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Jay Leek, Blackstone CISO, on security automation

Jay Leek, chief information security officer at Blackstone, says the private equity giant has automated much of its security operations as well as initial investigations. The move has enabled his human security analysts to be more productive and focus on more high-value work.

September 28, 2016 in Security

Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12

Symantec Backup Exec 12 allows complete system recovery and concentrates on continuous file/data protection. Though AU$1,795 may seem a lot of money for an application, Backup Exec might be worth the investment if you're using it for irreplaceable and highly valuable data.

July 13, 2008 by in Security

Ad-Aware 2007

Ad-Aware 2007

Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2007 came in dead last in our CNET antispyware testing. Ad-Aware failed to detect half of the test spyware, and unlike nine out of the 10 other antispyware apps we reviewed in December 2007, left behind traces for all but one spyware.

January 9, 2008 by in Security

Billion Electric BiGuard S20

Billion Electric BiGuard S20

This SSL VPN appliance suffers from an awkward admin interface and depends on ActiveX for some functionality, but it's still a relatively simple way to provide remote access to network applications.

September 11, 2007 by in Security

Trend Micro InterScan Gateway Security Appliance

Trend Micro InterScan Gateway Security Appliance

Trend Micro's IGSA delivers relatively complete protection from viruses, spyware, spam and other threats at the internet gateway. However, you can't add your own scanning protocols and the restriction to Windows and IE clients for the Damage Cleanup Services feature is a drawback.

September 5, 2007 by in Security

SmoothWall SmoothGuard 1000-UTM

SmoothWall SmoothGuard 1000-UTM

By porting its established security tools onto a powerful dual-core hardware platform, SmoothWall has come up with a highly effective and very scalable appliance that will appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers.

July 25, 2007 by in Security

Fortinet FortiGate-224B

Fortinet FortiGate-224B

Fortinet has taken their proven UTM firmware and hardware experience and combined those with a 24-port network switch. While perhaps not suited to larger enterprises, the FortiGate-224B certainly represents an excellent proposition for SMB or branch office deployment and worthy of further research.

May 30, 2007 by in Security

Symantec Backup Exec 11d

Symantec Backup Exec 11d

Symantec Backup Exec 11d performs well, installation is a breeze and considering the ability to backup and restore individual database records and substantially reduce downtime, it isn't difficult to justify the price.

April 2, 2007 by in Security

Billion Electric BiGuard S10

Billion Electric BiGuard S10

This is a good choice for small companies looking to replace an internet router with a device that also supports SSL VPN remote access. However, it fails to stand out in the crowded SSL market.

November 22, 2006 by in Security

Google Mini

Google Mini

The Google Mini takes much of the hassle out of deploying a search engine, doesn’t cost the earth and, best of all, it’s from Google: a winning combination.

April 3, 2006 by in Security

Network Box SME 250

Network Box SME 250

Network Box combines all that’s good in a managed security service with an affordable, locally installed and monitored appliance -- a winning combination for companies with limited resources.

February 13, 2006 by in Security

MailFrontier Gateway Appliance M500

MailFrontier Gateway Appliance M500

The main selling point of the MailFrontier Gateway Appliance is its delightfully straightforward management interface. The hardware and software are both well specified, and can provide a high level of protection against common mail-borne security threats.

December 21, 2005 by in Security

ZyXEL ZyWALL 35 UTM

ZyXEL ZyWALL 35 UTM

The ZyWALL 35 UTM appliance combines all the basic security tools required to protect a small business network, and deploys them at the Internet gateway where they are most useful. Professional help with deployment may be required, however, and it doesn’t do away entirely with the need for desktop and server-side protection.

November 24, 2005 by in Security

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