As your business grows, it’s important to consider how you can secure your assets and intellectual property, protect employees and valuable customer data—and do it easily. In this paper, we provide clear guidelines for business owners to identify a cloud-based security solution that is simple to use, eases growing pains and hardens security.
Remote and roaming workers are constantly checking email, downloading data, and staying productive. Results are their top priority—security is not. IT organizations need to keep up with these high-performers to update their security software and scan their systems for viruses without reducing their productivity. This paper looks at the security challenges posed by employees working beyond the company's secure perimeter, and proposes a transition to a cloud-based security service.
Most vendors seem to assume that small businesses have the expertise and full-time staff of a large enterprise to manage IT security. Too often for small and mid-sized businesses, this one-size-fits-all approach results in higher costs, lower productivity and more risk. In this paper, we’ll examine the inherent complexity of enterprise-class security products and the very different needs of smaller organizations. Then we’ll look at a simpler alternative: cloud-based endpoint security.
Published By: MobileIron
Published Date: Feb 05, 2016
In Forrester’s 25-criteria evaluation of enterprise mobile management (EMM) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant EMM providers — AirWatch by VMware, BlackBerry, Citrix, Good Technology, IBM, Landesk, Microsoft, MobileIron, SAP, Sophos, and Soti — and analyzed their offerings. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals select the right partner for their enterprise mobile management.
This paper looks at BYOD security challenges posed by employees working beyond the company's secure perimeter, exposes the main BYOD security risks and proposes transitioning to a cloud-based security service.
This whitepaper aims to dispel the fear and confusion surrounding encryption. It demonstrates how organizations can move forward with an encryption strategy in a manner that is simple, practical and achievable. So let’s start by setting the record straight on a few myths.
Exploits are one of the main techniques used by cybercriminals to spread malware. They take advantage of weaknesses in legitimate software products like Flash and Microsoft Office to infect computers for their criminal ends. A single exploit can be used by myriad separate pieces of malware, all with different payloads.
Read this paper to learn more about exploits and how to stop them. We’ll explore how exploits work, the exploit industry overall, what makes a good exploit in the eyes of the cybercriminals, and also how anti-exploit technology is a highly efficient and effective way to secure your organization against advanced and unknown threats.
With an estimated 500,000 'Internet of Things' devices using default security credentials it's little wonder that the recent Mirai botnet's DDoS attack was able to cause such widespread disruption. But it isn't just the average home-user that's at risk. Organizations like yours are being targeted with bespoke malware in order to compromise your network and add your servers and devices to malicious botnets.
This paper explains why these attacks are so successful, how a typical infection takes place and what security systems your organization should have in place to defend against botnet proliferation.
Many papers on the topic of advanced persistent threats (APTs) begin with ominous references to the changing threat landscape and stories of how highly sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. That can be misleading. The majority of attacks today still use many techniques that have been around for years—social engineering, phishing emails, backdoor exploits and drive-by downloads, to name the biggest ones.
Such attacks are neither advanced nor particularly sophisticated when broken down into their individual components and often rely on the weakest link in any organization—the user. However, the way in which hackers use combinations of techniques and the persistent behavior of the attackers is something that does set APTs apart from other attempts to compromise security.
This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack.
Threats are becoming increasingly dynamic, forcing organizations to defend against both traditional malware and new advanced attacks. As a result, more and more organizations are making the switch to next-gen endpoint protection from Sophos to get the proven, innovative defense they need.
Read this solution brief to learn how Sophos Next-Gen Endpoint Protection delivers the protection, usability and support required to stay ahead of the constantly evolving threat landscape.
Ransomware threats like Cryptowall, TeslaCrypt, and Locky are on the rise, targeting organizations of all sizes. This paper explains how these attacks work, and why a large number of new infections continue to surface despite existing protective measures. It also provides practical short- and long-term steps that organizations should take to protect against them.
According to the report ‘Trail Blazers’ “hold the power to dethrone the current market leaders…[and] often shape the future of technology with their innovations and new product designs.” VIPRE was evaluated alongside nearly a dozen endpoint security products and was called a “highly capable solution for small and midsize enterprises with advanced needs that are looking for a solution that is easy to manage and deploy.”
IT departments should be perceived as the lubricant in the machine that powers an organization. BYOD is a great opportunity to make life easier for your users. But convenience is always a trade-off with security.
Gone is the day of the corporate-issued BlackBerry device. With its finely ingrained policies, BlackBerry was once the go-to mobile device for security-savvy enterprises. Research from IDC shows that iPhone and Android now hold over 80% of market share, with Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry completing for the third spot. The rising trend of mobility consumerization has reached a point where it is increasingly difficult for IT organizations to settle on a standard mobile device. This whitepaper will help you identify each device platform’s security features—and choose the right platform for your business.
The BYOD paradigm has rapidly moved from novelty to near inevitability. Even IT organizations with deep concerns about manageability and security are increasingly accommodating user-owned devices. BYOD is here to stay, and tomorrow’s BYOD will involve even greater diversity in devices, form factors and platforms. Learn about where BYOD stands, where it’s headed, core challenges and how to build a BYOD action plan.
Whether you’re an end user or an IT administrator, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming the rule rather than the exception in today’s workplace. Although BYOD may be a convenience to your employees, you need to think about its impact on corporate security models. This whitepaper explains the risks and rewards of BYOD, and shows you how you can adopt BYOD in your workplace while protecting your data.