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Cyberoam UTM appliances enables small offices to shift from plain firewall to comprehensive UTM protection with cost effective, which gives powerful security to protect your network from malware, spam, trojan, DoS, DDoS, Phishing, pharming and intrusions. Large organizations can implement uniform security and gain high visibility into remote and branch offices with centralized management and Layer 8 Identity-based security.

Key Features
  • Stateful Inspection Firewall
  • VPN (SSL VPN & IPSec)
  • Intrusion Prevention System
  • Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware
  • Anti-Spam
  • Outbound Spam Protection
  • Web Filtering
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Application Visibility & Control
  • Web Application Firewall
  • 3G / 4G / WiMAX Connectivity
  •  IM Archiving & Controls
  • Multiple Link Management
  • On-Appliance Reporting
  • IPv6 Ready
  •  Wi-Fi Appliances
Key Features
Layer 8 Identity-based policies
  • Role-based access at remote locations Visibility into who is doing what
Comprehensive UTM Security
  • Stateful Inspection Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention System
  • Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware
  • Anti-Spam
  • Web Filtering
  • Application Visibility & Control
  • On-appliance Reporting
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Outbound Spam Protection
Secure Remote Access
  • IPSec VPN
  • L2TP
  • PPTP
WAN Connectivity & Availability            
  • Bandwidth Management
  • Multiple Link Management
  • 3G / 4G / WiMAX Support
Advanced Networking
  • Multi-core Processing
  • Extensible Security Architecture
  • Active-Active High Availability
  • IPv6 Ready Gold Certified
Wi-Fi Security  
  • Wireless Standards IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (WEP, WPA, WPA2,802.11i, TKIP, AES, PSK)
  • Up to 8 bssid Access Points
Centralized Security Management         
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  • Cyberoam iView Open Source Solution – Logging & Reporting
  • Cyberoam iView Appliances – Logging & Reporting
  • We deales with all range of Cyberoam firewall for your Home and Office use. To know more about Cyberoam Next Generation series and Cyberoam ia Series you can contact us.

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Rs. 68,914.30
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( For 70 User )
Rs. 98,508.00
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Rs. 159,432.00
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FortiGate® Network Security Platform

Fortinet Consolidated Security Platform delivers unmatched performance and protection while simplifying your network. Fortinet’s Network Security Appliances offer models to satisfy any deployment requirement from the FortiGate-20 series for Small Offices to the FortiGate-5000 series for very Large Enterprises, Service Providers and Carriers. FortiGate platforms integrate the FortiOS operating system with FortiASIC processors and the latest-generation CPUs to provide comprehensive.

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IT Monteur understands the increasing threats faced by the SME community, and can offer the right solutions tailored to your company’s needs.

Small office technology needs are increasing

To support employee mobility, many small offices are adding wireless and enabling BYOD – technologies that have traditionally been confined to larger enterprises. These new technologies add new data security and compliance requirements.

Small businesses are a target

Small businesses have historically lacked security capabilities often found at larger enterprises, primarily due to cost and complexity. For this reason, data breaches are increasingly hitting smaller organisations, either for their data or access to the larger businesses they may serve.

According to the Verizon Data Breach Incident Report, data breaches were more common in small than large organisations (25% vs 20%, with 50% from size unknown).

Why choose Fortinet?

Fortinet’s commitment to quantified, independent third party validation of security effectiveness is unmatched in the industry. Security technologies deployed from network edge to individual endpoints have all earned top marks in real-world testing by NSS Labs, Virus Bulletin, AV Comparatives and more.

Single vendor, comprehensive portfolio

Fortinet is the only UTM vendor able to offer the broad range of security and networking capabilities to dramatically simplify IT infrastructure and security.

Because all products are built in-house they will integrate more tightly and reduce your administration. Your life becomes even easier by working with a single vendor, single procurement process, single administrative experience across products, single support group and single volume licensing program.

FortiGate unified threat management

  • Get up and running in 20 minutes or less with Plug and Play install.
  • Stop attacks before they enter the network.
  • Quickly resolve issues with one-click drill down and actions.
  • Select from the widest variety of performance, port, Wi-Fi and PoE combinations
  • Manage all networking and security from a single console.

FortiAP secure wireless access points

  • Expand wireless coverage with dedicated indoor, outdoor and remote access points
  • Extend security to the very edge with integrated security of Smart APs
  • Simplify remote telework with wireless APs that include wired ports
  • Optimise traffic flow with application prioritisation and other features.

