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MPs Got Rid Of 'intimidating' Armed Guards At Main Gate

A report found that some members and staff felt the presence of armed guards outside the main visitor entrances did not create a welcoming atmosphereHANNAH MCKAY/EPA

Permanent armed guards were removed from the gate at which PC Keith Palmer was murdered after MPs complained their presence was intimidatory , police sources have told The Times. The fixed armed position at Carriage Gates was replaced at some point over the past two years by a mobile firearms patrol. Parliamentary security sources confirmed that the switch had occurred but claimed it was because of Scotland Yard s concerns that a static armed officer on a gate that was usually open would be vulnerable to attack. The change in deployment could explain why the terrorist Khalid Masood was shot dead by a police close protection officer who happened to be on the scene rather than by a uniformed firearms officer stationed at Westminster.

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ARLINGTON, Virginia and DUBAI, UAE, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Spire to leverage Endgames automated threat hunting technology to close protection gap against advanced attackers

Endgame[1], a leading endpoint security platform to close the protection gap against advanced attackers, today announced that Spire Solutions[2], the leader in information security solutions for the Middle East, will utilize Endgame’s endpoint protection platform to stop nation state level attackers in time to prevent damage and loss. Endgame will be available to Spire’s broad client base in the Middle East, which includes 700 clients across 15 countries.

This partnership leverages Endgame’s recently-announced[3] platform enhancements that provide continuous prevention and detection of zero days, malwareless attacks, and ransomware in time to stop information theft. Endgame’s endpoint security platform combines full stack prevention, detection, and threat hunting in a single dissolvable sensor to eliminate new and already-entrenched adversaries without prior threat intelligence.

Core to the partnership are Spire’s seasoned security analysts whose unparalleled expertise and customer service make them the security provider of choice for enterprises across the Middle East. Spire’s purpose-built services offer clients the best possible solutions, consultation, support, and training designed to help security teams streamline operations and stop attackers faster than ever before.

“Advanced attackers are waging war on the endpoint, and security teams now know that existing defensive technologies are not enough to prevent sophisticated attacks,” said Nate Fick, CEO at Endgame. “Our partnership with Spire will allow enterprises across the Middle East to access the technology necessary to disrupt the attack lifecycle prior to data theft or damage.”

About Endgame

Endgame is a leading endpoint security platform that transforms security operations teams and incident responders from crime scene investigators into hunters that prevent damage and loss, and dramatically reduces the time and cost associated with incident response and compromise assessment. Endgame’s platform uses machine learning and data science to prevent and detect unique attacks at the earliest and every stage of the attack lifecycle. Endgame’s integrated response stops attacks without disrupting normal business operations. For more information, visit http://www.endgame.com[5] and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.

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