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On Oct 21, 2016, yet another cyber assault happened on a large DNS provider's infrastructure, bringing down websites and services on the east coast of the United States. While it is easy to launch these attacks, the solutions available in the market have not kept pace. FortiDDoS is the only hardware logic solution in the market today that easily distinguishes between attack traffic and legitimate traffic at high rates and keep services up during such attacks. The DDoS attack on the DNS infrustructure of Dyn, a major DNS provider,... [Read More]
by RSS Hemant Jain  |  Oct 21, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As an increasing number of businesses migrate critical infrastructure and applications to the cloud, security has become top of mind. It’s no longer enough to spin up a VM and deploy an app. While the cloud offers easy deployment and incredible scalability, organizations must still protect data and applications as if they were in an on premises data center. That requires the right virtual equivalents of security appliances as well as the expertise to deploy and manage them in cloud-based environments. Enter Amazon Web Services and the new... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Jul 08, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The AWS Marketplace makes it easy to secure virtual environments - And now it’s easier to comply with German data governance laws. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revolutionized the way that many businesses approach application and infrastructure deployment. Creating compute and storage instances in the cloud is so easy and cost-effective that many organizations look to services like AWS before they build out their own data centers. Others are using innovative hybrid models in which the cloud offers failover or nearly limitless scalability... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
As malware continues to grow on Android (900K malicious samples and 1,300 new per day), we sometimes forget attacks can also affect other devices... like Amazon's Kindle. The Kindle indeed runs Fire OS, a fork of Android. Thus, in several cases, Android malware also work on Fire OS, and reciprocally. Proof below. Some time ago, while surfing on an old Wordpress website with his Kindle, a user got this pop-up: Legend. System kernel fix scam. Appears on Android devices and on Kindle. Of course, it is a scam: the web page does not... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Jan 12, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Research
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by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jul 26, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Just a few short months ago, Fortinet had a major milestone for public cloud computing with the release of our flagship FortiGate security solution on Amazon Web Services environments. Security and privacy continue to be a top issues, if not the #1 concern, for enterprises looking to move servers and workloads to efficient public cloud infrastructure. Today we have yet another exciting security announcement for Amazon Web Services customers with the immediate availability of utility-based pricing for Fortinet solutions on the AWS Marketplace. Starting... [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Jul 17, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In 1974 a 13-year old boy named David Dennis discovered that he could lock up a PLATO terminal by making an external request when no external device was present. This prompted David, a student at University High school in Champaign Illinois, to write a program that could send the request to multiple PLATO terminals at once. He first launched the program on a nearby university computer lab, forcing 31 frustrated students to restart their PLATO terminals. The Denial of Service attack was born. In early 2000s the attacks used to be spoofed. Over... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Feb 05, 2014  |  Filed in:
Happy Saturday! The week is finally coming to an end and in an effort to make the game of catch-up a little easier on you, we have collected some of the biggest news stories right here. The FCC's Net Neutrality suit has been shot down in a court of appeals This is big deal, to say the least. Not only does this ruling hold some significant implications for the future of how we access media over the internet, it also means we will have less control over the channel all together. The Verge wrote a very frank article on the topic here. Amazon... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Perna  |  Jan 18, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
You get a message in your inbox that appears to be from the popular online retailer Amazon.com, claiming that there was an error with your recent order. All you have to do is confirm who you are with login credentials or a credit card number, and they will be sure to address the glitch and reroute your package as soon as possible. The message looks convincing - yet don't really remember ordering anything on Amazon in the recent past. Or did you? Image courtesy of Richard Henderson In reality, the e-mail is not from Amazon - or any other... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Dec 04, 2013  |  Filed in: