Posts by WatchGuard Technologies

New security research reveals password inadequacy still a top threat

Malware

WatchGuard’s Q2 2018 Internet Security Report uncovers heightened use of credential-focused attacks and continued prevalence of malicious Office documents. New research from the WatchGuard Threat Lab shows the emergence of the Mimikatz credential-stealing malware as a top threat and the growing popularity of brute force login attacks against web applications. The research also reveals that…

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WatchGuard Technologies launches artificial intelligence-based antivirus to help defend against zero day malware

fireware

Latest version of Fireware operating system introduces new intelligentAV service for malware detection. WatchGuard Technologies, specialists in advanced network security solutions, announced version 12.2 of its Fireware operating system for its Firebox Unified Security Platform appliances. Key to the update is IntelligentAV, a new antivirus scan service that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to…

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WatchGuard warns of Vaporworms, Global Internet Disruption and Rogue AI Chatbots for 2019

Ransomware

Predictions from WatchGuard Threat Lab include the next evolution of ransomware, escalating nation-state attacks, biometric hacking and Wi-Fi protocol security. WatchGuard Technologies’ information security predictions for 2019 include the emergence of ’vaporworms’, a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties to self-propagate through vulnerable systems, along with a takedown of the internet itself and…

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WatchGuard recognised as the only Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)

WatchGuard

WatchGuard believes its continuous product innovation and drive to redefine unified threat management led to its position as the only Visionary. WatchGuard Technologies has announced that for the fourth year running, it has been positioned as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction…

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WatchGuard unveils Trusted Wireless Environment framework to build fast, scalable and secure Wi-Fi networks

Miercom

New independent report from Miercom reveals most top Wi-Fi solutions automatically detect and prevent all six wireless threat categories. WatchGuard Technologies launched its new Trusted Wireless Environment framework, which helps businesses and solution providers to build Wi-Fi services that offer high performance, scalable management and verified, comprehensive security. This new initiative seeks to upset the…

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WatchGuard Technologies Launches Artificial Intelligence-Based Antivirus to Help Defend Against Zero Day Malware

Watchguard

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc., a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced version 12.2 of its Fireware® operating system for itsFirebox® Unified Security Platform™ appliances. Key to the update is IntelligentAV™, a new antivirus scan service that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to predict, detect and block constantlyevolving zeroday malware. IntelligentAV joins Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Gateway AntiVirus, and APT…

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Macro-less Word Document Attacks on the Rise and Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

Corey Nachreiner

Total malware attacks are up by 33 percent and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick victims and deliver malicious payloads, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies, based on global threat intelligence data from nearly 40,000 Firebox appliances. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualisation…

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