition designed to eliminate data inoperability barriers. DICOM facilitates the integration of servers, workstations, scanners, printers and network hardware from various manufacturers into a universal picture archiving and communication system that is widely used by hospitals and other medical facilities to share X-rays, CT scans and ultrasounds. Now, due to the collaboration between TigerText and Box, medical professionals will be able to collaborate on DICOM images securely and with no risk of HIPAA compliance issues – accelerating consults and diagnoses, and enhancing patient care. Improving Communications across the Healthcare Continuum TigerText first announced the integration of secure messaging...

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TigerText´s Secure Messaging Apps Available for Salesforce Health Cloud
Feb29

TigerText´s Secure Messaging Apps Available for Salesforce Health Cloud

TigerText has announced that the integration of its secure messaging apps will be available to extend the capabilities of Salesforce Health Cloud. Salesforce Health Cloud is a patient relationship management solution that enables healthcare providers to gain a complete view of the patient using data from electronic medical records (EMRs) and wearable electronic health apps. The concept behind the management solution is that it enables greater patient engagement across their caregiver networks, enabling healthcare providers to make better informed care decisions. The platform also enables healthcare providers to safely and securely manage patient data. With the addition of TigerText´s secure messaging apps, Salesforce Health Cloud customers will now be able to embed the TigerText secure messaging service in their Health Cloud portals, enabling healthcare providers to conduct HIPAA-compliant conversations for streamlined care coordination and patient handoffs. Communication the Key to Effective Care Delivery According to Joshua Newman – Chief Medical Office at Salesforce...

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TitanHQ Launches Web Filtering Solution for Hospital Wi-Fi Networks
Feb17

TitanHQ Launches Web Filtering Solution for Hospital Wi-Fi Networks

TitanHQ – a world leader in email and web security solutions – has launched a DNS-based Web filtering solution for hospital Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi in hospitals has been acknowledged as a feature that increases patient satisfaction and has been associated with faster patient recuperation. Certainly providing patients with a means of communicating with their families via email and social media makes their stay more bearable. However, providing unfiltered Wi-Fi access to patients can have negative consequences. Patients that spend all day live streaming sports events can eat up bandwidth – preventing other patients from being able to access the Internet at all. Patients can access inappropriate web content in eyeshot of other patients or minors, and – potentially a more serious consequence – is the installation of malware and viruses that may not only infect the user´s device, but also the entire Wi-Fi network. TitanHQ has developed a solution for these potential issues – WebTitan Cloud for Wi-Fi. With Wi-Fi filtering for hospitals, administrators...

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New Version of Rocket Web Filter Released by LightSpeed Systems
Feb16

New Version of Rocket Web Filter Released by LightSpeed Systems

Lightspeed Systems has announced version 3 of its Rocket web filter has now been released. The web filter is one of the leading web filtering solutions used in education to block access to malicious websites and sites containing inappropriate content for minors. The new version of the web filter includes a redesigned, sleek interface for ease of use, a redesigned administrator dashboard, and a wide range of new features designed to improve usability and school network management. The Rocket web filter is an appliance-based web filtering solution that runs on Lightspeed Systems’ proprietary technology, with options for cloud-based filtering also available. The web filter was developed first and foremost for use in education and soon become the go to company for web filtering, thanks to robust filtering controls that do not overblock web content. Version 3 of the Rocket Web Filter improves on its predecessor by increasing filtering speed and improving SSL handling. The latest version has better scalability and also now includes new reporting options, providing traffic reports in real...

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Secure Healthcare Messaging Vendors Assessed by KLAS
Jan29

Secure Healthcare Messaging Vendors Assessed by KLAS

Which is the top vendor for HIPAA-compliant secure messaging? It depends. Established players and up and coming companies have recently been assessed by KLAS. The independent research company has rated the current options available to healthcare providers looking to improve communication between care teams without falling afoul of HIPAA Regulations. The cost of healthcare provisioning is rising, placing increasing pressure on healthcare providers to reduce operational costs, improve efficiency, and increase the productivity of healthcare employees. Currently many physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals are forced to use slow and inefficient communications systems, resulting in many hours of wasted time each week per employee. The use of SMS text messages would solve many of these problems. The communication channel is fast, convenient, and practical, but SMS messages are unsecure. This poses a problem for healthcare providers and other HIPAA-liable entities. HIPAA Rules prohibit the transmission of Protected Health Information (PHI) via SMS as the messages can all too...

