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Fortinet Discloses 5 Critical and High Severity Bugs

In early March, Fortinet disclosed five new vulnerabilities. This sort of disclosure (from network companies in general) is not unusual. However, unusual or not, it presents a challenge to network administrators trying to keep their networks secure. Here’s the fundamental challenge, from some BackBox sponsored research from last year: 92% say more network updates are …

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How an MSSP Turned an Upgrade Issue into a Customer Confidence Builder

A blog series that shines a spotlight on real-world moments where network engineers use BackBox security-centric automation to save their organizations from costly downtime and surprises. Synopsis During a planned maintenance window for firewall upgrades, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) customer of BackBox encountered an issue that required considerable time to troubleshoot and resolve. …

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5 Questions to Help Keep Your Network Safe

Network Vulnerability Manager (NVM) is built specifically for network administrators and designed to help them prioritize OS updates based on actual, measured, risk to the organization. Updating devices sounds easy. Just update the software, right? Every vendor tool has that capability. It should be easy. It’s not. Partially because the quality of update tooling varies …

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7 Steps to Improving Network Security Through Automation

When it comes to network security, we often think about vulnerabilities or exploits. About internal threats, and password compromises. We don’t often think about automation. Anything that can have a negative impact on network resiliency and its return to full operation after an ‘event’ relates to security. Automation helps keep your network humming along at …

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A BackBox Review

Network automation is one of those funny things… it can be anything, and so often is nothing (out-of-the box). People want to solve problems. At BackBox we take the approach of building the best possible network automation platform while also delivering easy-to-deploy solutions to very specific problems like ensuring reliable backups or OS updates. Once …

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Why your competitors are utilizing API driven OS updates for Network/Security Devices (Example code included so you can too)

The US Cyber Information Security Agency in ST18-001 warns that Network infrastructure devices are often easy targets for attackers. Among the steps they point to for keeping infrastructure secure, they suggest that network infrastructure device’s OS be kept up to date because patches often contain security vulnerability fixes. In contrast to this, many teams we …

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