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Understanding Fileless Malware Outside the Network
Senior Security Analyst Marc Laliberte’s latest Help Net Security article does just that. A follow up to WatchGuard’s recent “Anatomy of an Endpoint Attack” column, the piece covers fileless malware basics and explores a real-world infection WatchGuard’s Threat Lab stopped in its tracks. Here’s a brief excerpt:
SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack Responsible for FireEye Breach
On Sunday, FireEye provided an update stating that the campaign started as early as Spring 2020 and included significantly more victims than just themselves. They were able to identify a trojanized SolarWinds Orion update, which they named SUNBURST, as the breach origin. Between March and June of this year (Solarwinds Orion update versions 2019.4 through 2020.2.1), the threat actors inserted malicious code and digitally sign updates to the SolarWinds Orion Platform before posting them to SolarWinds’ official website. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a directive soon after FireEye’s update, requiring all federal civilian agencies to review their networks for indicators of compromise (IoCs) and disconnect any running SolarWinds Orion servers.
WatchGuard’s New Firewalls Deliver the Power and Protection Organizations Need Today with the Agility to Evolve Tomorrow
SEATTLE – December 15, 2020– WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication and advanced endpoint protection, today announced the release of its new Firebox M4800 and M5800 appliances. These new firewalls provide the powerful performance, security services and flexibility businesses need as they become increasingly distributed and have more employees on the move or working outside the traditional corporate network perimeter.
WatchGuard Report Details COVID-19 Impact on Security Threat Landscape
SEATTLE – December 9, 2020 –WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, advanced endpoint protection, multi-factor authentication and secure Wi-Fi, today announced the release of its Internet Security Report for Q3 2020. Top findings from the research reveal how COVID-19 has impacted the security threat landscape, with evidence that attackers continue to target corporate networks despite the shift to remote work, and a rise in pandemic-related malicious domains and phishing campaigns.
WatchGuard Endpoint Security: Extensible Protection to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Advanced Threats
The endpoint is a favorite target for cyber criminals, with plenty of known vulnerabilities to be exploited, and software versions that are often out of date. These devices are frequently on the Internet without protection from corporate perimeter security, and worse yet, employees can unwittingly enable hackers to make their way onto corporate endpoints and networks. It’s past the time when businesses of all sizes need to implement powerful endpoint security that includes endpoint protection (EPP) integrated with advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) technologies.
WatchGuard Research Finds 12% Spike in Evasive Threats Despite Decrease in Overall Malware Volume
SEATTLE – September 24, 2020 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication and advanced endpoint protection, today announced the release of its Internet Security Report for Q2 2020. Among its most notable findings the report showed that despite an 8% decrease in overall malware detections in Q2, 70% of all attacks involved zero day malware (variants that circumvent antivirus signatures), which represents a 12% increase over the previous quarter.
WatchGuard Technologies Report Finds Two-Thirds of Malware is Encrypted, Invisible Without HTTPS Inspection
SEATTLE – June 24, 2020 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi, and multi-factor authentication, today announced the release of its Internet Security Report for Q1 2020. For the first time ever, this report includes data on the percentage of malware in the wild delivered via encrypted HTTPS connections. WatchGuard’s threat intelligence shows that 67% of all malware in Q1 was delivered via HTTPS, so organizations without security solutions capable of inspecting encrypted traffic will miss two-thirds of incoming threats. Additionally, 72% of encrypted malware was classified as zero day (meaning no antivirus signature exists for it, and it will evade signature-based protections). These findings show that HTTPS inspection and advanced behavior-based threat detection and response solutions are now requirements for every security-conscious organization.
Do You Trust Your Home Wi-Fi?
Although these Wi-Fi tips will keep you and your loved ones safe, they won’t always protect you against the six known Wi-Fi threat categories.
WatchGuard and Deutsche Telekom Partner to Deliver Enterprise-Grade Security Solution for Small and Midsized Businesses
SEATTLE – April 29, 2020 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security and intelligence, secure Wi-Fi and multi-factor authentication, today announced the launch of Business Network Protect (BNP) Complete, an enterprise-grade security solution for small and midsized businesses built in partnership with Deutsche Telekom. With fast internet from Deutsche Telekom and industry-leading security services from WatchGuard, this all-in-one offering is designed to simplify the delivery of critical security for organizations or home office environments that lack the resources to defend against cyber attacks on their own. The BNP Complete solution combines a DSL modem and Wi-Fi router with enterprise-level security protections; all within WatchGuard’s Firebox T35-DW.
WatchGuard Red for Red Loyalty TradeUp
The highly popular Red for Red Trade Up promotion is back. Get the latest technology by upgrading to a new T Series or M Series Firebox with a 3-Year Total Security Suite subscription, and only pay for the cost of the services. It’s like getting the Firebox appliance for free!