Issue 7: August 2016
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A10 Networks    Carbon Black    Black Hat

A10 Networks Acquires Appcito

In efforts to expand its applications services, A10 Networks announced it has acquired Appcito, Inc. Appcito is a provider of a versatile SaaS-based, multi-cloud ADC solution that utilizes microservice and container architectures.

The acquisition of Appcito adds to A10 Networks' existing momentum around providing secure application service solutions that meet several demands including: application analytics, visibility, and centralized control.

The Appcito architecture supports secure application service offerings that span traditional data centers, private clouds, public clouds, and hybrid clouds.

New A10 Harmony-based cloud offerings that integrate Appcito technology will be available later this year.

Solutions will include:

  • A cloud services controller for centralized application policy management and orchestration.
  • Elastic application traffic management capabilities integrated with DevOps processes.
  • Deep per application visibility and analytics.
  • Support for microservice and container-based applications.

The acquisition of Appcito further enhances and evolves the A10 Harmony solution architecture. A10 Harmony enables businesses to deliver secure application services across traditional data centers and clouds.

Information for this content was found on the A10 Networks Website

About A10 Networks
A10 Networks is a leader in application networking and security, providing a range of high-performance application networking solutions that help organizations ensure that their data center applications and networks remain highly available, accelerated and secure. Founded in 2004, A10 Networks is based in San Jose, Calif., and serves customers globally with offices worldwide. For more information, visit:


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Carbon Black Acquires Confer

Carbon Black announced its acquisition of Confer, a next-generation antivirus (NGAV) company.

Confer's software solution will be incorporated into the Carbon Black platform and renamed "Cb Defense."

Cb Defense combines behavioral-based prevention techniques with integrated detection and response capabilities to stop cyber-attacks. Its cloud-based, deep analytics approach blocks both malware and malware-less attacks that exploit memory and scripting languages. Once malware is blocked, Cb Defense gives organizations visibility into how the attack happened. This allows organizations the opportunity to proactively fix security problems.

Cb Defense uses a lightweight sensor that installs in less than a minute and consumes less than one percent of the CPU, disk and network. Once installed, Cb Defense can be completely managed from the cloud through an easy-to-use, web-based interface. Confer's cloud-based analytics engine will become part of the "Cb Collective Defense Cloud." The Cb Collective Defense Cloud provides an assessment of what's safe and what's not, based on analytic techniques applied to data from millions of endpoints.

The Cb Collective Defense Cloud:

  1. Continuously records data from more than seven million endpoints protected by Carbon Black products.
  2. Enhances and enriches the data with threat intelligence from dozens of sources including Carbon Black's Detection eXchange and partner feeds.
  3. Applies rigorous analytic techniques including machine learning, artificial intelligence and behavioral analytics to massive datasets of attacks, threats, behaviors and anomalies.
  4. Streams context and insight to Carbon Black's offerings where attacks are blocked at the endpoint. Continuous interactions between the Cb Collective Defense Cloud and Carbon Black's offerings strengthen the system’s ability to identify malicious activity and become more resilient over time.

About Carbon Black
Carbon Black has designed the most complete next-gen endpoint-security platform, enabling organizations to stop the most attacks, see every threat, close security gaps, and evolve their defenses. The Cb Endpoint Security Platform helps organizations of all sizes replace legacy antivirus technology, lock down systems, and arm incident response teams with advanced tools to proactively hunt down threats. Today, Carbon Black has approximately 2,000 worldwide customers, including 25 of the Fortune 100 and more than 600 employees. Carbon Black was voted Best Endpoint Protection by security professionals in the SANS Institute’s Best of 2015 Awards.

Information for this content was found on the Carbon Black Website


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Black Hat 2016 Recap

This year's Black Hat 2016 wouldn't have been complete without a ceremony to honor the industry's researchers who discovered or exploited the most technically sophisticated and interesting bugs.

Some of the winners from the conferences included:

Cisco researchers brought home the award for "Best Server-Side Bug," which includes any software that is accessible remotely without requiring user interaction. Cisco's ASA firewalls had vulnerability in their IKE fragment re-assembly that permitted remote unauthenticated heap memory corruption.

Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek nabbed the "Best Junk or Stunt Hack" award for their car hacking papers led to their remote killing of a Jeep on the highway. Miller and Valasek were able to hack into car's Uconnect, an Internet-connected computer feature. Uconnect's cellular connection also lets anyone who knows the car's IP address gain access from anywhere in the country. This high-profile demo caused Chrysler to recall 1.4M vehicles in order to address the vulnerabilities that Charlie and Chris identified. This also demonstrated to the entire industry how costly not properly securing smart vehicles' systems could be and that installing proper software security programs is a necessity.


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