This buyer’s guide provides an in-depth explanation of the factors that impel organizations to look at nextgeneration
It also offers:
• An analysis of the capabilities you should look for (and demand) in your network security solutions
• Arms you with the information you need to be an educated buyer
• Helps you get what you need, and not a set of future capabilities packaged in a “marketecture” that you can’t deploy
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.
NSS research indicates that NGFW devices are typically deployed to protect users rather than data center assets, and that the majority of enterprises will not tune the IPS module separately within their NGFW. Therefore, NSS evaluation of NGFW products is configured with the vendor pre-defined or recommended,“out-of-the-box” settings, in order to provide readers with relevant security effectiveness and performance dimensions based upon their expected usage.
The checklist provided in this document details six must-have capabilities to look for when evaluating a nextgeneration
firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can provide comprehensive protection for your entire
An NGFW must be able to:
• Integrate security functions tightly to provide highly effective threat and advanced malware protection
• Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malware activity
• Offer comprehensive network visibility
• Help reduce complexity and costs
• Integrate and interface smoothly and transparently with third-party security solutions
• Provide investment protection
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.
The need for threat-focused next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) that can effectively mitigate risks that traditional unified threat management (UTM) and point solutions cannot is highlighted by numerous studies, including one from Cisco that reported that every organization should assume it has been hacked. Cisco threat researchers found malicious traffic was visible on 100 percent of the corporate networks that they observed, with evidence that adversaries had often penetrated those networks and were frequently operating undetected over a long period.
Prevention is your first line of defense. Make sure your Next-Gen Endpoint Security includes:
Global Threat Intelligence – a team of threat hunters detecting the newest threats and uncovering zero-days to keep you protected 24/7
Signature-based AV Detection – let your Next-Gen Endpoint Security solution do all the AV heavy lifting and consolidate protection onto one agent
Built-in Sandboxing – get static and dynamic analysis of suspicious threats, without having to deploy a third-party sandbox
Proactive Protection – identify and patch vulnerabilities, and analyze and stop suspicious low-prevalence executables before they become real problems
Criminal groups behind today's cyberattacks have become better organized, introducing reconnaissance activity, custom malware, evasion techniques, and other sophisticated tactics that place a burden on traditional security defenses. The litany of high-profile data breaches is impacting every industry and prompting organizations of all sizes to respond by modernizing their IT security infrastructure. The battlefield continues to be at the endpoint, where attackers typically strike to gain initial access to the corporate network. Most organizations have been waging this battle using traditional antivirus at the endpoint, a solution that has received a lot of improvements over its more than 25 years of existence but clearly isn't keeping up with attacker sophistication. Emerging endpoint specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products can either replace or complement antivirus by adding behavioral analysis and continuous system and user activity monitoring to identify new and s
Enterprises of all sizes must defend against online attackers. While security threats continue to evolve, organizations often lack the personnel and financial resources required to protect online systems. Read this service profile to learn how IBM Managed Security Services can help you protect your security investment while reducing the cost and complexity of your security operations. Find out how IBM combines industry-leading tools, technology and expertise with flexible, scalable packaging to meet a broad range of security solution requirements.
Published By: Q1 Labs
Published Date: Feb 02, 2012
A leading retailer with stores worldwide was seeking a more innovative tool to protect customer privacy and intellectual property. PCI compliance mandated log collection, but a vast number of different tools generated an overwhelming amount of log data, making it difficult for the small security team to review it effectively. The solution the company chose had to fit into a diverse network, provide intelligent reporting and offer a centralized management console.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
AV-Test performed a comparative review of 7 enterprise endpoint security products to determine their real-world protection and remediation capabilities. The malware test used samples for real-world threats, false-positives, and remediation. Download the report to find out how each of the security solution performed. Download Now.
This white paper examines why IPS devices and firewalls fail to stop DDoS threats. It also describes how an intelligent DDoS mitigation system (IDMS) offers an ideal solution by enabling a layered defense strategy to combat DDoS attacks.
In today’s dynamic network environment, point-in-time solutions lack the visibility and control you need to implement an effective security policy that will accelerate threat detection and response. And disparate solutions only add to capital and operating costs and administrative complexity.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 21, 2014
AlienVault is on a mission to change how organizations detect & mitigate threats - affordably & simply. Our USM solution delivers complete security visibility in a fraction of the time of traditional SIEM. So, you can go from installation to insight in days, not months. Download the 2014 Gartner MQ for SIEM.
APTs (advanced persistent threats) have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. This book provides an in-depth examination of real-world
attacks and APTs, the shortcomings of legacy security solutions,
the capabilities of next-generation firewalls, and security best
HP Simply StoreIT takes the stress out of storage. HP and our network of over 200,000 channel partners worldwide can help you choose the right solutions to fit your biggest business challenges. We can help you overcome obstacles including too little time for managing IT, budgets for upgrading infrastructure, and too many business risks and threats. Now you can take charge of virtualization, storage for business solutions such as Exchange and SQL Server, growing file shares, and data protection for business continuity. Improve your operational efficiency, reduce your risks, and lower storage costs. See how.
Based on a survey of 273 IT managers, we reveal the top ten web threats to business and outline a solution that uses MessageLabs Security Safeguard, why they matter and how to protect your business from each of them.
Learn how to build a proactive threat and fraud strategy based on business analytics. You’ll see extensive examples of how organizations worldwide apply IBM Business Analytics solutions to minimize the negative impact of risk and maximize positive results.
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.
In the age of information, staying on top of emerging threats requires IT teams to leverage existing tools in innovative ways, such as applying deep packet inspection and analysis from performance monitoring solutions for advanced security forensics. Based on recent insight gathered from 322 network engineers, IT directors and CIOs around the world, 85 percent of enterprise network teams are now involved with security investigations, indicating a major shift in the role of those teams within enterprises. Large-scale and high-profile security breaches have become more common as company data establishes itself as a valuable commodity on the black market. As such, enterprises are now dedicating more IT resources than ever before to protect data integrity.
Published By: VeriSign
Published Date: Jul 14, 2010
As consumers are constantly bombarded with messages that their online security is threatened, they can be hesitant to trust any kind of online transaction. If online transactions are your goal, the solution is to add trust signals to your Web site, such as those outlined in this white paper.
Published By: GeoTrust
Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Cloud computing is rapidly transforming the IT landscape and the conversation around adopting cloud technology has progressed from “if” to “when”. Although cloud services offer enormous economic benefits, they also pose significant potential risks for enterprises that must safeguard corporate information assets while also complying with industry and government regulations. Download this paper to better understand where and when to use cloud solutions and the ways in which SSL can help you conduct business in the cloud with confidence.
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