FortiSwitch secure access switches

  • Expand network connectivity and/or physical segmentation with Layer 2 and 3 switching
  • Manage from the established FortiGate console
  • Choose among a wide range of port speeds (1G and 10G), density (8, 24, 32, 48 or 64* ports) and PoE/PoE+ combinations.

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Hardware plus 1 year 8×5 Forticare and FortiGuard UTM Bundle
1 to 15 users
Hardware plus 1 year 8×5 Forticare and FortiGuard UTM Bundle
1 to 40 users
Rs. 82,331/-
Hardware plus 1 year 8×5 Forticare and FortiGuard UTM Bundle
1 to 40 users
Rs. 1,09,902/-
Hardware plus 1 year 8×5 Forticare and FortiGuard UTM Bundle
15 to 60 users
Rs. 1,37,438/-
Hardware plus 1 year 8×5 Forticare and FortiGuard UTM Bundle
15 to 100 users
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Barracuda Launches Web Application Firewall as a Service

Barracuda is making its Web Application Firewall platform available in a cloud-delivered model that benefits from a new management interface and improved configuration.

Barracuda Networks announced its cloud-delivered Web Application Firewall (WAF) service on May 16, providing organizations with a new approach to managing and deploying application security.

The Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service offering builds on the company’s existing WAF products, which include both physical and virtual appliances. The cloud-delivered version of the WAF, however, offers organizations new ways to manage, deploy and integrate application security into an application delivery stack.

“With the existing WAFs that we had, you would still have to go in—and whether it’s physical or virtual—you would still have to set up the machine, give it an IP address, connect it to the network, manage the policies and deal with failover,” Nitzan Miron, vice president of Product Management for Application Security Services at Barracuda, told eWEEK. “With WAF-as-a-Service, we take all the complexity and do it for customers.”

A WAF is a type of firewall that is purpose-built to help defend against application-layer threats and attacks. WAFs can be used to protect against known vulnerabilities in applications, including input validation and SQL injection types of risks.


Organizations set up WAF-as-a-Service by pointing their web server’s DNS records to Barracuda’s IP address, which filters the traffic and then forwards it, Miron said. Barracuda uses Anycast, a network approach that enables one IP address to be located in multiple locations, to route traffic to the closest geographically located Barracuda data center to help decrease latency and improve performance.

While the actual WAF enforcement engine in the new service is the same core technology that Barracuda has been evolving for over a decade, Miron said the management piece has been completely rewritten. The goal of the new management interface is to make it easier for organisations to configure features.

“When you first get started, you go through this very easy wizard, you set up your application, you enable security and you get the default best practices policy,” Miron said. “But then you can go in and you can modify any of the particular features to a very high level of detail.”

Going a step further, Miron noted that Barracuda’s WAF also benefits from the company’s vulnerability remediation service. With that service, organizations can run a scan of their web applications to identify vulnerabilities and then provide specific recommendations for remediation. He added that the remediations can be automatically configured in the WAF.

Miron said Barracuda is also working on predefined templates for common web frameworks to be able to automatically provide the right WAF policies.


Barracuda is also enabling its WAF-as-a-Service for DevOps with an API that developers can use. The WAF API allows developers to modify behavior of application traffic, Miron said. For example, if a developer is deploying a new system to production, what sometimes happens is as a new copy is deployed, the old copy is destroyed. With the API, Miron said developers can inform the Barracuda WAF to cut over traffic to the new system when it is deployed.

While the new offering is in some respects competitive with what Barracuda already offers, Miron doesn’t expect the new WAF-as-a-Service will cannibalize the company’s existing physical and virtual appliance WAF business.

“We found that customers usually have certain ways they want to do things,” he said. “We don’t see this as a cannibalisation. We’d love to have customers move to WAF-as-a-Service and enjoy the new features that come with the model, but we know some customers will continue to be happy running with what they have.”

Metamako enters security market, launching low-latency firewall solution

Metamako, the acknowledged leader in the low-latency, FPGA-enabled network solutions space, has now entered the security space with the announcement of its MetaProtect™ Firewall solution.

The powerful 48-port (x10GbE) network appliance is designed to deliver new levels of ultra-fast firewall protection through packet filtering and logging. It is ideal for situations where a firewall solution is mandatory but ultra-low latency as well as high port density are required.

Metamako’s approach to innovation has established the company as unique in bringing fast, intelligent switching technology to market; the launch of MetaProtect™ Firewall is set to make similar changes offering security for exchanges, banks and other trading institutions as well as outside of the financial services sector.

