Whitepaper: Cloud-based Community Security By Jon Oltsik, ESG Research
ESG sees a major change happening— Security threats are on the rise and cybercriminals are finding new ways to take advantage of Web ubiquity to scam users, breach personal information, and steal billions of dollars. What needs to be done to prevent this? In this whitepaper you will learn why:
The threat landscape is changing. Alarmingly, large organizations now face targeted attacks while individual users are vulnerable to growing numbers of social engineering scams through social networking sites. Security is no longer about monitoring ports and protocols alone; today's blended threats emanate from URLs, active scripts, and Web content.
Existing solutions are no longer enough. To combat threats, most large organizations purchase premises-based gateway appliances that rely on attack signatures to identify and defend against Web threats and malicious code exploits. While these gateways were adequate in the past, they can no longer keep up with Web threat volume and blended threats, or protect mobile users. Clearly, a new alternative is necessary.
Organizations need to join cloud-based security communities. It's the network equivalent of a neighborhood watch program. This demands a large population of community participants willing to share insights about new threats in real-time. To back the community with adequate scale and protection, cloud-based resources will coordinate all community activities, analyze new threats in real-time, and act as an added layer of defense for all community members.
Register below to find out how you can benefit from a Cloud-based Community: