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Symantec Releases Automated Solution to Protect Users from 'Cloudbleed'

Semantec Logo. (Image: REUTERS/Thomas White)

Semantec Logo. (Image: REUTERS/Thomas White)

The company has released the solution to current Symantec 'ProxySG' customers.

Symantec on Monday released an automated solution to identify and resolve potential exposure to 'Cloudbleed' -- a bug that compromised millions of user accounts in cloud applications.

The company has released the solution to current Symantec 'ProxySG' customers.

The solution leverages integrations between its 'CloudSOC Cloud Access Security Broker' (CASB) and the broader Symantec security portfolio, the company said in a statement.

Discovered on February 17, 'Cloudbleed' is a security bug that leaked data from the content delivery network Cloudflare.

Following the incident, Symantec analysts mapped the vulnerable 'CloudBleed' web URLs to specific cloud applications and 'CloudSOC Audit' identified more than 2,000 applications that were potentially affected by CloudBleed.

As a result, 'CloudSOC Audit' now tracks the CloudBleed vulnerability as an at-risk attribute for cloud applications.

'CloudSOC Audit' tracks intelligence on over 20,000 cloud applications based on 90-plus different risk attributes, now including the 'CloudBleed' vulnerability.

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first published:March 07, 2017, 14:51 IST