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Our live blog looks to cover some of the more in-depth or intriguing security stories you might have missed – here's what we've seen recently…

Nordsec adds encrypted cloud storage for business offer

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Just days after announcing it had received investments of $100 million, Nordsec, the holding company for the popular NordVPN, has added yet another product to its portfolio. Nordlocker for business is its second product that targets the multi-billion dollar enterprise security market. 

After NordLayer, NordLocker is a secure cloud storage service that competes with the likes of Wasabi.

“We introduced NordLocker as a robust file encryption tool in 2019. Since then, the product has undergone a few solid development phases and is now positioned as an end-to-end encrypted cloud storage option with a file encryption solution,” said Aivaras Vencevicius, head of product at NordLocker. “It was only natural for us to move forward and launch an encrypted cloud service for business clients to offer a secure, convenient, and cost-effective way to store and manage their data.”

Oh hello, DuckDuckGo


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We all love a plucky rival and Google may well have found its match in the shape of DuckDuckGo

After challenging Google online with a privacy-focused search engine, the company has just announced the beta launch of its desktop browser, for Mac and Windows. From our article:

“Alongside its built-in private search engine, the company’s new browser for desktop also features a number of useful security features including a powerful tracker blocker, new cookie pop-up protection, a Fire Button for one-click data clearing, email protection and more, all free of charge.”

128 bugs blitzed by big Microsoft patch release

Better touch controls in Windows 11

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Patch Tuesday is a monthly happening worth looking into if you're a sysadmin with a penchant for security. 

Microsoft's latest sprinkling of vuln-busting code targets a whopping 128 bugs across a variety of applications including Defender, Office/Microsoft 365 and Windows., with several being actively exploited in the wild. 

Read the rest of our report here

Cybersecurity M&A market sees $11 billion deals in 48 hours

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Thoma Bravo took IAM specialist SailPoint private in a deal worth almost $7 billion while rival KKR bought Barracuda networks for a mere $4 billion. 

Other recent cybersecurity deals include the $100 million investment in NordSec, the acquisition of Datto by Kaseya for just over $6 billion and Citrix going private in an eye-watering $16.5 billion deal.

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A look at some of the top ZTNA solutions

We have compiled a list of the best ZTNA solutions currently on the market, covering not just plenty of well-known players, but also some lesser known ones as well. 

All of this points to a very healthy cybersecurity market as businesses and organizations move away from traditional VPN-based security strategies to one where zero-trust is the tent pole.

There has been a surge in interest in ZTNA fuelled by the pandemic and the paradigm shift to hybrid working.

Got any questions about ZTNA?

What is ZTNA? Why is it so important to tackle the global ransomware epidemic and why is it so critical to mobile workers

We’ve got these and dozens of other questions about SASE, business VPN and ZTNA covered.

 Feel free to reach out to us via Twitter or LinkedIn and we’ll make sure to get an answer to your burning questions. 

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