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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 …

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We’re driving growth in DACH region with ALLNET

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We recently appointed German distributor ALLNET as our second distribution partner in the DACH region. We have been working with ALLNET in Italy for many years and our partnership will now be expanded into Germany, Austria and Switzerland.   DACH is a key target market for Clavister and one where we are experiencing significant growth. We currently have 65 reseller partners in Germany alone, a number that we plan to increase over the next 18 months to meet the growing demand for our products in the region.   Tjorben Teunissen, Director BU Network Solutions at ALLNET, commented: “Clavister’s next-generation firewalls fit perfectly into our portfolio because they meet both the …

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Clavister targets Japanese market growth in partnership with Canon IT Solutions

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This week we announced a significant new distribution agreement with Canon IT Solutions, which will be delivering our network security solutions to the Japanese market. Canon IT Solutions is part of the Canon Marketing Japan group, one of the largest system integrators and resellers in the region.   Canon will incorporate Clavister’s next-generation solutions into its existing portfolio in order to better meet the ever-increasing demands of its customers.  It will start distributing Clavister’s products before the end of 2015, initially targeting the Japanese SME sector. Canon IT Solutions chose to partner with Clavister following an in-depth evaluation of its solutions, which showed that their performance and feature set far …

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Clavister adds a new Wolf to the pack, and boosts security performance across the range

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We’ve announced a key new addition to our Wolf series of next-generation firewalls, with the launch of the Clavister W50, which addresses the growing security and performance demands of large data centers, managed service providers and enterprises. The W50 delivers firewall performance of up to 55Gbps, with 8Gbps VPN throughput and supports up to 8 million concurrent connections.  Its 4 module slots can be populated with the Clavister Expansion Modules that are available in different port-configurations.  This ensures that the W50 aligns seamlessly with network transformation and growing needs for capacity, which are typical requirements in larger data centers and service provider networks. The W50 runs on Clavister’s new operating system, …

Clavister’s new German-language website opens

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We’ve recently launched a German-language version of our corporate website, to better serve the needs of our German-speaking partners and customers.  Our operations in Germany are expanding rapidly, as reported by CRN.de, with some 65 channel partners, which we are looking to expand to over 100 in the near future, to service the demands of the market – especially for the provision of security-as-a-service solutions. So please do visit the new German-language site and explore its resources.  

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How do you solve a problem like Heartbleed?

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Nearly 18 months after it was discovered, the widespread Heartbleed vulnerability is still affecting hundreds of thousands of devices globally, especially in connected ‘Internet of Things’ systems. The IoT search engine Shodan has discovered over 200,000 devices which still have the vulnerability.  Shodan posted on Twitter a map displaying the countries which had the highest numbers of connected devices. Heartbleed was discovered in April 2014, and is a serious flaw in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library.  It enables the information protected by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet to be stolen, and is built by default into millions of software and hardware products, including network devices such as home …

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Security salvation for German church administration

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These days, even churches need network security to protect their data against worldly problems such as hacking, interception and malware attacks.  A major church administration in southern Germany is protecting its private cloud with Clavister’s Eagle series, deployed by our German partner IT-Systemhaus Jerg.   The administration has been using our E5 firewall appliance since the start of the year for functions such as antivirus and web content filtering. Over the next two and a half years, more than 100 of the firewalls will be deployed across the parish network.   The administration manages the pastoral, educational and other ecumenical activities of all the churches within the network. With the …