VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
businesswire | April 13, 2023
Searchlight Cyber, the dark web intelligence company, has launched Stealth Browser, a secure and user-friendly virtual machine for cyber professionals to access the dark web and conduct investigations anonymously, without risk to themselves or their organization. Stealth Browser is an enhancement to Searchlight’s Cerberus investigation platform, which is used by law enforcement agencies, enterprises and MSSPs to uncover criminal activity on the dark web, and has been used in some of the biggest criminal cases involving dark web activity.
The dark web is a critical source of intelligence for cybersecurity professionals, but accessing it carries risks for the investigator and their organization’s infrastructure. On their own systems, they run the risk of accidentally installing malware, exposing their digital fingerprint/proprietary IP address, or inadvertently leaking sensitive information. Stealth Browser eliminates these risks by automatically masking the investigator’s digital fingerprint, allowing both novice and experienced investigators to quickly and securely access Tor and I2P onions on the dark web without risk to themselves or their organization’s infrastructure.
With one-click, Stealth Browser allows the investigator to generate a virtual machine directly from any internet browser without the need to install any software. This is in stark contrast to the complex setup usually required to safely access the dark web, and allows analysts to get the relevant information they need more easily, without the need for lengthy administrative and approval processes.
Ben Jones, CEO and co-founder of Searchlight Cyber commented: “As with all of our solutions, Stealth Browser was developed in collaboration with our customers to address the challenges they face when conducting critical dark web investigations. Many organizations struggle with providing scalable and secure access to investigate threats on the dark web. Stealth Browser was created to allow any threat analyst, regardless of expertise, to get the information they need while always staying safe and secure.
“Threat hunters and investigators put themselves at risk when collecting intelligence on cybercriminals and malicious actors who are lurking in the shadows of the dark web. We created the Cerberus platform to allow organizations to securely investigate previously unobtainable dark web activity. The release of Stealth Browser is the continuation of this mission, further reducing risks in the fight to bring cyber criminals to justice.”
About Searchlight Cyber
Searchlight Cyber provides organizations with relevant and actionable dark web intelligence, to help them identify and prevent criminal activity. Founded in 2017 with a mission to stop criminals acting with impunity on the dark web, we have been involved in some of the world’s largest dark web investigations and have the most comprehensive dataset based on proprietary techniques and ground-breaking academic research. Today we help government and law enforcement, enterprises, and managed security services providers around the world to illuminate deep and dark web threats and prevent attacks.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
prnewswire | April 12, 2023
Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN, software to provide secure, optimized access to endpoint devices from anywhere. Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN will leverage the industry's first software-based unified SASE client, converging SD-WAN and Security Service Edge (SSE) capabilities so organizations can easily reduce cost and complexity, simplify connectivity, eliminate the sprawl of multiple clients and point products, and preserve network performance at any scale.
Organizations today often battle poor user experience, inconsistent policy, insufficient security, and the limitations of legacy network solutions, especially cumbersome SD-WAN architecture ill-equipped for modern application management needs. Announced today as the newest addition to the Netskope Borderless SD-WAN portfolio, Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN offers workers anywhere the same level of application experience and security from their laptops or other devices as they would receive in the corporate office, without requiring any hardware.
Key benefits of Endpoint SD-WAN include:
AI-Driven Operations: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN simplifies management with automated troubleshooting and insights into end-user experience with per-user AppX score, traffic flows, policy violations, and anomaly detection.
High-Performance Connectivity for Critical Voice, Video, and Data Applications: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN offers fast and reliable connections with application-aware prioritization and dynamic path selection, and automatically remediates poor performance on the last mile.
Optimized User Experience: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN eliminates single-tunnel shortcomings of existing remote access VPN by connecting with multiple public and private data centers simultaneously, enabling users to receive the most optimized experience with policy-based direct-to-app access.
360° Protection: Netskope's unified SASE client smoothly delivers SD-WAN, SWG, CASB, ZTNA, DLP, Cloud Firewall and other security services.
Unified Architecture and Consistent Context-aware Policy: Netskope Borderless SD-WAN extends context-aware zero trust policy, SD-WAN, and Intelligent SSE across the entire solution portfolio, providing every remote user, device, and site with simple, secure, high-performance access to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
"We are excited for this announcement," said Mike Hogenauer, Director, Network, at FIS Global. "As a full-service managed services provider, we look for new technologies that can help our customers be faster, smarter, and more productive. Harnessing the power of context-aware SD-WAN, Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN is delivered right to user endpoints, replacing legacy VPN with all of the benefits of SD-WAN and without requiring any hardware appliance. Endpoint SD-WAN helps us provide our customers with consistent visibility, security, and network optimization, anywhere their users and devices are."