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Fortinet Identifies Further Products Vulnerable to FortiGuard SSH Backdoor
Jan22

Fortinet Identifies Further Products Vulnerable to FortiGuard SSH Backdoor

products, which could be used to gain administrative control of certain devices. The backdoor existed in the FortiOS operating system in versions 4.x up to 5.0.7. The FortiGuard SSH (Secure Shell) backdoor had not been intentionally added, instead it was a flaw in its management system which used an undocumented account and hard-coded password. Fortinet reports that the flaw was due to “A feature that was designed with the intent of providing seamless access from an authorized FortiManager to registered FortiGate devices.”  This was therefore different to the security issues with Juniper Networks devices that had a backdoor inserted by a malicious actor. While an independent researcher discovered the flaw, Fortinet said that its own security team had identified the problem and patched it in 2014. FortiOS 4.3.17 and FortiOS 5.0.8 were patched in 2014, and all products running FortiOS versions 5.2 or 5.4 were not vulnerable to the exploit. While the issue appeared to have been addressed, the publication of the exploit prompted Fortinet to investigate other products to determine...

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TigerText Launches Healthcare Pager and Fax Replacement
Jan15

TigerText Launches Healthcare Pager and Fax Replacement

TigertText has announced the release of two new communication solutions for healthcare providers. The two new products have clear potential, and could convince many healthcare providers to start phasing out pagers and faxes. The new products, named TigerPage & TigerFax, are aimed at healthcare providers that would like to transition to a more secure, HIPAA-compliant method of communication but who are reluctant to give up the communication tools they have relied on for decades. Rather than totally replacing pagers and faxes, the new solutions allow them to continue to be used. If fact, the speed and efficiency that pages and faxes can be received and responded to is greatly improved. Rather than carrying a pager and a Smartphone, healthcare workers can have pages and faxes sent directly to their Smartphone. Healthcare Providers Reluctant to Relinquish the Pager Pagers and faxes have been an essential communication tool for the healthcare industry for decades, yet despite reliable, HIPAA-compliant communication systems being available for some time, healthcare providers are...

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The Slow Pace of Technology Adoption in Healthcare Explained
Jan14

The Slow Pace of Technology Adoption in Healthcare Explained

When it comes to implementing new technology, the healthcare industry lags behind every other industry sector. It is a well-known fact that the industry appears to resist change, even when those changes stand to significantly benefit patients. In an age of Smartphones, tablets, and the Internet of Things, many people would be amazed to find out that archaic communication methods such as pagers and faxes not only still exist, but are extensively used throughout the healthcare industry. In some cases, the new technology now being introduced by healthcare providers was first introduced in other industry sectors many years ago. There are very good reasons why the pace of change is so much slower in the healthcare industry rather than, say, the financial sector or manufacturing industry. Itamar Kandel, Chief Strategy Officer of TigerConnect, is well aware of the slow pace of change. During his time working with healthcare organizations at VERITAS Software and more recently at TigerConnect, he discovered the reasons why adoption of new technology is slow, even when technology can clearly...

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Raytheon|Websense Rebrands as Forcepoint
Jan14

Raytheon|Websense Rebrands as Forcepoint

Raytheon|Websense has recently been rebranded. From January 14, 2016 the company will be known as Forcepoint. Forcepoint combines the cybersecurity products of Websense, which was acquired by Raytheon in May 2015, Raytheon – a major U.S. defense contractor, and the next generation firewall solutions of Stonesoft and Sidewinder, which were acquired from Intel Security this month. Forcepoint is a joint venture between Raytheon and Vista Equity Partners. The acquisitions which allow the company to provide a wide range of cybersecurity solutions to address the ever-evolving threat landscape through the transformative technologies of the cloud, mobility and IoT. The company is providing a cloud-centric platform that will safeguard data, networks, and end users. The combination of all services under the same brand will help the firm eliminate some of the inefficiencies of managing separate collections of cybersecurity products. The products of all companies will be combined into a platform solution that offers protection from internal and external threats, combining next generation...

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Smoothwall Web Filter Edinburgh Update Make Use Easier
Jan12

Smoothwall Web Filter Edinburgh Update Make Use Easier

have also been made to the administrative User Interface to make it more aesthetically pleasing. Users will notice several changes to the layout of the administrative User Interface. The main navigation menu has been moved to the top of the page, and the menu system has been changed to allow users to view and navigate between all items in the section showing users exactly where they are in the product. In addition to making navigation easier, the changes will support future product updates. Context-sensitive help is also displayed on the page, providing hints and tips while performing certain actions. When viewing the filtering reporting sections, users will now be able to see the amount of time a user has spent browsing a particular domain. Certificate management has been improved with the creation of a new certificate management page, making it easier for users to create, delete, import, and export certificates. Certificates are included for MITM for decrypting HTTPS sessions to enable content to be filtered, for user facing HTTPS services, and Global Proxy. Establishing a single...

