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Excel Crop Care winds-up its subsidiary in Brazil

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Cisco Unveils New Firewall Lineup for the Internet Edge

Networking giant Cisco has introduced a new line of firewalls designed for businesses that perform high volumes of sensitive transactions, such as those in banking and retail. The Firepower 2100 Series Next-Generation Firewall also promises up to 200 percent improvement in throughput to eliminate bottlenecks from the Internet edge to the data center, thanks to a new architecture and other improvements.

"The new Cisco Firepower 2100 Series provides businesses with the confidence to pursue new digitization opportunities, knowing they have a security architecture designed to protect against the greatest threats, without affecting the performance of critical business functions," the company said in a statement.

Protection and Performance

That security architecture includes a dual multicore CPU that accelerates key cryptographic, firewall and threat defense functions, according to Cisco. The goal of the 2100 lines is to provide enterprises with ongoing protection and threat inspection without having to sacrifice performance.

The series consists of four models: the 2110, 2120, 2130 and 2140. Each delivers throughput ranges from 1.9-8.5 Gbps, for enterprise use cases from the Internet edge to the data center, the company said.

The new firewall series also comes with threat defense and productivity enhancements, including the Firepower Device Manager, Firepower Management Center for centralized security management and Defense Orchestrator for cloud-based management.

"As businesses increasingly move to digital business models, cybersecurity solutions must scale to add new functions and address the latest vulnerabilities and threats without impacting application or network performance," Cisco said. "Traditionally, this has not been the case."

Instead, Cisco said that enabling intrusion inspection on a firewall can reduce throughput performance by as much as 50 percent, which can have a significant impact on customer-facing Web applications, such as e-commerce and online banking, that require top performance but are often targeted by attackers. This can lead some enterprises to... Read More »

Symantec Bares Risks To Firms in the Cloud

Symantec Corp. said risks remain high as enterprises embrace cloud applications and infrastructure at an unparalleled rate. Without proper visibility, control and protection of public cloud workloads, organizational risk is substantially increased as enterprises move to leverage their applications in these cloud environments.

'Enterprises are experiencing a fundamental shift in the way their employees and customers consume technology,' the cyber-security company said in a statement. 'The influx of personally owned devices, ubiquitous high-speed Internet and cloud-based computing platforms is redefining the traditional IT [information-technology] landscape, and delivering advanced operational capabilities.'

Symantec explained that with the adoption of fully outsourced cloud applications and infrastructure, critical assets, data and users are moving well beyond the traditional corporate security perimeter. 'Unfortunately, most security providers are simply providing isolated parts of what is required to secure these transformations, yet the cloud generation mandates a new model of integrated security,' Symantec said.

'The value to the enterprise of shifting to cloud applications and services is undeniable,' Symantec President and COO Mike Fey was quoted in a statement as saying. 'At the same time, cyber criminals look at this new, borderless infrastructure as a potential goldmine.'

Fey said enterprises today must ensure safety for mobile users and remote offices from anywhere in the world, while, at the same time, protecting organizational data as it is in transit.

'As users and remote offices move beyond the traditional perimeter, advanced protection must follow them regardless of their location.'

Enterprises making the move to cloud are often stuck with the challenge of manually creating completely new policy sets with new vendors, which can be a significant burden to deploy and maintain.

'Today's cyber criminals are constantly evolving their approach to accessing organizations' data and the need for customers to use disparate solutions to protect themselves is a challenge in itself,' Doug Cahill, senior analyst for Enterprise... Read More »

EU Data-Privacy Regulator Raises Concerns About Windows 10

The European Union's data-protection watchdog says it still has concerns about the information Microsoft is collecting from users of its Windows 10 operating system.

The EU regulator sent Microsoft a letter a year ago raising concerns that the operating system didn't give users enough information or control over what data was being scooped up and sent to the Redmond company's servers.

Microsoft subsequently introduced an expanded settings menu that gives people installing the software more information on data privacy, but the EU's Article 29 Working Party said last week that the changes don't include enough disclosures to customers.

The group "remains concerned about the level of protection of users' personal data," Isabel Falque-Pierrotin, chair of the working party, said in a letter sent to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and company privacy czar Brendon Lynch. The regulator disclosed the letter Tuesday.

It is not clear, Falque-Pierrotin said, to what extent users will be informed about specific data Windows 10 collects. And the new settings leave much to be desired in their specificity, she said.

A Microsoft setting gives users the option to toggle from "full" telemetry data collection to a "basic" level, Falque-Pierrotin wrote. Microsoft's explanation to users says that means the company will collect "less data," without further explanation.

"Microsoft should clearly explain what kinds of personal data are processed for what purposes," the letter said. "Without such information, consent cannot be informed, and therefore, not valid."

In a statement Tuesday, Microsoft said it was listening carefully to comments from the EU and "will continue to cooperate with the Working Party and national data-protection agencies."

The statement said Microsoft's views on protection of user data in Windows 10 were contained in a blog post published in January by Microsoft Windows and Devices chief Terry Myerson. Myerson, outlining coming changes to the operating system's data-notification settings, said the company... Read More »