IT Security is a field of computer science concerned with the control of risks related to computer use. The means traditionally taken to realize this objective is to attempt to create a secure computing platform, designed so that agents (users or programs) can only perform actions that have been allowed. This involves specifying and implementing a security policy. The actions in question can be reduced to operations of access, modification and deletion.
The Verisign Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Trends Report contains the observations and insights derived from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research of Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services. It represents a unique view into the attack trends unfolding online for the previous quarter, including attack statistics, DDoS malicious code analysis and behavioral trends
Cyber security threats have become more pervasive and damaging than ever, ranging from advanced persistent threats to massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. By moving toward a more holistic, proactive approach to addressing all potential DDoS security threats, you help ensure the availability and security of your business-critical network even as zero-day threats emerge and known threats evolve.
To tackle the advanced DDoS threats of today and tomorrow, it is increasingly clear that cloud DDoS mitigation providers must rapidly innovate solutions and implement them quickly on a global scale. To help meet the performance, availability and functional requirements of operating critical Internet infrastructure, Verisign developed its innovative DDoS mitigation platform, called Athena. This technical report describes the Athena platform, a globally distributed DDoS mitigation system that provides comprehensive protection against network- and application-layer attacks, and specializes in mitigating Layer-7 and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)-based attacks
Versign OpenHybridTM is a Verisign DDoS Protection Services architecture that enables interoperability between on-premise and cloud-based platforms. An easy to use tool (Open API), allows customers to leverage existing security perimeter devices to signal threat information to the Verisign DDoS protection cloud, when the capabilities of the device are exceeded. Verisign OpenHybrid™ can also be applied to monitor and protect services hosted within other public and private cloud services.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are a threat to businesses worldwide and the attacks are getting larger and more sophisticated. The industry’s approach to protecting against DDoS attacks must change, and change fundamentally, to stay ahead of this growing threat. Read this blog today to find out how to stay ahead of these attacks!
Guido Jouret makes the case for surveillance that is no longer about a defensive security posture, but an offensive business imperative. Customers want to analyze the data they're collecting from these IP-enabled systems, from heat maps to the tracking of their customers to tighter integration between physical security infrastructure and other data center applications. The time has never been better.
The latest version of the Medianet-enabled Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) now runs on the Cisco Unified Computing System. Scale and reliability are redefined as Intelligent Networked Surveillance has come of age.
VSM 7 and MediaNet have completely changed how this is deployed and operated.
Everyone should be able to communicate from any device - especially in an emergency situation. The Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration Solution (IPICS) brings this capability to ANY organization without anyone having to purchase new or unique devices. In this clip we build a fully functional network on set to see exactly how this works, even using an iPad to communicate to a hand held radio.
Industry experts discuss the common and risky tradeoff many organizations are forced to make between network performance and security. Nearly half of IT professionals report they continue to make this tradeoff, and if you believe our experts, that number is being under-reported based on what they’re seeing.
Companies of all sizes with multiple remote locations can benefit from plug-and-play next-generation firewalls. Traditional methods can take a long time to implement and can prove expensive. With plug-and-play deployments, on the other hand, you save money, conserve resources, reduce the likelihood of errors, and get single-pane-of-glass centralized management.
Centralized and accurate network security management is more than a trend—it is quickly establishing itself as the only means of network survival. Old-school point solutions, where each solution served a single purpose at a particular point in the network, are quickly becoming unwieldy, if not impossible, to manage. Larger enterprises may have hundreds of point products throughout their network, and managing them effectively, efficiently, and securely can only be done through a centralized network security management solution. Look for eight key features in your network security management solution to ensure that your network not only survives but thrives.
With networks sprawling to massive proportions and malicious activity constantly evolving, situational awareness is more vital than ever in keeping your network secure. But it’s not built on skills alone. Eight tools are equally as essential for keeping your situational awareness—and your network—alive.
Enterprises worldwide rely on network high availability for business continuity. Find out how the capabilities that are part of your next-generation firewall can help ensure that your network is up and running all day, every day.
