In the ongoing battle against cyber attackers, relying upon a single security solution is a losing strategy. Today’s threats span multiple fronts. Targeted attacks have moved far beyond malware that simply spreads from PC to PC through polymorphic file-infecting or network spreading viruses at the OS layer. Now, anything connected to the internet with an open port is susceptible to an attack; email, links, web pages, documents, apps and more. The threat landscape and total attack numbers continue to climb at astronomical rates.
Seventy-six percent of IT security decision makers and practitioners surveyed in CyberEdge’s 2016 Cyberthreat Defense Report said their company experienced a successful cyber attack in 2015, and 62 percent expect to be attacked again in 2016.1
Meanwhile, in mid-2015, CNN reported that more than 1 million new pieces of malware were being released daily2—and this alarming trend is putting all types of organizations on high alert.
The prevalence of available threat vectors and commonplace usage of wireless access points make simple endpoint security solutions inadequate to protect valuable business data. What’s needed? A comprehensive, multi-layered approach that expands upon and reconfigures the foundations of what has worked in the past. Unfortunately, many “next-gen” solutions try to be smarter and better than what came before—attempting to re-invent the wheel rather than build on what’s been successful in the past.
This eBook explores the importance of identifying and implementing the right endpoint security solutions—those that have grown along with the increasing sophistication of malware and viruses—and offers a guide to selecting the strongest protection for your organization.