Organisations are losing the battle against advanced malware, with many organisations already compromised. Enterprises have long relied on antivirus software and firewalls to protect their data. This may no longer be enough. With figures reportedly at 1 in 5 enterprises being targeted by Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s) it is something everyone should consider.
By outsmarting traditional security and bypassing signature-based technologies an open security hole may be present within your organisation. Emerging technologies can help to monitor all processes running on endpoints; such as servers and mobile devices. By monitoring the network for indicators of compromise and reviewing new network connections, APT protection can improve detection of threats and ultimately assist in mitigating the risk.
These new solutions will help to monitor and safeguard your network by a concept known as “Sandboxing”. Sandboxing takes suspicious patterns of online behaviour and network traffic away from your network and analyses them in an isolated environment. Your already established defences can be complemented by utilising these cutting-edge capabilities. New attacks require new technologies to detect them and introducing a sandbox environment enables a higher degree of accuracy. It means information about the malware can easily be shared among all endpoint devices so enhanced protection across your entire estate is recommended.
In order to ensure your organisation is protected against APTs it is essential that you maintain a layered approach to security. Advice on your individual requirements can be found through our security & networks brochure or by contacting us on 01189 918 6822.