As the value of cryptocurrency continues to rise, a new form of malware has grown in popularity: crypto-malware. Though “crypto” may seem like a buzzword that’s popping up everywhere, it is very real when it comes to cyber threats. Crypto-malware is one of the latest malware threats, and it’s particularly insidious because it only requires CPU cycles to do its best work. It is classified as a “silent threat” – the longer it remains undetected, the better it is for the criminal. It’s a threat that is not likely to go away any time soon. Indeed, in a survey of 235 security professionals that Lastline conducted at Black Hat 2018, 56% think that cryptomining will still be the number one threat vector in 2019.
As you all know SOLIDWORKS 2018 added significant new functionality as well as many new products to our product development ecosystem to fully support your ability to quickly take your good ideas and transform them into innovative, great new products. We introduced tools that facilitated the design of smart, connected products as well as new CAM tools to help you jump start your smart manufacturing initiatives.
With all these very important pieces of the extended product portfolio in place, this year’s release focuses on what’s most important to you: improving your day-to-day productivity. Of course, we’ve added some amazing new functionality, in fact way too many to include in this blog. Let’s take a look at some of them, but first let’s talk about some of the improvements made in SOLIDWORKS 2019 that will help you get your job done faster on a day-to-day basis.
Over the last year, the IT Central Station team reached out to LogRhythm customers with one goal: to find out what made them choose LogRhythm as their SIEM solution.
As we looked into this customer feedback, we discovered that many LogRhythm users provided reviews that highlighted four particular benefits (among others) that made the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform a strong contender in the SIEM market. In this post, we will highlight these features in more detail through the lens of unbiased reviews from LogRhythm customers.
With cryptomining taking the spotlight in recent months, ransomware has been out of the news. That doesn’t mean ransomware has gone away, however; it just means that crypto-based threats are a hot topic. Ransomware is still one of the largest methods of cybercrime and one of the biggest threats that business owners will encounter today. Compared to cryptomining, the threat of ransomware can be far greater.
Fortinet just announced FortiNAC, the latest addition to its growing portfolio of integrated security solutions designed to protect today’s evolving networks. As organizations embrace digital transformation to improve operational efficiency, they have to support and secure a growing number of IoT devices. In fact, the rapid adoption of both stationary and highly mobile IoT solutions is one of the primary reasons why today’s networks are in constant flux.
According to Gartner, “Internet of Things endpoints will grow at a 32% CAGR from 2016 through 2021, reaching an installed base of 25.1 billion units.”(1) While most people envision digital cameras, printers, and smart appliances, IoT today also includes Industrial IoT (IIoT), Medical IoT (MIoT), and similar IoT solutions being developed across every vertical market. And to complicate matters further, these devices are increasingly interconnected and interdependent. They generate huge volumes of data, operate using applications that are constantly being updated, and often require access to critical resources. As a result, IT teams are struggling to identify, track, monitor, and secure them.
This trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by the cybercriminal community. The volume and sophistication of attacks targeting IoT devices continues to grow as well, as evidenced by the recent Triton and VPNFilter malware attacks.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 contains many exciting improvements and new capabilities that help you design, present, and communicate your ideas faster and easier. Here are some of the key improvements:
The concept of smart cities holds great promise: city officials harnessing the power of technology to crack down on crime, improve traffic, react to emergencies, conserve natural resources and improve the lives of citizens.
In today's new digital business model, consumers and employees both require immediate access to data and resources using a growing number of endpoint devices. To meet these demands, organizations are increasingly reliant on web-based applications and agile development strategies to keep those applications updated continuously and tuned to evolving requirements. In this new paradigm, Web Application Firewalls (WAF) play an increasingly critical role in protecting users, devices, applications, and resources from threats by inspecting and safeguarding HTTP connections and preventing web-based attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection.
With the completion of the Labor Day holiday, we have officially entered fall of 2018. For me, this means lots of exciting things: college football, family holidays, SOLIDWORKS 2019 and IMTS 2018 in Chicago. You may be asking what is IMTS? IMTS stands for the International Manufacturing Technology Show. It is a bi-annual event that showcases everything new and cutting-edge in manufacturing today. This year’s show will draw over 115,000 attendees from from 117 countries and will feature over 1 million square feet of exhibit and learning space.
This year SOLIDWORKS will be at the event talking about what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2019 and explaining our Smart Manufacturing technology to attendees. We will be in Booth 133320 Monday – Friday. If you are involved in manufacturing like me, I’m sure you look forward to events like this to learn how companies are innovating new ways to improve the manufacturing process.
It is a great time to be in manufacturing as the technology is evolving so fast, and connected devices are changing the way we look at how parts are designed and built. The factories of the future developed in the 80’s are finally here on a scale that is affordable for all manufacturing facilities worldwide. Lots of SOLIDWORKS customers attend this event to learn different ways to solve their current issues. Other customers are the ones creating these new methods and products that address problems.
One SOLIDWORKS customer, Scott Harms, President of MetalQuest Unlimited, Inc., had this to say about the event, “IMTS is always the best place to gather diverse information about new technologies and innovations. IMTS allows us to stay competitive and relevant in this industry. If we don’t stay on the front end of technology, we’re going to fall behind and lose jobs.”
If you are one of the thousands of people lucky enough to attend this year, please stop by our booth to chat about what we have coming up in SOLIDWORKS 2019. If you see John or I walking around the exhibit halls, stop us and say hi as we love learning about how all of you are creating the factories and products of tomorrow!
Also, be sure to tune in Wednesday, September 12th starting at 11:00 am EST as we unveil SOLIDWORKS 2019 and all the new capabilities and enhancements that will help you go from design to finished products faster so you can beat your competitors to market and improve your bottom line. You can watching it on YouTube or Facebook Live.
This customer was protecting over 70TB of VMs, physical clusters, and SAP HANA. The SAP HANA environment was over 300GB and growing rapidly. The customer was using IBM TSM for data protection and struggled with high RPO and RTO. Backups took too long and they were unable to deliver timely data recovery, which lowered confidence and increased data risk.
The customer was also using multiple point tools which increased complexity. Since the environment was expected to grow rapidly, this organization wanted a solution that would simplify their data protection strategy, lower capital and operational costs while reducing data risk by improving RPO and RTO.