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WALLIX PAM4ALL Protects User Access

WALLIX PAM4All is a unified solution that combines WALLIX’s current technologies, including Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Remote Access Management, Session Management, Password Management, and Least Privilege Management, into a single solution. Customers can still purchase the solutions individually, but by opting for the complete package, they will be able to improve security across their infrastructure and meet compliance requirements.

WALLIX has launched its vision, PAM for all, to address the evolving cyber security challenges that organizations face in today’s digital world.

WALLIX will offer WALLIX PAM4ALL by combining all its technologies to provide customers with a unified solution that secures all user access, human or machine, in an organization by utilizing the principle of least privilege.

PAM4All not only secures privileged accounts but also protects user access and workstations based on the principle of least privilege to keep enterprises safe from malware or ransomware. WALLIX PAM4ALL also provides complete visibility into all users whether they are employees, suppliers, partners, or machines, and their networks, monitoring all endpoints, sessions, and strategic assets.

Edwige Brossard, Product & Marketing Director at WALLIX stated, “WALLIX’s new unified solution PAM4ALL is the promise of a secure digital transformation available to all organizations experiencing a rapidly changing digital landscape. By combining all WALLIX technologies, we are offering an enhanced approach to security. Enterprises can quickly implement a Zero-Trust architecture, thanks to strong user authentication, access control adapted to each user – either human or machine -at the right time, and integration traceability in the IS. The solution also provides a dynamic view of all activity on enterprise networks, providing the best protection from advanced threats, particularly emerging-malware types.”

The main challenge for businesses today is to provide correct user access at the right time and at the right privilege level, allowing employees to perform tasks from any location, whether in the office or remotely. The unified WALLIX PAM4ALL offering was developed to assist enterprises in addressing the issue of user access and enabling organizations to easily implement Zero-Trust architecture.

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DigiCert Acquired IoT Cybersecurity Company Mocana

 DigiCert, Inc., a global leading provider of TLS/SSL, IoT, and other PKI solutions, announced that it has acquired Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity firm Mocana. The integration of DigiCert and Mocana technologies offers IoT manufacturers and operators with a comprehensive solution for controlling security throughout the whole lifecycle of IoT devices. The transaction’s terms were not disclosed.

DigiCert’s foothold in the fast-growing IoT industry will be strategically accelerated as a result of the purchase. Organizational investment in IoT platforms for operational efficiency, digital transformation, and competitive differentiation, according to IDC, will drive growth to more than 55 billion linked devices by 2025.

“IoT security has been a challenge for device manufactures and operators. With the addition of Mocana, DigiCert is building on its vision for delivering digital trust, a growing necessity in the IoT market as smart devices become ubiquitous in every corner of our personal and professional lives. We are excited to introduce new and existing customers to our integrated platform and welcome the addition of Mocana’s expertise in IoT technology and the industrial and manufacturing verticals to the DigiCert team,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill.

“We have had a strategic partnership with Mocana for years and truly value their contribution to our product portfolio. We are excited about the backing from DigiCert as a global leader in IoT security,” said James Kline, senior director of program management at ABB Inc.

Customers can use DigiCert and Mocana together to manage device identity, secure communications, prevent device tampering, and remotely as well as securely upgrade firmware and settings once in the field. This end-to-end platform eliminates security risks and allows digital transformation, which is enabled by the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).

“Mocana is excited to be joining the DigiCert team. Together, our solutions uniquely solve the challenges of IoT security, from embedding security protections on-chip or at device manufacturing to on-device secure communications and firmware updates once in the field,” said Mocana CTO Srinivas Kumar.

Action1 Partnered With Brigantia To Provide Real-Time Visibility And Security Risk Mitigation

Action1 Corporation, the provider of the simple and secure remote monitoring and management (RMM) cloud platform has announced a partnership with Brigantia.  Through enhanced remote IT administration, the alliance will enable local managed service providers (MSPs) to improve their business performance by assuring secure and efficient operations for their clients.

Brigantia is a managed services channel distributor that offers a full suite of cybersecurity solutions, as well as secure, enterprise-class data communications and cloud services. Brigantia is based in Ripon, North Yorkshire, and works with hundreds of channel partners throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Brigantia can now address local MSP demand for a modern, secure, and easy-to-use cloud RMM solution with the addition of Action1 RMM to its portfolio.

“Brigantia take great pride in helping next-generation vendors break into the UK and Ireland MSP channel markets, and Action1 RMM is a true disruptor in what has been a rather stale RMM space,” said Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia. “This cloud-based platform enables MSPs to mitigate security risks for their clients, manage their endpoints, comply with security standards, and support users — from anywhere. It is an exciting addition to our portfolio in a space that is crying out for innovation, and we are looking forward to introducing Action1 RMM to our channel community throughout 2022 and beyond.”

“We are excited to expand our distribution footprint in the UK with such a strong market player as Brigantia,” said Alex Vovk, CEO and co-founder of Action1. “This partnership will help meet market demand for a modern cloud-based RMM solution that empowers IT service providers to effectively secure and support today’s hybrid workforces.”

OPSWAT Announces Acquisition of Bayshore Networks to Enhance Critical Infrastructure Protection Capabilities to OT/ICS Environments

OPSWAT, the global leader in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), announced that it has acquired all assets of Bayshore Networks, the leading provider of active industrial cybersecurity protection solutions specifically designed for Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environments, automation engineers, and plant operators. As part of the acquisition, OPSWAT will incorporate Bayshore Networks products and teams, extending OPSWAT’s CIP capabilities to OT/ICS environments.

OPSWAT, the world leader in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) declared that it has acquired Bayshore Networks, the leading provider of active industrial cybersecurity protection solutions designed especially for Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environments, plant operators and automation engineers,.  OPSWAT will integrate Bayshore Networks’ products and employees as part of the acquisition, boosting OPSWAT’s CIP capabilities to OT/ICS environments.

