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The Cyber Security Risks of ChatGPT and How to Safeguard Against It

In the 19th century, Alan Turing suggested the possibility of a machine altering its own given instructions and learning from experience. Hailed as the father of Artificial Intelligence, Turing paved the way for the dramatic strides made in the field of AI advancements well into the 21st century. Today we have AI technology infused into our lives through every service we use – from Siri to the facial recognition software used to unlock your phone. Machines were built to make life simpler and create a better future for us all, and we haven’t shied away from it. However, these innovations are not without their inherent risks. The latest and most interactive leap has been the advent of AI chatbots – most notably the ChatGPT model. AI Chatbots and ChatGPT What is a Chatbot? Simply put, a Chatbot is a computer program that simulates human conversation to aid in customer communication and services through the use of artificial intelligence. The software imitates this human-like response through voice commands or text box services and augments or replaces the need for human agents. OpenAI is a leading research laboratory based in San Francesco and in November of 2022, the company released the ChatGPT model which was created in 2015 by Sam Altman and Elon Musk. The ChatGPT program was created to interact conversationally – enabling it to answer follow-up questions, admit to mistakes, challenge an incorrect premise, and reject inappropriate requests. With over one million users already, ChatGPT has amassed quite a fanbase for its uncanny ability to mimic human conversation and provide numerous services across different fields – from essay writing and composing music to answering test questions and writing out computer code. A distinguishing feature of the ChatGPT is that it does not simply give you an index of search results but rather uses its machine learning abilities to explain complex topics and provide practical solutions. This leaves room for error, however - with even the program’s website stating that ChatGPT sometimes writes “plausible-sounding but incorrect or nonsensical answers.”  This hasn’t deterred most companies from tightening up in the saddle though, as the New York Times even reported that Google was so alarmed by ChatGPT’s capabilities that it issued a “code red” to ensure the survival of the company’s search business. The Gaining Popularity of Chatbots and ChatGPT While the concept of Artificial Intelligence always seems to have a dystopian and futuristic implication, most major companies these days have invested in Chatbot technology already and you’ve most likely already become accustomed to it. Siri, Alexa, and Google Home are all service chatbots, and most media houses like Netflix, Hulu, CNN, and MTV have already successfully used Chatbot technology to engage with customers. Businesses and brands are using chatbots in lots of exciting ways, according to Medium. Allowing you to order food, get recommendations, and even schedule flights. The publication lists Starbucks, Lyft, Spotify, and The Wall Street Journal as just some of the industry giants who are also using Chatbot technology to improve services.  The Covid-19 pandemic gave way for automated platforms to take a more central role in service delivery in an effort to reduce human interaction and the technology seamlessly became part of our everyday lives. The Information reported that Microsoft has discussed incorporating OpenAI’s artificial intelligence into its suite of apps - such as Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook - to allow customers to automatically generate text using simple prompts. The computing giant recently invested $1 billion in OpenAI to support the building of Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Google isn’t a stranger to the AI game either and has its language model called LaMDA - which uses machine-learning techniques to help it understand the intent of search queries and allows it to engage in a free-flowing conversation about a seemingly endless number of topics. Other companies that have made use of AI technology include Jasper - through its AI Content Generator, and Unbounce - which offers AI-powered copywriting tools to generate taglines, social media copy, emails, and product descriptions. However, these huge steps to revolutionize the industry hail an array of risks as well. The Cyber Security risks associated with ChatGPT While the surge of Chatbot technology has proven beneficial, many remain skeptical still, and for good reason. According to CNET, The New York City Department of Education blocked access to ChatGPT on its network devices due to fears about cheating, the negative impacts on student learning, and the accuracy of content produced. Misinformation has been a going concern for the ChatGPT program that only learns from existing human data on the internet – which is far from an accurate source at most times. However, the most crucial aspect to consider is the threat to cybersecurity that the advanced Chatbot has suddenly created. The creator of ChatGPT himself agreed in a tweet that we are close to dangerously strong AI that can pose a huge cybersecurity risk and that approaching a real AGI reality within the next decade means taking that risk seriously. TechCrunch recently wrote about the Check Point company performing a demonstration using the ChatGPT in which it was asked to create a phishing email. At first, the OpenAI mentions that this content might violate its content policy but upon further instructions, the ChatGPT program obliged and created a conceivable phishing email. Check Point also sounded the alarm over the chatbot’s apparent ability to help cyber criminals write out malicious code.  