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First Look: Barac ETV

With the increasing trend of business services and applications leveraging encryption as the leading method of securing data in transit, malicious actors have once again adapted by developing more sophisticated attacks that employ the same technology. By using encryption to mask activities, bad actors can evade detection at organizations that lack the ability to inspect…

First Look: Barac ETV

With the increasing trend of business services and applications leveraging encryption as the leading method of securing data in transit, malicious actors have once again adapted by developing more sophisticated attacks that employ the same technology. By using encryption to mask activities, bad actors can evade detection at organizations that lack the ability to inspect…

First look: InfoGPS

Security professionals across all industries face a common challenge: they cannot protect data if they don’t know where it is kept. The simple reality is that risk stakeholders at most organizations do not know what data is on their network. In turn, this knowledge gap makes it difficult to prioritize often-limited information security resources. The…

First Look: Cyber Observer

Product: Cyber Observer Company: Cyber Observer Price: Core product is perpetual license – $40,000 and API connectors are annual-subscription based – $8,000 per connector. What it does: Dynamically collects performance data from security technologies and translates it into risk scores What we liked: Direct connectivity (via application program interface) to poll more than 75 industry-leading…

First Look – TrustMAPP

TrustMAPP is not a GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) product but it functions much like a GRC tool. It simply does it in a unique and novel way.  While GRC is not the goal, users of traditional GRC tools will feel right at home with TrustMAPP and the end results will the sort of thing…

First Look: SignalSciences Web Protection Platform

The SignalSciences Web Protection Platform (WPP) is unique in that it starts out looking like a web application firewall (WAF) but actually is a whole lot more.  While the outward functionality strongly resembles a WAF the underlying capabilities take a somewhat different approach.  This is an approach, the company claims, reduces false positives to the…

First Look: Cato Cloud

The Cloud has brought with it a lot of buzzwords. In the beginning the cloud was little more than a storage alternative, in our opinion not a particularly well-though-out business, technology or security model.