It's important to identify the right features for your enterprise when evaluating next generation firewalls. Key points include ease of use, centralized management, integrated VPN, high availability, and the ability to stop advanced, sophisticated attacks. Read this latest SANS report as they look in depth at the McAfee Next Generation Firewall as see how it stacks up against demanding enterprise requirements.
Computer networks are built to facilitate the flow of communication, not stop it. Unfortunately, data packets can be manipulated to look normal yet contain an exploit. These techniques evade standard security measures and, in most cases, can deliver a malicious payload without detection. Often, these advanced evasion techniques (AETs) take advantage of rarely used protocol properties in unexpected combinations. Most network security devices are not capable of detecting them. While many pass industry tests with high ratings, those ratings are based on protection against a limited number of threats. The exact number of AETs is unknown, but it is close to hundreds of millions. To defend against AETs, your network security should incorporate seven critical features into your next gen firewall.
As the tide of data continues to rise, the burden of protecting sensitive data and preventing security breaches can be crushing. This Forrester TechRadar ™: Data Security report provides a framework for developing a long-term approach to keeping your organization’s information secure.
This TechRadar evaluates 20 of the key traditional and emerging data security technologies that can be used to support the key recommendations and best practices of Forrester’s Data Security and Control framework.
- Why the Future of Data Security Matters
- Why Do These 20 Technologies Appear in the TechRadar?- Most Tech is Still in the Early Stages
In their newly released report, “On the Radar: Intralinks,” MWD Advisors probes 10 key questions about how Intralinks VIA™ supports workforce mobility by giving organizations the controls to manage and secure business data, wherever it goes.
This On the Radar briefing note follows a simple “ten questions” format, designed to provide a
concise but thorough overview of a company and its products and services, answering the simple questions like:
“Why is it interesting?” “What’s Next?” “Should I consider it?”
You’ll learn how organizations should consider the benefits of an enterprise- grade content collaboration solution that’s designed to embrace workforce mobility “but with the security of administrative controls that make it much easier to manage that collaboration and maintain an audit trail.”
Download the MWD report and find out why Intralinks VIA “…keep[s] IT and compliance officers happy, while not cramping end users’ mobility.”
The old canon of long-lived viruses with random targets created by hacktivists for fame or nuisance has given way to a new generation zeroday/hour threats from organized criminals, with hand-picked targets and specific, malicious intent. In mid-2014, on a daily basis, Webroot saw 25,000 new malicious URLs, 777,000 new unknown files, many of which are malicious, and 1,000 new phishing sites. In the face of such exponential growth, traditional, reactive security can’t hope to keep up.
Not only is the volume of unknown threats overwhelming existing security solutions, but the unique characteristics of unknown threats are also making it difficult for traditional security to catch them.
The problem with the vast majority of network and endpoint security solutions is that they operate on the premise of static whitelists and blacklists. These lists do not account for the changing nature of URLs, IPs, files and applications, nor for the volume of unknown threats permeating the web, meaning they cannot be used to provide adequate protection.
Compounding this problem is that commercial network security technology, such as NGFWs and unified threat management systems, can easily flood the organization’s network security teams with too many alerts and false positives, making it impossible to understand and respond to new threats. As a result, not only do these threats evade the security technology and
land with the victim’s infrastructure, but they also have plenty of time to steal sensitive data and inflict damage to the victim’s business. The final characteristic of the latest attacks is how quickly they compromise and exfiltrate data from the organization, compared to the
Most large organizations address network security with an army of tactical point tools like firewalls, VPN gateways,
IDSs/IPSs, network proxies, malware sandboxes, web and e-mail gateways, etc. This messy array of independent
technologies was adequate ten years ago, but now presents a plethora of operational, policy enforcement, and
monitoring challenges. Worse yet, network security defenses are becoming less and less effective at blocking
targeted and sophisticated threats and advanced malware attacks.
Empirical data from our individual Product Analysis Reports (PARs) and Comparative Analysis Reports (CARs) is used to create the unique Security Value MapTM (SVM).
The SVM provides a quick, clear overview of the relative value of security investment options by mapping security effectiveness and value (TCO per protected Mbps) of tested product configurations.