Aging technology, coupled with a growing number of sophisticated attacks have organizations feeling like they're at a disadvantage when it comes to network security, according to a recent Cisco report.
The new cloud security suite can also be used in on-premises environments and in Amazon's cloud.
The company's included self-signed certificates in some of its shipped hardware could be used to monitor Web traffic.
Microsoft released a small patch featuring six bulletins.
The attack replaces the hardware's IOS, allowing for traffic to be secretly monitored and the further injection of malware.
Multiple memory corruption flaws look to be fixed with this month's Patch Tuesday offering.
The deal looks to strengthen online protection of data across Microsoft's cloud services.
The first hint of the new project comes from a job listing posted by the company.
The incident also highlights the growing trend of attackers using Big Data to access personal information.
Cumulative updates for Internet Explorer and Microsoft's newest browser Edge should be this month's top priorities.
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The move will help to strengthen Office 365's security capabilities.
Microsoft releases a large security update, which includes four critically rated fixes for IE, Hyper-V and Windows.
Aside from the privacy issues, granting government agencies with access provides security holes for attackers to take advantage of, the MIT report argues.
The company said that it is being done to provide customers with control over which updates to install.