Security showstoppers at InfoSec 2010

The great and the good in the security world meet in London next week at the InfoSec show, which runs for three days.

The great and the good in the security world meet in London next week at the InfoSec show, which runs for three days. As usual, there is plenty for resellers to see and hear at the show, but MicroScope has put together this preview to provide a starting guide to some of the stands to stop and see over the next few days

Absolute Software 

Absolute Software will be launching the results of the Ponemon Institute's second annual Human Factor in Laptop Encryption study. The study tracks the perception of the effectiveness of encryption solutions and actions taken by IT and business managers to secure their laptops. 

The results will reveal that business managers continue to pose the greatest threat to sensitive company information, with a surprisingly high number of managers ignoring the most basic of security procedures, such as not leaving laptops with strangers when travelling.

Acumin Consulting 

Acumin Consulting will provide information security and risk management candidates with careers advice, and speak with hiring managers to discuss recruitment challenges and the best way to ensure they find the right people for their team.

Acumin will demonstrate the need for risk management and information security professionals to strike the correct balance between credentials, personality and experience, and provide insight into the findings of its quarterly Information Security Recruitment Index based on registered jobs and actual placements.

Acumin will also be running a cowboy-style Wii shoot off throughout the event, and is hosting a big screen viewing of the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday evening at the Troubadour.


UTM provider Astaro will be previewing Astaro RED, an appliance for branch office security that provides centralised management and reduces TCO (total cost of ownership) by 80%. It opens up new markets for channel partners, both around branch office security and as part of a managed services solution. 

Astaro will also be previewing Astaro Mail Archiving, a cloud-based hosted e-mail archiving service, and Astaro Wireless Security, a secure "plug and play" Wi-Fi solution for SMEs.

Check Point 

The vendor is sharing a stand with distributor Wick Hill, and will be showcasing its new DLP (data loss prevention) solution. This enforces data and security policies and, at the same time, educates users on DLP issues and helps them to remedy any potential leaks in real time. The company will also unveil its new SmartEvent SIEM (security information and event management) solution.

City University London 

The Centre for Software Reliability at City University London is launching new Masters and continued professional development courses. 

Blending theory and practice, the courses give infosecurity professionals the skills to build resilient, business-critical systems from the ground up, covering areas such as fault-tolerant design, digital forensics, incident response and risk management.


CryptoCard will be demonstrating new software, phone, SMS and grid authentication tokens, in combination with its cloud-based authentication platform. CryptoCard, the authentication authority, helps organisations mitigate the risk of identity theft. 

The award-winning, ultra-low-TCO authentication platform is available as the world's first cloud-based service or as a server-based application, and offers an innovative combination of hardware, software, SMS, phone or grid tokens.

Data Encryption Systems 

Data Encryption Systems, the UK-based provider of software copyright protection, data encryption, secure messaging and data storage solutions, is launching its new DESlock+ Go system. It addresses the problem of securely sharing data on any USB removable storage device without requiring users to install additional software to access it. 


DeviceLock will announce the beta launch of DeviceLock 7.0, the latest version of its endpoint data leak prevention solution that will incorporate essential content filtering capabilities and control over all endpoint data channels, providing a practical and affordable DLP solution for organisations of any size and budget, including SMEs.


FireID will present authentication software that enables end-users to leverage their mobile phones to log in, securely and conveniently, to almost anything that requires personal authentication, including online banking, online shopping, cloud-based applications and virtual private networks, without needing to remember multiple passwords or carry a hardware token. 

FireID's system secures payments and transactions against sophisticated attack methods for thwarting two-factor authentication, including man-in-the-browser attacks. 


GrIDsure, the software alternative to PINs and passwords, will be available for one-to-one briefings throughout the show. GrIDsure's CEO, Stephen Howes, will be available to discuss the need for alternatives to traditional PINs and passwords and how the company's one-time passcode solution is highly scalable to meet the needs of a variety of organisations. 