From the Colonial Pipeline attack to the Florida water supply hack, there has been a substantial increase in the number of cybersecurity and ransomware attacks in the industrial infrastructure. This has prompted a higher level of security concern, as these types of attacks may have disastrous consequences. This asset acquisition will enhance OPSWAT’s mission to provide best-in-class cybersecurity solutions to protect critical infrastructure by adding kay features in unidirectional/bidirectional secure data transmission in critical networks, intrusion prevention for industrial systems, and secure remote access for OT assets.

“This acquisition furthers our commitment to provide organizations worldwide with the most comprehensive critical infrastructure protection solutions available today. Over the last few months, we have hit several corporate and product milestones, including raising a $125 million round of financing, expanding our channel program to over 80 countries, and introducing our breakthrough cybersecurity kiosk for critical infrastructure protection. Today’s acquisition extends our CIP mission to operational technology and will drive continued growth and momentum at OPSWAT,” said Benny Czarny, OPSWAT founder and CEO.

“We are excited to bring two industry leaders together,” stated Kevin Senator, former CEO of Bayshore Networks and current OPSWAT Consultant. “Over the last decade, Bayshore Networks has provided state-of-the-art cybersecurity solutions for OT/ICS environments. Extending OPSWAT’s powerful platform to OT is a natural next step for both companies. Not only will we meet very specific cybersecurity demands in the industry, but the synergy between our companies will be truly extraordinary. I have no doubt that our employees and our technology will thrive at OPSWAT.”

Oasis boosts Protection of Remote Work through Collaboration with SecureReview

SecureReview has collaborated with Oasis, a private cloud and eDiscovery solutions provider, to provide specific protection for distributed enterprises managing sensitive data.

SessionGuardian, a modern endpoint protection product from SecureReview, has been merged into the Oasis platform, allowing enterprises to make use of cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies:

“SecureReview is the world’s first endpoint breach defense that prevents sophisticated attacks on distributed workforces from both insider and outsider threats. Our security solution prevents unauthorized VDI access, with second-by-second biometric authentication that blocks screen sharing, screenshots, and even blurs the user’s screen instantly if a phone camera is pointed at the screen. SecureReview allows IT to easily deploy and centralize endpoint security – providing complete protection from log on to log off ,” said Jordan Ellington, founder of SecureReview.

Oasis is no stranger to cybersecurity; the firm has years of expertise delivering IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS solutions based on virtual and physical security standards such as ISO 27001, 27017, 27018, and SOC 2, among others. Its association with SecureReview gives a specific layer of security to any company working with sensitive data, not just legal firms.

Oasis COO, Sal Dababneh said, “While having a globally distributed workforce is not new to Oasis, it is still quite new to most other businesses. We sought to provide our clients with an even greater level of protection to help them strengthen remote security and better protect their business data. Our partnership with SecureReview was the necessary next step in doing so.”

SecureReview has partnered with Oasis to provide clients with the highest level of remote security. Various levels of protection are now accessible, depending on the needs of the user.

Virtual Private Networks – Insights

VPNs encrypt internet traffic and hide a user’s identity online. It establishes a protected network connection while using public networks. The encryption of data is done in real-time. VPNs mask internet protocol (IP) address. Third parties will have a harder time tracking and stealing data of VPN. Applications operating through a VPN get benefits of the private network’s functionality, security and control.

Business VPN

A business VPN is a service that requires customized setup and technical support. The VPN is configured by the company’s IT department. A user has no administrative control over the VPN and organizations log employees’ activities and data transfers. As a result, the organization can reduce the probability of data breaches. The fundamental benefit of a business VPN is that it provides a completely secure connection to the organization’s intranet and server, even for staff who work remotely and use their internet connection.

Increase Security with VPN

Private tunneling or remote network access may not be required by the company. However, an organization is likely to share some elements with larger companies. To begin, businesses most likely have cloud-based resources such as apps or data. A VPN gives businesses safe access without the hassle of maintaining and paying for pricey routing hardware. A virtual private network (VPN) establishes a secure connection between user’s systems and the resources to which they connect. Adding a VPN connection adds another degree of protection and security.

Scalability of the VPN

A private network can help a company get started, the cost of expanding it can be prohibitive. Businesses can provide resource access to multiple employees at the same time as per their need with minimum configuration and can extend VPN as their business grows in terms of number of employees or data storage space. They can also operate critical programs on the cloud and grant them access via the VPN’s secure tunnel.

Hide Sensitive Information with Encryption

Hackers can intercept sensitive information you enter on websites using a variety of methods. They can use that information to imitate and obtain access to bank accounts, financial transactions information and other personal information. High-level security, such as 256-bit AES encryption, is available with a VPN. Anyone who is able to eavesdrop firm’s internet traffic will see incomprehensible, jumbled text and characters.

Access in Restricted Internet Access Countries

Some businesses have staff who go to countries where internet access is restricted. In that situation, employees may be denied access to the organization’s resources that are available on the open web. Employees can access the Internet as if they were in their own country with the help of a VPN. 

Low Setup and Maintenance Costs

Small businesses have certain restrictions on the amount of money to spend on IT infrastructure. The information technology and its security is a crucial aspect for any organization, they must either spend money on it or risk losing their overall profitability. VPNs do not require any physical infrastructure or additional tools to operate. To put it another way, all an organization needs is a VPN subscription to use the service. Even if a business manages to run its own VPN server, the setup and maintenance are simple. Most VPN services don’t even charge to set up the VPN server because they handle everything for clients. Companies simply have to pay for the VPN subscription and then they are good to go.