Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Risk

9/25/2008
11:15 AM
Connect Directly
Twitter
LinkedIn
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Time To Send Out For Security Help?

Providers are looking to provide everything from e-mail security to log management, all from the cloud.

Security software as a service is increasing in popularity in tandem with the growth in cloud computing, as emerging providers promise to lower costs while increasing security.

Attacks on the scale of a full-on domain hijacking are the nightmare scenario, and outsourced protection against DNS flaws is currently limited to using managed services that patch DNS for you. However, there are other proactive steps companies can take to protect data. Cloud-based Web security companies such as Purewire and Zscaler offer a host of services, including URL filtering, anti-malware, and antivirus, and are seeking to protect against emerging browser-based attacks. Even Google is offering basic security services based on technology from SafeScan.

Purewire and Zscaler can detect malware that has been placed on domains that have been hijacked, and they maintain their own DNS servers. Webroot Software and Savvis provide antivirus and anti-malware scanning of e-mail. Both take advantage of the scalability of the cloud and pitch a "no-capital-expense" service; organizations no longer need to update mail gateways with performance-crimping scanning software. Savvis also performs spam filtering in the cloud, competing with Google's Postini service.

Many have tried--and failed--to sell outsourced log management. Still, Savvis, SecureWorks, and Verizon Business Services are all giving it a go with a new twist, leveraging the cloud. Decreased bandwidth, storage, and hosting costs and increased availability lower the barriers to entry for these companies. It's worth noting that SecureWorks is one of the few remaining original players in the managed security services arena offering log management.

What's next? We expect more vulnerability scanning, Web application firewalls, and even outsourced firewalls in the form of cloud-based offerings.

Return to the story:
Locking Down The Cloud: Why DNS Security Must Be Improved

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: "I feel safe, but I can't understand a word he's saying."
Current Issue
6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020. Download your copy today!
Flash Poll
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-11111
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.activemq.* (aka activemq-jms, activemq-core, activemq-pool, and activemq-pool-jms).
CVE-2020-11112
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.commons.proxy.provider.remoting.RmiProvider (aka apache/commons-proxy).
CVE-2020-11113
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-31
FasterXML jackson-databind 2.x before 2.9.10.4 mishandles the interaction between serialization gadgets and typing, related to org.apache.openjpa.ee.WASRegistryManagedRuntime (aka openjpa).
CVE-2020-10374
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
A webserver component in Paessler PRTG Network Monitor 19.2.50 to PRTG 20.1.56 allows unauthenticated remote command execution via a crafted POST request or the what parameter of the screenshot function in the Contact Support form.
CVE-2020-11104
PUBLISHED: 2020-03-30
An issue was discovered in USC iLab cereal through 1.3.0. Serialization of an (initialized) C/C++ long double variable into a BinaryArchive or PortableBinaryArchive leaks several bytes of stack or heap memory, from which sensitive information (such as memory layout or private keys) can be gleaned if...