The extensive data and natural language capabilities of ChatGPT make it an attractive tool for cyber criminals who are new to the field or simply too lazy to create their malicious code/email and want to carry out a cyber-attack all the same. ChatGPT Security Risks Medium has suggested that four general categories can be used to classify ChatGPT security risks: Phishing emails: A phishing email is a type of malware wherein the attacker crafts a fraudulent, yet believable email to deceive recipients into carrying out harmful instructions. These instructions can be clicking on an unsecured link, opening an attachment, providing sensitive information, or transferring money into specific accounts. Phishing scams are the most common type of malware found today. Data theft: Data theft is any unauthorized exfiltration and access to confidential data on a network. This includes personal details, passwords, or even software codes – which can be used by threat actors in a ransomware attack or any other malicious purpose. Malware: Malware, or Malicious software, is a broad term referring to any kind of software that intends to harm the user in some form. It can be used to infiltrate private servers, steal information, or simply destroy data. Botnets: A botnet attack is a targeted cyber-attack during which a collection of devices that are all connected to the internet are infiltrated and hijacked by a hacker. Referring to a robot network, a botnet attack is carried out by a nefarious actor that aims to seize control of a collection of computers, servers, and other types of networks for a series of potential malicious purposes. While these may seem frightening, there are still steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of these threats when using ChatGPT services. How to Protect Against Phishing emails With the growing popularity of ChatGPT, we’ve drafted up some tips to keep your network safe from any threat actor trying to take advantage of the technology. It's very important for organizations to invest in cybersecurity to prevent business loss. Check our recent blog on The Cost of Cybercrime vs. The Cost of Cybersecurity. Stay Informed. This may seem like a very basic tool, but your education and ability to recognize a cyber-attack or malware before allowing it onto your network is potentially the only thing between you and a threat actor. Being wary of emails and suspicious links will go far in protecting your information. Using a Secure Password. Another very basic security tip that is often overlooked while usually being the first line of defense against data theft. Ensure that the password you choose is complex and difficult to guess. Turning on Two-factor Authentication. Most networks have two-factor authentication capabilities already which ensure that unique factors are used to ascertain a user’s identity before granting them access. It provides an extra layer of security to your network to avoid any breaches from occurring. Leveraging a Network Detection and Response Platform. An NDR platform provides extensive cybersecurity monitoring for your network to ensure that no malicious threat actors can gain access. Sangfor’s Cyber Command provides unique and advanced threat-hunting capabilities for your company – whether big or small. Installing an Antivirus Software. Decent antivirus software will protect your network from malware, phishing attacks, and most other cyber threats. Monitoring your Accounts. Being aware of the activities in your bank account and on your network will help you to detect suspicious behavior fast and act immediately to reduce the risk of further damage to the network or account. Keeping your Software Updated. Your operating system needs to be at peak performance at all times to provide proper protection for your network. Ensure that the latest updates are installed on your device to mitigate security flaws and bugs that were found in previous versions. You can read more on Cybersecurity risks for small businesses here. The Future of AI Chatbots and Cybersecurity The Chatbot uprising has begun and has played nicely so far - but the risks of a program that can be trained to produce malicious software on a whim need to be supervised and approached with caution. We’ve created an all-too-human conundrum with every leap made in technology where the things we create can change the world, but in the wrong hands, can destroy it as well. The ChatGPT is not without a positive evolution in terms of cybersecurity, as ESET’s Jake Moore revealed to TechCrunch when he said that “if ChatGPT learns enough from its input, it may soon be able to analyze potential attacks on the fly and create positive suggestions to enhance security.” Uncapped accessibility and unlimited usage of ChatGPT made it quite dangerous but Greg Brockman, the president and co-founder of OpenAI, said in a tweet recently that a professional paid version of ChatGPT with faster performance is in the works – which might be able to address the issues of cybersecurity and malicious input suggestions. As with everything, the future of AI technology remains murky to navigate at best. We can only hope that human engineering will create a better world – without compromising its safety. At Sangfor Technologies, your cybersecurity and safety are our main priority – a fact that led to the creation of multiple products and services geared specifically towards negotiating an ever-changing technological landscape filled with cyber threats. Sangfor’s Cybersecurity Solutions Sangfor offers advanced security solutions for your company that can collaborate and coordinate skilled protocols to ensure that the highest security measures are maintained while our advanced threat detection and response tools make use of automated monitoring, sandboxing, behavioral analysis, and other functions to mitigate various advanced malware. Sangfor's Threat Identification, Analysis, and Risk Assessment (TIARA) Sangfor’s Threat Identification, Analysis, and Risk Assessment (TIARA) platform is a preliminary security posture assessment service that