Tim Ferrill

Tim Ferrill is an IT professional and writer living in Southern California. He has covered Windows, Windows Phone, and Windows Server for several publications, including CITEworld and InfoWorld.

The 6 best password managers

Silo for Safe Access: A more secure web browser for some use cases

Silo for Safe Access: A more secure web browser for some use cases

Authentic8's Silo is a sandboxed web browser designed to protect users and systems from malicious code. It can be a more secure option than VPNs or virtual desktops in some cases.

9 top anti-phishing tools and services

9 top anti-phishing tools and services

Some of these solutions will help find and stop phishing emails before they can cause damage, while others will find phishers fraudulently using your business's brand.

9 container security tools, and why you need them

9 container security tools, and why you need them

Most traditional security tools won't help with protecting container data and images. These options were built specifically for container security.

Protocol analyzers: Who needs them, and how to choose one

Protocol analyzers: Who needs them, and how to choose one

Whether for an ad-hoc analysis of a problem or ongoing monitoring, a protocol analyzer can be a valuable tool for the security pro.

Top mobile VPNs for the enterprise

Top mobile VPNs for the enterprise

Any of these six VPNs can securely connect mobile devices to your enterprise network if it supports the configuration options you need.

12 top SIEM tools rated and compared

12 top SIEM tools rated and compared

Security information and event management tools are a core part of most companies' cyber defenses. Use this guide to find SIEM options that best match your needs.

12 top web application firewalls compared

12 top web application firewalls compared

A web application firewall (WAF) is a critical component of an enterprise security infrastructure, providing a key security layer for web-facing applications and APIs.

Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

Review: The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

10 local and cloud-based contenders make passwords stronger and online life easier for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone users

The best password managers for PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

Thanks to high-profile computer security scares such as the Heartbleed vulnerability and the Target data breach , and to the allegations leveled at the government and cloud providers by Edward Snowden, more of us Internet users are...

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