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Avi’s Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF) is a software-only solution that solves the performance problems associated with traditional, hardware-based WAFs.

I’ve long had the opinion that web application firewalls (WAF) are one of those security technologies that every business should deploy.  For a hacker, breaching an organization through a state of the art, next generation firewall is quite a difficult task.  It’s much easier to go after naïve users by directing attacks through a web application.  The best way to combat these threats is with a WAF. Given the rise of web related attacks like SQL injection and session hijacking, it would stand to reason every business would deploy one. 

New AI-based security takes the malware fight to the attackers.

The traditional approach of fighting malware has always been reactive.  A new attack is released, it infects a few companies, and antivirus vendors race to issue an update. Some organizations may get the update before the malware makes its way in, but many will not. Obviously, this isn’t an ideal situation as the good guys are always chasing the bad guys.

Its Sandbox will be the core product for FireEye into the foreseeable future, but Helix will be an important adjacent market for the company and its customers. Here’s why.

Earlier this month I saw a post on Investor’s Business Daily outlining why FireEye was important to the company’s shareholders.  The article got me thinking about the low awareness that Helix has with security buyers. In my opinion, it’s one of the more under-rated security tools.

For better or worse, FireEye has strong association with the sandboxing market.  This has been a critical security tool for almost all businesses but many companies, even FireEye customers, don’t look to the vendor for other security functions.  Its Sandbox will be the core product for FireEye into the foreseeable future, but Helix will be an important adjacent market for the company and its customers.

The company’s “adaptive security platform” (ASP) helps businesses visualize the flows in a data center.

The topic of segmentation has always had great appeal to IT and security professionals as it allows an open “everything talks to everything” environment to be shifted to one with secure “zones” where devices can’t see any other unless specifically permitted. Historically, businesses tried using virtual local area networks (VLAN) and access control lists (ACL) and those worked in static environments, but as businesses have become increasingly more dynamic, those methods proved too slow to scale.

Traditional antivirus can’t keep pace with today’s threats. Here’s how one start-up is using machine learning to fight a better fight.

Protecting an organization’s data, people and applications has never been more critical or more difficult.  The number of entry points and connected endpoints has skyrocketed and the bad guys keep getting smarter.  Clearly, something has to change. 



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