Dr Dave Snowdon, founder and CTO of Metamako, said: “We have put significant development into our new firewall technology, using our extensive efforts in low-latency switching to improve the performance of these firewall products. As with all things Metamako, it is engineered to do the job required better and faster than anything else out there. Surprisingly, packet filtering technology has suffered from an ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude, which has prevented progress: it is now time for change. Clients have seen the benefits of using our low-latency devices and have asked if we can improve their firewall architecture. We were able to draw on our flexible FPGA platforms and app infrastructure to very quickly build the right product for those customers, and the result is MetaProtect – a low latency firewall.”

He adds: “Some exchanges in Asia, for example the Korean Stock Exchange (KRX), stipulate that a broker must ‘own and manage’ a firewall between a client’s trading servers and the exchange. The latency penalty that this introduces was a major concern for trading participants. Now that there’s an ultra-low latency, high-density firewall solution available, the exchange-facing architecture is far better.”

MetaProtect performs packet filtering in 130 nanoseconds, some of the fastest in the industry, as well as providing comprehensive logging capabilities for those filters. It also has flexibility in how it can be configured, including the ability to specify ports which don’t need to be filtered, in which case packets are passed through in a staggering 5 nanoseconds.

Key functionality:
• Ultra-low latency filtering with average latency of 130 nanoseconds (1 rule) to 155 nanoseconds (510 rules) – some of the fastest in the industry
• Extreme determinism – a tightly bound maximum latency for each configuration.
• High port density with 48x 10GbE ports and 32x firewall filters
• Up to 510 rules per port
• Extensive packet statistics for all ports for advanced network monitoring
• Comprehensive logging, including logged statistics of permitted and denied packets.

Metamako has accelerated its growth over the past 12 months with its first acquisition, buying the xCelor hardware business, which was announced last month. Being the network solution of choice for financial firms such as electronic traders and exchanges, it is now expanding into new verticals, notably network monitoring and telecommunications, along with data centre and security spaces, with the MetaProtect™ Firewall clearly marking another step into new markets.

Redefining firewalls for the cloud generation

Cloud computing has become the new normal in IT, especially with public cloud functionality growing tremendously in 2017, and is still advancing.

“2017 took us well into the cloud generation, and as we look at 2018, it will become more critical than ever for organizations to understand public cloud environments in order to keep workloads and applications secure,” said Tim Jefferson, VP of Public Cloud at Barracuda Networks.

Spurred by this trend, more attackers will be drawn to explore cloud deployments for weaknesses to exploit. Capturing this reality in today’s environments, Barracuda Networks’ Firewalls and the Cloud report, released in March 2018, highlighted the experiences and attitudes of IT professionals in regards to cloud security based on survey data collected from over 600 respondents worldwide.

An overwhelming 83% of the survey participants are concerned about deploying traditional firewalls in the cloud, citing “pricing and licensing not appropriate for the cloud,” and “lack of integration prevents cloud automation” as their top pain points.

For 74% of respondents, “integration with cloud management, monitoring, and automation capabilities” is the most beneficial cloud-specific firewall capability while 59% cite “easy to deploy and configure by cloud developers”.

Meanwhile, among organizations that have adopted DevOps, DevSecOps, or continuous integration and continuous deployment, 93% faced challenges integrating security into those practices.

“For organizations that are used to operating under traditional data center architecture, moving to the cloud will require a new way of thinking when they approach security,” said Jefferson. “Using security tools specifically designed for the public cloud can actually make a business more secure than they were when they operated purely on-premises.”

Perilous paths

This assurance is timely given that today’s  sophisticated cyber threats use advanced techniques to avoid detection and they’re able to employ multiple vectors to penetrate the network.

For example, ransomware may be hidden in a file downloaded from the internet, exploiting the network vector, or it could be delivered via email as an attachment, exploiting the email vector, or triggered when a user clicks on a typo-squatted URL, exploiting the web vector. Multi-vector attacks mean that it’s no longer enough to secure each vector in isolation or to rely just on signature-based detection.

More dynamic security is needed. In the cloud era, the firewall designed to secure data center architectures might not be suited to secure cloud workloads and applications.

Jefferson highlighted specific examples such as how perimeter-based firewall architectures, while highly effective in a data center, can become sources of friction when deployed in the public cloud. And while offering customers agility, the public cloud is consumed differently from traditional IT. Put simply, firewalls have to keep up with the cloud generation.