relies on the expertise of professionals in the field to provide capabilities for a network and helps customers understand their current threat posture within just 2-4 weeks. The lightweight turnkey service leverages the automated detection and response capability of Sangfor’s threat intelligence platform to help customers with insufficient security expertise understand their threat landscape, improve their detection time, and rapidly improve their security posture. Cyber Command (NDR) Platform The Sangfor Cyber Command tool helps to monitor for malware, residual security events, and future potential compromises in your network and is coupled with an enhanced AI algorithm and threat intelligence – ensuring your data is always kept strictly protected and consistently monitored for lingering threats. Sangfor’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Lastly, the Sangfor Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) is used in conjunction with Endpoint Security to identify malicious files at both the network level and endpoints. The advanced firewall is a security device designed to inspect network and application traffic for threats, secure the network environment from intrusion, and bring in security intelligence from outside the network. Anything that the on-premises features cannot analyze is automatically sent to the cloud-based Neural-X sandbox for isolation and critical inspection. For more information on Sangfor’s cyber security and cloud computing solutions, visit www.sangfor.com.   Contact Us for Business Inquiry


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Honor Among Thieves: LockBit Ransomware Gang Apologizes for Cyber-attack on Children's Hospital

The rapidly advancing digital age brought with it numerous unique threats to cybersecurity and data privacy. The most pressing issue in the news recently is the elevated amount of ransomware attacks. These are a type of malicious software characterized by encrypting a victim’s files, systems, and data, then threatening to release the stolen private information unless a ransom amount is paid to the attackers. Ransomware attacks became even more prevalent with the emergence of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS). These platforms use professional developers to create ready-to-use ransomware software to sell to clients - allowing amateur hackers to enter the ransomware scene and widen the target range for increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks. The escalating tactics to dismantle the cybersecurity of organizations feels bleak enough, but there does seem to still be a slight moral code to uphold – even according to the cyber-criminals themselves. This is one of the reasons why businesses need to have a strategy for ransomware prevention. SickKids Ransomware Attack On December 18th of 2022, the Toronto SickKids teaching and research hospital was hit by a ransomware attack that affected internal and corporate systems, including the hospital website and phone lines, leading to an arduous wait for critical lab and imaging results. The cyber-attack was claimed by an affiliate of the LockBit group - a notorious Ransomware-as-a-Service platform. Source: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/ Two days later, cybersecurity specialist Dominic Alvieri, noted in a tweet that the ransomware gang had issued an apology for the attack and released a decryptor for free. The group insisted that the attack on the healthcare institution was in error, saying that the partner who attacked the hospital had violated the group’s rules and is now blocked and no longer in their affiliate program. According to Bleeping Computer, the decryptor file is now freely available and seems to be a Linux/VMware ESXi decryptor - indicating that virtual machines in the hospital were the only target. On the 5th of January, 2023, the SickKids institute released a statement that the “Code Grey” response to the cyber-attack had been lifted and that 80% of the affected systems had been restored. The hospital went on to assure that it did not pay any ransom or use the decryptor offered by the LockBit group – instead relying on its third-party experts to remedy the situation. They also clarified that there had been no evidence that any personal information was leaked. Nimira Dhalwani, Chief Technology Officer at SickKids warned in the same statement that “ransomware and other malware attacks are becoming more and more frequent and sophisticated across organizations and industries.” The BleepingComputer noted that the LockBit ransomware operation allows its affiliates to encrypt pharmaceutical companies, dentists, and plastic surgeons – yet they prohibit them from encrypting "medical institutions" where attacks could lead to death. The policy states that "it is forbidden to encrypt institutions where damage to the files could lead to death, such as cardiology centers, neurosurgical departments, maternity hospitals and the like, that is, those institutions where surgical procedures on high-tech equipment using computers may be performed." While these ethical codes seem like heartwarming sentiments, one of the possible rationales behind is to evade greater legal action from being taken against the group in the wake of a tragedy after a cyber-attack is carried out. Prevention Is Better Than Cure The healthcare industry alone has taken various hits in terms of cyber-attacks within the past few years – with ransomware attacks becoming startlingly more prominent in the industry. A sectoral survey report by Sophos revealed a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the healthcare industry in 2022, according to Techwire Asia. Targeting healthcare facilities puts a massive strain on an entire community and risks patient confidentiality and actual lives. This is why ransomware protection is an integral aspect of any organization – in healthcare or otherwise. Cybersecurity should be at the forefront of concerns going into the modern age. Sangfor Technologies prides itself on offering effective and secure solutions for your company through holistic ransomware prevention. Sangfor strives to protect your company from ransomware attacks and provides ransomware prevention and solutions that will secure your data. For more information on Sangfor’s cyber security and cloud computing solutions, visit www.sangfor.com.   Contact Us for Business Inquiry


