A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against your organization’s network and systems can bring your online business to a grinding halt, costing you hundreds of thousands – even millions – of dollars, ruining your brand, and driving away your customers.
Far too many organizations are ill-prepared to deal with the effects of DDoS attacks and other Internet security threats. They rely on traditional security devices including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and other ...
Today's targeted threats are often multi-vectored and exploit unknown vulnerabilities - their sophistication defying typical signature-only based inspection. Whether APTs or client-side threats, they use evasive techniques to penetrate our organizations, often purporting to be or riding on applications and exploiting trust relationships with which we've grown all too comfortable with.
To make matters worse, attackers have realized the inadequacies of traditional signature-based approaches and have accelerated the pace of change and obfuscated ...
Malware has changed considerably since the early PC viruses first introduced more than 25 years ago. Today, it evolves so quickly that many customers find it nearly impossible to stay ahead of the latest threat.
If the explosion in malware variants wasn't enough, sophisticated Client Side Attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT's) target victims in ways that completely evade traditional security measures.
Current research suggests as much as 75% of new viruses are ...
A Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) offers a logical and essential progression of capabilities needed to protect networks from emerging threats. Pioneered by Sourcefire®, and now endorsed by Gartner, the NGIPS builds on typical IPS solutions by providing contextual awareness - about network activity, systems and applications, people, and more - to promptly assess threats, ensure a consistent and appropriate response, and reduce an organization?s security expenditures.
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July 2012- McAfee and Intel multilayer security solutions bring fresh innovation to endpoint protection to secure the future of computing and the Internet.
DDoS attacks, aided by off-the-shelf tool kits and simple automation techniques have become the weapon of choice for both financially-motivated cyber criminals and hyper-politicized "hacktivists." Organizations of all sizes must recognize that they are potential targets for the next massive DDoS barrage. Fortunately, there are some key counter-measures that can be employed to protect your organization.
Read this paper to understand the critical security techniques your organization needs to take in order to ...
February 2012- Advanced Persistent Threats or APTs are a class of highly sophisticated, targeted attacks. Since the publicity associated with the January 2010 news that numerous large organizations in the Internet, finance, technology, media, and chemical sectors had been targeted by APTs, this style of attack has received a great deal of attention. Since 2010, numerous APT attacks have been publicly acknowledged by organizations of in the software, security, defense and other industries. The wide range of industries these ...
November 2011- Because of the mission critical nature of email and electronic documents, the idea of moving core productivity products - namely email and office tools - to the cloud seemed like an unlikely prospect even a few years ago. Now, strong offerings from Google and Microsoft have made the switch a reality for many organizations. However, even with the backing of such large companies, these hosted products are not perfect. Like other hosted products, there are ...
November 2011- Today's enterprises face a complex networking environment, often with multiple network protocols. Read this IDC Executive Brief to see how multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) facilitates cost-effective and converged wide area networking with a high level of security, management, and flexibility.
November 2011- As businesses look to improve customer experiences with interactive kiosks, and mobile applications and payment options, they must also ensure that customer data is protected against security breaches. See how Payment Card Industry compliance can keep customer data safe and strengthen your business.
The emergence of social media as the mainstream communications environment has driven business and personal usage of many web 2.0 applications including video, email, chatting, and blogging. This creates a business imperative to allow, but control, web 2.0 applications - most significantly social media usage.
In the current complex and dynamic web environment, achieving the required control of web access starts with an accurate, dynamic and granular content filtering database. Blue Coat WebFilter content filtering, ...
Innovation breeds opportunity, even for the underground. Web and mobility innovations focus on ease of use, availability, and building large user audiences, but they breed opportunity for cybercrime. Security typically comes later, after a period of breaches and security issues put the issue front and center. Halfway through 2011, we are in the midst of this security period.
The majority of web threats are now delivered from trusted and popular web sites that have ...