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TigerText Launches HIPAA Compliant Secure Texting App for Desktops
Dec18

TigerText Launches HIPAA Compliant Secure Texting App for Desktops

TigerText, the leading provider of secure text messaging solutions for the enterprise, has announced the launch of its latest initiative, TigerText Anywhere: A HIPAA compliant secure texting app for desktop computers. TigerText’s HIPAA compliant text message platform is already hugely successful. To date, more than 250,000 healthcare professionals have adopted the secure messaging platform. The company now counts 4 out of 5 of the largest for-profit healthcare systems in the United States among its clients. According to TigerText co-founder and CEO, Brad Brooks, “TigerText has reached the scale necessary to truly improve the quality of care our healthcare customers deliver, while at the same time reducing the costs to do so.” In fact, the potential cost savings from using the HIPAA compliant secure texting app are considerable, as Brooks explains. “By connecting electronic health records, critical alerts, real time shift data, and other essential components of patient care and productivity, we think that secure, real-time messaging could save the healthcare industry $30-$50 billion...

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WebTitan Gains Accreditation as Friendly Wi-Fi Approved Vendor
Nov11

WebTitan Gains Accreditation as Friendly Wi-Fi Approved Vendor

WebTitan´s Wi-Fi filtering solution has been considered to be of a sufficiently suitable standard to gain accreditation in the UK´s Friendly Wi-Fi scheme. In 2013, the UK´s Prime Minister – David Cameron – announced that a commitment had been received from the UK’s main Wi-Fi vendors that their standard public Wi-Fi service will automatically filter the Internet to comply with the Internet Watch Foundation “watch list” and block access to pornography. The Friendly Wi-Fi Scheme was subsequently created in collaboration with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS). The motive behind the Scheme is to prevent children and young adults from accessing inappropriate pornographic material themselves and limit accidental exposure to inappropriate material that nearby adults might be viewing in public. “Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation is given by the Registered Digital Institute to vendors and businesses who commit to protecting minors from exposure to inappropriate web content. TitanHQ has just announced that the company´s WebTitan for Wi-Fi has been accredited by...

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LightSpeed Systems Releases New Device Management Bundle for Windows
Nov10

LightSpeed Systems Releases New Device Management Bundle for Windows

Lightspeed Systems has launched a new Device Management Bundle for Windows that simplifies the management of Windows and non-Windows devices. The new package incorporates web filtering, mobile device management, and classroom management in one convenient package. The system was developed to help administrators manage the increasing number of mobile devices in use in educational institutions, control what those devices can be used for, and apply security controls in case of loss or theft. All controls can be easily set from a single administrator’s panel, with the option of securely delegating certain responsibilities to other users to ease the administrative burden. Through the control panel it is possible to view the screens of all users, set secure filtering policies, set testing policies, manage device features, and apply individual device controls to suit all users, including staff and students. Lightspeed Systems worked closely with Microsoft when developing the Management Bundle for Windows to ensure full compatibility with Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft...

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TigerText Comes Top of the KLAS for Secure Messaging in Healthcare
Oct28

TigerText Comes Top of the KLAS for Secure Messaging in Healthcare

TigerText has been named as the most widely adopted secure messaging solution in the healthcare industry in a recently released report by KLAS Resources. According to the KLAS report – “Secure Messaging 2015: First Look at Who Providers are Considering and Why” – TigerText not only had the biggest market share among secure messaging vendors, but also the biggest “mindshare” – with the company being considered by healthcare organizations as a provider of secure messaging more often than the next top six competitors combined. KLAS researchers attributed the company´s market position to the “high speed-to-value proposition offered by TigerText” and validated its conclusions by publishing selected comments from survey respondents: On Care Coordination “TigerText is our care coordinators’ lifeline. They would all walk out the door if we took it away from them. They are able to get the doctors engaged and take action, make decisions, and provide advice because the doctors don’t mind responding to TigerText messages.” “We use TigerText in a couple of different ways. In...

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Lua Recognized by Aragon Research for Strategy and Performance
Sep10

Lua Recognized by Aragon Research for Strategy and Performance

Aragon Research has named Lua a Contender in its in 2015 Tech Spectrum for Mobile Collaboration. Aragon Research assesses companies based on their strategy and performance and produces a market evaluation tool that represents emerging and mature markets and vendors in graphical form. Being included in the Contender category confirms Lua has a solid business strategy that is driving the company forward. Aragon Research also recently named Lua one of the top three hottest vendors of 2015 in its Hot Vendor in Mobile Collaboration report. Mobile collaboration is now a necessity for most businesses to provide support to an increasingly mobile workforce. Without mobile communication apps such as Lua’s HIPAA-compliant mobile-first communication solution, it would be impossible to provide remote workers with the same level of support as those based in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. “Mobile collaboration apps like Lua are making it easier for people to interact with internal and external colleagues and partners on any device without barriers,” said David Mario Smith, Research...

