April 2010 Issue of SCMagazine

April 2010 Issue of SCMagazine

April 2010

Threat of the month

2 minutes on

Privacy and the social network

Google found itself in hot water with privacy advocates over Buzz, its new social networking platform.

Skills in Demand

Sales engineer

You can translate your domain expertise into "big dollars" by migrating to a sales engineer position, says Michael Potters, CEO, The Glenmont Group.

Me and my job


The value of a vulnerability

Today's corporate networks are loaded with information with the potential to generate significant profit on the black market, says TippingPoint's David Endler.

Cloudy and a chance of threats

Adopting cloud-based services gives organizations many benefits, but it also opens them up to many risks and vulnerabilities, says Fortinet's Anthony James.

CSO's desk

A security Swiss Army knife

Signature-based software just can't keep up with today's malware, says The Washington Post Co.'s Stacey Halota.


Cloud computing: Moving up

Are organizations ready to move their most sensitive enterprise applications to the cloud? Dan Kaplan investigates.

GIVING BACK: Volunteerism in the IT security space

It can be easy to overlook the spirited volunteerism in the IT space, says Jake Kouns of the Open Security Foundation. Dan Kaplan reports.

SC Magazine Financial Roundtable: Across the board

During an SC Magazine Financial Services Roundtable, leading information security pros discussed how they are refining IT security tactics, and more, reports Illena Armstrong.

Rogueware: Web of deceit

Tainted JavaScript, forged ads and indiscriminate surfing have snared millions of computer users into scareware scams, reports Greg Masters.

Product opener

Managing malware

This month we look at the best ways to manage various forms of viruses, worms, and more.

Group Test 1

Anti-malware gateways

There are a number of factors to consider before bringing an anti-malware gateway into your environment, says Peter Stephenson.

Anchiva Systems Anchiva 206 Web Gateway

The Anchiva 206 Web Gateway enforces web surfing policies and protects against web- and email-borne threats.

Barracuda Networks Web Filter 310

The Barracuda Web Filter 310 provides solid protection against web-based threats, such as viruses, worms and spyware.

M86 Security Secure Web Gateway

The M86 Secure Web Gateway provides proactive prevention of crimeware, malware and data leakage using real-time code analysis and optional anti-virus modules.

McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance

The McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance uses a multitude of scanning techniques to analyze both web and email traffic for threats.

Netgear ProSecure STM600

A full function transparent inline filter deployed at the internet gateway for seamless anti-malware control across both web and email protocols.

Panda GateDefender Performa 9500

A full function anti-malware gateway as well as a web filter and application control gateway.

Sophos Web Appliance

The Sophos Web Appliance uses a highly advanced system of technologies to catch and defend against web threats.


Offers protection against many malware-based threats – including viruses, spyware and phishing – in one soft appliance.

Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Gateways

The Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Gateways is driven by the InterScan Web Security Virtual Appliance.

Wedge Networks BeSecure 1020N Web Security Appliance

This appliance can handle thousands of concurrent web, email and FTP sessions and scan for all types of threats and malware.

Group Test 2

Anti-malware management

Michael Lipinski reviews technologies used to provide a central point for mitigation of the threat of malware.

AVG Technologies Internet Security Business Edition v9

The product delivers anti-spam, anti spyware, firewall, web shield, LinkScanner and anti-rootkit protection.

BitDefender Client Security v3.1.8

A robust business security and management solution that delivers proactive protection from viruses, spyware, rootkits, spam, trojan threats, phishing and other malware.

F-Secure Client Security v9.0

Provides automatic, centrally managed, real-time protection against online threats, such as browser exploits, viruses, spyware, riskware, zero-day attacks, rootkits and other forms of malicious code ...

Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Open Space Security

A suite of products that offers security coverage for all types of network endpoints – from mobile devices to servers.

Savant Protection v3.3

A decentralized management approach allows the endpoint device to control the execution of applications.

Sunbelt Software VIPRE Enterprise v3.1

An anti-virus and anti-spyware product that is managed from a central console.

First Look

Making use of ubiquitous devices makes sense

This tool from Passlogix is policy-driven and centrally managed making it a true enterprise-class product, says Peter Stephenson.

Last Word

Coordinating is key to success

A lot's been done to secure the nation's critical assets, but challenges remain, says the DoD's Robert Lentz.


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