Latest Dimension 1.3 Update Improves Performance and Security

WatchGuard Dimension™ has been gaining rapid market adoption since it was first launched in late 2013. Customers have used the network security visibility tool to monitor and to gain critical and timely insights about network security threats, bandwidth and Internet usage as well as related traffic trends. The latest release of WatchGuard Dimension, Version 1.3 Update 1, is available now.

Release Highlights
Version 1.3 Update 1 includes SSL vulnerability mitigation (in response to the recent POODLE vulnerability), critical bug fixes, and minor feature enhancements that improve the efficiency, performance, and reliability of Dimension. For more information, please see the Enhancements and Resolved Issues section in the Release Notes.

Additional details about this release, including instructions for upgrade from previous versions of Dimension, can be found in Release Notes. Please review carefully before installing and trying out the new features.

If you are interested in installing Dimension in the Amazon Cloud, please contact WatchGuard Technical Support by logging in to http://www.watchguard.com/support and opening a technical support case.

Does This Release Pertain to Me?
This release applies to all Dimension users. Before you upgrade, read the Release Notes carefully to understand what’s involved, and pay special attention to the upgrade section.

How Do I Get this Release?
WatchGuard appliance owners with LiveSecurity can download the latest version of Dimension here, or by visiting software.watchguard.com and selecting Dimension from the first drop down menu. Remember to read the Release Notes for installation instructions.

If you need support, create a support case online or call our support staff directly. When you contact Technical Support, be sure to have your registered Product Serial Number or Partner ID available.

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You Can Learn More About the WatchGuards’ Product Line By Going to www.FirewallShop.com/WatchGuard.

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Fujitsu Fsas Selects WatchGuard Appliances for its Managed Security Services in Japan

WatchGuard Technologies continues to add key partnership across the globe, including the most recent announcement that Fujitsu Fsas, the leading IT and technical support services provider in Japan, is now integrating WatchGuard NGFW/UTM appliances into its managed security services.

Managed security solutions are gaining popularity as the volume and complexity of security threats continue to grow – especially among small-to-midsized and distributed enterprise environments. According to Shirou Ohtsubo, senior vice president of Fijitsu Fsas’ Service Business Unit, the rising popularity of managed security services has a lot to do with the realities of increased cloud adoption and multiple network access points.

“IT systems are transitioning to the cloud, intensifying the need for network access from a variety of applications and locations,” explained Ohtsubo-san. “At the same time, advanced persistent threats are causing increased damage. It’s vital that companies prevent these types of intrusions and threats across their network access points and inbound traffic.”

Integrating WatchGuard’s NGFW/UTM appliances with Fujitsu Fsas services strengthens the security gateway with the latest security technology and features, including advanced threat protection and network segmentation. It also allows Fujitsu Fsas to use WatchGuard System Manager to seamlessly manage its customer deployments.

“Our alliance with WatchGuard provides security appliances and operation management software that protects against these intrusions and threats,” continued Ohtsubo-san. “Their products complement our services and enable us to provide more granular and powerful security solutions to our customers.”

WatchGuard will continue to grow its partnership with Fujitsu Fsas and maximize customer value for deeper levels of network security. Appliances are now available as part of Fujitsu Fsas services, and the company will soon be selling standalone WatchGuard NGFW/UTM appliances.

You Can Learn More About the WatchGuards’ Product Line By Going to www.FirewallShop.com/WatchGuard.

The original article/video can be found at Fujitsu Fsas Selects WatchGuard Appliances for its Managed Security Services in Japan

OpManager Adds SIEM Plug-in: Integrate Your Data Center Security and Performance Management

Security threats are on the rise.Needless to say, the impact of security breaches has serious business consequences. Besides the cost of data loss, data breaches tarnish your business brand by causing business discontinuity, compliance violations and customer distrust.

Recent security breaches on financial and retail giants elucidate the fact that cyber attacks on the data center have grown more sophisticated. Cyber criminals employ advanced attack techniques to hit on specific systems, applications, and devices in the data center to bring down your service availability or steal your customers’ confidential data. Such targeted security attacks present security professionals with serious challenges to protect hosted services, applications, web communications and customer data.

The complexity of the security challenges increases with the evolving nature of data centers. Designing and managing security policies for highly dynamic applications, resources, virtual devices, and services of the new age data center  is a hard nut to crack. Further, to exacerbate the situation, comes stringent compliance requirements that involve constant monitoring of security activities inside your data center infrastructure.

