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Published By: Barracuda     Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
Traditional email-security defenses aren’t enough anymore. In today’s rapidly evolving threat environment, to stop email-borne threats, you must effectively defend against phishing and other potentially-devastating social-engineering attacks. These sophisticated threats are often able to bypass defenses using back-door techniques, including email spoofing, spear phishing and personal email fraud to penetrate network defenses and wreak havoc. Here’s a total email-protection strategy that can help radically reduce an organization’s susceptibility to attacks.
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Barracuda
Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Jun 14, 2018
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses. But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
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rdns, dns, anti-virus, security, network defense
    
Akamai Technologies
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Dec 13, 2017
By 2021, cyber attacks are expected to cause $6 trillion in damages worldwide. To combat, spending is predicted to hit $1 trillion between 2017 and 2021. Attackers benefit from an infinite amount of time and tactics at their disposal, as they work to get around the typical static network and endpoint defenses organizations put in place. Deception can complement endpoint and network defenses, adding dynamic security mechanisms that can be customized for every environment to take the attacker’s advantage away. While endpoint and network security protects you from being compromised, deception mitigates the effects of a compromise by detecting it early and identifying the attacker intent which helps coordinate a faster and better response. Read this white paper to find out more.
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deception, endpoint, network, security, protection, breach, attack, symantec
    
Symantec
Published By: Incapsula     Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
Being aware of the risks and costs associated with DDoS attacks, most enterprises protect their websites and network infrastructure with some sort of mitigation solution. However, as the threat landscape continues to evolve, it’s getting harder to gauge your organization’s DDoS readiness and identify the soft spots in your defenses. The calculator measures your DDoS resiliency score based on a short questionnaire about your network infrastructure, security products and procedures. The results are provided in a detailed report that includes: Your DRS score, its meaning and implications Technical evaluation of a virtual penetration test Comparative analysis of your DRS within your business vertical Suggestions for improving your security posture
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Incapsula
Published By: Palo Alto Networks     Published Date: Apr 25, 2017
Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.
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Palo Alto Networks
Published By: Viavi Solutions     Published Date: Apr 14, 2017
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success. This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
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technology efficiency, market dynamics, data privacy, data security, device management, platform management, enterprise management, data breach
    
Viavi Solutions
Published By: Viavi Solutions     Published Date: Apr 07, 2017
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success. This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
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Viavi Solutions
Published By: Viavi Solutions     Published Date: Jan 04, 2017
Growing in number and becoming increasingly more malicious, security threats and attacks pose a severe threat to the survival of a business. Security operations teams need to leverage every available tool to respond more quickly and effectively to these incidents. While network packet capture and forensic analysis has traditionally been used by network operations, such a tool can also help security teams augment existing defenses and get on top of these threats. Given the hostile IT security environment, close collaboration between these groups is crucial to overall IT organizational success. This white paper explains the importance of packet capture and forensic analysis to security operations, examines the dynamics of this growing collaboration between security and network teams, and explores a leading platform in this market from Viavi Solutions.
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Viavi Solutions
Published By: Viavi Solutions     Published Date: Jan 04, 2017
The right Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD) solution can help IT operations deliver superior performance for users. When incorporated into your IT security initiatives, deep packet inspection can strengthen your existing antivirus software, Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) defenses.
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Viavi Solutions
Published By: SAS     Published Date: Aug 03, 2016
A paradigm shift is underway in the cybersecurity industry. Cybersecurity professionals are moving from a focus on attacker prevention to attacker detection. Preventing the “bad guys” from getting in is still important, but cyber adversaries are increasingly able to bypass even the most sophisticated network defenses. Once inside, it is more important than ever to find these attackers fast, before their activities get buried in the daily volume and pulse of network communications. This is where security analytics holds promise. Security analytics provides the necessary and timely visibility into normal and abnormal network behavior. This visibility enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
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cyber security, security, best practices, attacker prevention, paradigm shift, security analytics, technology
    
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Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jul 08, 2016
Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major disruptions to organizations and the national infrastructure. Not only are these advanced attacks difficult to detect, but they also remain in networks for long periods of time and amass network resources to launch attacks elsewhere. Traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
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Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Apr 20, 2016
Mimecast conducted a whaling attack survey with 500 organizations around the globe and the results were alarming.
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mimecast, data breach, personalized emails, network defenses, cyber threats, fraud protection, email security, security threats, phishing
    
Mimecast
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Oct 14, 2015
The report is divided into two main areas: Threat Intelligence, which gives an overview of the latest threat research from Cisco. And, Analysis and Observations, where security industry consolidation and the emerging concept of integrated threat defense is discussed.
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cisco, security report, cisco security report 2015, threat intelligence, network defenses
    