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Cisco Announces Acquisition of OpenDNS
Aug27

Cisco Announces Acquisition of OpenDNS

Cisco has announced it has acquired the DNS and cybersecurity firm OpenDNS, boosting Cisco’s cloud-based security portfolio. OpenDNS was formed in 2006 as a consumer DNS company, with the firm moving into the realm of cybersecurity in 2012 with the launch of the network security service OpenDNS Umbrella. The firm developed its product portfolio and usability of its Umbrella to allow integration with any security product via the OpenDNS global security network. During the past three years, OpenDNS has partnered with some of the world’s biggest IT security vendors and its cybersecurity offerings are used by many of the world’s top enterprises. Cisco made its intentions to acquire OpenDNS known in June. Now, two months on, it has been announced that OpenDNS is now part of Cisco, although the acquisition process is not expected to close until the end of the first quarter of 2016. The acquisition makes perfect sense for Cisco, allowing the firm to rapidly expand its cloud-based security services and augment its already advanced threat detection capabilities, which now includes DNS-based...

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Fortinet Launches Secure Cloud-Managed Enterprise WiFi Solution
Aug12

Fortinet Launches Secure Cloud-Managed Enterprise WiFi Solution

Fortinet has announced it has made several enhancements to its FortiCloud management system and has also introduced a new range of secure Wireless Access Points (APs) that can be managed entirely in the cloud. The updates and new line is part of the company’s drive to dominate the secure wireless networking market, which has been helped by the recent acquisition of Meru Networks: A leading supplier of wireless local area networks (WLANs) to the education, enterprise, hospitality, and healthcare industries. Wireless LAN solutions are convenient for organizations with facilities in multiple locations; however, deploying WLAN solutions is not without challenges. The architecture is often complex as networks need to be segregated, with separate networks used for guests and employees. Multiple WLAN controllers are often required, with separate security appliances also required, adding to both cost and complexity. The alternative is to use cloud-based WiFi solutions, and while there is now much more choice in this area, security remains a major concern. There are many security challenges...

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SpamTitan Technologies Undergoes Rebranding Exercise – Emerges as TitanHQ
Aug11

SpamTitan Technologies Undergoes Rebranding Exercise – Emerges as TitanHQ

From today, SpamTitan Technologies – one of the world´s leading providers of email and web security solutions – will be known as TitanHQ. To support its continued evolution as a provider of email and web security solutions, SpamTitan Technologies has rebranded as TitanHQ. The company has had seen substantial growth over the past five years due to the release of new products, the introduction of cloud security services and through relationships with partners throughout the world. As the company continues to grow, its leadership has decided on the rebranding as part of its future plans. TitanHQ´s CEO – Ronan Kavanagh – said “As our customers’ needs have evolved so too has our product suite. We have added great new products and product brands such as SpamTitan, WebTitan and ArcTitan. The company continues to respond to consumer demand and this rebrand is part of this response. We now feel it is right to incorporate all of our great products under one umbrella brand which will allow us communicate one core message through one central platform to our customers”....

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EdgeWave Collects Two Gold Awards for Email and Web Security Solutions
Jul15

EdgeWave Collects Two Gold Awards for Email and Web Security Solutions

The La Jolla, CA-based cybersecurity firm EdgeWave has collected two Gold Awards at Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards for Hot Companies and Best Products. Network Products Guide is a leading technology research and advisory guide and has been running its award program for 10 years. The awards cover the full spectrum of IT products in every facet of the IT industry and celebrate the best products and services currently on the market. This year’s awards were announced at a gala event in San Francisco on June 29. Businesses from all industry sectors are now being targeted by hackers who are using increasingly sophisticated methods to gain access to networks and data.  While anti-virus and anti-malware solutions still have their uses, the sophisticated methods of attack require more advanced security solutions to prevent the sabotaging of systems and theft of sensitive data. Two such solutions developed by EdgeWave were recognized at the Network Products Guide and both picked up gold awards. In the Best Email Security Product category, EdgeWave collected a gold award for its...

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Lua Adds Do Not Disturb Feature to Secure Texting Platform
Jul14

Lua Adds Do Not Disturb Feature to Secure Texting Platform

Lua has updated its secure communications and texting platform and added a new “Do Not Disturb” mode to the platform to improve communication control. The new feature can be set by any user on the system and acts a mute button. DND mode can be activated during off-time, meetings, or when messages cannot otherwise be viewed and calls cannot be taken. When users activate DND mode they can set an optional status message to inform users the reason why contact is not possible. When DND mode is activated it is made clear to other users that the person is temporarily unavailable through status messages. Text messages will still be delivered and the senders of those messages can see when their messages have been read. Users can choose to accept messages and view them without having to move out of DND mode. Lua chose this subtler method of notification to enhance employee workflow by showing when it is an appropriate time for conversation while minimizing unnecessary alerts. The new feature will be of particular interest to shift workers and for anyone who uses a personal device for work...