See Beyond Your Security Devices

The Conventional security approach, which involves only the deployment of security devices, fails to combat advanced security threats like zero-day attacks and DDoS. The conventional approach falls short when it comes to the scalability, performance, visibility, and in-depth analytics needed to support high volumes of inbound-outbound data center traffic.

Further, misconfigured firewall rules or policies increase the risk of your business-sensitive data being compromised. They create application vulnerabilities and loopholes in your security framework, paving the path for zero-day exploits.

At times, privileged users of your data center environment misuse their permissions to perform highly sensitive operations on systems, applications, programming interfaces and data. It would be impossible for you to track down such internal security threats with your peripheral security devices that underpin a conventional security approach.

The Need of the hour for security managers is a comprehensive security solution that is designed to combat all kinds of data center security threats. The security solution should provide business continuity management, clear visibility and in-depth analysis of data center security events as well as a real-time incident response system.

The complexity of the security challenges increases with the evolving nature of data centers. Designing and managing security policies for highly dynamic applications, resources, virtual devices, and services of the new age data center is a hard nut to crack. Further, to exacerbate the situation, comes stringent compliance requirements that involve constant monitoring of security activities inside your data center infrastructure.

OpManager’s SIEM Plug-in: A High-profile Security Suite

ManageEngine OpManager introduces its all new SIEM plug-in that provides and control over your data center security infrastructure with its high-level, network security intelligence.

OpManager together with the SIEM plug-in unifies data center security and performance management. provides a ” single pane of glass” view of the data center assets’ performance, health and security status thus increasing your efficiency. The integrated view categorizes data center faults based on performance, health and security problems, thus helping you to prioritize and rectify the faults quickly.

With the SIEM plug-in you can,

  • Mitigate internal security threats: The SIEM plug-in’s out-of-the-box, privileged user monitoring reports give you the complete user audit trail. With the exhaustive reports, you can track down data center privileged user activities to discover who logged on to a critical server or application, who changed an application’s configuration, who copied your confidential business data, and more.
  • Ensure your data center server security: Be it physical, virtual or cloud, the robust SIEM plug-in collects, constantly monitors, and analyzes all your critical servers’ logs to detect mishaps and vulnerabilities. With this plug-in, you can also perform database activity monitoring for your MS SQL and Oracle database servers. The plug-in also allows you to perform extensive database auditing that provides the ability to restrict unauthorized access attempts to your critical data and prevent misuse of privileged access.
  • Protect your business confidential data: The plug-in ensures the security of your business confidential data round the clock. Any access attempts to modify, delete or rename your sensitive data will be captured by the plug-in, and it alerts you in real-time upon any of these critical changes. Further, it also provides you a complete audit trail that helps you to answer to “who, what, when” questions.
  • Be 100% compliant with regulatory mandates: OpManager’s SIEM plug-in enables the data center to stay 100% compliant to such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA, SOX, GLBA, and more with its out-of-the-box compliance reports. Further, it allows the customization of existing reports to suit internal security policies or build a new compliance report to meet the growing compliance mandates.
  • Perform forensic analysis on archived data: The SIEM plug-in allows you to archive log data in a centralized location for a user-defined time period. With this plug-in, you can audit the archived log data to strengthen your security policy and prevent recurring security threats. At any time, you can do a search and log forensic analysis on the archived data to get a complete picture of your security threats.

Click here to download and give the OpManager SIEM plug-in a try.

You Can Learn More About the ManageEngine Product Line By Going to www.ManageEngine.ca

The original article/video can be found at OpManager Adds SIEM Plug-in: Integrate Your Data Center Security and Performance Management

POODLE Bites SSL – WSWiR Episode 125

October Patch Bonanze, Leaky Apps, and POODLE

Cyber security has gone main stream, which means we’re getting a lot more security news each week than we used to. This week was even busier than usual, with updates fixing hundreds and hundreds of security vulnerabilities, as well as a significant vulnerabilities in a encryption standards. If you’re having trouble keeping track of the most important security info on your own, let our week video summary do it for you.

Today’s episode covers a ton of updates for October’s Patch Day, data leaks affecting SnapChat and DropBox, and a relatively serious SSL vulnerability called POODLE. The video is a bit longer than usual in order to better describe the POODLE flaw. Press play to learn more, and check the references for other interesting stories.

Enjoy your weekend, and beware what you click online.

(Episode Runtime: 16:37)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFX9DXDizu4

Episode References:

Extras:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

You Can Learn More About the WatchGuards’ Product Line By Going to www.FirewallShop.com/WatchGuard.

