December 2009 Issue of SCMagazine

December 2009 Issue of SCMagazine

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Don't despair, the best is yet to come

With the start of our next year, we're looking for some signs of revitalization.


Palo Alto Networks named a head of worldwide marketing.

Palo Alto Networks, provider of firewalls for application visibility and control, has named Rene Bonvanie head of worldwide marketing. He formerly served as senior vice ...

RSA partners with First Data

RSA has partnered with First Data, a leading payment processor, to create a service that will enable First Data's retail customers to remove customer credit ...

WatchGuard Technologies teams up with AVG

WatchGuard Technologies, provider of unified threat management solutions, has teamed up with AVG to offer customers anti-virus protection. The virus direction and heuristic analysis capabilities ...

nuBridges partners with PGP

nuBridges has partnered with PGP to integrate its encryption technology into nuBridges Exchange managed file transfer and B2B gateway software solution. The integration will enable ...

The Livingston Group has launched a cybersecurity practice area.

The Livingston Group, a Washington, D.C. lobby, has launched a cybersecurity practice area. The move comes in light of reports that foreign governments and global ...

Avenda Systems teams up with Great Bay Software

Avenda Systems, maker of network identity and access policy solutions, has teamed up with Great Bay Software to create combined endpoint discovery and network security ...

Promotions at NetMotion Wireless

NetMotion Wireless, provider of mobile VPN solutions, has promoted Matthew Scott to VP of technical scales and support and Rob Mattson to VP of business ...

WinMagic to support Intel's Anti-Theft Technology

WinMagic, provider of full-disk encryption, has announced it will support Intel's Anti-Theft Technology. The integrated offering will combine data protection with Intel's tamper-resistant asset protection ...


Visibility and awareness

The lack of integration of compliance tools often creates information silos, reporting nightmares and unknown security gaps.

Getting physical...and logical

Protection of intellectual property and corporate assets remains the overarching objective of physical and logical security teams...

CSO's desk

Recruiting assistance from the top

CEOs and other business leaders may not know anything about security, but they are given credit for what they do know about how to motivate ...


Industry collaboration: Drumming up defenses

With no funding or charter, the Conficker Working Group has proven that industry collaboration can be effective, reports Angela Moscaritolo.

Riding shotgun: Wells Fargo & Co. and Voltage Security

While Wells Fargo no longer uses the Pony Express to communicate with customers, it still needs to guard messages, reports Greg Masters.

Electronic payments: Hurricane Gonzalez

Despite the prosecution of hacker Albert Gonzalez, more needs to be done to secure credit card transactions, reports Deb Radcliff.

IT security Reboot 2009: Honoring the year's information security luminaries

Our annual celebration of the top five influential IT security thinkers, as well as a look back at some of the most pressing trends and ...

Product opener

Start of something

It's December and with the holidays upon us it's time to look back and look forward.

Product Reviews

Best of 2009

A recognition of products and services selected by Technology Editor Peter Stephenson and his SC Lab team in 2009 as Best Buy, Recommended and SC ...

Last Word

Embrace the shift to the cloud

Along with the benefits of SaaS, will come new risks and challenges, says Philippe Courtot, chairman/CEO, Qualys.

Products: Industry Innovators

Looking back: What happened?

We are seeing the beginnings of an evolving security architecture standard approach, says Peter Stephenson, technology editor.

Another year goes by: Our 20th

As we look at 2009, we see some really interesting developments.

Industry Innovators: Access Control

Access control

There are some very strongly held opinions on how to execute access control.

Access control

This year's innovators have a contribution and a strategy for access control and each places the emphasis on a different aspect or technique.

Biometrics: BIO-key International

BIO-key International has attacked two major problems with biometrics: cost and accuracy.

Biometrics: BIO-key International

BIO-key International has attacked two major problems with biometrics: cost and accuracy.

NAC: NetClarity

NetClarity has mixed innovative technology with a unique brand of distribution.

Credential management: Intercede

Identity management to Intercede is a global proposition.

Identity management: Fischer International

There have been some changes in the marketplace that Fischer anticipated and had the technology ready to address.

Multifactor authentication: Gemalto

Vision is the name of the game at Gemalto, followed closely by the level of research and development that turns vision into innovation.

Industry Innovators: Analysis and Testing

Analysis and testing

I always am on the prowl for new and creative ways of testing and analyzing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our enterprises and the ...

Vulnerability analysis: Mu Dynamics

Today, there are very few things that the Mu products cannot test for vulnerabilities, and then go on and support detailed analysis.

Penetration testing: Core Security

Core Security has looked very closely at what professional penetration testers want beyond the ability to penetrate a network.

Threat analysis: NitroSecurity

Getting a maverick to market and then dominating that market is a huge task.

SIEM: LogRhythm

This is not your father's log manager.

Forensic tools: Cyber Security Technologies

Cyber Security Technologies addressed a perennial problem with computer forensics in law enforcement: backlog.

Industry Innovators: Data Protection

Email security: WebLOQ

At the end of the day, there is a hard problem with securing email.

Encryption: Venafi

Venafi’s Encryption Director manages everyone’s encryption products in a single enterprise.

Extrusion prevention: Fidelis Security Systems

Fidelis started looking at the problem of data leakage not by looking at data leakage, but by looking at intrusion prevention.

E-commerce identity theft/fraud prevention: Trusteer (browser security)

Trusteer has taken an innovative approach to our number one criminal activity, identity theft, and made its solution available through initiatives with banks.

Secure SMS/text: CellTrust

How can businesses take advantage of the ubiquity of SMS?

Industry Innovators: Perimeter Defense

Perimeter defense

The selection this year may well end up defining the product type going forward.


SonicWALL has developed a new deep packet inspection technique that does not require the analysis engine to play an entire message stream before it can ...

Next generation firewall: Palo Alto Networks

The Palo Alto product has identified about 900 applications that it can manage directly.

IPS: Sourcefire

How do you take a free open source product and turn it into a commercial product that people will buy?

Wireless security: Aerohive Networks

Aerohive believes that the wired network is on the way out and the wireless on the way in.

Industry Innovators: Security Infrastructure

Content management: Zscaler

Zscaler has become what amounts to a secure internet service provider.

Policy management: Kaseya

This is one of those times when you just have to say, “Why didn’t someone think of this before? It’s brilliant.”

IT GRC management: Agiliance

Agiliance offers a platform for its partners to which the partners add expert content.

Industry Innovators: Virtualization

Virtual firewall: Altor Networks

The Altor VF virtual firewall is the product of both innovative thinking and marketing.

Industry Innovators: Special Mention

Special mention: BlackBox

Along with changing times, networks have changing requirements.