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Cybersecurity Tips for the Christmas Festive Season

The festive season is fast approaching and the holidays are filled with gift-giving and cheer, as well as a barrage of year-end sales to tempt consumers into spending. Christmas shopping deals plague shopping malls and online stores almost months beforehand and while this may be an opportune time to save some money, it also presents a perfect time for hackers to take advantage of desperate consumers. According to the FBI, thousands of people become victims of holiday scams each year and it’s not difficult to see why. Taking a simple look at your inbox, you’ll already see tons of emails and messages promoting the festive season’s sales - however, not all of these are legitimate and it helps to be aware of the potential danger scams may pose. Sangfor covered a similar issue about the cybersecurity threats that Black Friday and Cyber Monday present as well and the Christmas season is no different. Some Useful Security Tips for Festive Shopping Prevention is always better than cure and in the spirit of giving this festive season, we’ve drawn up some security tips for you to follow before storming the stores weeks before Christmas and the new year: Be Wary of Email Attachments One of the most common ways that online stores will connect with you is through email. Unfortunately, this is also the easiest way for hackers to pull you in. Phishing scams involve sending emails that seem entirely legitimate but contain corrupted data. It's important to scan the email properly before clicking any link or attachment. Usually, the domain name of the sender’s email address will have a negligible typo such as “@amaz0n.co.us” or the email will have odd formatting. It would be safer to go to the company's official website and find the promotion directly instead of clicking links in an email attachment. Keep an Eye Out for Courier Text Scams Another common scam tactic is through text messages from seemingly authentic courier services insisting a package is awaiting delivery and that a small fee is required to process it and with the rush of spending, consumers can be nonchalant about sending out these details. These messages often ask you to fill in your banking details for a menial service fee – small enough that you wouldn’t think twice about the cost - in a ploy to get your financial details.   These scams can seem very real and may imitate official websites very well, it’s your responsibility to ensure their validity. Another easy way to spot a text scam is if a bit.ly link is attached to any of the messages, do not click the link and call the official courier service to confirm the authenticity. Scan for Fake Webpages As mentioned before, hackers tend to be good at disguising their platforms as legitimate stores. Scams may redirect you to a login page requiring your account information or financial details. It’s important to note that authentic websites will display a padlock icon next to their URL to assure you of a valid SSL security certificate - keep an eye out for websites that do not have this. Again, it’ll help to scan for common typos in the domain name and the webpage URL as well and to only provide your details once you’re certain the website is legitimate. Monitor Your Bank Account While it may be difficult to notice the slight differences between legitimate and scam sales, most banks will immediately notify you if any unusual activity takes place. You should still ensure that your bank account transactions are adding up with your purchases and if you suspect anything dodgy, immediately contact your bank and have your account stopped. Use a Password Manager Most browsers and smartphones have a feature that allows you to generate a strong random password for your accounts and store them behind locked or biometrically sealed security. This ensures that your passwords are always safe and cannot be compromised. Do Your Research Often when we buy from smaller businesses, it’s unlikely for them to have a large official website. This is why it’s important to do some investigating before the year-end craze sets in. For stores that are based on apps like Instagram or Facebook, you can easily scan over their posts and comments. A legitimate store would be open to communicating with its customers and will have a direct line of contact, as well as reviews on items sold to persuade new clients with their transparency. Be wary of stores that have no ratings or very vague instructions about how to place an order. It also helps to plan what you’ll be looking for. It’s easy to get distracted by the bright and shiny promotions but having a detailed list of the things you need will prevent you from getting caught in a scam and will help you avoid overspending. Keep Track of Your Shipping When shopping online, the wait before your package arrives and the time you place an order can be agonizing but most consumers consider themselves out of the woods once in this position – which is not true. The festive season alone sees a massive influx of courier deliveries in the weeks to follow with everyone hoping to receive packages before Christmas or New Year’s Day. Andit’s important to track your parcel every step of the way to ensure it’s making its way to your set delivery address. Regularly Update your Antivirus Software This should go without saying, but it is crucial to ensure that your cybersecurity defenses are updated on your browser before attempting to make any purchases online. It’s also important to never make any purchases when using a public network – open Wi-Fi systems are easier to hack and allow scammers to piggyback onto your network.   