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Why Should I Update My Firewall?

Staying up to date with your network security appliance is absolutely necessary. For the same reasons we regularly update our phones, browsers, and desktop operating systems, it’s even more important to update a network firewall. Software vulnerabilities and the security technologies to protect against them evolve daily. At Untangle, we stay on top of these […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Sweepstakes

National Cybersecurity Awareness month in October is an annual campaign from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and provides steps to ensure Americans have the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. In the spirit of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Untangle is offering […]

A Family Affair: Protecting Your Home Networks & Devices

There has been an enormous increase in attacks on mobile and IoT devices in recent years. In 2018, one third of all attacks targeted mobile devices, and IoT attacks grew 600% between 2016 and 2017. While these attacks are not new news for businesses, they are now impacting home and personal users who do not […]

Security is Everyone’s Responsibility in the Organization

The days when security was only the IT department’s headache are long gone. Today, everyone in an organization has to take personal responsibility for security and network safety. A big reason is the transformation in the modern workplace. In the past, IT departments had strict control over gateways, firewalls, and networks. With the advent of […]

How to Safeguard the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure Using Proper Security Measures

The resilience of critical infrastructure is a key factor in the security of any nation. The US security infrastructure has sixteen sectors whose assets, systems, and networks influence food supply, water, financial services, public health, power and more. Previously, cybercriminals used to ignore local sectors like state/municipal governments and first responders to go after larger […]

Cybersecurity Professionals: Path to Job Security

Checking the news these days can be a scary proposition. With daily headlines about major corporate breaches, ransomware, and cryptojacking, consumers are very worried about the privacy of their data and security of their digital assets. According to one recent market report, global cybersecurity spending will exceed $1 trillion dollars from 2017 to 2021. Cybersecurity […]

Untangle Sysadmin Day 2018 Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes

Ahoy Matey! Ye might be a network administrator, IT administrator or system administrator, but ye all are cap’ns of yer networks. Giving the heave-ho to spam and malware while marooning rogue employees is all in a day’s work for ye. Arrrrr, now is the time to put yer skills to the test. Hidden deep within […]

3 Ways to Attempt BYOD and IoT Security

A decade ago, when smartphones started to penetrate the corporate world, IT managers had to consider the implications of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for their organization’s security. Now the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) or connected devices has added an additional layer of complexity. Organizations are trying to keep pace with the […]

Network Security Entering No-Content Era

Firewalls have changed a great deal over the past 20 years. Originally, firewalls were just a simple set of rules to do packet filtering. Though they were not designed to deal with many of the problems that came later, firewalls are still a useful and necessary tool in the security arsenal. Soon administrators needed to […]

Untangle’s Advanced, Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence, ScoutIQ™, Stops WannaCry Worming Ransomware Before It Ever Reaches Networks

Global Ransomware Targeting Windows Computers Claims Thousands of Victims; Untangle’s NG Firewall with Integrated ScoutIQ Threat Intelligence Prevents Ransomware Infections at the Gateway, Keeping Customers Safe WannaCry Ransomware: What You Need to Know Last Friday, May 13, news broke of an ongoing, global ransomware attack against more than 230,000 Windows computers in 150 countries, notably […]