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Saying ‘no’ to the cyber status quo

Posted by Brett Raybould on Apr 8, 2021

Why post-pandemic cybersecurity needs a new normal

Is the end finally in sight? The UK's successful vaccination programme has many people hoping that Spring might see a phased return to normal. Maybe a mass migration back to the office really is in the offing.

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Tags: cyber security, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Remote Working, SaaS, BYOD

Menlo Security Celebrates Winners of First Annual APAC Partner of the Year Awards

Posted by Adel Eid on Apr 1, 2021

Today we are celebrating our partner community and announcing the winners of our first annual Partner of the Year award winners in the APAC region. As we continue to evolve by expanding our Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and SASE Security portfolio to cover more use cases, our partner community and ecosystem are becoming an even more integral part of our success.

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Tags: cyber security, SWG, secure web gateway, Menlo Security, APAC, APAC Partner Awards, Partner Program, Sales Enablement, Sales Training

Protecting Mobile Users from Malware Threats with an Industry-First Secure Web Gateway (SWG) Powered by Isolation

Posted by Nick Edwards on Mar 10, 2021

Mobile devices and browsers are an enticing target for cyber attackers looking to exploit zero days and conduct socially engineered phishing attacks, yet in many organizations, mobile security is treated like a second-class citizen. Today we announced an industry first by extending our cloud based SWG to include web isolation for mobile devices. This new offering is designed to eliminate the threat of malware and phishing attacks when users are accessing the internet and email from their smartphones and tablets.

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Tags: phishing, secure web gateways, SWG, Mobile Web Browser, Malicious Document Download, Cloud, Malware, Mobile Isolation, Browser Vulnerabilities, Mobile Devices

Menlo Security Named a Visionary in Gartner’s MQ for Secure Web Gateways Three Years in a Row

Posted by Mehul Patel on Dec 11, 2020

We believe the report validates customer migration from on-premises to the cloud and security functions’ convergence into a SWG platform architecture.

Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways (SWG) is now live, and Menlo Security has been named a Visionary for the third year in a row. In fact, Menlo Security moved further right in completeness of vision and upwards in ability to execute the and we believe is now on the cusp of the Leaders’ quadrant.

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Tags: isolation, web isolation, SWG, SASE, CASB, secure web gateway, Menlo Security, Gartner MQ, ZTPA, Gartner Magic Quadrant, Menlo

Advancing Security Leadership with $100M in Additional Funding

Posted by Amir Ben-Efraim on Nov 12, 2020

Whether the business world was ready for it or not, COVID-19 provided the accelerant for organizations of all shapes and sizes to embrace the era of remote work. Almost overnight, the pandemic also forced these organizations to pivot their users and applications to the cloud in order to continue seamless business operations. Securing this new work environment quickly became an essential mandate to ensure a truly safe online experience and keep the business moving forward.

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Tags: funding, SWG, VPN Off load, VPN, secure web gateway, seamless business operations

U.S. Department of Defense Leads the Industry with Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Program

Posted by Amir Ben-Efraim on Sep 15, 2020

Back in April 2019, the Menlo Security team learned that our Partner By Light IT Professional Services LLC and Menlo Security were one of two solution providers selected to design and implement a Cloud Based Internet Isolation (CBII) prototype capability for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

 

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Tags: CBII, SWG, cloud security, remote browser isolation, AirGap, DoD

Ensure DLP Protection and Visibility for Remote Workers

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 28, 2020

Secure Remote Worker Use Case 4: Data Loss Prevention and Visibility

Today’s workers have been flung to the far reaches of the Internet, forcing them to log in and gain access to critical business applications and data in the cloud from unsecured residential and public Internet connections. Understandably, this lack of control and visibility is keeping cybersecurity professionals up at night, wondering whether data is being exposed on the edge of this new network architecture.

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Tags: cybersecurity, security, Cloud DLP, SWG, VPN, split tunneling, data loss prevention, data visibility, remote application access

Fast User Access to SaaS for Users on Home Wi-Fi

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 9, 2020

Secure Remote Worker Use Case 1: Ensure Fast, Secure Access to SaaS Platforms

Even before Covid-19 forced the adoption of work-from-home policies across the globe, the workforce had been getting more remote, more distributed, and more dependent on Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. In turn, organizations have been looking for a new way to protect these remote users from today’s increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Phishing attacks remain one of the biggest threats as malicious attackers take advantage of the new normal to trick users into downloading malware or giving up their credentials.

 

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home, CASB, cloud-delivered security, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

Securing the New Normal: Future of Work

Posted by Mehul Patel on Jul 2, 2020

For most of us, working has always been social. We’d commute to an office every day where we’d spend our day in strategy meetings and whiteboard sessions, grab a coffee to catch up with colleagues, and catch the boss while walking the hall to provide the latest project update. Once in a while, if we had a personal appointment, a customer meeting across town, or an early-morning conference call from overseas, we’d be able to work from home, logging in from a VPN where we’d have secure access to productivity tools.

 

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, CASB, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

Equation Editor—Attackers continue to exploit CVE-2017-1182….

Posted by Vinay Pidathala on Jun 30, 2020

Menlo labs has observed limited attacks, where attackers are continuing to exploit CVE-2017-11882, an old Microsoft exploit with a patch that was issued more than two years ago. As a matter of fact, an FBI report published on May 12 2020, listed it as one of the top 10 vulnerabilities routinely getting exploited. We are still analyzing some details of the malware involved in the three attacks and will post it in part 2 of this series. The following are some noteworthy features in all the attacks we identified

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Tags: phishing, ransomware, anti-phishing, SWG, Secure Remote Worker, Working From Home, CASB, cloud-delivered security, Digital Workforce, Remote Work

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