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VoIP and UC Security Market size set to exceed Enterprise Firewall Market

Monday, 17th December 2018 | Posted in: Blog

Since their market debut in the early 1990s, enterprise firewalls have formed the backbone of the security defences of most enterprises. It is therefore no surprise that the global enterprise firewall market is predicted to hit $8.41 Billion by 2019 (MarketsandMarkets™). What may be more surprising is that the market for application specific cyber security products and services is more than twice the size of the enterprise firewall market. The…

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Spectre and Meltdown – UM Labs R&D Status

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 | Posted in: Blog

2018 started badly with announcements of two chip level security issues, Spectre and Meltdown. These are serious issues; their potential impact has reached the level where each has its own logo.   Both problems arise from design flaws in Intel, AMD and ARM processors. The flaws potentially allow one application to read the memory used by another application, or in the case of Meltdown for a user level application to read…

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Slow Loris: Furry Primate or DoS Threat?

Tuesday, 4th December 2018 | Posted in: Blog

Slow Loris, a primate native to South East Asia  is also the name given to a Denial of Service attack normally targetted at web servers. The attack gets its name because it works by sending request for a web page line by line, very slowly. By forcing the web server to hold a partial request in memory while waiting for the complete request and by sending multiple partial requests,  the…

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