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GajShield: Soaring Higher with Bleeding Edge Security Solutions that are Made in India

To reach the finish line amidst the fierce competition, IT organizations must dabble through the minefield crammed up cyber threats spawning abreast with dynamically changing trends, where newest technologies are capturing the hot seat from newer technologies frequently. As cyber criminals are creating more mines at full tilt to steal data, enterprises need blast-proof suits invented apace with technological evolution and more importantly, visibility through context-based solutions to ensure that they are running in the right track. Encompassing both these features is the next generation firewall suite of GajShield proudly made in India, which is comprised of a unique set of solutions such as context-based data leak prevention, cloud security for roaming users, application filtering and BYOD security among others. This Mumbai-based company stays one step ahead of its competitors by constantly innovating stronger shields that are quintessential to tackle the growing threats.

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How to avoid WannaCry ransomware?

A malicious software has been used in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide across multiple countries. It is estimated that at least 99 countries have been affected by it, right across Russia, Ukraine, Taiwan, Britain, Spain and many others.

The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients, affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica, and threw other government agencies and businesses into chaos.

WannaCry is a ransomware which infects systems when a user clicks on a link and downloads a malicious software. This software then locks all the files on your system. This worm is also assumed to spread by infecting other systems on the network through Microsoft SMB vulnerability.

Though this ransomware has been accidentaly stopped in its path, researcher fear that a variant of this worm is expected.

Few steps can be taken to protect against this ransomware

  • Educate your users not to open any mail with suspicious content.

  • Block unwanted file downloads on the firewall.

  • Ensure that your antispam/anti-malware engine is enabled and updated.

  • It is advisable to  block all Microsoft SMB ports on windows system i.e. 445/137/138/139

  • Block the above ports on your firewall, in-bound and out-bound towards your network.

  • Microsoft has already released a patch to protect against NSA exploit of windows system. Ensure that your systems are updated with this patch.

  • Microsoft has also released a patch for non-supporting older Windows operating system. If you have any such systems, immediately apply the patch on such systems.

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Massive vulnerability in Windows Defender leaves most Windows PCs vulnerable

 

Massive vulnerability in Windows Defender leaves most Windows PCs vulnerable (CVE-2017-0290)

A vulnerability has been identified in the malware protection engine (Windows Defender) that is used in almost every recent version of Windows (7, 8, 8.1, 10, and Server 2016). Since Windows Defender is installed by default on all Windows PCs, it leaves many enterprises and users vulnerable to it.

This exploit allows a remote attackers to take over the system, without any intervention by the system owner. An attackers could craft an email or an instant message, which when scanned by the vulnerable system, could lead to remotely taking over the system. Anything that can be automatically scanned by Windows Defender e.g. file shares, websites etc. could be used to attack the system. This exploit could also be written as a worm to scan other vulnerable systems and replicate it.

Micrisoft has released and pushed an immediate patch against this code execution vulnerability. According to Microsoft the risk is lower on Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 system because of its security feature to protect against memory corruption on these systems.

You are advised to perform a manual check whether your PC has been updated. To do so, go to "Windows Defender settings" and if the Engine version number is 1.1.13704.0 or higher means the system is patched. For others, you need to act immediately to install the latest updates to avoid being vulnerable to future attacks. 

 

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Zomato Hacked - 17 million user records stolen

Zomato Hacked - 17 million user records stolen 

Zomato has admitted that they had a major security breach where 17 million user records have been stolen. According to the company, attackers stored usernames and hashed passwords. These passwords were encrypted and were not stored in plant-text. Though the attackers gets the username, it will still need to decrypt the passwords, which it eventually will be able to do. 

Zomato has also stated that the attackers where not able to steal the payment data as it was stored separately and that there is no evidence of a leak of this vital data. Though this is not the first time that Zomato has been attacked. They have been previously attacked by white hat hackers who had reported the details to Zomato. 

If you are Zomato user, it is recommended that you change your password on priority. If the same password is used across multiple sites, it is advisable to change those passwords too. 

Enterprises are also recommended to constantly evaluate their data security and plug vulnerabilities on priority. Security is often bypassed or lowered on the inside of any enterprise. This is often used by attackers to get access to critical data. Security needs to be looked at holistically both from inside and outside of an enterprise network. 

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GajShield honoured with 'Company of the Year 2016'

 

 

 

 

GajShield, the world leader in enterprise security solution has been honoured with the prestigious "Company of the Year 2016 - Next Generation Firewall" by premium business and technology magazine, SiliconIndia. A distinguished panel of the industry's topmost CEOs, CIOs, VCs and analysts, including siliconindia's Editorial board scrutinized the list of companies throughout the year and finalized the companies.

We are honoured to be recognised as the leading company from India to provide Enterprise IT Security. GajShield and its team’s gladness is indescribable as we hold are heads high. Overwhelmed with gratitude, we thank the editorial team of Silicon India and their distinguished panel. We also owe our success to all our clients who have kept their faith in us to provide security solution to their enterprise. This acknowledgment will motivate us further and will help us to create ingenious solutions, and will also boost our zeal for excellence"

This is a new feather added in our cap since we have already achieved various business milestones seamlessly. Innovation is one of our greatest assets and with technologies like Context based Data Leak Prevention, Cloud Security, BYOD, Zero-day Anti-Ransomware, Oops based Management we have always been ahead of the security solution curve which helps to create real security solutions of today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise. We already have our fortified presence in 40+ countries and are expanding our global footprints too. With 14+ years of Establishment, we are fueled with great knowledge, strong network, and high confidence. We have always worked seamlessly to achieve excellence. This recognition will help to take our business to the next level.

More details can be read at - Silicon India - http://www.siliconindia.com/magazine-articles-in/GajShield_Reinforcing_EBusinesses_with_Integrated_Firewall_Sol...-OXBX704214300.html

About SiliconIndia

SiliconIndia is a premier business and technology magazine. It is ranked 4th in the world for news and media in business and IT domain. SiliconIndia was launched as a print magazine from NY, USA on August 15, 1997. It has offices in India and USA.

About GajShield

GajShield Infotech (I) Pvt. Ltd. (https://www.gajshield.com) since its inception in 2002 focuses on providing Network Security Solutions to Corporate. Our Mission is to "make the Internet a safe place to work".

GajShield is a leading Security Company having the distinction of being one of the few companies worldwide and the 1st Indian Firewall Product Company to have earned ICSA Labs Firewall Certification Criteria 4.1. The ICSA Labs' Certification Program provides assurance to the user community that certified Products meet industry-accepted security standards worldwide. 

GajShield portfolio of products include Next Generation Firewall, Context based Data Lead Prevention, Cloud Security and Split Profiling for Roaming users, SSL and IPSec VPN, Ransomware and Malware Protection, Application Filtering, Content Filtering, Anti-Spam solutions.

GajShield develops markets and supports an integrated set of enterprise security management software products for heterogeneous computing environments. Large customers around the world select the Company's solution because of its reliability, performance and unique ability to seamlessly integrate with existing and future computing environments. To know more please visit www.gajshield.com.

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