Industry News: Proofpoint Acquires NetCitadel

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Industry News: Proofpoint Acquires NetCitadel

Proofpoint has acquired NetCitadel, which specializes in automated security incident response. The acquisition extends the capabilities of Proofpoint's advanced threat solutions.

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The NetCitadel automated incident response platform prioritizes potential security incidents by unifying security alerts from Proofpoint. Based on this prioritization, impacted systems can be quarantined and further communications to malicious sites can be blocked.

The unification of disparate threat intelligence data, combined with automated incident response, enables security professionals to respond to threats faster, in a more scalable way, and with higher confidence and accuracy, Proofpoint says.

For more information, visit Proofpoint.

IBM Expands Endpoint Protection Software

IBM has introduced Trusteer Apex security software that's designed to help stop threats at endpoints, including laptops and desktops, which are susceptible to malware. The software is the latest addition to the IBM's Threat Protection System, which leverages security intelligence and behavioral analytics to go beyond conventional anti-virus approaches.

Trusteer Apex blocks attempts by cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities on the endpoint that lead to data breaches. It provides an automated threat analysis capability to help prevent attacks.

For more information, visit IBM.

Symantec Introduces Norton Small Business

Symantec introduces Norton Small Business, a cybersecurity solution customized to help protect small businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

Norton Small Business builds upon Symantec's multi-layer protection technologies, while adding small business features to enhance ease of use and management.

For more information, visit Symantec.

Verizon Expands HIPAA-Enabled Footprint

Verizon has expanded its Healthcare Enabled Services to five additional data centers, which will enable it to offer a broader range of cloud and data center infrastructure services.

Healthcare Enabled Services help organizations to meet physical, technical and administrative security requirements for business associates under HIPAA/HITECH. These services include co-location, enterprise cloud and managed hosting, as well as intrusion detection protection and log aggregation for cloud and managed hosting.

For more information, visit Verizon.

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