“A cloud generation firewall needs to be tightly integrated into the IaaS management fabric, and support a license-less commercial model that enables automated deployments that don’t incur licensing costs unless they actually see production traffic,” he explained.

Meanwhile, DevOps teams, who are building in the cloud, seek agility when deploying security controls — specifically for ways to consume and deploy third-party security tools via API. For example, the Barracuda Web Application Firewall’s (WAF’s) integration with Puppet Labs’ REST API framework within AWS, which allows DevSecOps teams to integrate security controls into their cloud-native applications on the platform and then automate application tests and integrate security directly into the code building process.

Know your responsibility

As new malware variants emerge – at a rate of more than 200 per quarter, according to some predictions – and modern and traditional attacks like the OWASP Top 10 rapidly growing in volume and sophistication, security measures must continue to evolve.

This is where the Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls leverages an advanced and integrated set of cloud-based security technologies – known as Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection – that lets organizations deploy advanced protection across multiple threat vectors that share information through the Barracuda Threat Intelligence Network.

These advanced technologies provide multiple layers of real-time detection and protection, including signature, static, behavioral analysis, all the way to comprehensive, cloud-based sandboxing to accurately detect polymorphic attacks without impacting network performance.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewalls can be deployed across physical locations as well as in Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform with centralized single-pane-of-glass management to maintain a consistent security posture across the entire network perimeter.

This supports a fundamental need for organizations running workloads in the cloud to understand their cloud provider’s shared responsibility model to facilitate a meaningful conversation about security.

“All the major cloud providers clearly state the security controls that customers inherit with their platforms,” Jefferson pointed out. “It’s important to understand that if your data and applications are in the cloud, it’s your responsibility to secure them.”


Accelerate 18 began with a series of keynotes to a capacity crowd of Fortinet partners, sales people, and for the first time, customers. Beyond the expected executive addresses and other talks and workshops, Fortinet announced the evolution of our Security Fabric architecture – and more importantly – demonstrated how Fortinet is uniquely positioned in the industry to deliver the next generation of network security.

Two years ago, Fortinet announced the Fortinet Security Fabric, our vision for the future of security designed for today’s distributed, scalable, and adaptive networks. It was the first security approach designed from the ground up to span the entire network from IoT to multi-clouds as a single, integrated, and highly automated security system.

Unlocking Digital Transformation

The theme for this year’s Accelerate conference is “strength in numbers.” Patrice Perche, Fortinet’s Senior Executive Vice President for worldwide sales and support, kicked off the day by reviewing the numbers from 2017 that reinforced our leadership and relevance. For example, we’re the most deployed security solution in the world, and Fortinet has strong market momentum, positioned for robust future growth. He added that Fortinet has a market-shaping impact on assisting enterprises as they secure their evolving digital infrastructures. The Security Fabric gives us a unique position from which to address all major security markets today, including digital transformation, OT and critical infrastructure, IoT/OT, and the cloud. In fact, we’re the only vendor capable of addressing all of those markets at the same time.

Data must be protected as it passes between systems, applications, devices, and the multi-cloud and be located at every point of data interaction. That is impossible to achieve using traditional, legacy security devices and platforms. There are five major areas that cybersecurity needs to address in order to enable a successful digital transformation.

  • First, security needs to shift from defending a fixed perimeter to protecting data across the extended network.
  • Second, security needs to extend to OT networks that are transitioning from proprietary protocols to IP and Windows-based controllers.
  • Third, multi-cloud is amplifying the security challenge by limiting visibility, creating security blind spots, and disconnecting cloud-based security from the central enterprise network.
  • Fourth, organizations need help complying with regulatory requirements to protect data and privacy in complex and evolving infrastructures.
  • Finally, threat intelligence must evolve quickly by leveraging machine learning and AI to enable faster automation in fighting attacks and reducing dwell time.

Patrice finished by emphasizing that strength in numbers is about more than just technologies and market share. No one organization can deliver holistic security alone, which is why we need channel partners, services providers, technical and Fabric-ready partners, certified Network Security Experts, security academies, government CERTs, third-party testing, threat sharing like CTA, and more, all working in concert to collectively secure us all. And Fortinet and the Fabric are at the heart of all of this.

The Future of Security

Ken Xie, Fortinet’s Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer, then took the stage to discuss the evolution of security and what it means to organizations today. He began by explaining that the internet was built over 40 years ago to provide point-to-point connections between a few dozen government entities and universities operating in a trusted environment, but that 95% of the traffic crossing the internet today no longer fits what it was originally designed for.