The vendor will be exhibiting its latest product - Skynetrix for GrIDsure one-time passcode solution for Microsoft IAG 2007 and Forefront UAG 2010. GrIDsure will be joined on the stand by partners Aventra, CryptoCard, Osirium, Quest Software, Sharp and Skynetrix.


InfoWatch will be appearing on Kaspersky Lab's stand to demonstrate its intellectual data protection solutions, including InfoWatch Traffic Monitor, InfoWatch Device Monitor and InfoWatch CryptoStorage Enterprise, as well as providing details from its latest white paper, Global Research on Data Leaks in 2009.


IronKey will showcase its new Trusted Computing Platform, which encompasses its "PC on a stick" and new "online banking solution". IronKey's platform enables employees and corporate customers to run an entire desktop, including the operating system, specific applications and files, directly from a secure portable USB device. 

The encrypted, multi-function USB device can be managed centrally so the IT department will retain control of what can be accessed and can also encapsulate the latest desktop virtualisation technology.

Kaspersky Lab   

Kaspersky Lab's CEO and co-founder, Eugene Kaspersky, will be inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, on the stand there will be presentations on topics including new scenarios of data leakage prevention usage in the corporate environment, threats from social networking, and tips for staying safe online. Visitors will also be able to view its business security software solutions portfolio, including Kaspersky Open Space Security - Release 2, Kaspersky Hosted Security Services and its smartphone protection system, Kaspersky Mobile Enterprise Edition.


Andy Baldin, vice-president, EMEA at LANDesk Software, will be on hand to discuss various aspects of security, including anti-virus, endpoint security, internet security/network security, intrusion prevention/detection and patch management. 

The vendor will also reveal its new research on potential security risks and support challenges of the increasing number of client devices on networks.


M86 Security will be announcing the availability of MailMarshal SMTP 6.8, a software-based secure e-mail gateway that enables organisations to control, monitor and manage its e-mail in a network environment. 

The vendor will also be launching the availability of WebMarshal 6.5.5, a centrally-managed, scalable and resilient software-based secure web gateway with intelligent caching which addresses the requirements and issues of managing internet access. M86 Security Labs will also be releasing a white paper on attack toolkits.

Palo Alto Networks 

Palo Alto Networks was recently named the most visionary vendor in Gartner's 2010 MQ for Enterprise Firewalls. The company will be showcasing its family of Next Generation Firewalls. 

Visitors are encouraged to drop by and see a demonstration of these award-winning firewalls, including the ability to identify 1,000+ applications and provide IT with granular policy control of applications and content - by user, not just IP address - at throughput up to 10Gbps.

PGP Corporation 

PGP Corporation will be discussing its global comparative study into the financial impact of a data breach. Executives will be on hand to discuss PGP's recent announcements, including the acquisition of TC TrustCenter and ChosenSecurity.

PGP will also host a seminar (28 April, 10am) critically reviewing key management's role in business, considering the data protection challenges of tomorrow, and providing a best practice guide to enterprise key management.


Prevx will showcase the world's smallest, fastest and lightest endpoint security agent, Prevx 3.0. The internet security specialist will demonstrate how resellers can drive incremental revenues and help customers protect against cybercrime by layering Prevx's suite of real-time anti-malware solutions on top of existing security products. 

Prevx will also show how partners can use its free anti-malware scanner to identify malware missed by popular security vendors, thus demonstrating the need for layered security.


Proofpoint supplies SaaS e-mail security, archiving, encryption and data loss prevention solutions. Proofpoint systems defend against spam and viruses, prevent leaks of confidential and private information, encrypt sensitive e-mails and archive messages for retention, e-discovery and easier mailbox management. 

Proofpoint will demonstrate its latest SaaS e-mail security and archiving solutions, including the Proofpoint 6 platform and SaaS-powered email encryption system, Proofpoint Encryption. 

Proofpoint will explain the latest e-mail-borne threats, compliance risks and solutions.