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GFI Software Publishes New Study Evaluating Email User Habits
Jun24

GFI Software Publishes New Study Evaluating Email User Habits

GFI Software has published the results of its third annual study of the email habits of end users in the United States which has shown the positive and negative impacts of the widespread use of email in businesses and its impact on employees. The survey was conducted for GFI Software by Opinion Matters on 500 US workers from companies employing more than 500 individuals. One of the key findings of the survey is the ‘always-on’ culture is having a negative impact on employees, whose personal lives are being disrupted by work emails. Employees access emails on mobile devices and often view and respond to messages before and after work, at weekends, and during vacations. The problem is also getting worse. 6% more employees are now accessing and responding to work emails outside of working hours than last year. 74% of surveyed U.S. workers said they regularly check their work emails at weekends and 58% of employees said they are now checking work emails at least once a day outside of normal working hours. 54% said they have checked work emails while on vacation and 39% of survey...

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Lua Joins App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE) Program
Jun20

Lua Joins App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE) Program

The secure mobile messaging platform provider Lua has announced it has joined the App Configuration for Enterprise (ACE) program. The ACE program was recently launched to create a standard approach to configuring and securing apps in the enterprise. ACE has developed an operating framework incorporating APIs from operating system platforms such as Android and Apple iOS. By using the framework, developers can create new, secure apps with minimal effort. Lua has joined founding members Cisco, Salesforce, Workday, Box, Xamarin, and AirWatch in the program. The Lua platform has also been made available on the AirWatch Marketplace. The new ACE integration allows all organizations running the EMM solution to easily administer Lua as a managed application. “As a member of ACE we are able to offer customers mobile messaging in a secure, easy-to-manage EMM environment,” said Brian Feller, Vice President of Corporate Development at Lua. “Executives across all industries are concerned with security and amplifying their employees’ productivity. Secure mobile messaging is the cornerstone of a...

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Barracuda Improves Deployment Choices for its Web Filtering Solution
Jun17

Barracuda Improves Deployment Choices for its Web Filtering Solution

While many organizations choose a combined firewall and web filtering solution, in order to balance security with performance, many choose to keep both functions separate. Barracuda Networks has announced that it has now improved its web security deployment choices, allowing customers to choose an integrated firewall/web security solution or run both as separate appliances. “The recent enhancements made to Barracuda’s firewall and web security products allow customers to deploy best-in-class web security architectures, either integrated as a feature of their next-generation firewalls, or integrated as discrete firewall and web security appliances,” said Stephen Pao, GM Security, Barracuda. The Barracuda next generation firewall now has the capability to silently redirect traffic through the web filter without inline connections, with the feature made available on both the Barracuda Firewall and the Barracuda NextGen firewall. Organizations that run the firewall and web filter on separate appliances can gain several performance benefits, since there are different...

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Fortinet Survey Reveals Wireless Network Biggest Concern in Enterprise IT Infrastructure
Jun03

Fortinet Survey Reveals Wireless Network Biggest Concern in Enterprise IT Infrastructure

Fortinet recently commissioned a survey on CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, and head of IT to discover current views on wireless security and the protections put in place by organizations to secure their wireless networks. The survey, conducted in May 2015 on 1,490 qualified IT decision makers, revealed wireless networks were the biggest area of concern and the weakest link in the security chain. From a security standpoint, wireless networks were ranked as the biggest concern by 49% of respondents, compared to the core network which was the biggest concern for just 29% of respondents. The remaining areas of concern were databases (25%), applications (17%) and storage (11%). Almost all of the CIOs that took part in the survey (92%) said insufficient wireless security was a concern. When asked about the security put in place to secure wireless networks, 37% of respondents said they do not even have authentication controls in place on their internal wireless networks. The level of concern therefore comes as no surprise. Further, while internal wireless networks have been set up for staff use, 43%...

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Secure Text Message Service Improves Response Times at Chicago Cardiology Institute
May29

Secure Text Message Service Improves Response Times at Chicago Cardiology Institute

The Chicago Cardiology Institute, a leading healthcare provider offering treatment for cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diseases, has implemented a new secure text message service that allows its nurses, physicians and other healthcare staff to communicate in a timely and efficient manner, without running the risk of violating data privacy and security legislation. HIPAA Prohibits the Transmission of PHI over Insecure Networks   The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) places a number of restrictions on healthcare providers to ensure patient privacy is protected and Protected Health Information (PHI) is secured. HIPAA does not permit the transmission of PHI over insecure networks; meaning pagers, Smartphones and other mobile devices cannot be used to communicate PHI, unless the data is first encrypted. Healthcare providers wanting to improve communication between care teams, and speed up the exchange of healthcare information, must implement a system to secure communications. One of the most efficient and easiest ways to do this is to use a secure...