While the Christmas season can be an exciting time for consumers, it’s also highly anticipated by most companies – especially small to medium-sized enterprises hoping to gain some traction for their business. Hackers don’t only target customers during this window but may also choose to set their sights on smaller businesses struggling to keep up with the demands of a fluctuating consumer base. Sangfor recently published an article that can offer some insight for small businesses hoping to maintain their cybersecurity during this chaotic time. Sangfor’s Top 10 Cybersecurity Practices for Small Businesses A summary of the top 10 cybersecurity measures for small businesses that Sangfor mentions include: Installing Next-Generation Endpoint Security. Endpoint security is designed to prevent, detect, and respond to malware infections and cyber-attacks on endpoints of a network. Most free antivirus products can only detect known malware using signature-based detection but advanced Endpoint Detection and Response platforms are capable of detecting threats through behavior-based detection as well - alerting you of even the newest malware found in your network. Practicing Unified Firewall Management. Firewalls control the traffic circulating a private network by monitoring and filtering traffic according to to set parameters and can also be configured to block access to websites that might lower employee productivity. A unified management platform of firewalls allows small enterprises to configure firewall rules across networks more efficiently. Use Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Services. MDR allows your company to hire a cybersecurity company to manage your security operations and is delivered remotely over the internet. It provides continuous monitoring for threats and notifies security operators immediately in the event of suspicious behavior to give your business full security coverage without breaking the bank. Update Your Software. For a small business, a breach in the network could mean hours of downtime and hours of downtime during peak Christmas season could mean hours of lost income. An updated software applies patches to any known vulnerabilities in the network and ensures that cybersecurity measures are running optimally at any given moment. Arrange Company-Wide Phishing Awareness Training. Businesses often find themselves compromised due to ineffective cybersecurity training of staff members. With a smaller business, it should be easier to ensure that your employees are all well-equipped to detect phishing scams or hoax emails. Remember that even on personal networks, a compromised employee can give enough access to a hacker to gain entree to your business’s network. It's vital to ensure your members know how to implement good cyber hygiene practices to safeguard your network. Back Up Critical Data to Mitigate Ransomware Attacks. Small businesses should ensure that their data is always secured and have an effective backup in place to mitigate the impact of a ransomware attack. You can get your business back up and running by backing up critical data without kneeling to the attacker’s ransom demands. These backups can be made onto on-premises storage devices or cloud backups to ensure that your business does not suffer any downtime. Track All Your IT Assets. Keep a solid record of all the IT assets that your company owns - hardware or software. It’s important to know which devices are connected to your business network to ensure it has solid cybersecurity and does not pose a vulnerability. These assets are known as “shadow assets” and put the entire network at risk. Enable Two-Factor Authentication. Two-factor authentication provides the best security for your accounts. Ensure that all your employees enable this feature which requires two different factors for authentication – with one factor being something they know, such as a username or password, while the other is something they receive, such as a one-time pin. This ensures that attackers are kept out of accounts even if they manage to crack the password. Don’t Use Cracked Software. Ensure that your business always uses genuine software licenses and subscriptions even though they might be very expensive. Cracked software is illegal, poses a hidden threat to users and can be embedded with malware. A cyber-attack could lead to costs far greater than software license and subscription fees. Block or Control the Use of USB Drives. The use of USB drives can spread infected malware onto networks. Small companies should prohibit USB drives on all network devices or disable the auto-run setting so that a malware scan can be run on a USB drive before it’s permitted access. While we can take as many steps as possible to ensure our cybersecurity measures remain on par with the going standard, Sangfor also offers some much-needed innovative technologies to ensure that your businesses and networks are always safe. The Sangfor Solution Sangfor Technologies is a world-class cybersecurity and cloud computing company that provides extensive and advanced enterprise ransomware prevention and state-of-the-art IT infrastructure with an advanced array of products and services: Sangfor’s Endpoint Secure This powerful Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution goes beyond traditional antivirus and anti-malware software and leverages Sangfor’s proprietary Engine Zero AI-powered malware detection engine and Neural-X threat intelligence platform to deliver unrivaled malware protection for endpoints. Securing your network from all points, Endpoint Secure provides integrated protection against malware infections and APT breaches across your entire organization's network – all with ease of management, operation, and