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Rootkits are programmes which embed themselves into operating systems such as Windows, Linux or MAC OS X. They are usually stealthily deployed through other programmes unwittingly downloaded by unsuspecting users and change key system parameters that allow external access to the victim computer.
Cloud security through discovery, protection and monitoring
CipherCloud expands its data protection system for helping companies adopt cloud services with secure protection of sensitive data
Reducing the APT detection gap
LynuxWorks explains the gap between the detection and resolution of advanced persistent threats and how this time can be reduced to close the vulnerability earlier
OS root kit detector available for Mac OSX
Security tool from ESET available for Apple Mac users which detects malicious software that tries to infect the operating system
Anti Malware for UEFI equipped computers
Kaspersky had developed anti-malware software that operates at the firmware interface for UEFI computers, the successor to BIOS
SANS Institute supporting Security B-Sides event
Community driven IT security event in London gains wide industry support including from Cyber-security education specialist SANS Institute
Mobile security report provides details of risky mobile apps
A consumer report released by McAfee examines the trends in mobile security with details of how risky apps are being used in sophisticated crime
Virus repair accolade for BitDefender
AV-Test has given the best repair award to BitDefender for abilities in recovering from malware infections
Technology trends in cyber security
Leon Ward of Sourcefire examines the way cyber threats are developing and what can be done to cope with the changing threat landscape
Four Endpoint Protection Variants Meet Different Customer Needs
Avast is catering for the wide range of business users of endpoint protection by offering four versions of its commercial software
Free Antivirus and Firewall From ZoneAlarm
Check Point is now producing its combined firewall and antivirus package available as a free download
Faster Threat Identification with Avast 7
Avast's free antivirus programme gains more improvements at version 7 bringing peer support capability to the party along with faster identification and improved use of cloud resources
Cloud Based Endpoint Protection For Businesses
Webroot has launched SecureAnywhere Business endpoint protection software with faster updates and greater protection through the use of cloud access rather than signatures
Trust Implications From VeriSign Breach
BitDefender researcher comments on the repeated hacking of VeriSign and what this means in terms of enterprise trust
Internet Security AV Test Results
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 gains excellent results in anti-virus testing
Privileged Access In Corporate Windows Environments
Avecto's COO, Paul Kenyon shares his view through corporate windows and explains how admin accounts on the popular platform can lead to problems
Social Network Protection Included In Total Security 2012
Total Security 2012 has been released by BitDefender with comprehensive protection against hacking, identity theft and other threats including social networking protection
Pirate Copies Of XP A Common Vector For Malware
XP Continues to be the most popular version of Microsoft's operating system with large numbers of pirate versions in use which can't be secured by Windows Update creating an ideal vector for malware propogation
Anti-Virus Support For latest Mac Operating System
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac products support the Mac OS X Lion operating system recently released by Apple
TDL4 Rootkit Removal Tool Available Free
BitDefender has made a tool for removing the TDL4 rootkit from infected computers for free
Security Platform Enables Managed Service Delivery
GFI's MAX RemoteManagement platform now has the Vipre Antivirus engine embedded for enabling anti-virus services to be delivered by managed service providers
Windows Rootkit Discovered By Kaspersky Lab
Multi-purpose rootkits have been detected that operate on 32 and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system
Immunet 3.0 Makes Use Of Cloud To Protect Against Zero Day Threats
Custom anti-malware signatures feature in the latest version of Immunet from Sourcefire with cloud-based immunity from zero-day threats for all users within an organisation
A Fifth Of Commercial IT Attacks Come From Insiders
CyberSecurity Survey reveals that over 20% of attacks on organisation's IT systems originate from people who have some form of authorised access, whether as employees or contractors
WatchGuard XCS Upgrade Available Free
E-mail and Web content appliances from WatchGuard Technologies for reducing internet based threat intrusion onto networks now feature improved e-mail encryption and is available as a free update to existing users
