Astaro, a Sophos company and leading Unified Threat Management (UTM) provider, today announced the availability of version 8.2 of the Astaro Security Gateway (ASG). Key enhancements in version 8.2 include Application Control (Next Generation Firewall), Interactive Web Reporting and a new authentication agent. These new features and enhancements dramatically improve network performance while providing increased visibility and control over the network which helps in meeting the ever-changing challenges of securing a business network. Read More…

Data backup and protection specialist, NovaStor has expanded its international partner network and shown vast global growth. With new distribution partners in Middle East & Africa region, NovaStor strengthened its presence in these markets. NovaStor’s data protection software for small and medium businesses, enterprises, and heterogeneous networks, as well as its platforms for public and private cloud backup, convince resellers and distributors with its ease of use, high stability and excellent price-performance ratio. Read More…

Leading IT and business skills training institute, Global Knowledge announced the relocation of its Cairo office and training center to a bigger space that offers a state of the art learning environment at Sheraton Heliopolis, reflecting Global Knowledge’s commitment in continually maximizing value for its customers. Global Knowledge’s investment in its Egypt operations comes at a time when recent political events have resulted in an uncertain economic climate, with other companies freezing or decreasing investment in the country.Read More…

ComGuard, the value added distributors for leading wireless intrusion prevention (WIPS) products and services AirTight Networks in the Middle East region announced that recently Gartner AirTight with “Strong Positive” rating in its 2011 Marketscope Report for Wireless LAN Intrusion Prevention Systems. A “Strong Positive” is the highest possible rating in a Gartner Marketscope. Gartner, Inc. is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry The July 2011 report was authored by John Girard, VP, Distinguished Analyst, John Pescatore, VP, Distinguished Analyst and Tim Zimmerman, Research Director at Gartner. Read More…

Cyberoam, a division of Elitecore Technologies and the innovator of identity-based Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions, announced the appointment of Lynton Lubbe as its Channel Manager for South Africa to manage the growing IT reseller channel in the country. Lubbe comes from Cyberoam distributor IndIT Technology Distribution and brings in the wealth of experience and local knowledge that will help the company to expand its network in the South African marketplace.Read More…

Trend Micro announced the availability of Smart Surfing for Mac OS 10.7 or Lion. With Trend Micro Smart Surfing rated as the #1 best-selling product for Mac at retail in the U.S. and with Apple’s estimated global sales of more than 14 million machines, with the new version is expected to gain tremendously in market share. As Mac popularity and sales have grown, so has interest among cybercriminals in targeting those users. Recent outbreaks include Trojans and Fake AV like Mac Defender and MacGuard.
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Sophos published its Mid-Year 2011 Security Threat Report which revealed that fake anti-virus and search engine poisoning have become more commonplace and, since the beginning of 2011, Sophos has identified an average of 150,000 malware samples every day. This equates to a unique malware file being created every half-second, a 60 percent increase since 2010. In addition, around 19,000 malicious website addresses (URLs) are now identified daily, with 80 percent of those URLs being pages on legitimate websites that have been hacked or compromised. Read More…

ESET Middle East recently announced a special exciting offer for organizations looking to secure their networks by providing ESET Mail Server protection free of cost with any purchase of 10 licenses or more of ‘ESET NOD 32 Business Edition’ licenses or ‘ESET Smart Security Business Edition’ in the Middle East region. The special offer is valid till 30th September 2011, and gives regional organizations with a great opportunity to deploy ESET’s comprehensive anti-virus and mail security technology at a cost-effective software license price.Read More…

SonicWALL announced availability of the SonicWALL SSL VPN 5.5 firmware for the Secure Remote Access (SRA) Series. The release significantly enhances SonicWALL’s market-leading SSL VPN technology with the introduction of spike licensing, which enables network administrators to quickly and automatically increase the concurrent user capacity of their remote access solution during disaster situations. SonicWALL also offers new features that continue to innovate Web Application Firewall (WAF) technology to help companies meet PCI compliance requirementsand deploy outbound Data Loss Prevention (DLP) withadvanced web application security.Read More…

Sophos announced that its market-leading Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and the Home Edition will fully support Apple’s Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Current users of Sophos Anti-Virus products for Mac will continue to be fully protected as soon as they upgrade to Mac OS X Lion, now available. New users will also have immediate compatibility after downloading the security product. As Apple’s operating system has increased in popularity in recent years, so have security threats for users. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac provides automatic detection against existing and new threats for Mac OS X Operating Systems, including Lion.Read More…

RSA, the Security Division of EMC enabled VMware to embed RSA Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology and policies into the VMware vShield 5 product family. As part of the new VMware cloud infrastructure suite announced today, VMware vShield App with Data Security will include RSA’s DLP content analysis engine and expert policies to enable customers to accurately discover and classify sensitive data such as PCI, PII and PHI residing within virtual environments. The RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite is engineered to both help to uncover business risk associated with the loss of sensitive data and dynamically lower that risk through policy-based remediation and enforcement of controls, whether the data is at rest in a datacenter, in motion over the network or in use at endpoints.Read More…

help AG, leading information security consulting firm added Mi-Token to its product portfolio and now help AG will offers its customers a new, more efficient way of managing hard tokens or “soft tokens” like one-time passwords via BlackBerry, Nokia, iPhone or SMS. As security evolves, enterprise clients expect both hardware and software “proof of identity” options. Mi-Token supplies simple, secure authentication for SSL VPN services, Outlook Web Access, Windows Logon and custom applications. Currently in use by more than 1 million users world-wide, Mi-token is now available in the Middle East through help AG. Mi-Token differs from other providers in that there is up to 60% cost savings compared to other token providers.
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