Redstone Managed Solutions 

Redstone Managed Solutions will present its paper 'How to exploit cloud computing without security risks' on 28 April, 12.40pm at the Business Strategy Theatre. This presentation outlines the best ways of exploiting cloud computing for business improvement and how to measure and mitigate the risks this approach poses to your organisation. 

Redstone will present a risk analysis model on cloud computing for organisations and look at what measures need to be taken to avoid key security threats.

Secure Passage 

Firewall and network device management provider Secure Passage will be demonstrating FireMon 5.1, the latest incarnation of the company's device management platform. FireMon customers include major UK, US and international public sector organisations, airlines, automotive, financial and technology companies. One organisation has installed 10,000 devices. 

In 2009, Secure Passage reported 80% revenue and 50% customer growth, illustrating the market need for firewall and network device policy management solutions.


Signify will be announcing the addition of Signify ICE, the "in case of emergency" service to its range of secure, reliable and flexible hosted two-factor authentication (2FA) services. 

Available exclusively through its network of channel partners, Signify delivers 24/7 2FA hosted services for secure remote access. Signify users are identified and verified using token, tokenless or a combination of both authentication services, which can be tailored to the needs of any size of organisation. 

Skybox Security 

Skybox will feature its new Skybox 4000 appliance and its CertiFire system. These solutions put the company's automated security risk and compliance management features into packages specifically aimed at mid-size organisations with several hundred employees or more. 

The products automate the most time-consuming firewall management tasks for IT teams, including rule checks, misconfigurations and other issues needing immediate attention. This saves time, closes vulnerabilities and enhances security.


In view of the increased uptake of virtual networks and solutions, SonicWALL will be discussing the related security implications that businesses need to consider. 

As well as discussing security and virtualisation, SonicWALL will provide its latest insight into netbook and mobile device security, seen by some as the biggest security threat to enterprise security. 

SonicWALL will also give an overview of the current threat landscape - including the latest security threats/malware/viruses - across Europe, as well as future threats. Spokespeople will also explain the company's current business strategy and vision for the future.


Sourcefire, creator of Snort and a provider of intelligent cybersecurity solutions, will launch new research undertaken in  the UK in March 2010. Currently under embargo, the results are sure to generate much interest, not just in the IT security field, but the business world in general. Representatives from EMEA and the US will be on the stand to talk about the expansion of the Sourcefire 3D System to support the Xen 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 virtualisation platforms.

Sunbelt Software 

Sunbelt Software, a provider of Windows security software, will unveil a major UK retail product and new pricing model on stand H80. It will also have experts from its research facility - SunbeltLabs - on hand to provide visitors with education and insight about the latest security vulnerabilities.

Trustmarque Solutions 

Value added reseller Trustmarque Solutions is a selected partner on the government IT procurement framework for Commoditised IT Hardware and Software (CITHS). The Trustmarque team at the show will comprise its information security specialists led by Robert Newburn, who will be available to give vendor neutral advice on all aspects of security and provide a bird's eye view of what the market is doing and where organisations are investing.


WatchGuard will launch its new QMS quarantine management server and demonstrate the recently announced XCS (eXtensible Content Security) appliances for inbound / outbound e-mail and web 2.0 security. Also featured will be the XTM 2 and 5 Series additions to its latest generation of multi-function eXtensible Threat Management (XTM) security solutions.


Websense claims to offer a truly unified security solution - a web, data and e-mail security system that spans on-premise, SaaS and hybrid deployments with one unified architecture and management console. Its Tritont unified security architecture is designed to meet today's threats in a comprehensive way.

Wick Hill 

Wick Hill is showing a wide range of new systems, including WatchGuard's recently launched Extensible Content Security (XCS), as well as other WatchGuard products, plus the latest versions of Checkpoint's modular Software Blades and Check Point's Full Disk Encryption for PCs and laptops. Also on the stand will be Netgear's new ProSecure UTM and the latest releases from other Wick Hill vendors, such as Allot, Barracuda, CryptoCard, M86, Vasco, LogLogic, ArcSight and Samsung. 

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