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Gartner Cool Vendor Report Names Menlo Security and Describes Benefits of Browser Isolation

Posted by Peter Lunk on Jun 16, 2017

If you find it challenging to prioritize which security innovations to implement this year, this latest Gartner report can help. It names Menlo Security as a 2017 Cool Vendor for Security for Mid-Size Enterprise, and explains how any resource-constrained IT team can use browser isolation to reduce exposure to malware and phishing attacks.

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Tags: cybersecurity, isolation, browser, gartner, anti-phishing, spear-phishing, remote browsing, browser-based attacks, cyber attacks, email threats

Is Your Web Viewing Dangerous? Over 350k Web Sites Run Vulnerable Software

Posted by Peter Lunk on May 25, 2017

Over 350,000 of the world’s top 1 million web sites may be running vulnerable software --  which the recent WannaCry cyber attack has shown can spell considerable risk of hacker exploitation. According to the Menlo Security State of The Web report, software on some web sites dates back to over a decade ago, as far back as the year 2000. The cyber security research reveals that nearly half (46%) of the Internet’s top 1 million web sites, as ranked by Alexa, are risky, and that 1 in 5 domains run vulnerable software.

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Tags: isolation, ransomware, credential theft, malware vulnerabilities, phishing prevention, spear-phishing, banks, cyber attacks, wannacry, hackers, financial security firms, credit unions, web threats, email threats

Looking Back at an Incredible 2016

Posted by Peter Lunk on Jan 23, 2017
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Tags: malware, isolation, security, gateway, global managed security service, channel partner

Yes Muni, You Can Limit Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Peter Lunk on Dec 1, 2016

The San Francisco Bay Area was enjoying a US Thanksgiving holiday weekend when ransomware hit its municipal transportation agency, locally known as Muni. Over 900 office computers were affected, with Muni data locked up as the hacker demanded 100 bitcoins, or roughly $73,000, which the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) never considered paying, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, isolation, ransomware, cyber theft, anti-phishing, San Francisco, bitcoin, Muni, remote browsing

First U.S. Patent on Cloud Isolation - A Milestone for Menlo Security

Posted by Peter Lunk on Aug 17, 2016

Changing the security market for the better is important work. A key milestone for Menlo Security was receiving our first technology patent for the development of important intellectual property in our breakthrough threat isolation solution. Initially filed in 2011, U.S. Patent No. 9,391,832 was issued for Adaptive Clientless Rendering (ACR) — a cornerstone capability in our isolation platform architecture. Making isolation easy to use and deploy is validation of our pioneering efforts and marks a proud moment for Menlo Security.   

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Tags: malware, threats, isolation, security, Patents

Add One of Gartner's Top Technologies to Your Check Point Environment

Posted by Peter Lunk on Jun 22, 2016

You may have seen that Gartner has recently identified Remote Browsing/Isolation as one of its top 10 security technologies for 2016. With our previously announced partnership with Check Point, Menlo Security makes it simple to add this game-changing technology to an existing Check Point solution to eliminate malware and risky Web content. 

Why Add Isolation?

With one-fifth of the world’s top 1 million web sites known to be running outdated and vulnerable software, it’s inevitable that end users are at risk.

The Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) uses patent-pending Adaptive Clientless Rendering™ (ACR) technology to deliver a malware-free rendering of the user's isolated session to their native browser, providing a safe and transparent user experience.

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Tags: malware, trends, report, threats, isolation, flash, security, gateway, check point, firewalls, checkpoint, gartner

A Winning Idea for Malware Prevention

Posted by Peter Lunk on Jun 12, 2016


We have been on a bit of a winning streak lately, with several prestigious awards recognizing our innovative approach to preventing malware.  With so many breaches continuing to dominate the headlines, it is great to see our efforts around security prevention capabilities get recognized as game-changing in the industry.

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Menlo Security Collaborates with Fujitsu on Global Managed Security Service

Posted by Peter Lunk on May 26, 2016

I am extremely pleased to report that we have entered into a partnership with Fujitsu, providing  an enhancement to their Global Managed Security Service. The Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) will be used to bolster the Risk Reduction capabilities of the managed service offering to automatically eliminate the risk of malware from Web, documents and email.

This partnership expands the market reach for the Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) as we make this breakthrough security solution available as a cloud software service to the Fujitsu GMSS installed base. 

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Tags: malware, vulnerability, isolation, security, webinar, top-sites, global managed security service

Security That's Imperceptible - Gartner's Take on Choosing the Right Isolation Provider

Posted by Peter Lunk on May 23, 2016

With Web and email continuing as primary malware vectors, companies are increasingly adopting isolation technology to contain and prevent risky content. However, Gartner points out that an isolation solution must deliver a high-quality end user experience to keep up with enterprise productivity needs.

This Menlo Security webinar, featuring Gartner, recommends you ensure your isolation technology solution provides a positive user experience, especially full fidelity and rich media support. If a solution reduces performance, your employees will find a way to work around your security measures, defeating your entire purpose of eliminating malware. 

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Tags: malware, vulnerability, isolation, security, webinar, top-sites

FS-ISAC Miami: When saying no is a no-go

Posted by Peter Lunk on May 17, 2016

The city of Miami recently hosted the annual conference for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and as expected, the top security teams from the largest banks were on hand to share information, network and enjoy the chaos that is South Beach.  For those unfamiliar with FS-ISAC, it is an industry forum for collaboration on critical security threats facing the global financial services sector. FS-ISAC is unique in that it was created by and for members and operates as a member-owned non-profit entity.

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Tags: malware, web, isolation, security, user-experience

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