Stories by Matt Hines

Symantec to buy DLP specialist Vontu

Security software giant Symantec is preparing to announce an acquisition of Vontu, one the largest remaining independent providers of data leakage prevention software, which is used to control the flow of sensitive information across corporate networ...

Mobile systems management maturing fast

One of the most frustrating aspects of being an IT professional who is required to be on call to respond to emerging support issues has long been the lack of flexibility available to these employees when trying to balance work with their home lives.

Security vendors bring zombie fighters to life

Data leakage prevention might be the hottest IT security submarket, but vendors are also tuning up their product offerings to help customers ward off the presence of botnet-infected zombie computers.

Malware boom puts pressure on anti-virus race

Anti-virus application vendor Symantec found a total 212,101 new malware variants over the first months of 2007, an astonishing 185 per cent increase over the second half of 2006, totalling an average of well over 1100 unique samples arriving per day...

Kerberos backers form consortium

Developers and other supporters of the Kerberos authentication platform gathered at MIT's Stata Center on Thursday to unveil a new industry effort aimed at furthering the technology.

Tech giants chart research goals

Power consumption, parallelism, and the rapidly-expanding world of mobile communications are among the leading areas of research and development investigated by some of the IT world's largest companies.

Security experts pitch 'culture of data'

The companies that are having the most success in advancing their data security efforts today are those that are finding a way to protect sensitive information without getting in the way of business users, industry experts maintain.

AT&T: Perimeter network security should be virtual

Enterprise companies will soon begin offloading many of their network security responsibilities to telecommunications and Internet service providers and save vast amounts of time and money doing so, if AT&T has its way.

Paypal claims gains against phishers

Paypal security chief Michael Barrett isn't ready to claim a victory in the fight against phishing schemes, but he said that his company is slowly turning the tide using a set of new partnerships and technological means.

Fear of insider threats hits home

The more money that companies spend on securing their IT operations from external attack, the more it seems they become aware that the potential threat posed by their own employees remains their most significant risk.

Malware moves from scattershot to honeypot

End users were far less likely to receive malware programs in their in-boxes and far more likely to get attacked as they visited legitimate Web sites over the first six months of 2007, as threats continue to shift from widespread campaigns to distrib...

Badware hunters tame wild Webmasters, hosts

If hijacked sites and hosting companies that fail to police malware distribution sources represent two of the most serious threats to Internet security, there may be hope for improvement, according to researchers working with Harvard Law School's Sto...

Mobile business apps middleware catches on

Industry experts maintain that many business applications vendors are still struggling to successfully port their tools to mobile handsets. But some software makers claim that by partnering with wireless specialists to develop their systems, they are...

Security show stresses risk management

Enterprise security decision makers have long been more likely to be swayed by flashy new technologies than by the notion of comprehensive IT restructuring to protect data and other corporate assets, but the situation is evolving rapidly, according t...

Intel adds desktop NAC to latest chips

Intel's move to provide new integration with NAC (network access control) tools in its latest vPro desktop processors could provide interesting opportunities for use with the device authentication systems while further strengthening the technology st...

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