What We're Reading, Week of 2/22

SearchEnterprise.com… Cloud VPN Services Can Take the Bite Out of SSL VPN Gateway Expenses Jessica Scarpati says that while the cloud is a big leap for network engineers, cloud VPN services are popping up and may be a fit for enterprises that can’t afford or can’t properly maintain an expensive global remote access infrastructure. End users traveling overseas and trying to gain access to the enterprise’s SSL VPN gateway at corporate headquarters are frustrated with an inconsistent VPN. Organizations will need a VPN they can rely on and eventually may turn to a cloud VPN service. Insecure about Security… What Will be Hot at RSA 2010? Jon Oltisk discusses his predictions for what the hot topics at this year’s RSA Conference will be. Network security will be a major topic, especially since ESG’s research indicates that this is the biggest security priority for most large organizations. Endpoint security, identity management, cloud security, data security, and cybersecurity will also be focused on. Securosis… RSAC 2010 Guide: Network Security Mike Rothman put together a guide for what we can expect to see from network security at next week’s RSA Conference. The four main areas of interest for network security include application awareness, the ability of devices to decode and protect against application layer attacks. Speeds and feeds, which may come down to who has the biggest and fastest box. Many organizations’ perimeter networks are messes so they will be looking at consolidation and integration. With the understanding that some classes of attacks cannot be detected in advance, forensics and full packet capture gear will also be high profile at this year’s...

What We’re Reading, Week of 2/22

SearchEnterprise.com… Cloud VPN Services Can Take the Bite Out of SSL VPN Gateway Expenses Jessica Scarpati says that while the cloud is a big leap for network engineers, cloud VPN services are popping up and may be a fit for enterprises that can’t afford or can’t properly maintain an expensive global remote access infrastructure. End users traveling overseas and trying to gain access to the enterprise’s SSL VPN gateway at corporate headquarters are frustrated with an inconsistent VPN. Organizations will need a VPN they can rely on and eventually may turn to a cloud VPN service. Insecure about Security… What Will be Hot at RSA 2010? Jon Oltisk discusses his predictions for what the hot topics at this year’s RSA Conference will be. Network security will be a major topic, especially since ESG’s research indicates that this is the biggest security priority for most large organizations. Endpoint security, identity management, cloud security, data security, and cybersecurity will also be focused on. Securosis… RSAC 2010 Guide: Network Security Mike Rothman put together a guide for what we can expect to see from network security at next week’s RSA Conference. The four main areas of interest for network security include application awareness, the ability of devices to decode and protect against application layer attacks. Speeds and feeds, which may come down to who has the biggest and fastest box. Many organizations’ perimeter networks are messes so they will be looking at consolidation and integration. With the understanding that some classes of attacks cannot be detected in advance, forensics and full packet capture gear will also be high profile at this year’s...

Will you be at RSA next week?

Can’t believe the RSA Conference is just a week away!  As you may already know, NCP will be exhibiting at the show again this year, and we’ve been quite busy preparing for it.  This year we are holding a panel session on network access technology and doing technical demonstrations of our enterprise VPN management solution.  Below is some information on what we’ll be doing at the show. Our panel session on is taking place on Wednesday, March 3 @ 10:40 a.m. in the green room 130.  It will be moderated by Dr. Bruno Quint, founder and managing director CORISECIO GmbH, and sitting on the panel will be NCPs Jörg Hirschmann, CTO, Rainer Enders, senior systems engineer and Rene Poot, senior solution specialist.  They will be discussing hot topics such as, IPsec vs. SSL VPN—which one is the right one?, mobile users and remote access and the do’s and don’ts of network architecture. If you can’t make the panel session, swing by NCPs booth (#1541)—our technical guys will be around giving demonstrations of the NCP Secure Enterprise Management System and showing how companies are rethinking remote access. If you’re at the show, be sure to stop and say...

What We're Reading, Week of 2/15

Network Security Blog… Responsible Disclosure Panel at RSA 2010 Martin McKeay will be participating in a panel at this year’s RSA Conference, taking place in San Francisco, CA.  The panel of industry experts will discuss exactly what responsible disclosure means to them and what responsibilities they owe each other. For a preview of what’s in store for the panel, check out this podcast where the experts they lay out the basis for their stance on responsible disclosure. If you are planning to attend RSA this year, make sure to stop by NCPs panel session on today’s remote access challenges and network technologies on Wednesday, March 3 at 10:40 a.m. PT in Green Room 130. Security Uncorked… Hosting a NAC and Endpoint Security Session at RSA 2010 Also at RSA this year, Jennifer Jabbusch will be hosting a peer-to-peer session on Network Access Control (NAC) and endpoint security. The discussion will focus on world case studies, an exploration of technical roadblocks and a dive into vendor-specific solutions. NY Times Personal Tech… Safe Travels for You and Your Data In this article, Riva Richmond offers some tips for keeping your data protected while you are on the road. Before using a computer in a cybercafé or hotel, ask what security measures are in use and if they reset their computers after each user so unauthorized programs are removed. She suggesting backing up your data, especially personal and business documents since laptop theft at airports is so common. There are also risks when using public Wi-Fi so Riva stresses the importance of using a firewall as well as a secure VPN. eWeek.com… How...

What We’re Reading, Week of 2/15

Network Security Blog… Responsible Disclosure Panel at RSA 2010 Martin McKeay will be participating in a panel at this year’s RSA Conference, taking place in San Francisco, CA.  The panel of industry experts will discuss exactly what responsible disclosure means to them and what responsibilities they owe each other. For a preview of what’s in store for the panel, check out this podcast where the experts they lay out the basis for their stance on responsible disclosure. If you are planning to attend RSA this year, make sure to stop by NCPs panel session on today’s remote access challenges and network technologies on Wednesday, March 3 at 10:40 a.m. PT in Green Room 130. Security Uncorked… Hosting a NAC and Endpoint Security Session at RSA 2010 Also at RSA this year, Jennifer Jabbusch will be hosting a peer-to-peer session on Network Access Control (NAC) and endpoint security. The discussion will focus on world case studies, an exploration of technical roadblocks and a dive into vendor-specific solutions. NY Times Personal Tech… Safe Travels for You and Your Data In this article, Riva Richmond offers some tips for keeping your data protected while you are on the road. Before using a computer in a cybercafé or hotel, ask what security measures are in use and if they reset their computers after each user so unauthorized programs are removed. She suggesting backing up your data, especially personal and business documents since laptop theft at airports is so common. There are also risks when using public Wi-Fi so Riva stresses the importance of using a firewall as well as a secure VPN. eWeek.com… How...