As a secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella helps you tackle the challenges of mobility, SaaS, and branch transformation by offering a single platform that secures access to and use of the cloud, SaaS applications, branch offices, and endpoints.
It's your first line of defense against threats -- anytime and anywhere your users access the internet, traffic goes through Umbrella first.
To understand how a secure internet gateway provides 360-degree security for access to and use of the cloud, read the ebook.
Case study Objective: Enhance the customer experience by building automation into the security practice.
• Decreased incident response time from days to minutes through automation, enabled by the Investigate API
• Reduction in network security incidents and infected endpoints
• Increased protection against malware, ransomware, and other threats on and off the network
• Enriched security event data and threat intelligence with Investigate
Download this case study today to find out the impact Cisco Umrella could have on your business.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a malicious software designed to hold a user’s files (such as healthcare records, financial contracts, manufacturing blueprints, software code, and other documents) for ransom by encrypting them and demanding the user pay a fee (often in Bitcoin) to decrypt them.
How ransomware works
Attackers initiate attacks using an array of tactics. Ransomware infections often first begin with an exploit kit — which are software kits designed to identify software vulnerabilities on endpoints and then upload and execute malicious code on the endpoint.
Although variants of ransomware behave differently — there are many ways that Cisco can help. Download this whitepaper today to find out more.
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
The time has come for enterprise risk management to change. Mobile devices have become core to our personal and professional lives, yet most enterprises remain focused on traditional PC endpoints.
Although many of the same elements of risk that affect PCs also apply to mobile endpoints, simply extending current PC security controls to your mobile feet is ineffective.
Enterprise risk management needs to evolve to address mobile risks, and security professionals must architect mobile specifc security. To encourage this evolution, Lookout developed the Mobile Risk Matrix. Its purpose is to help security organizations understand the spectrum of risk on mobile devices and to provide data that demonstrates the prevalence of mobile risk.
Companies are facing massive cyber security challenges – many of which are rooted in the endpoint. In fact, according to IDC, 70% of successful breaches begin at the endpoint. If you are a McAfee customer, and still have breaches in your endpoint security, then something isn’t working. Perhaps you’re struggling to prevent advanced attacks, or your security team may be burdened by maintaining overly complex policies. You and your end users may even be facing performance issues.
If you are experiencing any of these challenges, then your endpoint security products may actually be creating more problems than they solve. Ask yourself these questions for a cybersecurity reality check.
Deciding on an endpoint security solution can be a difficult task. Many organizations know their current security has gaps, but don’t know where to begin in the search for something new. To help with this, SANS has created a guide to evaluating these solutions. The guide outlines the necessary requirements you should look for, as well as how to prepare to run a test.
Published By: Tenable
Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
Networks and attack surfaces are changing fast – there’s so much more than servers and endpoints. Now, you’re responsible for securing everything from cloud platforms to DevOp containers to web apps. Cyber Exposure is an emerging discipline for measuring and managing cyber risk across this modern attack surface. This ebook takes a close look at Cyber Exposure, including the Cyber Exposure gap created by legacy security offerings and the Cyber Exposure platform designed to protect all computing assets. If you’re responsible for guarding your organization’s fast-changing assets, this ebook is a must-have.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
ENDPOINT DATA. It’s often one of the most forgotten aspects of an enterprise data protection strategy. Yet, content on laptops, desktops and mobile devices is among a company’s most valuable data even while it’s potentially at the greatest risk. According to IDC there will be some 1.3 billion mobile workers by 2015. However, only half of enterprises today are using some type of endpoint backup. That means that the volume of endpoint data that is in jeopardy is nothing short of significant.
Download to read the buyer's checklist on endpoint data protection!
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
How do you maintain the security and confidentiality of your organization’s data in a world in which your employees, contractors and partners are now working, file sharing and collaborating on a growing number of mobile devices? Makes you long for the day when data could be kept behind firewalls and employees were, more or less, working on standardized equipment. Now, people literally work on the edge, using various devices and sending often unprotected data to the cloud.
This dramatic shift to this diversified way of working has made secure backup, recovery and sharing of data an exponentially more difficult problem to solve. The best approach is to start with a complete solution that can intelligently protect, manage and access data and information across users, heterogeneous devices and infrastructure from a single console - one that can efficiently manage your data for today's mobile environment and that applies rigorous security standards to this function.
When evaluating a next-generation firewall (NGFW) to determine whether the solution can give you comprehensive protection for your entire enterprise, you need to look for seven must-have capabilities.
The NGFW should:
1. Integrate security functions tightly to provide effective threat and advanced malware protection
2. Provide complete and unified management
3. Provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity across networks and endpoints
4. Offer comprehensive network visibility
5. Help reduce complexity and costs
6. Integrate and interface with third-party security solutions
7. Provide investment protection
This white paper explains this checklist in depth and provides examples of the benefits a truly effective NGFW solution can deliver.
What You Will Learn:
This document will identify the essential capabilities you need in an advanced malware protection solution, the key questions you should ask your vendor, and shows you how Cisco combats today’s advanced malware attacks using a combination of four techniques:
• Advanced analytics
• Collective global security threat intelligence
• Enforcement across multiple form factors (networks, endpoints, mobile devices, secure gateways, and virtual systems)
• Continuous analysis and retrospective security
What You Will Learn:
Over the years we’ve all heard claims of simple, seemingly magical solutions to solve security problems, including the use of sandboxing technology alone to fight advanced malware and targeted threats.
