7 Ways IT Creates Security Breaches and How to Fix Them Right Now

by NetGear

Oct 01, 2011

Download Firewalls occupy a trusted position at the network's edge by examining traffic passing through packet by packet, and block anything their rules say looks suspicious. Those rules were, and still are, pretty simple keep hackers and malware from exploiting any of the thousands of protocols and ports available on any typical computer or business network. Today?s threats are more complex, move faster, and exploit more vulnerabilities than 1994-era technologies ever anticipated.

New technologies combine traditional firewall technologies with new, cloud-based services that address these threats and even combat more sophisticated exploits of application vulnerabilities. This paper discusses 7 ways to address security breaches and implement immediate fixes.