Today, however, we have entered an era of hyperconnectivity, where IoT, OT, and multi-cloud are combined with interconnected endpoints and applications to disrupt industries and create new business models. Data and content are now the planet’s most valuable assets, and the amount of data we are generating has grown 45X over the last decade, and is set to double every two years.

The first generation of network security started about 25 years ago and was focused on securing basic network connections. Then 17 years ago Fortinet pioneered the second generation of network security to secure the applications and content inside permitted connections in order to detect and remove malware. Since then, network infrastructure has continued to undergo radical change. Networks no longer have permanent borders, which also means that the majority of data no longer stays inside the company’s network or on the servers or devices protected by the firewall. Instead, you have to protect every point across the entire digital attack surface. This requires a third generation of security integrated together through a common fabric.

Every security solution deployed in the Security Fabric works together to share and correlate threat intelligence, detect advanced threats, automate responses and provide continuous trust assessment through a combination of physical and virtual appliances and Fortinet-hosted or public cloud services. This approach has leapfrogged the competition with the most innovative, highest performing network security strategy in the world, enabling Fortinet customers to securely compete in the connected network economy.

The Fortinet Security Fabric

John Maddison, Fortinet’s SVP, Products and Solutions, then walked attendees through many of the new innovations in FortiOS 6.0, the latest flagship release of the industry’s most widely deployed network security operating system, as well introducing FortiGuard AI and the new FortiGate 6000 series to event attendees.

He began by explaining that there are exponentially more devices and applications attached to the network than even just ten years ago, and that software-defined networks have become the norm, which means that everything is connected to everything else and data flows dynamically across an increasingly hyperconnected web of networked devices.

The resulting complexity means organizations can’t keep adding new security devices to their network. Instead, this dynamic digital attack surface requires an adaptive security framework:

John provided details about the newly announced FortiOS 6.0, with more than 200 new features, to better protect digital organizations. Highlights include:

  • New security capabilities across the key solution areas within the Security Fabric architecture, including management and analytics, multi-cloud, network, advanced threat protection, unified access, web applications, email, IoT and endpoint security.
  • Business, network and entity level tagging functionality to enable business precise segmentation, providing the critical building blocks for intent-based network security.
  • New automated lifecycle workflows, attack surface hardening services, with customized ranking and industry benchmarking, to deliver the next level of NOC/SOC management.
  • Industry-leading secure SD-WAN functionality, threat detection services, and expanded visibility from IoT to multi-cloud networks to protect the vast attack surface resulting from digital transformation (DX) strategies.

FortiGuard Artificial Intelligence

Fortinet’s latest advances in AI extend traditional AV protection to include detecting unknown malware by leveraging Fortinet’s Self-Evolving Detection System (SEDS) that uses an advanced hybrid data mining approach combined with behavioral analysis and machine learning to detect advanced malware and malware features, allowing it to achieve high accuracy and low false positive at the speeds today’s networks require.

FortiGate 6000 Series

Finally, John walked the audience through the recently announced family of enterprise edge NGFW appliances, the FortiGate 6000 series. These appliances utilize our most advanced security processing technology, making them the first 100 Gps NGFW solutions on the market.

The Security Renaissance

The day’s keynote sessions were wrapped up by Phil Quade, Fortinet’s CISO. In his presentation, Phil made a strong case for the need for a new approach to security, or a “Security Renaissance.” This renaissance is necessary because data is the new “oil” driving the digital industrial revolution, and it needs to be vigorously protected.

The challenge is that not only are the infrastructures that need protecting undergoing transformation, the threat has changed as well: threat actors have changed, exploitation tools developed by nation states are available to everyone; wireless, mobility, and the cloud have changed how and where we implement defenses; and now things like quantum computing require us to even rethink the relative security of things like asymmetric encryption.

Fortunately, AI has matured along with networks, which means that automation and integration technologies can be more easily woven into things like orchestration, ongoing machine learning to refine outcomes, and the distributed Security Fabric. This approach allows dynamic micro and macro segmentation to replace traditional boundary defenses, which in turn enable business coalitions that were previously deemed unsafe, prevent compromise in highly dynamic and distributed environments, and limit the scope of a breach if the network is compromised.

Our FortiGuard AI announcement shows just how much further down the path Fortinet is than any of our competitors in making AI-based security real, allowing us to address sophisticated, multi-vector threats spread across a distributed landscape through security orchestration empowered by machine learning. Built on a foundation of speed and integration, we have now put in place the building blocks to truly achieve the vision of machines executing the intent of humans, providing new insights across organizations and increasing overall security by sharing data and mitigations in cyber-relevant time.

