Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
As the threat landscape evolves, organizations have accepted the fact that they have to take a more proactive detection approach to advanced threats rather than relying on traditional defenses. As a result, customers have turned to detection and response tools that allow for proactive “hunting” for Indicators of Attack (IoA) and reactive “sweeping” for indicators of compromise (IoCs). Once found, those tools are required to automatically respond to attacks or to at least provide for an action from the Incident Response (IR) staff. Unfortunately, due to the number and complexity of both these attacks and the detection/response tools, organizations struggle to hire enough qualified staff and stay on top of the discovered threats. This is compounded by a worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage. Managed detection and response (XDR) provides advanced threat hunting, detection, and response as a service to organizations that seek assistance for their own IR staff, or for those who wish to o
Communication is Easy - or is it?
Collaboration across global teams is essential to the success of multinational organizations, but ensuring everyone understands each other can be challenging. Online translation sites can pose security risks, especially for sensitive internal information, so how can corporations make it easier for teams to understand each other?
Learn how overcoming the barriers to corporate collaboration produces valuable dividends:
Communication in a person's native language minimizes misunderstandings and improves employee satisfaction.
Protection from exposing sensitive company information through the use of unsecure, instant self-service translation portals.
Bring a global perspective to your organization's decision making despite the language barrier.
"DNS Speed and reliability are fundamental to the performance of your website and essential to the growth of your business. In order to overcome outages and ensure digital success it’s important to evaluate your DNS infrastructure and determine which configuration is best for your IT environment at this layer. Discover how you can use Secondary or Multi-DNS architecture to promote business continuity, and optimal DNS resolution performance.
Download this Technical Brief on Secondary/Multi-DNS patterns and learn:
• How multi-DNS patterns can significantly improve security, reliability, and performance of your infrastructure
• The advantages and limitations of Primary-Secondary, Hidden Master and Primary-Primary configurations
• The best use cases for implementing a supplemental or secondary DNS service
"Global DNS performance and availability are critical to business continuity, security and end-user experience. With online applications, content, data and services often scattered across the internet and housed in your own DCs, your CDN or in your cloud instances; it’s more important than ever to have a robust, redundant DNS solution making sure your assets get delivered as quickly and reliably as possible.
This whitepaper reviews the business advantages of implementing a high availability DNS architecture using redundant DNS services. You will learn:
• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The failure and outage risks of relying on a single DNS solution
• The major resiliency and performance differences between unicast vs anycast addressing
• Criteria for evaluating a managed DNS service provider
For years, Cisco has been warning defenders about escalating cybercriminal activity around the globe. In this, our 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, we present data and analysis from Cisco threat researchers and several of our technology partners about attacker behavior observed over the past 12 to 18 months.
* The evolution of malware, including the developments behind network-based ransomware
* Tactics adversaries are using to evade detection, namely, weaponizing cloud services and other technology used for legitimate purposes
* Developments in malicious encrypted web traffic
* Updates on how DDoS “Burst attacks” are increasing in complexity, frequency, and duration
* Recommendations for defenders
Published By: Centrify
Published Date: May 26, 2016
In today’s mixed on-premises and cloud IT environment, securing one network perimeter is not enough. This paper examines six common risks of this “perimeterless” world, and proposes six opportunities to strengthen security using Identity-as-a-Service.
Published By: Clearswift
Published Date: Jun 09, 2008
Every enterprise has to find a balance between security and the ability to carry on conducting business freely. This short guide is about finding that balance. By following some basic principles, there's no reason you can't let legitimate business email move into, out of and within your enterprise while stopping the things that cause damage: viruses, spam, spyware, trojans, phishing, Denial of Service attacks, the loss of sensitive data and the collection of illegal, immoral and just plain offensive material.
Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Mimecast has seen firsthand that not all email security systems perform equally well. But, until now, we’ve lacked the comparative data to prove our perceptions. In order to address this head-on, Mimecast has launched the Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The Mimecast ESRA has three goals:
1. To test the Mimecast cloud security service against an individual organization’s incumbent email security system. To help the organization understand the relative efficacy of the security systems and to see the number, type and severity of email-borne threats that are currently getting into the organization.
2. To inform the security industry with hard data on the effectiveness of various commonly-deployed email security systems.
3. To inform the security industry with hard data regarding the number, type and severity of email-borne threats that are being actively used in attacks.
In today’s computing world, the nature of the network perimeter has changed. The threat of data breaches is growing, and CIOs are faced with the monumental challenge of securing information wherever it resides without interfering with the productivity of the increasingly mobile and connected workforce. In this webinar, we’ll review the current landscape of security challenges and the best ways to address them with Identity as a Service.
