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iPhone security, IP route hijack prevention on tap at RSA

Ellen Messmer | Feb. 14, 2011
RSA Conference product announcements will focus on everything from iPhone/iPad security to Windows 7 exploit security and the latest in Unified Threat Management.

• Huawei Symantec , the Chengdu, China-based joint venture between Huawei and Symantec, will show off its Secospace USG5500 line of gateway appliances. They are aimed at mid-sized- to large enterprises for consolidated firewall, VPN, URL filtering, anti-virus, anti-spam and intrusion detection and prevention. The new appliance line is said to achieve 30Gbps firewall throughput with 14-port and 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

BeyondTrust will be doing a live demo using a utility tool it developed that exploits the Microsoft Windows 7 user account control slider to show how it's possible to give an attacker access to elevated rights. The exploit is based on a weakness that Microsoft has known about since June of 2009, according to BeyondTrust executives, but was never patched. BeyondTrust will show how its software would prevent the exploit tool — which it doesn't intend to make publicly available — can protect against this Windows 7 weakness, but how some competitors, such as Avecto, allegedly can't. "You can't defend against this if you're not at the kernel-level," says Jim Zierick, executive vice president of product operations at BeyondTrust.


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