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Fortinet Launches FortiGuard Mobile Subscription Service
May28

Fortinet Launches FortiGuard Mobile Subscription Service

Businesses that allow employees to use their own devices at work under BYOD schemes face challenges blocking threats from those devices. They lack visibility and often struggle to control mobile traffic. Wireless networks are becoming more popular in business environments and industry experts predict the popularity of wireless networks will continue to grow. Ultimately, wireless networks will dominate wired networks in enterprises. However, wireless networks pose security risks and security protections must be implemented to identity and block threats. Fortinet has now developed a solution that will improve both visibility and threat protection on wireless networks, especially for personally owned mobile devices used at work under BYOD schemes. The FortiGuard Mobile Security Service offers mobile malware protection and mobile application control for all Apple IOS and Android devices that connect to wireless networks. The FortiGuard Mobile Security Service offers threat protection through Fortinet’s global threat intelligence service, which supplies threat intelligence on both...

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Raytheon Acquires Websense in $1.9 Billion Deal
Apr20

Raytheon Acquires Websense in $1.9 Billion Deal

Raytheon, a major U.S defense contractor, has announced it is to acquire Websense Inc from Vista Equity Partners in a deal reported to be worth $1.9 billion. The deal is expected to add an additional 20,000 commercial customers to Raytheon’s portfolio and is expected to close at the end of Q2, 2015. Over the past couple of years there has been a significant increase in cyberattacks on organizations of all sizes from SMBs to multi-national corporations. The increase in frequency of attacks and the level of sophistication of the attackers requires advanced defenses to be deployed to keep networks and data secure. The recent high-profile attacks have prompted many firms to commit more funds to cybersecurity. MarketsandMarkets has estimated there will be an increase of $60 billion in cybersecurity spending over the next four years, and Raytheon is poised to take advantage. Websense has developed Internet security technology for enterprises and governments to protect against web-based threats and block data theft and keep systems and endpoints free from malware. Those solutions will be...

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Faster Delivery of Lab Test Results Achieved by Pathology, Inc.
Apr15

Faster Delivery of Lab Test Results Achieved by Pathology, Inc.

Privately owned pharmacies and laboratories are covered by HIPAA Rules, and they must therefore ensure that all Protected Health Information (PHI) stored and transmitted, is appropriately secured, with the security measures used dictated by the standards laid down in the HIPAA Security Rule. The privacy of patients must be assured at all times. Highly sensitive health information, such as medical test results, could cause patients to come to harm if accidentally disclosed to the wrong individuals. Efforts should therefore be made to ensure any transmission of data cannot be intercepted and read. To reduce the risk of HIPAA breaches, many laboratories stick to tried and tested delivery methods, and accept there will be a delay in data reaching physicians. Some companies have risen to the challenge, and now ensure faster delivery of lab test results by utilizing new technology. They have leveraged Smartphones to coordinate patient care more efficiently and ensure treatment to patients is provided more rapidly. This smart use of technology has allowed HIPAA-covered entities to improve...

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TigerText Announces First Secure Messaging App for Apple Watch
Apr14

TigerText Announces First Secure Messaging App for Apple Watch

TigerText – the leading provider of secure messaging solutions for the healthcare industry – has today announced details for the first secure messaging app to be made available for the Apple Watch. From early next month, Apple Watch users will be able to take advantage of TigerText´s secure messaging capabilities in order to send and receive secure, encrypted messages from their wrist. TigerText for the Apple Watch will enable users to securely communicate with anyone hands-free, helping them save valuable time – especially in critical care settings. TigerText’s Apple Watch app brings all the benefits of the healthcare industry’s leading secure messaging app to the wrist. As with the TigerText apps for mobile device and desktop computers, users will be able to see when a message has been sent, delivered and read. The TigerText Apple Watch app will also have these key features: • Speech-to-Text: As an alternative to typing out a text message, users will be able to dictate to the app – which will then translate the words into text. • Receive Notifications and...

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HTTPS Filtering Now Integrated into WebTitan
Mar27

HTTPS Filtering Now Integrated into WebTitan

The latest release of WebTitan´s web filtering solution has a number of new features – including advanced HTTPS filtering for sites using SSL inspection. WebTitan 5.00 allows IT administrators to easily monitor, control, and protect online users, and permits the creation of acceptable use policies that further safeguard your healthcare organization. The web filtering solution has been re-engineered to provide improved functionality, speed, and scalability; and – with the SSL inspection feature – now enables the blocking of individual pages on HTTPS websites that breach acceptable use policies. As more and more websites default to HTTPS and become SSL-enabled, the need to be able to analyze encrypted SSL traffic has become critical. With the SSL inspection feature enabled in WebTitan 5.0, in addition to filtering HTTPS URLs, the content is decrypted, examined, and – if acceptable – re-encrypted and forwarded to the client. This enables administrators to decrypt SSL traffic for specific domains and scan it for policy compliance and the presence of...