Warning – 3 Popular VPN Services Are Leaking Your IP Address

Researchers found critical vulnerabilities in three popular VPN services that could leak users’ real IP addresses and other sensitive data.

VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a great way to protect your daily online activities that work by encrypting your data and boosting security, as well as useful to obscure your actual IP address.

While some choose VPN services for online anonymity and data security, one major reason many people use VPN is to hide their real IP addresses to bypass online censorship and access websites that are blocked by their ISPs.

But what if when the VPN you thought is protecting your privacy is actually leaking your sensitive data and real location?

A team of three ethical hackers hired by privacy advocate firm VPN Mentor revealed that three popular VPN service providers—HotSpot Shield, PureVPN, and Zenmate—with millions of customers worldwide were found vulnerable to flaws that could compromise user’s privacy.

The team includes application security researcher Paulos Yibelo, an ethical hacker known by his alias ‘File Descriptor’ and works for Cure53, and whereas, the identity of third one has not been revealed on demand.

PureVPN is the same company who lied to have a ‘no log’ policy, but a few months ago helped the FBI with logs that lead to the arrest of a Massachusetts man in a cyberstalking case.

After a series of privacy tests on the three VPN services, the team found that all three VPN services are leaking their users’ real IP addresses, which can be used to identify individual users and their actual location.

Concerning consequences for end users, VPN Mentor explains that the vulnerabilities could “allow governments, hostile organizations [sic], or individuals to identify the actual IP address of a user, even with the use of the VPNs.”

The issues in ZenMate and PureVPN have not been disclosed since they haven’t yet patched, while VPN Mentor says the issues discovered in ZenMate VPN were less severe than HotSpot Shield and PureVPN.

The team found three separate vulnerabilities in AnchorFree’s HotSpot Shield, which have been fixed by the company. Here’s the list:

  • Hijack all traffic (CVE-2018-7879) — This vulnerability resided in Hotspot Shield’s Chrome extension and could have allowed remote hackers to hijack and redirect victim’s web traffic to a malicious site.
  • DNS leak (CVE-2018-7878) — DNS leak flaw in Hotspot Shield exposed users’ original IP address to the DNS server, allowing ISPs to monitor and record their online activities.
  • Real IP Address leak (CVE-2018-7880) — This flaw poses a privacy threat to users since hackers can track user’s real location and the ISP. the issue occurred because the extension had a loose whitelist for “direct connection.” Researchers found that any domain with localhost, e.g.,, and ‘type=a1fproxyspeedtest’ in the URL bypass the proxy and leaks real IP address.

Here it must be noted that all the three vulnerabilities were in the HotSpot Shield’s free Chrome plug-in, not in the desktop or smartphone apps.

The researchers also reported similar vulnerabilities in the Chrome plugins of Zenmate and PureVPN, but for now, the details of the bugs are being kept under wraps since both the manufacturers have not yet fixed them.

Best Practices: Deploying an Effective Firewall

In early August, malware infiltrated the computer network and systems of a transmission plant in North Carolina. It was a potentially costly attack, as the factory stood to lose $270,000 for every hour that it wasn’t manufacturing and shipping its automotive parts to plants across the U.S. Fortunately, the facility had a firewall standing between the factory’s crown jewels and hackers, blocking the malware when it tried to exit their network.

Just like the structure they were named after, firewalls are the first line of defense against cybercriminals. They check, control, and block incoming or outgoing network traffic. Data traversing in and out of your systems must first pass through the firewall, scrutinizing them or blocking them if they don’t meet specified criteria.

But maintaining your company’s firewall can be daunting especially if the network it protects has arrays of clients, endpoints, servers, and other devices, each of which has their own connection requirements. If improperly managed or deployed, a firewall can leave gaps in your organization’s security that attackers can use to infiltrate your network. Gartner even projected that in the next three years, 99% of firewall breaches would be caused by misconfigurations.

Firewalls serve as your first line of defense: they scrutinize inward or outbound traffic for any malicious content as per your rules.

There is no panacea for building a hacker-proof firewall, but there are things that can be done to streamline its management. Every organization has unique and specific requirements but these can provide you with a starting point for managing your firewall—so you and your company don’t get burned.

What firewall fits you?

Firewalls can be network or host-based. Network firewalls are arrayed on the gateways—computers routing traffic from a workstation to an external network—such as those within local and wide area networks (LANs/WANs) or intranet. Host-based firewalls, which became significant when it was integrated into Windows XP back in 2004, are positioned in communication endpoints and part of your operating system (OS) or security application.