Cisco
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Aug 24, 2015
The Cisco 2015 Midyear Security Report examines these intersecting challenges while also providing updates on some of the most compelling threats. Using research by our experts, it provides an overview of the major threats observed in the first half of 2015. This report also explores likely future trends and offers advice for small, midsize, and enterprise organizations that seek security solutions and services.
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malware, network defenses, detection, security gaps, threat defenses, trends
    
Cisco
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Aug 19, 2015
A spear-phishing attack could bring your company to its knees – today. For all you know, you may already be under attack. That could result in a data breach that lands your company in the glare of the news cameras – and in hot water with your customers, partners and investors.
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mimecast, social media, spear-phishing, data breach, personalized emails, network defenses, security
    
Mimecast
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
In this whitepaper, Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization, see exactly what happens before, during and after an attack, all the mistakes that made you vulnerable, and how you can get ready for it.
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mimecast, social media, spear-phishing, data breach, personalized emails, network defenses
    
Mimecast
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Jun 25, 2015
In this whitepaper, Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack on Your Organization, see exactly what happens before, during and after an attack, all the mistakes that made you vulnerable, and how you can get ready for it.
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mimecast, social media, spear-phishing, data breach, personalized emails, network defenses
    
Mimecast
Published By: Mimecast     Published Date: Jun 24, 2015
The article is a helpful reminder that your employees often make life easier for attackers by being the weakest link in your network defenses. Social media is a rich hunting ground for hackers. Names, locations, photos, interests, connections, partnerships, vacation details, email addresses and phone numbers – this is often the information that hackers use to target specific employees through well-crafted, highly personalized emails.
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mimecast, social media, spear-phishing, data breach, personalized emails, network defenses
    
Mimecast
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2015
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.
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next generation, firewall, malware, threat, complexity, costs, visibility, protection, network, enterprise, solution
    
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Published By: CDW-Trend Micro     Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
The targeted attacks and advanced threats that are increasingly used to breach enterprise networks are purpose-built to evade traditional defenses. Enterprises require an advanced approach to protection that identifies these attacks and enables organizations to prevent breaches and their costly consequences. Read this white paper to learn how the Trend Micro Custom Defense can prevent the collateral damage associated with targeted attacks and advanced threats.
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custom defense, security threats, enterprise networks, intellectual property
    
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Published By: McAfee     Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been central to network security discussions in the past few years, with many organizations implementing new solutions to protect themselves from this determined type of malware. Yet, cybercriminals continue to be effective in penetrating the network defenses of even the strongest security systems, including some very high-profile enterprises. One of the dirty little secret weapons hackers use to bypass security systems and penetrate even the most locked-down networks are advanced evasion techniques (AETs). While AETs are not a secret among the hacking community—where they are well known and have been in widespread use for several years—there are misunderstandings, misinterpretation, and ineffective safeguards in use by the security experts charged with blocking AETs.
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next generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems, firewall, contextual security, advanced evasion detection, advanced evasion techniques, aet, apt, advanced persistent threats
    
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Published By: Intel Security     Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
Advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been central to network security discussions in the past few years, with many organizations implementing new solutions to protect themselves from this determined type of malware. Yet, cybercriminals continue to be effective in penetrating the network defenses of even the strongest security systems, including some very high-profile enterprises. One of the dirty little secret weapons hackers use to bypass security systems and penetrate even the most locked-down networks are advanced evasion techniques (AETs). While AETs are not a secret among the hacking community—where they are well known and have been in widespread use for several years—there are misunderstandings, misinterpretation, and ineffective safeguards in use by the security experts charged with blocking AETs.
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next generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems, firewall, contextual security, advanced evasion detection, advanced evasion techniques, aet, apt, advanced persistent threats
    
Intel Security
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Jan 15, 2015
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.
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firewall, next generation, networks, computing, cloud, innovation, enterprise, datacenter, social, analytics
    
Cisco
Published By: Cisco     Published Date: Nov 17, 2014
This document will identify the key questions you should ask your advanced malware protection vendor, and show you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques.
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sourcefire, antimalware protection, network protection, evolving threats, antimalware vendors, malware, cisco, collective intelligence, big data, traditional defenses
    
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Published By: ForeScout     Published Date: Mar 26, 2014
The report presents a tiered service approach to enterprise mobile security while exploring how NAC and MDM as complementary controls can offer necessary network and device level defenses to enable IT organizations to realize mobility advantages and reduce security and compliance exposures. The report also examines ForeScout's mobile security offering and presents relevant use cases.
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forescout, cyberedge, cyberthreat, it security, byod, nac, mdm, reduce security, compliance exposures, mobile security
    
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