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Acunetix and Fortinet Partner up to Provide Instant Vulnerability Detection

Acunetix have recently announced a partnership with Fortinet to provide instant vulnerability detection using Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner (WVS) and Fortinet’s FortiWeb web application Firewall (WAF). This partnership means that any scan results will be imported into the new FortiWeb 4000E and 3000E Web Application Firewalls where it will construct settings to diminish the detected vulnerabilities. Acunetix is a web vulnerability scanner that’s designed to replicate a hacker’s methods used to expose dangerous weaknesses on an organisations network or website. It features automated and manual penetration testing tools allowing an IT security analysts to perform vulnerability detection assessments, and repair detected…

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Important: Update Adobe Flash Now

UPDATE- After this article was published, Flash re-released another updated version 18.0.0.209 . This can be found by clicking here.   Users have been advised to update Adobe Flash as soon as possible following the discovery of a Neutrino exploit kit that is using a Flash Zero-day exploit. This exploit was revealed during the recent hacking of a company called ‘Hacking Team’ who “sells malware and spyware technology to governments and law enforcement and intelligence agencies”. Hacking Team were hit by an unknown user/s on 6/7/15 who took control of their Twitter page and posted links to a torrent file containing over 400GB…

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2014 Next Generation Firewalls Report Published

NSS Labs a leading information security research and advisory company have produced their 2014 Next Generation Firewalls Comparative Analysis with the results placing Fortinet products above average. Thomas Skybakmoen of NSS Labs carried out tests on some of the industry’s top Next Generation Firewalls and detailed his results in a whitepaper. The report considers the following factors: Security Performance Total cost of ownership (TCO) The report noted that “there is usually a trade-off between security effectiveness and performance; a product’s security effectiveness should be evaluated within the context of its performance (and vice versa). This ensures that new security protections do not adversely impact…

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Protect Your Business from Zero-day Exploits

Zero-day exploits are attacks that takes advantage of a security vulnerability on the same day that the vulnerability becomes known.  When a potential security issue within a software programme is detected the software company, and on occasion the general public, will be notified so action can be taken. ‘Black hat’ hackers are becoming incredibly sophisticated at finding new vulnerabilities and exploiting them before the software company is able to fix the code and issue a patch or software update. Companies exposed to such exploits should install procedures for early detection. Both Fortinet and Paloalto firewalls provide platforms, leveraged by existing…

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