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Social Distancing and Isolation—A Good Idea for You and Your Browser

Posted by Sales Engineering at Menlo Security on Apr 8, 2020

Just as physical isolation helps keep us virus free in the age of COVID-19, browser isolation does the same thing for your laptop or mobile device. The basics of the technology are that another computer is placed between you and the big bad Internet. That other machine spins up in a cloud and does the risky browsing for you. Your device receives a sanitized version of the web, free from any threats that may be hiding on otherwise trusted sites. Browser isolation provides a “zero trust” approach to web browsing.

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Tags: remote browsing, browser isolation, social distancing

The Critical Role of SSL Inspection to Avoid Secure Malware Delivery

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Apr 7, 2020

If you think the little green lock of https equals security, think again. The bad news is that the bad guys use encryption too. Many people mistakenly assume that as long as an SSL certificate is present, they’re safe from attack, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. From Reductor to Godlua and numerous other variants, it has become all too clear that new types of malware are being secreted behind a symbol that was once seen as secure.

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Tags: Isolation Core, HTTPS, SSL Inspection

Mobility and Cloud Adoption Conspire to Explode Security Appliance Costs

Posted by Mehul Patel on Apr 6, 2020

In my last blog post, I made the case that increasing workforce mobility and enterprise cloud adoption will disrupt traditional cybersecurity stacks in 2020. I argued that organizations that didn’t take these macro trends into account and radically rethink their cybersecurity strategies were putting their users, systems, and data at risk.

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Sophisticated COVID-19–Based Phishing Attacks Leverage PDF Attachments and SaaS to Bypass Defenses

Posted by Menlo Security on Apr 4, 2020

Menlo Security has detected a sophisticated, multi-stage attack leveraging the current COVID-19 pandemic. Our data has shown that COVID-19–based attacks are much more successful than typical phishing attacks. The global pandemic is literally a life-or-death situation that is changing constantly, and people are trying to stay up to date with the latest developments. Cybercriminals have noticed and are adapting their attack techniques to take advantage of the heightened level of global anxiety.

 

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Tags: COVID-19, Remote, Mobility, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home

2020 Will Be the Year That SaaS Breaks Enterprise Security

Posted by Mehul Patel on Apr 1, 2020

There’s no doubt that the web is now the most important business tool for users. Critical systems such as ERP, CRM, collaboration and communication platforms, customer-facing apps, and other business tools that were once on-prem are moving to the cloud. Users can log on from anywhere and access all the information they need to conduct business on a daily basis.

 

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Tags: Remote, Mobility, Cloud Adoption, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home

Ensuring Your Employees Are Safe, Secure, and Productive During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Mehul Patel on Mar 18, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) raised the global risk of COVID-19 to a pandemic on Friday, March 11, signaling that things are likely to get worse before they get better. High-profile events around the world have been cancelled, and the status of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is reportedly in limbo.

 

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Tags: Isolation Core, RemoteWorker, WHO, COVID-19

Supporting Business Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Jeff Rachlin on Mar 13, 2020

At Menlo, we believe that providing security without compromise is second only to our customer’s and employee's personal safety and health. So I wanted to share details about our commitment to maintaining service continuity.


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Tags: ZeroTrust Internet, Secure Web Access, Isolation Core, RemoteWorker

Provide Secure Access for Everyone

Posted by James Locus on Mar 12, 2020

Introducing cloud-based data loss prevention with Menlo Security

 

Safeguarding Internet access is a significant problem for most businesses. In a recent Verizon Study, 6.2 percent of all data breaches result from browser-based attacks. These attacks, including watering-hole and drive-by downloads, can be costly and might lead to massive damage to an organization’s reputation.

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Tags: web isolation, Cloud Proxy, SaaS Cloud Security, Endpoint Access

Travel Restrictions and Work-From-Home Policies Do Not Have to Put Your Organization at Risk

Posted by Mehul Patel on Mar 10, 2020

It’s easy to feel helpless as Covid-19 continues to spread throughout Asia and the rest of the world. Health professionals are urging people to avoid crowds and public spaces, forcing many workplaces—from factories to office buildings—to shut down. But business must continue. An economic downturn caused by the epidemic would only make things worse, preventing people from getting the help and resources they need while exacerbating impacts from the disease.

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Tags: Endpoint Access, SWG, RemoteWorker

Secure O365 and Secure G Suite for Your Enterprise

Posted by James Locus on Mar 9, 2020

Bad actors never rest

Creating legitimate-looking fake communications from Google or Microsoft is easy and inexpensive. Novice attackers with little or no coding experience can purchase phishing packs on the dark web that they can customize and then send emails to specific targets based on social engineering intelligence. Free and compromised accounts can also be used as an attack vector , hosting documents that contain malware or links to fake web forms or other malicious sites.

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Tags: email attachments, email threats, malicious links, Isolation Core

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