The 3 Biggest Threats to Digital Security In the Years Ahead [Sophos]

The 3 Biggest Threats to Digital Security in the years ahead

Defending against cyber-attacks from every direction demands a solid line of defense.

As the availability of commercial tools makes launching cyber-attacks easier than ever, cyber-criminals are getting bolder. The result, of course, is that protecting your organization’s endpoints, data, email, web, servers and mobile devices is becoming a lot more complicated.

Three big areas pose the greatest threats to security – and the greatest opportunities – in the years ahead:

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The good old days are over. Find out the new rules of security. [Sophos]

Each day, the media reminds us constantly of the risk involved with using the web & devices that allow us to connect with each other. But ultimately, it is the job of IT professionals to act as guardians. Once upon a time, these professionals only needed to worry about straightforward virus attacks. But times have changed, and what was once a leisure activity of a small group of IT marauders, has become a multi-billion dollar business.

Now that organized criminals relentlessly troll for vulnerabilities, the risk is high for any organization that uses technology in ordinary and legitimate ways. When using multiple platforms, on multiple devices, in multiple networks, organizations must update their protection beyond traditional antivirus, even when exposure lies in routine situations.

Letting your guard down can have dangerous consequences.

Sophos, a world leader in IT Security, has just released a new version of their award-winning software, Endpoint 10. Built to give your organization even better protection against malware infection and data loss, Endpoint 10 is complete security that environments of all size can implement. [Read more…]

Endpoint no longer cuts it [ Symantec ]

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 leverages reputation-based state-of-the-art defense against all types of attacks for both physical and virtual systems. Seamlessly integrating essential security tools into a single, high performance agent with a single management console, Endpoint Protection 12 provides leading protection without compromising efficiency and productivity.

Unrivalled security:
Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 blocks new and unknown threats missed by traditional signature, heuristic, behavioral and HIPS-based security solutions. All of the product’s security engines are now reputation-enabled, leveraging Insight’s online reputation database to identify and block malware attacks. Symantec’s Insight has analyzed the anonymous software adoption patterns from more than 175 million customer computers to automatically derive highly accurate security ratings for more than 2.5 billion unique software files—Insight has ratings for virtually every software file-good or bad-in existence. [Read more…]