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How Providence Anesthesiology Leveraged Smartphones to Improve Communication with Field Staff
Nov18

How Providence Anesthesiology Leveraged Smartphones to Improve Communication with Field Staff

Healthcare providers have a challenge ahead of them if they are to improve communication with field staff and other mobile workers; how to do so without exposing patient data and violating HIPAA Rules. Providence Anesthesiology Associates opted to use a secure messaging platform to help stay in touch with critical members of the care team, and is now reaping the rewards. Communicating with mobile workers and field staff is convenient, fast and easy via Smartphones; whether they are owned by an employee under a BYOD scheme, or provided by employers. However, ensuring communications remain HIPAA-compliant is difficult. PHI cannot be transmitted via insecure channels, meaning standard communication methods available through mobile devices cannot be used. If PHI is to be transmitted via an insecure channel, HIPAA requires the data to first be encrypted. To ensure remote workers do not inadvertently violate HIPAA Rules by using insecure channels to communicate PHI, HIPAA –covered entities should consider using a HIPAA-compliant text message platform that will allow the transmission of...

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Leading Texas Hospice Embraces Secure Messaging
Oct08

Leading Texas Hospice Embraces Secure Messaging

The Solaris Hospice is one of the largest palliative care providers in the Southwest – operating from sixteen locations to provide care and support for more than four hundred patients each day. The hospice´s 150 physicians and nurses work in a vast rural area in which effective communication is a must in order to maintain the organization´s reputation as a healthcare leader among the communities it serves. One of the biggest issues experienced by the organization was maintaining the integrity of its client´s protected healthcare information (PHI) while its workforce was distributed throughout the community. Following the enactment of new regulations within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), all PHI now has to be encrypted and monitored when it is at rest or in transit. The new regulations mean that “traditional” methods of communicating patient data – such as SMS and email – are effectively outlawed, and this created an issue for community nurses who wanted to escalate patient concerns to the organization´s medical team or send images...

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TigerText Announces Free Healthcare Communications Webinar Entitled “Ask the Experts”
May14

TigerText Announces Free Healthcare Communications Webinar Entitled “Ask the Experts”

TigerText has announced it will be hosting a free healthcare communications webinar in which former HHS regulator Adam Greene will be discussing best practices for implementing a HIPAA-compliant mobile communications strategy. “Ask the Experts: Tips for a HIPAA Compliant Mobile Strategy” has been designed to address the security and mobility challenges faced by healthcare organizations striving to comply with the requirements of the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules. During the discussion, former Health and Human Services regulator and attorney focused on health information privacy and security – Adam Greene – will advise attendees of tips and best practices to adopt in order to equip their medical facilities with a HIPAA compliant mobile strategy. The event will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from Greene’s in-depth expertise on healthcare rules and regulations. Greene will explain how to evaluate security risks, how to protect PHI from data breaches and unauthorized access, and provide insight on how to develop a secure and effective enterprise...

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TigerText Offers Healthcare Organizations a $1 Million Guarantee against HIPAA Violations
Mar31

TigerText Offers Healthcare Organizations a $1 Million Guarantee against HIPAA Violations

TigerText has announced the company will indemnify healthcare organizations using its secure messaging app against fines imposed for violations of the technical safeguards in the HIPAA Security Rule. TigerText is one of the leading providers of secure messaging solutions for the healthcare industry. Using the TigerText secure messaging app, healthcare providers are able to quickly communicate Protected Health Information (PHI) from any desktop computer or mobile device without violating HIPAA regulations. TigerText enables healthcare organizations to embrace secure messaging as an alternative to unsecure channels of communication such as SMS and email; and the company is so confident in the compliance levels of its secure messaging app that it is offering a guarantee of up to $1 million against fines imposed for violations of the technical safeguards in the HIPAA Security Rule. Speaking about the TigerText compliance guarantee, the company´s co-founder and SEO – Brad Brooks – said: “At TigerText our number one priority is to keep patient data safe. It is imperative that...