November 2011- Social networking has achieved a level of popularity that requires reasonable access at work, but it is also sufficiently mature to bring value to many businesses. But safe social networking requires an aggressive and layered security strategy at the web gateway, as well as the definition of new usage policies and priorities from management and IT. Better end-user education will also be required to ensure workers use social networking applications safely and appropriately. The combination ...
November 2011- The ease with which we can access and share information in today's highly connected world is changing everything - the way we live our personal lives, interact with our governments, and run our businesses. It informs our interactions, helps us build relationships, refines our decision-making, and shapes our understanding of the world around us. But these daily exchanges are not only invaluable to us. They also become a treasure trove for a potential attacker. All ...
The web has become an integral part of every business. At the same time, social media has transformed the web into a dynamic and complex environment - ideal for the proliferation of malware in increasingly covert and sophisticated ways.
This evolving environment makes it more difficult to manage web access and bandwidth use. It also introduces security challenges that web filtering may be uniquely suited to address. With over 20 million web sites created ...
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Inappropriate usage, including questionable or risky behavior, can be attributed to the nonchalant attitude many employees have toward their employers' equipment. Many employees proceed throughout the Internet with the belief that since it is not their computer they are using, security is not important.
Similarly, many users in small to midsize organizations assume that security is the responsibility of IT, so risky behavior will not have any direct negative impact. Discover how to ...
August 2011- Putting premium malware protection at the network gateway and on every endpoint of your network enables the IT infrastructure to be able to detect when malware is being delivered, and block and neutralize that malware before it can perform malicious activities.
Discover the secrets over-priced security consultants don't want you to know. Network security is not just about preventing a breach, it's about making every working day as productive as possible by preventing external threats.
Where should you start? Download this security brief and NETGEAR will show you the 8 things to do to improve your security posture right now.
February 2011- As companies increasingly outsource their critical online operations such as Web sites, ecommerce, email and domain name system (DNS), the tolerance levels for outages and downtime continue to diminish. As a result, service availability is top of mind for hosting providers. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) has emerged as a major and growing threat to service provider availability - imposing cost and risk on both providers and their customers alike. Download this paper to learn ...
March 2011- As a wide-open environment, the Internet has allowed a large criminal element to thrive. For evidence, look no further than the escalating growth of botnets and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have been publicized in recent news. Download this paper to learn how emerging botnet and DDoS threats are identified, analyzed and mitigated to help protect organizations like yours from their impact.
Authentication on websites and cloud-based services has traditionally involved a trade-off between security and usability. Either the authentication method is easy on users but not very secure, or it’s highly secure but difficult on people.
For public-facing websites or those with a large consumer audience, finding a way to implement strong security that is easy to use is an even greater challenge.
Two-factor authentication methods such as hardware tokens, smart ...
With more business being done online, any downtime can dramatically impact the bottom line. The growing scale and frequency of DDoS attacks pose a significant threat to Internet-facing businesses. Many enterprises and IDC operators have a false sense of security because they believe intrusion prevention system (IPS) devices or firewalls protect them from DDoS.
This white paper examines why IPS devices and firewalls fall short on protection from DDoS attacks and how an ...
As the size and frequency of DDoS attacks continue to grow, so, too, does the diversity of these attacks. Internet-facing organizations are quickly discovering that they must protect themselves from not only traditional volumetric-based DDoS attacks aimed at their network infrastructure, but also from smaller, more targeted, stealthier application-layer attacks against well-known applications such as HTTP, DNS and VoIP.
This paper discusses the growing threat of application-layer attacks; the significant business impacts these ...
January 2011- Recently, a new worm, commonly known as "here you have" used old mass-mailer techniques to spread rapidly across the Internet, effectively shutting down the email servers of many large companies. The inability to identify potential email threats has exposed a weakness in corporate email security strategy. Download this white paper to learn how both SMTP and HTTP scanning at the Internet level is essential to ensure reliable security to internal networks.
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