maintenance. The platform also received the AV-TEST “Top Product” award for achieving 100% ransomware protection against zero-day malware. Cyber Command (NDR) Platform Sangfor’s Cyber Command (NDR) Platform tool helps to monitor for malware, residual security events, and future potential compromises in your network. The Cyber Command solution is coupled with an enhanced AI algorithm to keep you updated with any vulnerabilities in the system and monitors for malware, residual security events, and future potential compromises in your network – ensuring your data is always kept strictly protected. Sangfor’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) The Sangfor Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) is used in conjunction with Endpoint Security to identify malicious files at both the network level and endpoints. The advanced firewall is a security device designed to inspect network and application traffic for threats, secure the network environment from intrusion, and bring in security intelligence from outside the network. Anything that the on-premises features cannot analyze is automatically sent to the cloud-based Neural-X sandbox for isolation and critical inspection. Sangfor’s Internet Access Gateway Lastly, Sangfor’s Internet Access Gateway (IAG) defends company resources by allowing you to identify, analyze and take immediate action upon user internet access behavior and discover intelligent network traffic solutions to take full control from within. Sangfor’s cybersecurity solutions offer comprehensive and holistic measures that you can take to prevent and mitigate cyber threats in real time this festive season to lead yourself and your company into the new year well-protected and in high spirits. Sangfor Cybersecurity Hygiene Calendar 2023 To help you navigate the security challenges throughout the new year, we have prepared a Cybersecurity Best Practices Calendar for 2023. Each month gives you sound advice on planning, managing, and enhancing your security operations to better protect your data and infrastructure. Download the calendar and strengthen your cyber resiliency!   Download Your 2023 Calendar


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Sangfor Named as a Visionary in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls

8 Consecutive Years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls Sangfor is proud to announce that it has been named as a Visionary in the prestigious 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Network Firewalls.1 The latest recognition marks the 8th year Sangfor has been recognized in this Magic Quadrant (previously known as Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls) and the 2nd consecutive year as a Visionary.   DOWNLOAD THE REPORT NOW What it means to be a Visionary The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates the vendors’ Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute on a set of criteria with different weightings. The Completeness of Vision is evaluated based on 8 criteria, among which Market Understanding, Offering (Product) Strategy, and Innovation are allocated with “High” weightings. The Gartner report defines these as: Market Understanding: Ability of the vendor to understand buyers' wants and needs and to translate those into products and services. Vendors that show the highest degree of vision listen to and understand buyers' wants and needs, and can shape or enhance those with their added vision. Offering (Product) Strategy: The vendor's approach to product development and delivery that emphasizes differentiation, functionality, methodology and feature sets as they map to current and future requirements. Innovation: Direct, related, complementary and synergistic layouts of resources, expertise or capital for investment, consolidation, defensive or pre-emptive purposes. The Inspiration behind our Innovation “We are extremely proud to once again be named as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls,” says Jeremy Jia, President of Sangfor International Market. “Our Sangfor NGAF brand of next-generation firewall truly epitomizes Sangfor’s commitment to continuous innovation, with several industry-first capabilities such as the first AI-enabled and WAF-integrated NGFW. However, we believe that our recognition as a Visionary is an achievement to be shared with all the customers we have been privileged to serve. They provide us with their valuable feedback to inspire us to break new ground in our mission to safeguard their businesses, now and into the future.” Sangfor NGAF Continues to Lead in Firewall Technology Sangfor NGAF next-generation firewall is still moving forward with new innovations and product capabilities to tackle an ever-changing security threat landscape. Sangfor believes that its continued recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls is the result of the following strengths: AI-Powered Protection Sangfor NGAF takes network perimeter security to the next level as the world's first AI-enabled next-generation firewall. Powered by Sangfor’s proprietary Engine Zero artificially intelligent malware detection engine and Neural-X threat intelligence (TI) platform, Sangfor NGAF is proven to keep 99.7%* of threats outside the network. Engine Zero has been trained using millions of malware samples to detect unknown malware and zero-day attacks while Neural-X TI feeds constantly enrich Sangfor NGAF with the latest indicators of compromise (IOCs) and adversary tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to detect emerging threats. Seamless Security Integration As a core component of Sangfor’s Extended Detection, Defense and Response (XDDR) architecture, NGAF integrates seamlessly with Sangfor’s entire range of security products, including Endpoint Secure, Internet Access Gateway (IAG), and Cyber Command. By using purpose-built AI models to correlate events across the network, Cyber Command detects advanced