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In by the back door? Not with Clavister’s solutions

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News that a major security vendor has discovered ‘unauthorised code’ in the operating system running some of its firewalls has sent shockwaves around the network security world. It appears that ‘someone had quietly installed backdoors three years ago in a core piece of networking equipment used to protect corporate and government systems around the world’.  And, ‘at least one of the backdoors appears to be the work of a sophisticated nation-state attacker’. In other words, it appears that government-level surveillance has taken place across firewalls that protect some of the world’s biggest organisations.  There is an echo here of the revelation of the National Security Agency’s PRISM project back in …

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Another day, another DDoS attack – what can you do to defend your website?

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Hot on the heels of last week’s DDoS attack on Janet, the publicly-funded academic computer network, thousands of business and personal websites were this week taken offline by Moonfruit, in the wake of a similar distributed denial of service attack. An out-of-service website doesn’t just damage revenue – it can have a severe reputational impact too. As one of Moonfruit’s customers pointed out, potential clients might not even return if they think his business no longer exists, while larger companies still run the risk of appearing unreliable. Moonfruit itself, whilst admirably proactive in taking its customers offline as a protective measure, has been criticised for slow communication with those customers, …

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Clavister’s new Swedish development centre opens

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Clavister has two principles that it has always upheld:  first, developing our own software and operating system, to maximise security;  and second, to conduct all research and development in Sweden.  To underline our ongoing commitment to both, we recently opened our new development centre in Umeå.  This will enable a deeper collaboration with Umeå University to offer students internships and opportunities to conduct deeper research into cybersecurity related subjects. The new centre will be key to Clavister’s future development as we expand our solutions beyond the traditional next-generation firewalls and security gateways.  Recent partnerships with companies such as Artesyn Embedded Technologies, a global leader in embedded computing solutions for the …

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New Clavister Eagle series appliance for branch offices takes off

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We’ve just announced the new Clavister E20, a compact next-generation firewall appliance that’s aimed at managed security service providers and at small or branch office deployments. Available later this month, the E20 offers up to 10 times the performance of its predecessor, and is available in two versions, standard and Pro.  The Pro version offers up to 2 Gbps firewall performance, 100 Mbps VPN performance and 16,000 concurrent connections, in a desktop-sized casing that makes it easy and space-efficient to deploy. The solution includes Clavister’s True Application Control, Content Security Services and User Identity Awareness.  The True Application Control service enables in-depth analysis and management of application content, helping to identify …

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Clavister joins Swedish trade delegation in Japan to promote Internet of Things

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This week, Clavister has been part of an ICT and Life Science trade delegation to Japan, led by the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mikael Damberg.  The visit was organised by Business Sweden and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs along with the Ministry for Enterprise and Innovation and the Swedish embassy in Tokyo. Both Sweden and Japan are world leaders in technology, and the delegation was designed to promote Sweden’s IT sector to Japan, further develop the trade partnership between the two countries as well as open new opportunities for collaboration on innovative and cost-effective technology solutions across a range of industry sectors. The delegation included a seminar and …

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Leading e-commerce provider EpiServer enhances security with Clavister

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EpiServer, the leading provider of marketing and e-commerce solutions, is extending its use of Clavister gateways to protect its business-critical data centers and services. EpiServer has been using Clavister’s solutions to protect its data centers for over a decade, and is extending the relationship in a new 3-year licensing agreement to ensure that EpiServer customers, which include Gatwick Airport in the UK, Pizza Hut and Arla Food Services, can securely access key data and services at all times. Jim Carlsson, CEO at Clavister said: “Secure access to business-critical information is extremely important for EPiServer their customers. We are proud and grateful to have been allowed to grow with EPiServer over a …

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Are we in denial about DDoS attacks?

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DDoS attacks have once again been in the headlines this week after it was revealed that Swedbank, one of the Nordics’ biggest banks, had been taken offline by a denial of service attack. The attack prevented customers from performing any online transactions or communications with the bank, although it was later confirmed that mobile application and payment functionality had not been impacted. It was the second time this year that the bank has fallen victim of such an attack, in the continuation of a growing international trend that has seen the finance sector regularly targeted. In July this year the RBS Banking Group was knocked offline for fifty minutes, while …

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First solution from collaboration with Artesyn delivers virtualized carrier-grade security platform

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The first solution resulting from our collaboration with Artesyn Embedded Technologies was launched this week, enabling carriers to dramatically lower the cost of developing, deploying and running virtual and cloud-based security gateways. Artesyn’s Centellis SE platform utilises Clavister’s virtualized security technology to protect telecom networks from malicious threats, while providing secure access to subscriber services. It combines multiple security applications for LTE, packet core and mobile data networks on a single platform to provide carriers and integrators with a unified carrier-grade solution. The solution can be deployed either on a dedicated open, standards-based hardware blade or combined with other virtual network functions (VNFs) in a single system or network node. …

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Clavister Joins Wind River Titanium Cloud Ecosystem for NFV

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This week we announced that Clavister has joined Wind River® Titanium Cloud, the ecosystem of Wind River Titanium Server designed to accelerate the deployment of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions. By joining the ecosystem and integrating our products with Wind River Titanium Server, we can accelerate the time-to-market for service providers and TEMs that are deploying solutions based on NFV. Our customers will be able to choose Clavister products safe in the knowledge that they are pre-validated with Titanium Server and ready for deployment to secure their NFV environments. The collaboration is part of our strategy to deliver NFV carrier grade solutions to mobile operators, enabling customers to address technical …

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Malaysian Government Ministry secures its network with Clavister

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With cyber-attacks on critical networks and systems a growing threat for nations across the world, a government ministry in Malaysia is using Clavister to secure its network and data.  The ministry recently deployed our W30 firewalls to support an advanced virtual application for service delivery, through Clavister distribution partner Infocircle. The next-generation W30 appliance is being used for firewalling, Application Control and server load balancing for the hosted cloud application. The department has also been using two W5 products at its headquarters as well as the E7 firewall at its nationwide branch office, and is planning to utilise more of our security features in the future. Jim Carlsson, CEO of …