Industry News: Cisco Unveils Firewall

Also: Latest from SurfWatch Labs, ObserveIT, NexID
Industry News: Cisco Unveils Firewall

Cisco introduces its threat-focused next-generation firewall, Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services. The firewall is designed to provide contextual awareness and controls needed to automatically assess threats, correlate intelligence and optimize defenses to protect all networks.

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The Cisco ASA 5500 Series firewall with application control, and advanced malware protection from Sourcefire, provides an integrated threat defense across the attack continuum.

The firewall solution also offers actionable data that speeds threat investigation and retrospective remediation, along with incident response scoping and automated detection policy updates.

For more information, visit Cisco.

SurfWatch Labs Introduces Cyber-Risk App

SurfWatch Labs unveils SurfWatch C-Suite, an application designed to give corporate executives and board members the ability to easily and immediately understand cyber-risks.

The solution helps business executives understand and better manage the organization's cyber-risk posture through a straightforward view of what cyber-risks may impact the business.

The SurfWatch C-Suite application is built on top of SurfWatch Analytics, which aggregates structured and unstructured data from numerous sources and leverages an analytics engine to transform streams of cyberdata into highly relevant, timely and tailored cyber-risk intelligence.

For more information, visit SurfWatch Labs.

ObserveIT Unveils Rapid Response Solution

ObserveIT announces ObserveIT 5.7, a new alerting and analytics platform that helps security teams to discover and respond to user-based threats. The platform also includes the company's proven auditing and forensic capabilities.

The analytics engine in ObserveIT 5.7 analyzes user activity to alert security teams to any behavior that is suspicious or violates a company's policies. The platform sends these alerts directly to IT security staff or integrates them into a company's existing event management and incident response workflow.

For more information, visit ObserveIT.

NexID Enhances Fingerprint Solution

NexID Biometrics LLC has enhanced its fake-finger-detection solution for embedded fingerprint-sensor systems. The solution is designed for use with mobile devices as well as ATMs and terminals for entry access.

For more information, visit NexID.


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