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Business Benefit of Isolation

Posted by Jason Steer on Aug 23, 2016


Isolation is still the new kid on the block - in Europe we spend much of our time educating our customers and partners on what Isolation means, how Isolation works and how it mitigates the risk of web server & web browser vulnerabilities exploited by cyber criminals on a daily basis. It’s not just Menlo Security that is looking at the web in this way; Gartner themselves highlight the value of Isolation as part of the new Preventive capabilities customers can adopt.

One of the recurring questions from almost all the meetings I have had to date is what does Isolation mean in terms of business benefit? Every technology company I have worked for in my career has always focused on the technical benefits, architecture and how it solves the technical problem, but hasn’t talked enough to the business benefits. Without a clear link to business benefit, we have to connect Isolation to the overall Cyber Security strategy a CIO is working towards.

So briefly what are the business benefits of Isolation?

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Tags: malware, threats, isolation, flash, security, ransomware

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With one-fifth of the world’s top 1 million web sites known to be running outdated and vulnerable software, it’s inevitable that end users are at risk.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

Guruincsite Malware Takes Over 1000's of Magento Sites

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Oct 20, 2015

Magento is a popular Content Management System (CMS) deployed at over 200,000 websites as their e-commerce platform. On Sunday, Sucuri published a blog about a Massive Magento Guruincsite Infection that had already infected 1000's of sites. Google has blacklisted almost 8,000 sites over the past 90 days. At this point, it appears that we don't know the original injection vector. According to Sucuri, "It's likely a vulnerability in the Magento CMS software itself or one of the 3rd party extensions installed by the administrator."

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Tags: malware, cybersecurity, flash, magento

Detection Doesn't Stop Attacks, So I'm Joining Menlo Security

Posted by Jason Steer on Jul 11, 2015


Today I joined Menlo Security and the reason is simple: After spending more than a decade in the security industry it’s become clear that detection-based security technologies are losing the war against cyber attacks. By joining Menlo Security I’ll be able to help organisations to end attacks delivered via Web and email and push the major fronts of the cyber war back outside of their enterprises.

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Tags: malware, phishing, flash, java, Detection

Look Ma! No Flash (or Java) Player on my Desktop

Posted by Kowsik Guruswamy on Jun 24, 2015
Brian Krebs published a story this week about how, fatigued by constant needs for security updates and patches, he uninstalled Flash on his computer for an entire month. Great read and you should check it out. But the verdict? He simply didn't miss it. Interestingly, right after he published his story Adobe released an emergency patch for a zero-day vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild in "limited, targeted attacks". Looks like his experiment with removing Flash turned out to be a vital security precaution. As for me, I had click-to-play configured on my browser for all plugins and really didn't care much for the ads that were annoying in the first place anyways.
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Tags: malware, isolation, flash

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