John Breeden II

John Breeden II is an award-winning journalist and reviewer with over 20 years of experience covering technology. He is the CEO of the Tech Writers Bureau, a group that creates technological thought leadership content for organizations of all sizes.

Review: How ShiftLeft catches vulnerabilities during code development

Review: How ShiftLeft catches vulnerabilities during code development

This combination traffic analysis tool and dynamic application security testing tool works with nearly any language and CI system, is very easy to use, and integrates directly into the development process.

Review: Achieving enlightened segmentation with Illumio

Review: Achieving enlightened segmentation with Illumio

While segmentation is a powerful defensive tool, it’s also difficult to manage and can easily break applications that need to communicate with other services or the outside world. The Illumio platform solves many of these headaches.

Release the monkey! How Infection Monkey tests network security

Release the monkey! How Infection Monkey tests network security

This free, open source penetration testing tool uses real attacks and real techniques to try and exploit its way into a network.

Review: LogicHub expertly automates security

Review: LogicHub expertly automates security

It’s not only highly effective at diagnosing and countering threats, but it does so in a transparent way that is configurable and editable by users.

Review: SaltStack brings SecOps to network orchestration and automation

Review: SaltStack brings SecOps to network orchestration and automation

SaltStack Enterprise, and its optional SecOps modules, is one of the only platforms available today that can fully manage complex enterprise environments while also protecting them.

Review: How Fugue protects cloud assets

Review: How Fugue protects cloud assets

The Fugue platform fills a critical need, bringing infrastructure and security compliance protection to the cloud.

Review: How DivvyCloud protects cloud deployments

Review: How DivvyCloud protects cloud deployments

Keep your cloud instances in compliance throughout their lifecycle — regardless of the type of cloud, the technology or the vendor.

Security software reviews, 2019: Lab tests of today's top tools
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Security software reviews, 2019: Lab tests of today's top tools

We go hands-on with some of the most innovative, useful and, arguably, best security software on the market.

9 top fuzzing tools: Finding the weirdest application errors

9 top fuzzing tools: Finding the weirdest application errors

Fuzz testing tools root out odd programming errors that might result in dangerous unexpected application errors that attackers can exploit.

Review: How NeuVector protects containers throughout their lifecycle

Review: How NeuVector protects containers throughout their lifecycle

Most traditional security products have very little visibility into containers running in the cloud. NeuVector protects containers from within the containerized environment.

Review: How CybeReady delivers targeted, timely security awareness training

Review: How CybeReady delivers targeted, timely security awareness training

Users will always be the last line of defense for email-based attacks. The CybeReady platform effectively trains them to spot phishing and other dangers, unobtrusively and as-needed.

9 top SAST and DAST tools

9 top SAST and DAST tools

These static application security testing and dynamic application security testing tools can help developers spot code errors and vulnerabilities quicker.

Review: How Avanan defends cloud-based email platforms

Review: How Avanan defends cloud-based email platforms

Avanan can catch the advanced threats that Microsoft, Google or other cloud-based email providers miss, identifying dangers like phishing, malware, data leakage and even full account takeovers.

Review: Morphisec scrambles memory to thwart advanced attacks

Review: Morphisec scrambles memory to thwart advanced attacks

With Morphisec, you get a full spectrum of protection that is more complete than any antivirus program alone.

Review: A fully autonomous cybersecurity platform? Cynet 360 comes close

Review: A fully autonomous cybersecurity platform? Cynet 360 comes close

The secret to the platform’s success is the deployment of fully autonomous agents that act as both sensors and threat remediators and are capable of taking actions on their own.

Review: Blue Hexagon may make you rethink perimeter security

Review: Blue Hexagon may make you rethink perimeter security

This fully functional, fully trained cybersecurity tool is ready on day 1 to spot threats on whatever network it’s charged with protecting.

Review: How Perimeter 81 provides a near plug-and-play network security service

Review: How Perimeter 81 provides a near plug-and-play network security service

Starting with the concept of zero trust, VPN tunneling and secure network access as a service, Perimeter 81 is now providing an almost plug-and-play solution for more elements of cybersecurity served through the cloud and on demand.

Review: How Nyotron Paranoid puts endpoint security worries to rest

Review: How Nyotron Paranoid puts endpoint security worries to rest

Adding an extra layer of endpoint protection isn't just for the overly cautious.

Review: How Barac ETV analyzes encrypted data streams

Review: How Barac ETV analyzes encrypted data streams

Barac’s Encrypted Traffic Visibility Platform can halt encrypted attacks — without breaking the encryption. In our tests, the results seemed mostly instantaneous.

Review: XM Cyber HaXM makes automated penetration testing more accessible, reliable

Review: XM Cyber HaXM makes automated penetration testing more accessible, reliable

HaXM is the next logical evolution of automated pentesting programs. Not only does it offer continuous scanning that is easy to configure, it also provides advice to help fix problems.

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