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Cisco, ESET, Fortinet crowned in Canalys Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix, while Symantec, IBM and McAfee underperform
Several big names have been revealed as underperforming compared with the market average with low partner sentiment.
Rise in cyberattacks targeting the cloud as use of collaboration tools increase
“While we are seeing a tremendous amount of courage and global goodwill to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, we also are unfortunately seeing an increase in bad actors looking to exploit the sudden uptick in cloud adoption."
McAfee collaborates with Atlassian to bolster security for cloud adopters
Customers of Atlassian, a provider of team collaboration and productivity software, will be able to leverage McAfee MVISION Cloud to apply their security policies to their use of Atlassian services.
McAfee unveils new Microsoft Teams encryption update
The cybersecurity company says the enhancement lets employees use Teams as a collaboration platform, participate in conversations and share documents while ensuring customer data remains secure with encryption.
D-Link Covr Mesh Wi-Fi System incorporates McAfee protection
As more people start working from home, Wi-Fi blackspots hinder productively and limit the choice of locations in the home for use as an office space.
2020 will be 'the year of mobile sneak attacks' - McAfee
Hidden apps are projected to be the cornerstone of the mobile sneak attack, with the McAfee report finding nearly 50% of all malicious activities in 2019 were from hidden apps.
McAfee introduces security solution aimed at simplifying SASE adoption
McAfee Unified Cloud Edge was designed with a cloud-first mindset to simplify the implementation of SASE.
McAfee announces new acquisition as it moves toward browser isolation
The acquisition of Light Point Securitywill supplement McAfee’s existing inbound and outbound protection for all web and cloud traffic, according to McAffee.
Data is dispersed in the cloud beyond most enterprise control - McAfee
Thousands of data loss incidents occur every month in the cloud, leaving most at risk of sensitive data loss or regulatory non-compliance.
Data dispersal growing risk for enterprises, report finds
“As organisations around Australia quickly move toward cloud environments, data is no longer tied to enterprise networks. The dispersion of data fragments visibility and control, hereby, opening doors to security vulnerabilities."
Businesses in the dark: Disconnect in cybersecurity culture and cyber resilience
"A core ingredient to being cyber ready involves empowering business leaders to minimise business down-time, while responding to a cyberattack at the same time."
Kaspersky named top dog in Canalys channel satisfaction report
The company was named the top cybersecurity vendor for channel satisfaction after achieving the highest overall rating against 10 others.
McAfee introduces new threat visibility and prioritisation feature
MVISION Insights will provide the analytics to enable organisations to recognise the threats they will need to take action against, and threats that could potentially impact them in the future.
Cloud-native breaches vastly different from legacy malware attacks - McAfee
The report uncovered that 99% of misconfiguration incidents in public cloud environments go undetected, exposing companies to data loss.
Ransomware making a comeback, McAfee report finds
McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code.
McAfee: Channel opportunities in cybersecurity-as-a-service
Techday spoke to McAfee MVision Cloud Asia Pacific regional director Joel Camissar about the drivers and the effects of the industry trend of outsourcing cybersecurity.
Cloud adoption moving businesses forward faster – McAfee
However, there is a divide between organisations who have addressed their shared responsibility for protecting data in the cloud, and those who have not.
61% of IT professionals have experienced serious data breach - McAfee
Data breaches are becoming more serious as cybercriminals continue to target intellectual property.
Belkin WeMo Insight smart plugs vulnerable to attack
Cybersecurity firm McAfee is suggesting that the Belkin WeMo Insight smart plug could be vulnerable to malware attacks – and Belkin has taken a very long time to fix the problem.
McAfee announces Google Cloud Platform support
McAfee MVISION Cloud now integrates with GCP Cloud SCC to help security professionals gain visibility and control over their cloud resources.
Aussies too lax about IoT security - McAfee
Aussie consumers are at a loss when it comes to securing the increasing number of connected devices in their homes and are often opting to take no action at all.
D-Link launches home WiFi router with robust parental controls
The WiFi router gives parents more control over their children’s internet activities – and how long they spend online.
Your mobile phone ain't as safe as it used to be
If you ever believed your mobile device was less exposed to online threats, now’s the time to take another look.
Raising the stakes: McAfee’s predictions for cybersecurity
Security teams and solutions will have to contend with synergistic threats, increasingly backed by artificial intelligence to avoid detection.