They vary depending on where communication originates and where it is inspected and intercepted. Weigh your options and define your security needs. What do your networks and systems require? What kind of transactions transpire within your networks? Will they have the resources to run it? Who will manage your firewall? Will it be enough to contain and prevent incursions?

Enforce the principle of least privilege

The same concept applies when deploying firewalls. Applying the principle of least privilege reduces the firewall’s attack surface. Deny all incoming and outgoing traffic by default first, then build up your rules by enabling only the services whose traffic you want in and out. Disable services or software that aren’t needed and limit the applications that run on the firewall.

Strengthen your firewall rules

Periodically spring-clean your firewall’s policies to maximize its performance and eliminate conflicting rules. But more importantly, it lets you audit your firewall’s architecture and streamline it if needed.

The SANS Institute has a checklist of rulesets that can serve as your benchmark. Ensure that your firewall enables anti-spoofing filters and user and management permission rules, i.e., allowing HTTP to a public web server or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps to network management servers. Make your firewall more efficient by running noise rules—dropping unwanted traffic. Rules that notify IT/system administrators of suspicious traffic are recommended. Log the traffic for analysis; back these logs up and store them in secure repositories.

Is your firewall application-aware?

An effective firewall doesn’t just involve creating the right policies, but also proactively analyzing the connections and filtering packets of data that pass through it. Ensure that your rules can identify the conditions within the connection, predict what it will entail, and detect disruptions in a normal connection. You can use these as your starting points when filtering traffic: direction, (inbound/outbound), protocol (TCP/UDP/ICMP/ICMPv6), as well as destination computer and ports.

Many of today’s software and applications don’t employ standard ports—nodes of communication for a specific process or service. Many malware also use them as entry points: WannaCry, and the other malware after it—UIWIX ransomware and certain cryptocurrency-mining malware—used Port 445. Enforce port restrictions, but balance the business need to access certain services. The SANS Institute also has a checklist of ports that can be blocked. It’s also recommended that your firewall can inspect and classify the traffic by applications on the ports that you permit, open or use.

Keep everyone in the loop

Make sure that administrators, risk/compliance managers, and information security professionals who maintain the firewall know the policies configured. Opening a port can contradict corporate or security policy, for instance, and in-house application developers or those provisioning certain services may also request changes to firewall policies. Make sure that everyone is in the loop and following good documentation practices. Define the purpose of opening a new port or what the new rule is for, and who will be affected by the changes. These considerations help mitigate misconfigurations and conflicting rules in your firewall.

Firewalls should be part of defense in depth

As hackers and threat actors fine-tune their attacks, so must the technologies that protect the data and systems they’re after. Firewalls are also now being incorporated with other functionalities such as deep packet inspection—which examines the packet of data for malware and other defined policies—as well as intrusion prevention and detection systems.

Firewalls can be an effective preventive measure against threats, but they shouldn’t the only layer of protection. Firewalls can’t protect you from email-based threats and unauthorised access to devices, for instance. While they help secure your networks and systems by validating and blocking suspicious traffic, they are just a starting point for building your organization’s cybersecurity defenses.

Best business firewalls: Which firewall is suitable for your business?

Best business firewalls: Which firewall is suitable for your business?

There are countless options to choose from when considering firewall protection. Should you invest in an external firewall, stick with a virtual firewall or take the plunge with both?

The firewalls listed here cater to most sizes of organisation, from small businesses that only require virtual firewalls to larger enterprises that should house external firewall hardware.

With recent data breaches highlighting the importance of securing your network, IT Monteur Firewall Firm investigates the best firewalls on the market for every business’ first line of defence.

Firewalls – Buyer’s Guide and Reviews – March 2018

A10 Networks
A10 Networks Thunder CFW
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks NG Firewall
Check Point
Check Point Power-1
Check Point
Check Point UTM-1
Check Point
Check Point VPN-1
Check Point
Check Point VSX
Cisco Sourcefire Firewalls
Cisco ASA
Meraki MX Firewalls
Cisco Firepower NGFW
Cisco ASAv
Fortinet FortiGate
Kerio Control
Hewlett Packard
3Com H3C Firewall
Hillstone Networks
Hillstone E-Series
Hillstone Networks
Hillstone T-Series
Hillstone Networks
Hillstone X-Series Data Center Firewalls
Hillstone Networks
Hillstone CloudEdge
Intel Security
Intel Security StoneGate
Intel Security
Intel Security Firewall Enterprise MFE
Juniper SRX
NetFortris Hosted Firewall
NetFortris Threat Analyzer
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks VM-Series
SonicWall TZ
SonicWall NSA
Sophos Cyberoam UTM
Sophos UTM
Sophos XG
Stormshield Network Security
Trustwave Firewalls
Untangle NG Firewall
WatchGuard XTM
WatchGuard Firebox
Zscaler Web Security

