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Stepping Up Security in the Distributed Enterprise

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The proliferation of cloud applications, the demand for bandwidth and connectivity, the rise of IoT and more are driving constant innovation and improvement in network technology. Unfortunately, increased reliance on the network creates more security vulnerabilities, and bad actors looking to take advantage are introducing new threats all the time. Today’s enterprises must look beyond baseline security tactics – such as a standard UTM stack of next generation firewall (NGFW), intrusion detection (IDS), intrusion prevention (IPS), antivirus and content filtering – to address relentless cyber security risks.

An examination of the evolving demand on networks illustrates the specific challenges confronting enterprises. From company email to employee training portals and mobile POS, applications that used to run through a proprietary data center or via VPN are now cloud-based. While this can improve speed and cost efficiencies (both capital and operating), increasing reliance on the cloud and web further exposes enterprises to attack.

Read the full Security Today article here.