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Gold and Silver Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards for Fortinet FortiGate Platform
Mar07

Gold and Silver Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards for Fortinet FortiGate Platform

It has been a good day for Fortinet at the Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Awards, with the company collecting a gold and silver award for its UTM and next generation firewalls. Fortinet was awarded the gold medal for its FortiGate-140D-POE Unified Threat Management appliance in the Integrated Security and Unified Threat Management category, and a Silver award for the FortiGate-240D in the Firewall category. The Info Security PG Awards, now in their 10th year, celebrate the best IT and security vendors and their ground-breaking products and security solutions. The prestigious awards are highly coveted with award winners confirmed as having products that set the bar higher for the competition. A panel of 50 expert judges assesses each product on a wide range of criteria, with the scores aggregated to determine the winner in each category.  The winners of this year’s awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in San Francisco on February 24, 2014, attended by finalists, judges, and industry peers. The FortiGate-240D – and the 200D series – are mid-range network...

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EdgeWave Launches New Cloud-Based Web Security Solution
Jan30

EdgeWave Launches New Cloud-Based Web Security Solution

EdgeWave has announced the launch of its new enterprise-class web security solution – Cloud Endpoint Security. The web security solution has been developed for enterprise users to secure their endpoints by blocking advanced persistent threats, viruses, ransomware, malware and botnets. The solution can also be configured to block categories of web content that is unacceptable for use in the workplace. There are massive benefits to be gained from allowing end users to access the Internet, although Internet access is far from risk free. Organizations that allow Internet access need to manage risk effectively, which means the use of security solutions that can block access to malicious web content. The new cloud-based web security solution allows enterprises to carefully control the types of web content that employees can access, while blocking a wide-range of web based threats. The solution can be used to protect users and their devices while connected to on premise and off premise networks, creating a safe browsing environment with close to zero latency. The solution is idea...

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AV-Comparatives Rates FortiGuard Top Security Product with Full Marks for Anti-Phishing and Malware Removal
Jan27

AV-Comparatives Rates FortiGuard Top Security Product with Full Marks for Anti-Phishing and Malware Removal

AV-Comparatives has given Fortinet’s FortiGuard full marks in its recent December Summary Report 2013. The Fortinet Advanced Threat Protection (APT) technology was given top marks (3 stars) for anti-phishing, proactive catch rate, file detection, malware removal, and its real-world test. For the report, AV-Comparatives assessed FortiGuard along with 21 other antivirus products for their ability to block malicious software without preventing legitimate content from being accessed. The assessments took place over the course of the year. AV-Comparatives publishes the findings of its research in its annual report and highlights the products that have performed the best and achieved the highest scores across all of the test areas. The reports help businesses choose the most effective anti-virus products. All of the 21 products under test achieved reasonable and acceptable scores in all test areas, although some products provided outstanding protection. Those products were recognized and give awards. AV-Comparatives CEO and Founder Andreas Clementi explained that not all of the products...

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Fortinet Launches FG 280D POE Targeting Smaller Business Networks
Jan13

Fortinet Launches FG 280D POE Targeting Smaller Business Networks

Fortinet has launched a new network security appliance for SMBs and smaller network operations – the FortiGate FG 280D POE. The appliance delivers security for wired and wireless networks, providing comprehensive threat protection through the firewall, VPN, antispam, web filtering, intrusion prevention, data loss prevention, dynamic routing for IPv4 and IPv6, application control, endpoint NAC, and SSL-encrypted traffic inspection. The 84-port device is well suited to organizations with relatively small networks such as small healthcare facilities and retail outlets. Even though considerably smaller than many of its other appliances, it is still a powerful high port density device with firewall throughput of 4GBps, 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+, and the capability to handle 3.2 million concurrent sessions. The appliance can help organizations cut out some of the complexity of current systems and eliminate costs. Multiple devices can be connected and managed through PoE ports on the FortiGate appliance, as Fortinet VP of product marketing explained, “By integrating the flexibility of...

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Next Gen Secure Enterprise Messaging App Great News for HIPAA Covered Entities
Apr23

Next Gen Secure Enterprise Messaging App Great News for HIPAA Covered Entities

A next generation secure enterprise messaging app has recently been released, offering HIPAA-covered entities a fast, convenient and secure method of communicating. The real time messaging app has all of the required security features to ensure HIPAA-compliant text messages can be sent quickly, easily, and 100% securely. Communication Problems in the Healthcare Industry   Hackers, malicious insiders, and thieves are trying to obtain healthcare data from HIPAA-Covered entities (CEs); and many are succeeding. The use of Smartphones and other mobile devices has caused concern, as the units are difficult to effectively secure. HIPAA places a number of demands on healthcare providers and other CEs to ensure Protected Health Information (PHI) is kept secure and confidential. There are mandatory data security requirements detailed in the HIPAA Security Rule, and many addressable areas, which ensure that healthcare providers achieve an acceptable standard of data security. Under HIPAA Rules, PHI cannot be sent via insecure networks unless it has been encrypted or deidentified. SMS,...

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