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Firewall, Security, Sophos Cyberoam

Sophos has awarded Cloud Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. as “Most Consistent Business Partner for FY 2018” in a special partner conference which was being held in Bangkok, Thailand recently.

Mr. Sunil Sharma, Managing Director for India and SAARC and other senior officials from Sophos handed the award to Cloud Tech Solutions’s Co-Founder Mr. Sugrip Rana Magar and Mr. Pradeep Manandhar in that special ceremony.

Cloud Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is Distributor of Sophos for Nepal and actively selling Sophos Firewalls, End Point and other products and services of Sophos since last 5 years. Apart from this, Cloud Tech is in business of Managed Wireless Solution, AMC, System Integration, Structured Cabling, IT Consultancy, Surveillance and entire network solution. Cloud Tech has partnered with Ruckus, Cisco, Juniper, Zimbra, Ubiquity and many renowned IT OEM’s all over the world.

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Firewall, Security

Information Security Response Team Nepal (NPCERT) will be hosting a Global Cyber Security Summit (GCSS) 2018 on July 27 and 28 with the theme “Building Global Alliance for Cyber Resilience“. The objective of the summit is to provide a creative and productive platform for professionals in the field of Cybersecurity. The summit will empower new generation and will bring together different related stakeholders, with an eye to reflect nitty-gritty of how to transfer, diffuse and combat Cyber threats with their mitigation plans ensuring Cyberlaw putting in place.

There is no gainsaying that the security status of cyberworld in Nepal is very critical. Websites of various private and public websites of the different organization are being hacked, the large-scale financial attacks, social media related cyber crimes like fake profile marketing and cyber heist are all consequences of a weak security posture that are publicly visible. But, these are only a small part of the overall security statistics. Many poor configurations that result in these visible impacts go unnoticed until it leads to the worst outcome.

Primary target audiences of the summit are IT professionals, security experts, government employees, enterprise businessmen, students from different sectors, banking sector personnel and other members interested to the topic. Participants will get ample time to share experiences and challenges with regard to Cybersecurity in their respective countries, along with two days of intense engagement on technology and security related issues. The summit is an initiative to make people aware of information security in order to establish a strong security posture in Nepal.

The summit will be structured to include a day of presentations, panel discussions, and keynote lectures followed by workshops. Participants can interact with national and international business partners, employers, clients and customers.

NPCERT invites researchers from around the world to submit abstracts for presentation at our GCSS 2018 on the topics here. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and Acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance. Oral and poster presentations will take place on July 27 and 28, 2018.

NPCERT is a team of Information Security experts formed to address the urgent need for the protection of national information and growing cyber security threat in Nepal. The attack on information infrastructures are increasing in frequency and scale so, to address all these issues NPCERT was established.

For more information about GCSS 2018, visit: http://npcert.org

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Firewall, Sophos Cyberoam

Sophos has once again been named a “Leader” in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for 10th year in a row.

Gartner says: 
“Sophos Intercept X clients report strong confidence in not only protecting against most ransomware, but also the ability to roll back the changes made by a ransomware process that escapes protection”.

Sophos has wide range of products including Firewalls and UTM’s, End Point (Anti- Virus), Wi-Fi Access Points, Mobile Device Management.

Cloud Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is authorized distributor of Sophos Products for Nepal.

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Routers, Security, Sophos Cyberoam

Cyberoam UTM firewall router is a Indian company which is now acquired by Sophos, internet security giant. Cyberoam is marketed and supported by Cloudtech Solution in Nepal. Which organised Client end meetup at Soaltee Crown Plaza last week.

New Cyberoam can now be upgraded to Sophos OS. However Cloudtech suggest not to upgrade right now, specialy those routers that have lots of network and firewall configuration.

Cyberoam claims that it is a leader in both perimeter security and end users security. While other firewall companies tends to focus in only one. Sophos thinks that this gives better value for money in small to medium enterprises.

In Nepal, Sophos Cyberoam is now like arch rivals of Fortigate firewall routers. These two are major players in Nepali market, while cisco and checkpoint are major at US market.

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Firewall, Security, Sophos Cyberoam

Sophos has conducted partner training for End Point Security in Nepal. Sophos is one of the leader in End Point Security business from last 9 consecutive years in Gartner and other renowned lists. Sophos has End Point Protection for both home and office users, in which Sophos Home is absolutely free. Such as for ransomware protection, Sophos has critically acclaimed anti ransomware product called Intercept X. For mobile device security, Sophos has Sophos Mobile which is supported on almost all platform such as Android, iOS and Windows.

The training was conducted by Mr. Abhinav Saxena, Regional Manager- RoN and Rishi Sharma, Regional Pre-Sales Specialist (North and East).

Mr. Sugrip Rana Magar, Managing Director, Mr. Pradeep Manandhar, Technical Director, Mr. Tirtha Raj Acharya, Executive Director, Mr. Bishal Upadhyaya, Technical Officer did attend the training on behalf of Cloud Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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Antivirus, Security

Organizations in Russia and Ukraine were under siege on Tuesday 24 October 2017 from Bad Rabbit, a strain of ransomware with similarities to NotPetya

By evening, the outbreak was reportedly spreading into Europe, including Turkey and Germany. Victims reported so far include airports, train stations and news agencies.

Russia’s Interfax news agency reported on Twitter that the outbreak had felled some of its servers, forcing Interfax to rely on its Facebook account to deliver news.

Defensive measures:

Sophos currently blocks the Bad Rabbit malware as Troj/Ransom-ERK.

Additionally, Sophos Intercept X proactively prevents the malware from attacking your data: the CryptoGuard component stops the ransomware from scrambling your files, and WipeGuard prevents the low-level disk writes that modify the boot sector.

(For further information about Sophos protection, please see our Support Knowledge Base article entitled Bad Rabbit ransomware: What to do.)

Here are some general tips to raise your defenses againt this sort of outbreak:

Ditch Flash altogether.Fake flash installers and updates only work as a social engineering tactic if you use or want Flash. By removing Flash entirely you not only protect yourself from Flash zero-day holes , but also eliminate the temptation to download fake updates.

Patch promptly.Outbreaks such as NotPetya and WannaCry exploited a vulnerability for which patches were already available. Don’t lag behind once patches are available for known security holes – the crooks will be only too happy to take advantage.

Remember your backups.Make them regularly, and keep a recent backup both offline and offsite, so you can access it even if your workplace ends up off limits due to fire, flood or some other cause not related to malware.

Don’t make users into administrators.When you want to perform administrative tasks, promote yourself to an administrator account, and relinquish those privileges as soon as you can. Network-aware malware like Bad Rabbit can spread without even needing to guess passwords if you already have administrator-level access to other computers on the network.

(Source: Naked Security by Sophos)

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Network, Wireless

Ruckus Wireless conducted it’s Mini Dogs Partner’s meet from 17-19 September at Phuket , Thailand. In the meet, various top officials of Ruckus Wireless enlightened about the recent development, milestone achieved by Ruckus, and future planning.

Cloud Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Ruckus Wireless’s Partner for Nepal also participated in Partner’s meet. Mr. Tirtha Raj Acharya, Executive Director, was participating on behalf of the company.

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