AV-Test Lab Results Place BullGuard At The Forefront
IT Security Solution From BullGuard gains high appraisal levels during AV-Test lab on Internet Security version 10
VB100 Award For Ad-Aware Pro
Internet security product from Lavasoft gains award from Virus Bulletin for such parameters as malware detection rate, scan speed and usability
Large Block Of Microsoft Patches Released For August
Jason Miller of Shavlik Technologies provides insight into the latest batch of Microsoft patches including 14 bulletins affecting as many as 34 vulnerabilities
Total Security Suite Available for PC Users Through Ad-Aware Total Security
Lavasoft releases Ad-Aware Total Security to bring combined protection against spam, phishing, viruses and other malware whilst also providing online backup capability and system tuning utilities
Free Adware Protection Now Includes Anti-Virus Detection
Lavasoft has developed Ad-Aware Free Internet Security to incorporate anti-virus detection for improved protection against cyber threats
Ad-Aware Business Edition Provides Enhanced Malware Protection
Latest Ad-Aware version from Lavasoft protects pro-actively against malware, adware and viruses
Prices Cut For Security Event Management Products
Heavy price reductions of the LogLogic SEM products make security event management more accessible to smaller companies
Rootkit Threat Removal Recognition
Anti-Malware Labs has recognised the abilities of GMER Technology from ALWIL Software for removing the risks associated with rootkits
Secure Code Development Necessity for Smartphone Apps
Warning from Fortify focuses on the proliferation of smartphone applications and the need for secure code development practices to be applied to them to prevent serious data security vulnerabilities from arising
Storage management available through Amazon EC2
Online cloud storage management capability offered through Symantec solutions operating through the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
Firewall vendor moves into content security
The Extensible Content Security platform marks WatchGuard's venture into data loss prevention, cloud-based IT security and web content protection
Malware and Anti-Virus Technology Trends for 2010
BitDefender takes a look into 2010 and recommends focus on e-mail protection and locking down security in cloud applications
Anti-virus protection against zero-day threats
Lumension has added another layer to its endpoint protection products with the introduction of Lumension Anti-Virus to protect against malware and zero day threats
Endpoint security compatible with Windows 7
Common endpoint security technology from Check Point provides companies with the ability to operate mixed operating system environments with common protection levels
High ranking in VB side by side test for BitDefender
Security for File Servers from BitDefender achieves 100 percent detection rate of WildList viruses in test by Virus Bulletin
Cloud based anti-malware solution
Security in the cloud provider SurfRight uses multiple programs to provide comprehensive protection against viruses, Trojans and other malware
IDC survey results on endpoint security
Rise in levels of mobile workers using laptops not adequately catered for with security tools according to IDC survey
Full PC security suite now available in the UK
Sunbelt Software VIPRE comprehensive security product covering anti-virus, anti-rootkit and other PC security technologies now available for UK home users
Comprehensive detection of backdoors and malicious code
SecurityReview from Veracode provides improved capability for the detection of backdoors and malicious code thus preventing attacks before they happen
Trojans dominate as primary IT threat
E-Threat Landscape Report from BitDefender identifies 2008 main threat as Trojans and predicts move during 2009 towards stealth and automation
Enterprise grade anti malware software
VIBRE Enterprise from Sunbelt software offers full suite of anti-malware functions for business users
Internet Security NE test recognition
Anti-malware group test results in recommendation for AVG's Internet Security Network Edition
AVG takes over Sana Software
Portfolio of behaviour based identity theft protection products taken over in acquisition of Sana Software by AVG
Improvements to VMware infrastructure visibility
StoneGate appliances to provide support for Vmsafe technology enabling improved infrastructure visibility in virtual environments
Virtual environment protection now available from McAfee
Users of virtual environments can now take advantage of McAfee's range of security products including the ePolicy Orchestrator management console
NOD32 Antivirus for Canadian Ministry
Education Ministry in Canada chooses ThreatSense based antivirus technology from ESET
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