threats that manage to evade individual security controls, while Sangfor NGAF, IAG, and Endpoint Secure coordinate to contain attacks, isolate compromised hosts, and eradicate all threats from the environment. All products work in tandem to create a truly holistic system, leaving threats nowhere to hide. Web Application Firewall Integration Sangfor NGAF is the world’s first and only next-generation firewall to fully integrate an enterprise-grade Web Application Firewall (WAF), delivering network and web application protection in one appliance, providing customers with both ease of operations and strong ROI. Sangfor NG-WAF leverages Sangfor’s WISE Engine, the industry’s first WAF threat detection engine to incorporate a virtual execution system (VES) in addition to machine learning and semantic analysis, delivering more powerful and smarter detection capabilities against all web application threats while significantly reducing the number of false-positives. Simplified Security Operations With the mission to make technology simpler for all users, Sangfor has integrated the first SOC (Security Operations Center) Lite into Sangfor NGAF to make security operations and incident response simple and intuitive for operators of any experience level. Automated policy optimization enables one-click troubleshooting to identify redundant and failed parts in complex security policies. Through asset identification and association with security events, security operators can quickly and accurately locate compromised and ransomware-infected hosts and respond immediately with native response guidance. Newest Upgrades, Features, and Capabilities Sangfor NGAF models in certain regions have received hardware upgrades to provide enhanced firewall performance, adaptability, and stability as well as new capabilities to serve emerging firewall use cases. These new features include cloud deception, which deflects attacks from local systems and improves attack detection, and IoT security coverage. Sangfor also offers a fully integrated network firewall with its zero-trust network architecture (ZTNA) and Sangfor Access Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions. These new features will be made more widely available to Sangfor customers throughout this year. Please refer to future product announcements for specific release dates. Network Firewall Market Insights Network firewalls form an essential part of organizations’ security infrastructure. The Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls observes that the network firewall market is still one of the largest security markets and is driven by several factors. Here are a few observations from the report: The rise of hybrid environments is the key factor behind vendors’ introduction of multiple firewall deployment types, such as FWaaS and cloud-native. Interest in zero trust is favoring the selection of single firewall vendors that can help enterprises achieve a ZTNA, so that they do not have to use multiple vendors. There is huge interest in visibility and control of east-west segmentation policies and enhanced security operation integrations. Advanced security capabilities remain a key driving factor, as threat vectors are using more sophisticated means of attacking hybrid workforces and cloud networks. Get your complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls by clicking here.   DOWNLOAD THE REPORT NOW   Source [1] Gartner Inc., Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls, Rajpreet Kaur, Adam Hils, Thomas Lintemuth, December 19, 2022 Gartner Disclaimer GARTNER is a registered trademarks and service mark, and MAGIC QUADRANT is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Sangfor Technologies. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. 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Edvance Technology Announces Distribution Agreement with Sangfor Technologies Helping to Make Digital Transformation Simpler and Secure

On Dec 30, 2022, Edvance Technology (Hong Kong) Limited (Edvance Technology), a leading value-added distributor of cybersecurity solutions, announced a strategic partnership with Sangfor Technologies (Sangfor), a leading global cybersecurity and IT infrastructure provider. Edvance Technology will serve as an official distributor of Sangfor, helping the company extend its reach in the Hong Kong and Macau markets and enabling a simple and secure digital transformation for its customers. This partnership highlights Edvance Technology’s quick delivery of Sangfor’s cybersecurity, cloud and infrastructure solutions and consultancy service to its current customer base. Combining the respective strengths of Sangfor’s best-in-class products and services with Edvance Technology’s expertise in channel distribution, this strategic partnership will create compelling value and increase profitability for both parties. Digital transformation is the trend. We are constantly looking for the best products and solutions to enrich our portfolio. With our strong reseller networks and extensive experience in distribution, we are well-prepared to provide Sangfor’s world-class IT solutions to our business customers, empowering them to realize their business objectives. Sammi Tsai, CEO, Edvance Technology Organizations are feeling intense pressure to modernize their business rapidly while maintaining security, efficiency and productivity. With Sangfor’s solutions, customers can benefit from unrivaled security capability, consistent high performance, and the services and expertise needed to migrate enterprise workloads to cloud efficiently and securely. We are pleased to have Edvance Technology’s support to expand our reach, helping more customers to meet their business needs. Ringo Yiu, CEO, Regional General Manager (Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore), Sangfor Technologies About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is a leading global vendor of IT infrastructure