"Enterprises across the globe are increasingly prioritizing unified edge networking and security strategies that enable secure, high-quality connectivity for any user or device, from anywhere to any application," said Brandon Butler, IDC Research Manager, Enterprise Networks. "The Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN brings benefits of SD-WAN and edge security tools together in an end-user and IT-friendly client format. These tools can be powerful for enterprises and service providers alike to accelerate edge networking and security transformation."
"At Netskope we innovate with our customers' needs in mind, identifying the best ways to reduce risk and accelerate performance," said Parag Thakore, SVP, Borderless SD-WAN, Netskope. "Organizations using outdated SD-WAN and security technology have realized they can't patch their way to a better network, can't prioritize or secure what they can't easily discover, and shouldn't rely on cumbersome SD-WAN architecture that wasn't built for a highly distributed, cloud-centric workforce. That's why Netskope Borderless SD-WAN and our unified SASE client offer unprecedented context-aware networking and security, revolutionizing the way organizations operate."
Endpoint SD-WAN is the latest addition to Netskope's award-winning SASE platform. Borderless SD-WAN shares the same context-aware Zero Trust Engine that already powers Netskope Intelligent SSE, including the industry's largest application database. The platform also leverages Netskope's Cloud Confidence Index (CCI) to assign smart defaults automatically to all applications, making SD-WAN operations extremely efficient.
Netskope, a global SASE leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.
STORAGE, BACKUP, VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS
Businesswire | May 30, 2023
Arcserve, the world's most experienced provider of backup, recovery, and immutable storage solutions for unified data protection against ransomware and disasters, today announced the results of a comprehensive review conducted by independent research firm DCIG, of its Arcserve UDP 9.0 backup solution. The study found that Arcserve UDP 9.0 offers organizations a clear edge in protecting against ransomware while tackling the persistent challenges of managing backup and recovery complexities.
Arcserve UDP 9.0 delivers a cloud-based, multi-tenant Cloud Console that centrally manages UDP and Cloud Direct, enhancing its protection of enterprise applications such as Oracle and MS SQL Servers. The solution includes architectural and user interface enhancements to improve performance, simplify management, and improve data resilience, availability, and durability through its support for multiple cloud object storage providers. These features, combined with Arcserve's existing integration with Sophos, provide organizations with a reinforced beachhead against ransomware threats.
Jerome Wendt, CEO & Lead Data Protection Analyst of DCIG, commented on Arcserve UDP's multiple backup and DR capabilities, stating that "Arcserve UDP has for some time delivered advanced data protection features at its core that organizations routinely use. Arcserve offers both agent-based and agentless backup options, which give organizations the flexibility to use the best backup approach to meet specific application data protection requirements."
Arcserve UDP offers multiple disaster recovery (DR) options, including DRaaS, Instant Restores, and Virtual Standby (VSB). DRaaS is available via its fully managed cloud services extension, Cloud Hybrid. Its DRaaS service keeps critical data and workloads protected offsite and available and positions organizations to continue operations during or after unplanned on-premises outages. The Instant Restore feature allows IT personnel to spin up a VM directly from a backup quickly. At the same time, VSB offers a highly available configuration for data and applications for even faster recoveries than its Instant Restore feature.
"As ransomware attacks become more sophisticated and frequent, a weak backup solution is no longer an option. With Arcserve UDP 9.0, organizations empower themselves to defend against the latest ransomware threats and overcome the complexity inherent in IT environments," said Patrick Tournoy, executive vice president of operations at Arcserve. "DCIG's review confirms that Arcserve UDP 9.0 is a robust backup solution that can effectively protect organizations against these threats."
Arcserve, a top 5 data protection vendor and unified data resilience platform provider, offers the broadest set of best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise, regardless of location or complexity. Arcserve solutions eliminate complexity while bringing best-in-class, cost-effective, agile, and massively scalable data protection and certainty across all data environments. This includes on-prem, off-prem (including DRaaS, BaaS, and Cloud-to-Cloud), hyper-converged, and edge infrastructures. The company's nearly three decades of award-winning IP, plus a continuous focus on innovation, means that partners and customers, including MSPs, VARs, LARs, and end-users, are assured of the fastest route to next-generation data workloads and infrastructures. A 100% channel-centric organization, Arcserve has a presence in over 150 countries, with 19,000 channel partners helping to protect 235,000 customers' critical data assets.