This paper explores:
• Where sandboxing technology stands today
• Why it fails to meet the needs of organizations
• What’s needed for effective malware analysis
The endpoint security market continues to expand with vendors old and new marketing their solutions as “next generation” game-changers. However, closer inspection reveals that many new solutions have been built on old platforms, many of which still rely heavily on signature-based detection and obsolete architecture. Navigating this crowded vendor landscape can be challenging — how does the buyer find the true next-generation protection today’s targeted, advanced threats demand?
A new white paper, “The Five Essential Elements of Next -Generation Endpoint Protection,” offers guidance on how to see through the hype and understand the critical must-have elements that meet true next-generation criteria and set a new standard in EPP.
Download the white paper to learn:
Details on the five essential capabilities that define true next-generation EPP and why they are so important
A matrix that evaluates and compares the potential impact of different solutions
A list of top questions to ask ve
As damaging breaches continue to occur, more organizations are considering endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions to address the incidents that aren't being handled adequately by their existing defenses. However, EDR solutions come in a wide variety of implementations and can vary significantly in scope and efficacy — choosing the best solution can be challenging.
This white paper, “Endpoint Detection and Response: Automatic Protection Against Advanced Threats,” explains the importance of EDR, and describes how various approaches to EDR differ, providing guidance that can help you choose the product that's right for your organization.
Read this white paper to learn:
What makes EDR such a valuable addition to an organization's security arsenal and why finding the right approach is critical
How the “EDR maturity model” can help you accurately evaluate vendor claims and choose the solution that best fits your organization’s needs
How the CrowdStrike® EDR solution empowers organ
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 25, 2017
You know that visibility is critical to security. You simply can’t secure what you can’t see. Read this Gartner research note to learn why visibility through a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) approach is key to securing digital business. Download now to learn eight ways this approach can be deployed to optimize the visibility into your organization’s cloud services, mobile endpoints, and digital ecosystems. Compliments of Gigamon.
For manufacturers, this IDC white paper examines the current and
future Internet of Things (IoT) imperative for the following discrete manufacturing industries: automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech, and industrial machinery. We highlight IoT-enabled scenarios — those possible both now and in an Industry 4.0 future with smart manufacturing. (IDC defines IoT as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity.) These scenarios more tightly integrate “things” with other information, processes, and even value chains. Further, we demonstrate how companies in these industries leverage technology to create business value today and disruptive opportunities tomorrow.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jan 25, 2018
"When apps run efficiently, employees are more likely to use them.”
The promise of unified communications (UC) is that it is supposed to increase efficiencies and make internal operations more seamless. But that only happens when it’s working properly.
According to Robin Gareiss, president and founder of Nemertes Research, “Companies devote 33% more IT staff to managing IP telephony and 31% more to UC when they don’t use monitoring tools. The tools are instrumental to identifying, isolating, and resolving performance issues—and preventing them from happening again. When apps run efficiently, employees are more likely to use them.” That’s one reason 36% more people actually use UC in large companies that use monitoring tools.
Join Robin Gareiss, president and founder, Nemertes Research and David Roberts, director of product management, Riverbed, as they explore the different approaches to monitoring UC—network probes vs endpoint telemetry—and why taking a combined approach helps you
Companies Prioritize Detection Amidst A Wave Of Security Incidents
Advanced endpoint threats and steady attacks change the way that decision-makers at organizations of all sizes and across industries prioritize, purchase, and execute on security initiatives. Now more than ever, IT security professionals recognize the importance of front line detection and are shifting priorities to close gaps that place their organizations at risk. Learn more about Dell solutions powered by Intel®
When it comes to securing all the parts of a modern distributed network, endpoints remain
the most vulnerable outlier. Mobility has brought a flood of different devices that cross in and
out of enterprise networks on a daily basis. This public exposure, combined with inadequate
traditional endpoint security and a high degree of user autonomy, makes these devices
prime targets for malware infections and other forms of sophisticated attack that seek to
exploit the broader organization. And threat actors are finding enormous success along
To stay competitive, most organizations are currently embracing digital transformation
(DX)—including cloud services, smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and greater mobility.
These adaptations provide organizations with faster and more seamless access to critical
information, regardless of the device being used to access it. However, as distributed
networks expand and become more difficult to manage, the endpoint remains a weak link i
Endpoint devices continue to be one of the favorite targets for cyberattacks.
A successfully compromised laptop provides a foothold for a
threat to move laterally and infect other endpoints within the organization.
To address this critical vulnerability, security leaders must integrate
endpoint security into their broader network security architecture. A
deep connection between endpoint and network security offers key
improvements to holistic enterprise protection. It provides risk-based
visibility of all endpoint devices, establishes policy-based access controls,
enables real-time threat intelligence sharing, and automates security
responses and workflows for effective and efficient protection that
conserves time and money.
As organizations prepare for the 2015 budget cycle, security and risk (S&R) professionals should use this annual report to help benchmark their organization’s spending patterns against those of their peers — while keeping an eye on current trends affecting endpoint security — in order to strategize their endpoint security adoption decisions. Read this report for more information.