Enterprises face a host of network security challenges that didn’t even exist as recently as three years ago. Hackers are increasingly deploying application-layer DDoS attacks aimed directly at the perimeter of enterprise networks. These attacks move slower and use less bandwidth than flooding attacks, making them harder to detect. They’re also more specific in nature; application-layer attacks target existing stateful security infrastructure, such as firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and can be used to shut down a particular website or Web service such as email.
Other critical challenges facing enterprises include advanced and insider threats. Advanced threats typically infiltrate networks by targeting a company’s employees through email and social engineering techniques. Persistent and stealthy, these threats are designed to look like legitimate traffic and often go undetected by firewalls and IPS. Insider threats, on the other hand, originate from employees or other authorized users on a company’s network who seek to gain access to unauthorized corporate information for personal gain or retribution. With the explosion of personal mobile device use within the enterprise environment and the increased adoption of cloud-based services, IT organizations have less control over the security of their environments. As a result, advanced and insider threats continue to grow at an alarming pace.
As a leading provider of network security solutions and a hub for Internet-wide research on cybercrime trends, Arbor brings significant experience and a big-picture perspective to your enterprise challenges. We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure your network availability, analyze your network security in real time and provide actionable intelligence that enables your company to proactively strengthen and protect its network operations.
"Arbor's (Pravail platform) offered American Water the essential components to round out our enterprise-wide security solution and protect American Water’s internal networks from insider misuse, spyware, phishing, zero-day attacks and propagating worms."
Security Director, American Water