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IDC data reveals slight decline in global enterprise storage market for the third quarter

Global enterprise storage systems factory revenue declined 3.2 percent year over year and reached US$8.8 billion in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker. Total capacity shipments were up 33.2 percent year over year to 44.3 exabytes during the quarter. Revenue growth increased within the group of original design manufacturers (ODMs) that sell directly to hyperscale datacenters. This […]

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Quick Heal data shows an increase in Android platform vulnerabilities, mobile banking Trojans

Quick Heal Technologies announced Wednesday results of its third quarter Threat Report that show a startling increase in vulnerabilities on the Android platform and a 33 percent rise in mobile ransomware. The report also found a slight decrease in potentially unwanted applications (PUA) and adware, dropping by three percent and 12 percent respectively. Quick Heal Labs studies and identifies emerging threats on a 24/7/365 basis and publishes quarterly research reports […]

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Kaspersky Lab discovers that Asian and African banks attacked using a zero-day vulnerability

The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team recently discovered attacks which appear to be using a zero-day exploit (a malicious program allowing additional malware to be silently installed) for the InPage text editor. InPage is a software package used by Urdu- and Arabic-speaking people and organizations around the world. The exploit was used in attacks against banks in several Asian and African countries. InPage is widely used by media […]

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Symantec creates digital security platform with LifeLock acquisition for $2.3 billion

Symantec Corp. and LifeLock Inc. announced late Sunday that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Symantec to acquire LifeLock for US$24 per share or $2.3 billion in enterprise value. Symantec’s acquisition of LifeLock integrates consumer security with a provider of identity protection and remediation services. The combination will create the largest consumer security business with over $2.3 billion in annual revenue based on last fiscal year revenues for […]

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Kaspersky predicts that cybercriminals will progressively turn to social, advertising networks for espionage

Kaspersky released this week its predictions for 2017 while providing insights into this year. Last year’s predictions fared well, with some coming to fruition ahead of schedule. The security firm anticipated a decreased emphasis on persistence as well as an increased propensity to hide in plain sight by employing commodity malware in targeted attacks. This was witnessed, both with an increase in memory or fileless malware as well as through […]

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New Dell Data Protection | Secure Lifecycle offering secures data lifecycle

Dell Inc. released Tuesday Dell Data Protection | Secure Lifecycle, a data protection solution to protect business data wherever they travel. The latest addition to the Dell Data Security Solutions portfolio, Secure Lifecycle protects critical business data at all stages of the lifecycle – at rest, in motion, and in use – whether inside or outside of a network. It also provides the ability to define access rights at a […]

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New Mellanox 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand offerings boost data center performance and efficiency

Mellanox Technologies announced Thursday its 200Gb/s data center interconnect solutions. Mellanox ConnectX-6 adapters, Quantum switches and LinkX cables and transceivers together provide a complete 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand interconnect infrastructure for the next generation of high performance computing, machine learning, big data, cloud, web 2.0 and storage platforms. These 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions maintain Mellanox’s generation-ahead leadership while enabling customers and users to leverage an open, standards-based technology that maximizes application […]

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New Veritas Backup Exec 16 improves data capacity with enhanced cloud and virtualization support

Information management company Veritas Technologies announced Monday that Backup Exec 16 released a significant update to its unified backup and recovery solution for mid-market organizations. Data in this market segment is expected to rise by 33 percent in the next three years, according to a recent survey. With budgets remaining flat and business expectations increasing for rapid deployment and return on IT services, mid-market companies are seeking flexible, and trusted […]

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CounterTack, Trustwave jointly offer managed endpoint detection, response capabilities

CounterTack announced Monday that its endpoint detection and response (EDR) security technologies are now available worldwide as a new managed EDR security service from Trustwave, a vendor of cybersecurity and managed security services provider. The alliance provides early detection, mitigation and correlation capabilities for global Trustwave customers to contain advanced threats before they fully compromise businesses. Trustwave’s parent company Singtel also has a partnership agreement to distribute CounterTack EDR technology […]

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