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Free cybersecurity tools coming online to protect WFH staffers

New Banking Regs Increase Cyber-Attack Risk

Several cybersecurity
firms are going the extra mile to help customers set up a safe environment for
their telecommuting workforce.

The new reality
of having the majority of a businesses workforce working from home has opened a
Pandora’ Box or cybersecurity issues for these organizations. A recent poll of
UK companies by the private equity firm Lenore International found 33 percent
lack the infrastructure needed to enable a long-term work from home policy.

To help companies
now struggling to protect their assets a growing number of cybersecurity firms
are offering free tools to protect those working from home.

Qualys is
offering a 60-day cloud-based remote endpoint protection solution at no charge
to its customers for 60 days that allows IT and security teams to protect the
computers of remote employees. The service will initially rollout only to current
Qualys customers with others added at a later date.

The service uses
Qualys’ Cloud Agent to complete an up-to-date inventory of all remote endpoint
hardware and the applications they are running, gain a real-time view of all
critical vulnerabilities impacting the operating system and applications posing
a risk to these devices, remotely patch systems within hours from the cloud without
using the limited bandwidth available on VPN gateways and realize visibility in
device hygiene by tracking common misconfigurations that leave the endpoints
exposed to exploits.

Carbon Black
has eliminated customer endpoint limits during the 90-day
program period beginning on March 20, 2020 and ending on June 20, 2020. The
program covers active VMware Carbon Black customers who are currently using
VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Standard, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint
Advanced, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Endpoint Enterprise, VMware Carbon Black
Cloud Audit and Remediation, and VMware Carbon Black Cloud Enterprise EDR, as
well as the on-premise versions of VMware Carbon Black On-Premise EDR and
VMware Carbon Black App Control.

“We want all
of our customers to adapt to this new working model as quickly as possible. You
shouldn’t have to worry about the partnerships and solutions you already have
in place,” the company said.

NETSCOUT announced the public availability of its Cyber Threat Horizon, a free threat intelligence portal that offers network and security operators visibility into Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in real-time.

“Now more
than ever, critical infrastructure such as internet circuits, routers, VPN
gateways, and firewalls must remain available to ensure remote access to
internal resources and services. DDoS attacks pose a significant threat to the
availability of this critical infrastructure and services,” the company said.

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