In today’s world of distributed denial of service (DDoS), malware, and phishing attacks, along with web application layer breaches and more, businesses are constantly facing evolving security threats. Indeed, 2016 was a defining year for security earning the title “The year of the mega breach.” Underscoring this notoriety, the 2017 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index cited more than 4 billion record leaks, more than the previous two years combined. Faced with these facts and figures, is it any wonder that a large portion of today’s network security expenditure is dedicated to intrusion prevention?
Unfortunately, security attacks will continue to be a pain point for many organizations, especially as it relates to securing networks because mitigating manual errors in today’s increasingly complex networks is extremely difficult. The goal, therefore, is to prevent hackers from being able to further infiltrate the network once inside, a technique known as isolation, and to eventually remediate the infected endpoint/devices and remove any malware altogether.
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