The original article/video can be found at POODLE Bites SSL – WSWiR Episode 125

Shellshock – WSWiR Episode 123

Serious Bash Flaw affects *nix, Mac OS X, and IoT

Normally, my weekly video covers a number of important information and network security stories, in order to keep you informed of the latest threats. However, this week one story is so important I give it the primary focus.

Today’s show covers the critical “Shellshock” vulnerability in Bash. If you use Unix, Linux, or Mac systems, or any other embedded device that might run Linux, you’ll want to watch this episode to learn how this flaw affects you. Click play for more details.

Oh, and don’t forget WatchGuard appliances aren’t affected, and our IPS can protect you. Enjoy your weekend!

(Episode Runtime: 9:23)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6X5-bxj-Mw

Episode References:

Extras:

I’m skipping the extra stories this week so you focus on taking care of the Bash flaw.

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

You Can Learn More About the WatchGuards’ Product Line By Going to www.FirewallShop.com/WatchGuard.

The original article/video can be found at Shellshock – WSWiR Episode 123

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SolarWinds Security Software – Log & Event Manager

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For more information: http://www.solarwinds.com/network-security.aspx Watch this short video covering SolarWinds Log & Event Manager’s key security features. You will learn quickly how LEM…

You Can Learn More About the Solarwinds Software’s Product Line By Going to www.NetworkMonitoring.ca.

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ManageEngine Desktop Central Catapults Its Customer into the Club of Golden Bridge Winners!

2013-GBA-Silver Award

This year, at the Golden Bridge Awards, ManageEngine customer Matt Rooney won silver for his company, BMI Healthcare, in the Best IT team category. Matt is BMI Healthcare’s IT Desktop Manager and has been a loyal Desktop Central customer. The Golden Bridge Awards program honors and recognizes achievements and great contributions of all major industries in the world. These awards generate global and industry-wide recognition of the achievements that organizations and individuals make across the world. We are happy to congratulate Matt – and his team – for the win.

We’re also honored to have played a role in helping Matt achieve this significant victory for his company. Before Matt found Desktop Central, he and his team had a tough time managing patch updates and assets. They had to continuously monitor their systems. BMI even had to resort to hiring contractors to do regulatory reporting.

After installing Desktop Central, most of BMI’s regular desktop management activities were automated. Some of the tasks were periodic software updates; patch management; delivery of service packs to Windows-based devices, including medical equipment; standardization of desktop interfaces; and implementation of company-wide security policies. Even the monitoring of USB and portable hard drive usage was automated. More, the IT department began to use Desktop Central to audit their entire Windows population and run the necessary reports to comply with various regulatory requirements.

With such sweeping changes came lots of advantages. The IT team was free to do more important things such as focus on network monitoring and security event management.

According to Matt, “Effective desktop management is becoming more and more crucial to the entire healthcare industry. The fast paced environment requires a carefully planned and articulated approach to technological advancements and the ever-evolving threat landscape. As the ramifications of a network security breach can be catastrophic in a hospital, compliance reporting plays a hugely important role in daily operations.”

“Much of the medical equipment we use is Windows-based,” he continued. “So it is imperative that it is protected against external threats by ensuring a carefully devised patching schedule is implemented, which Desktop Central has allowed us to facilitate.”

And, we say, thank you, Matt and thank you Golden Bridge; we’ll continue to design products that fulfill our customers’ expectations for many years to come.

You Can Learn More About the ManageEngine Product Line By Going to www.ManageEngine.ca

The original article/video can be found at ManageEngine Desktop Central Catapults Its Customer into the Club of Golden Bridge Winners!

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Windows Active Directory Auditing with ADAudit Plus.

Audit-Track-Monitor your Windows Active Directory & Windows Servers Data from Everywhere!

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could foresee disastrous events and prevent them from happening? And wouldn’t it be nice to rewind and replay the events to discover the culprits when disasters do strike? Sure it would!

That’s why the ADAudit Plus team promises you thorough insight into every ‘Windows Server Environment’ event scenario. ADAudit Plus offers a lot more details with 150+ ready-to-use reports, instant email alerts, and most important, the facts about who did what when and from where!

Watch the video to learn how ADAudit Plus can help you overcome the challenge of network security and compliance auditing in the Windows Server environment.

Secure your Windows Server environment with ADAudit Plus.

You Can Learn More About the ManageEngine Product Line By Going to www.ManageEngine.ca

The original article/video can be found at Windows Active Directory Auditing with ADAudit Plus.