solutions, specializing in Cloud Computing and Network Security with a wide range of products and services, including Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Next-Generation Firewall, Internet Access Management, Endpoint Protection, Ransomware Protection, Managed Detection and Response, WAN Optimization, SD-WAN, and many others. For more information, visit www.sangfor.com. About Edvance Technology (Hong Kong) Limited Edvance Technology (Hong Kong) Limited is a leading value-added distributor of cybersecurity solutions in Hong Kong. According to Frost & Sullivan Report, we were the largest value-added distributor in terms of revenue for IT Security Solutions industry locally in 2018. Edvance Technology (Hong Kong) Limited is a member of Edvance International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 01410.HK). Media Contact: Edvance Technology (Hong Kong) Limited Angela CHAN (852) 3184 9438 angela.chan@edvance.hk


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Sangfor Named as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2022

Sangfor Named Sample Vendor for Secure Web Gateway Sangfor has been named as a Sample Vendor for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2022.[1] We believe that our inclusion as 1 of 10 Sample Vendors from across the world recognizes our SWG product – Sangfor IAG – as one of the best on the market. The latest listing follows our recognition as a Sample Vendor in six other Gartner Hype Cycles for various technologies, including Hyperconvergence, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), and Cloud Security. These are: Gartner Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022[2] Gartner Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022[3] Gartner Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022[4] Gartner Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, 2022[5] Gartner Hype Cycle for ICT in China, 2022[6] Gartner Hype Cycle for Security in China, 2022[7] For readers unfamiliar with the Gartner Hype Cycle, the following article provides a good explanation of what it is and how organizations use it to their advantage. Secure Web Gateway in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security Benefit Rating: High Market Penetration: More than 50% of target audience Maturity: Mature mainstream Definition Secure web gateways (SWGs) use URL filtering and a range of advanced threat defense (ATD) methods to protect organizations and enforce internet use and compliance with acceptable use policies. SWGs are delivered as cloud-based services, hybrid (cloud and on-premises), or on-premises solutions only. Why This Is Important Because SWGs are positioned between the user and the internet, they offer valuable protection from internet-born threats. Also, the SWG dashboards and reporting tools provide visibility into users’ behavior on the internet. This functionality is important to detect and investigate whether an employee has violated the organization’s internet usage policy. Sangfor IAG: Secure Your Internet Access Sangfor IAG is a full-feature SWG solution developed by our world-class R&D team and used by over 70,000 customers. As a secure web gateway, Sangfor IAG first and foremost protects and controls the internet access of network users and their endpoints. Security features such as URL filtering, traffic decryption, and illegal Wi-Fi hotspot detection prevent internet-born threats from infecting endpoints. Granular internet access policies for users, user groups, and endpoints control what websites, applications, and functions can be accessed. This helps to prevent malware infection and user unproductivity while ensuring regulatory compliance. Sangfor IAG is designed to provide unparallel visibility into user identity and user behavior – who is accessing what and when – and any hidden threats and applications running in the environment. Sangfor IAG offers centralized management with a single pane of glass web interface and flexible deployment as a hardware appliance, virtual appliance, or both. As a full-feature solution, Sangfor IAG offers a suite of security features and capabilities that further strengthen the organization’s security posture, including: Bandwidth management: Optimize bandwidth allocation for critical applications and restrict the bandwidth of abusive users. Asset discovery: Identify onboarding devices and enforce endpoint compliance checks to ensure they do not introduce malware and vulnerabilities.  Proxy avoidance protection: Detect and block anonymous proxy and VPN applications that can bypass the organization’s internet access controls.  User authentication and management: Intuitive and flexible authentication methods, including a variety of traditional and value-added authentication methods.  Visit the Sangfor IAG webpage to learn more about its features and capabilities, product advantages, use cases, success stories, and more!    Sources: [1] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security, 2022, by Franz Hinner et al., Published 19 December 2022  [2] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2022, by Julia Palmer et al., Published 1 July 2022 [3] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Compute, 2022, by Tony Harvey and Jason Donham, Published 11 July 2022 [4] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Infrastructure Strategy, 2022, by Philip Dawson and Nathan Hill, Published 11 July 2022 [5] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Workload and Network Security, 2022, by Charlie Winckless, Published 18 July 2022 [6] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for ICT in China, 2022, by Kevin Ji et al., Published 26 July 2022 [7] Gartner Inc., Hype Cycle for Security in China, 2022, by Feng Gao, Anson Chen et al., Published 10 October 2022 Disclaimer: GARTNER and HYPE CYCLE are a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 


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