Traditional security tools are no match for today’s highly advanced, targeted cyber attacks. New threats are far more tailored and targeted — and much more effective at penetrating standard security controls. They often use custom-created malware that is undetectable by signature-based tools, making them stealthy, persistent, and ruthlessly effective. In the average enterprise, three to five percent of endpoints are compromised at any given time1. To protect business-critical information and keep operations running smoothly, organizations must embrace a “lean-forward” approach to security. Enterprises need advanced technologies and processes to avoid, minimize, and protect security holes.

Download the report to access the Gartner1 research “Strategies for Dealing With Advanced Targeted Attacks” and learn about:

  • Key challenges to protecting your enterprise
  • The nature and potential impact of advanced persistent threats (APTs)
  • Why today’s threats require evolving your security
  • The importance of building a strategy around best security practices
  • The difference between “leaning forward” and simply adding security layers 

Taking a Lean-Forward Approach to Combat Today’s Cyber Attacks

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Because software and people will always be vulnerable, we will always need defenses to mitigate vulnerabilities. However, in 2013, we are in one of those periods that occurs every five years or so, where the attackers find new levels of vulnerabilities to exploit, and the threats get ahead of the standard level of protection. When that happens, Type A (technically aggressive) organizations need to react quickly to upgrade defenses in a lean-forward manner, because they often have the most to lose, while Type B (mainstream) and Type C (technologically conservative) organizations will often only be able to take less-aggressive measures or wait for standard product offerings to offer more-effective capabilities.1

1 Gartner Research “Strategies for Dealing With Advanced Targeted Attacks”, Jeremy D’Hoinne, Lawrence Orans, June 6, 2013.

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