April 2011 Issue of SCMagazine

April 2011 Issue of SCMagazine



Are you ready for some action?

Despite the lip service given to the nebulous concept of partnerships between public and private entities, what really has seen the light of day?


News briefs: Anonymous strikes again, Chinese hackers penetrate Morgan Stanley, FTC goes after spam operator and more

Anonymous strikes again, Chinese hackers attack Morgan Stanley, and other news from the past month.

Company news

The Financial Stability Industry Council has appointed its first executive director, HyTrust names a new chairman and CEO, and other company news.

Threat of the month

2 minutes on

Vendors and cyber offense

Do revelations stemming from the Anonymous hack that HBGary Federal was engaged in shady, potentially illegal, activities cast the security industry as a whole in ...

Skills in Demand

Skills in demand: Cloud technologies

Cloud/security knowledge is in demand within such professions as network engineer, solutions architect, sales engineers and sales manager.

Me and my job

Me and my job: Ron Woerner, Bellevue University

Ron Woerner, director of cybersecurity studies, College of Information Technology, Bellevue University, answers a few questions about his position.


Debate: Congress should pass a law that prohibits the tracking of a consumer's online behavior.

Two sides weigh in on whether so-called do-not-track applications, which monitor consumers' online behavior, should be regulated.


Overcoming new threats: A holistic approach to safeguards

Organizations of all sizes have different security needs and priorities, and are looking for flexible solutions that enable them to create their own portfolios.

Protecting data on copiers

You need data safeguards for multifunction printers.

CSO's desk

No silver bullet for PCI compliance

All around the world, organizations are moving toward the adoption of updated PCI standards so that they can begin 2012 with assessments against the newest ...


Life after Stuxnet: Infrastructure safeguards

The cyberattack last summer on Iran's nuclear facilities has upped the ante for decision-makers in charge of critical infrastructure and enterprise networks, reports Greg Masters.

Digital stick-up: Online account fraud

Corporate account takeover remains prevalent, resulting in $87.5 million in losses last year. But all banks can strive to prevent it, while staying within budget, ...

The envelope, please...: SC Awards 2011

Winners of the 2011 SC Awards U.S., honoring those companies and individuals that have most strongly contributed to the vitality of the industry, were announced ...

Scaled down, armored up: Small and midsized business protection

For many small and midsize businesses, neglecting IT security is a thing of the past, reports Angela Moscaritolo.

Product opener

Protecting the castle gates: UTMs and anti-malware gateways

UTMs and anti-malware gateways often are our key protection at the perimeter, says Peter Stephenson, SC Magazine's technology editor.

Group Test 1

M86 Secure Web Gateway v10.0

M86 Security’s real-time web security solution is intended to provide zero-hour protection against known and unknown web attacks, without dependence on signature-based patches or updates.

McAfee Email and Web Security Virtual Appliance v5.6

The McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance scans inbound and outbound email and web traffic.

NETGEAR ProSecure STM300 v3.0.0-43

The ProSecure Web/Email Security Threat Management Appliance is an appliance-based, web and email security solution that protects the network perimeter against web-borne threats from spyware, ...

Panda Security GateDefender Performa SB

Panda GateDefender Performa is a scalable, secure content management perimeter security appliance.

SonicWALL NSA 3500 v5.8.0.1

SonicWALL NSA 3500 is designed to provide multipronged protection at the gateway against malware, spyware and other threats through the Gateway Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Anti-Spam ...

Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Gateways

Trend Micro’s Enterprise Security for Gateways integrates web and messaging gateway security to protect against incoming or outgoing web, email and blended threats.

Wedge Networks BeSecure NDP-1005G Anti-Malware v4.0.0-213

Wedge Networks’ BeSecure NDP-1005G is a content inspection and filtering network appliance that offers a complete solution for protecting network endpoints from spyware, trojans, worms ...

Group Test 2

ADTRAN NetVanta 2630W

The NetVanta from ADTRAN is powered by SonicWALL OS to provide solid gateway security.

ADTRAN NetVanta 2630W

The NetVanta from ADTRAN is powered by SonicWALL OS to provide solid gateway security.

Astaro Security Gateway

Aside from solid web content management and application control, the Astaro Security Gateway offers a fully configurable firewall and intrusion prevention system, including port scan ...

Cyberoam CR100ia

The Cyberoam CR100ia from Elitecore Technologies provides solid gateway protection features above and beyond the usual UTM feature set.

eSoft InstaGate 604

The InstaGate 604 from eSoft provides full UTM protection to the small to midsize business environment.

Fortinet FortiGate 60c

The FortiGate 60c from Fortinet provides quite a bit of power packed into a small appliance.

gateProtect GPZ 2500

Built for the large enterprise, the gateProtect GPZ 2500 features best-of-breed, gateway-based malware protection, including anti-virus from Kaspersky and anti-spam from Commtouch, as well as ...

NETGEAR ProSecure UTM150

The ProSecure UTM from NETGEAR offers a stateful packet inspection firewall, IPS, SSL VPN, IPsec VPN, anti-malware, anti-spam, web URL filtering and application control.

Panda Security GateDefender Integra

The GateDefender Integra from Panda Security features a firewall that not only filters based on static rules but also can provide dynamic application-level protection.

SecPoint Protector

The Protector from SecPoint offers a combination of anti-virus, intrusion prevention system, web content filtering, application protocol blocking and spam protection in one appliance.

VASCO Data Security aXsGUARD Gatekeeper

The VASCO aXsGUARD Gatekeeper Enterprise 7 offers an interesting set of features above and beyond the usual UTM functionality.

WatchGuard Technologies XTM 505

The WatchGuard XTM offers full UTM capabilities in a solid, easy-to-use appliance.


The ZyWALL USG50 from ZyXEL offers a lot of solid UTM functionality in a small device.

First Look

The gods must be angry: Trusted Access for Banking

Trusted Access for Banking from IronKey provides assured, secure online banking connection for commercial banking customers.

Last Word

Are you prepared for a breach?

A prudent firm should not wait until a clear and direct obligation exists before taking steps to secure its systems and processes.


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