GFI Software Participates with OpenDNS to Help Shape the World of Internet Security Today
The recent string of cyber security attacks involving Twitter, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times has inevitably drawn the security industry’s attention to the importance of developing predictive technology-based security solutions. The security research community has also realized in this context the importance of sharing the ideas of prominent security technologists and researchers.
In light of this, OpenDNS, one of these key security industry players, took the initiative to bring together some of its fellow major players last week – including esteemed cloud communications and network security company, GFI Software – onto a joint platform for knowledge and expertise sharing. Accordingly, the company hosted a demo event last month in which some of the most innovative names in Internet security research took part.
The reputable companies who accompanied GFI include CounterTack, CrowdStrike, Norman, Oriza Technologies, Security Information Exchange (SIE) and ThreatGRID , who joined forces in the event titled “Off-RSA (News - Alert).”
The event, which took place at OpenDNS's San Francisco-based headquarters on February 26, consisted of demonstrations of the company’s new Umbrella Security Graph, which promises to deliver predictive Internet security protection to its customers. The technology makes use of Big Data to discover different attributes, locations and domains connected with the recently uncovered 'Red October' attacks. Additionally, this technology combines the company's indexed and cross-referenced data with real-time cyber intelligence scoring and threat classification for provider protection.
The event offered prominent researchers an informal setting to intimately discuss the latest efforts in the area of Internet security. The discussion also spanned several areas – ranging from Big Data mining and cyber security threats to the trends and technologies shaping the new world of Internet security today.
“This paradigm shift is possible with technology innovation and collaboration within the security research community. We are looking forward to a night of idea-sharing with some of the best security technologists and researches on the planet,” OpenDNS CTO Dan Hubbard explained in a statement.
In related news, OpenDNS recently revealed that Richland Community College (RCC) is using Umbrella, OpenDNS's line of Internet security products that secure networks, users and devices without appliances or proxies. RCC is using Umbrella Enterprise to protect its 2,500 students, staff, faculty and guests that connect to its networks on a daily basis. The flexible, lightweight malware protection and Web filtering solution served as the ideal choice to not only reduce the amount of time IT spent cleaning up malware infections, but to also ensure universal protection across multiple locations and networks.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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