Published By: Staples
Published Date: May 24, 2016
Today, many enterprises are struggling to manage their printing environments to ensure efficiency, security, and control. This problem has created one of the fastest-growing trends in printing today: managed print services (MPS). While keeping data safe is a growing concern for all companies, MPS software has no access to the content being printed, faxed, or scanned. Read this white paper to learn how MPS helps to protect and control printed assets and can play a big role in ensuring sensitive documents don't end up in the wrong hands.
While holding the promise of HD quality, enriched services, and the benefits of a common packet switched access infrastructure, the adoption of infrastructure-based voice over LTE (VoLTE), along with rich communications such as video and real-time messaging, has stalled over the last few years with concerns around quality, security, and cost. During that time, the value of the phone number as a globally significant user ID and key services such as SMS and MMS have been relegated by phone manufacturers, over the top (OTT) services, and even the subscribers themselves as “technologies of last resort.” Finally, the proliferation of 4G, together with the emergence of network functions virtualization (NFV), powered by Intel®, Hewlett Packard Enterprise* (HPE), and Metaswitch*, is allowing network operators to take charge of the consumer’s communications experience, once more.
Security, network complexity and growing volumes of traffic are the top factors affecting enterprise network strategy, based on a recent IDG Research Services poll among IT leaders. Here’s what they’re planning to do about these issues
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 20, 2019
Today’s IT departments face a unique set of challenges. On one hand, they have evolved from helpdesk support teams to key business enablers and must maintain increasingly complex IT landscapes while combatting significantly larger cyber security threats. On the other hand, they have to manage constant change with fewer resources and static, or minimally-increasing, budgets. As a result, many are looking to reduce costs while increasing efficiency and productivity. Some, in fact, are looking to Device as a Service, or DaaS.
If you're looking for more reasons to convince your CFOs that DaaS is a smart move, download the whitepaper to explore five big benefits of deploying a best-in-class DaaS solution.
A January 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of ServiceNow
How a Representative Organization Resolved Security Incidents 45% Faster
This Forrester Study provides a framework and customer example to help readers evaluate the potential financial benefits of investing in ServiceNow Security Operations.
To understand and illustrate the benefits, costs, and risks associated with ServiceNow, Forrester interviewed three current Security Operations customers to create a representative organization. This organization:
Improved vulnerability response times by 25%
Prioritized vulnerabilities 60% faster
Achieved 230% ROI
Download this study to evaluate the Total Economic Impact of using ServiceNow Security Operations to deliver fast and efficient security response.
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
In evaluating the security posture for your Global Transit Network, your first question might be: Why do I even need additional security? Isn’t what Amazon provides “out of the box” adequate? This is not the right question to ask first. It’s important to appreciate that, while Amazon says it has a shared security model, your Amazon EC2 instance may not meet your security requirements “by default.” Though Amazon makes specific security features available to you, it’s still up to you to choose judiciously among the many native and third-party options.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix, walk through five use cases and examine what Amazon provides, and the questions you need to be asking to implement Amazon services – or add additional ones – that are appropriate for your business. After examining each use case, we’ll show you how we handle it for our own business.
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Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Apr 18, 2017
451 Research independent analysts review Mimecast’s Targeted Threat Protection suite of email security services. This report provides detailed descriptions of the various email threat vectors: attachments, links and phishing and how Mimecast email security services work to thwart these attacks. The report covers an overview of the market and specifics on Mimecast services: Impersonation Protect, Attachment Protect, and URL Protect.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
An Email Security Risk Assessment conducted this year by Mimecast re-examined more than 40 million emails that had been OK’d by various security solutions, including Office 365.
Of those, more than 19,000 were found to be “dangerous file types,” infected with malicious malware attachments or cleverly disguised impersonation attacks.
This expert white paper explores how you can close Office 365 email security gaps. Learn considerations for evaluating security services that can bolster your email security.
This white paper examines the challenges of migrating NIS deployments to a central repository, and explains in detail how a combination of Microsoft Active Directory and Centrify DirectControl can deliver a cost-effective solution that strengthens security while improving IT efficiency.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Jul 08, 2011
This paper describes the evolution and future of the online threat environment, and outlines the security, economy, performance, and control available to smaller businesses who act now to adopt Security as a Service.
To move your business from its current state to the connected enterprise, you have to define a common API to your database and other systems, while providing the infrastructure to support the new model. The new systems must incorporate the security safeguards while ensuring the infrastructure can support the
new growing, but variable, load. With the rapid adoption of mobile and web-based services across the industry, the REST architecture has emerged as the de facto standard for API integration across systems. This white paper addresses the concepts of REST, creating REST APIs for your databases and integrating with other systems:
• What is REST?
• Why use REST for database access?
• Building REST infrastructure for database access
• The REST enabled database
• Integrating REST with other services
• Criteria for selecting REST services platform