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The Castra Elastic Logger for USM Appliance

A fast and scalable solution to pair with your existing USM instance

Do you need to add long-term logging to your AlienVault USM? Do you want to combine the search power of Elastic with the advanced AlienVault USM platform? If you are looking to expand your AlienVault raw log storage while adding new possibilities for analytics, visualization and reporting, Castra’s Elastic Logger is for you.More Info
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Password Paste Prevention: Security Friend or Foe?

Password managers help secure the sites that allow them to be used – providing protection from both their own users, who historically choose weak credentials when forced to memorize them, and from the users' other accounts on other sites that might have been breached. If this functionality offers so many benefits, why would any site want to disable password managers?More Info

Ultrasound Tracking Beacons Making Things Sort of Creepy For Consumers

Ultrasound is supposed to be our friend. However, the security world was made aware last week of a technology being used by an outfit named "SilverPush" that is utilizing a new and unusual method for tracking mobile phone users with ultrasound signals.More Info

The Ethics of Adblocking

Adblocking is becoming a more and more contentious topic in recent days. Publications, understandably, do not want people to block ads - they derive much of their revenue from them. Users find them to be intrusive and often feel that they impede their usage of a site; and, given the recent meteoric rise of malvertising, ads can often become downright dangerous. Where is the balance between the desires of publishers and the safety of users?More Info

Beginner’s Guide to IDS, IPS and UTM - What’s the Difference?

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There is often a lingering and general confusion over the acronyms IDS and IPS, and how they are like or unlike UTM software modules. Everyone likes primers and simple descriptive de nitions; so let’s take a look at IDS, IPS and UTM through that lens.More Info
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Beginner’s Guide to IDS, IPS and UTM - What’s the Difference?

White Paper

There is often a lingering and general confusion over the acronyms IDS and IPS, and how they are like or unlike UTM software modules. Everyone likes primers and simple descriptive de nitions; so let’s take a look at IDS, IPS and UTM through that lens.More Info