Top Firewalls Solutions

1 Fortinet FortiGate
The FortiGate family of NG firewalls provides proven protection with unmatched performance across the network, from internal
segments, to data centers, to cloud environments. FortiGates are available in a large range of sizes and form factors and are key
components of the Fortinet Security Fabric, which enables immediate, intelligent defense against known and new threats
throughout the entire network
2 Cisco ASA
Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) is Cisco’s end-to-end software solution and core operating system that powers the Cisco ASA
product series. This software solution provides enterprise-level firewall capabilities for all types of ASA products, including blades,
standalone appliances and virtual devices. Adaptive Security Appliance provides protection to organizations of all sizes, and
allows end-users to access information securely anywhere, at any time, and through any device.Adaptive Security Appliance is
also fully compatible with other key security technologies, and so provides organizations with an all-encompassing security
3 Sophos UTM
The global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts, protecting businesses from known and emerging malware – viruses,
rootkits and spyware.
4 pfSense
Providing comprehensive network security solutions for the enterprise, large business and SOHO, pfSense solutions bring
together the most advanced technology available to make protecting your network easier than ever before. Our products are built
on the most reliable platforms and are engineered to provide the highest levels of performance, stability and confidence.
5 Palo Alto Networks WildFire
WildFire™ cloud-based threat analysis service is the industry’s most advanced analysis and prevention engine for highly evasive
zero-day exploits and malware. The cloud-based service employs a unique multi-technique approach combining dynamic and
static analysis, innovative machine learning techniques, and a groundbreaking bare metal analysis environment to detect and
prevent even the most evasive threats.
6 Sophos Cyberoam UTM
Cyberoam Unified Threat Management hardware appliances offer comprehensive security to organizations, ranging from large
enterprises to small and branch offices. Multiple security features integrated over a single, Layer 8 Identity-based platform make
security simple, yet highly effective.
7 SonicWall TZ
The secure, sophisticated SonicWALL TZ is widely deployed at small businesses, retail, government, remote sites and branch
offices. It combines high-performance intrusion prevention, malware blocking, content/URL filtering and application control.
8 Meraki MX Firewalls
With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco
Meraki’s layer 7 “next generation” firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators
complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.
9 WatchGuard XTM
Small businesses need big security, too, and the WatchGuard XTM Series firewall/VPN appliances deliver that strong protection Ð
but without the hefty price tag. Enterprise-grade security includes full HTTPS content inspection, VoIP support, and optional
security subscriptions like Application Control and Intrusion Prevention Service.
10 Juniper SRX
High-performance security with advanced, integrated threat intelligence, delivered on the industry’s most scalable and resilient
platform. SRX Series gateways set new benchmarks with 100GbE interfaces and feature Express Path technology, which enables
up to 1 Tbps performance for the data center.

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This project recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories: Endpoint Security; Identity Management and Data Protection; Network Security; SIEM and Security Analytics; and Web, Email and Application Security. The companies on CRN’s Security 100 list have demonstrated creativity and innovation in product development as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers.

In addition to recognizing security technology vendors for outstanding products and services, the Security 100 list serves as a valuable guide for solution providers trying to navigate the IT security market. The list aids prospective channel partners in identifying the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their security offerings.

“The core elements of today’s businesses, both large and small, depend upon robust and reliable cybersecurity solutions,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Unprecedented streams of data, the sweeping transition to cloud computing, vast networks of wireless systems, the rapidly growing Internet of Things—all these advances necessitate increasingly complex and adaptive security measures. CRN’s 2018 Security 100 list recognizes top vendors that are meeting this extraordinary demand with the most innovative security technologies on the market, enabling businesses to grow uninterrupted.”

This announcement comes just 24 hours ahead of the launch of the 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. This premier cyber security industry report puts you a step ahead of cyber criminals in the global cyber war, empowering you with proprietary security data, global knowledge and latest trends, gathered and analyzed by our leading-edge SonicWall Capture Labs Threat Network. The 2018 Cyber Threat Report is available on March 6.