Ixia Report Links Network Complexities to Increasing Security Risks
Ixia, a networking leader recently published its first Security Report that highlighted the major security challenges organizations would be facing in 2017. Networking companies increase use of network appliances and storage systems will test their vulnerabilities to security breaches and cyber-threats. The report found out that the growth in IT complexity has become difficult to manage and companies worrying about attacks on their networks will have to find ways to balance both aspects of their business.
Malware attacks have become a harsh reality in modern day businesses. Nearly every mobile and desktop operating system was affected by Ransomware attacks in 2016. The rise in cloud adoption is another reason why organizations need better testing and automated monitoring to move data safely through workloads. According to a survey by Enterprise Management Associates, on an average an enterprise deploys six different cloud services into its systems. Data breaches are as risky to corporate assets as ever and businesses need to rethink their security strategies.
However, the Ixia report found out that the typical enterprise performs only limited testing before deploying new devices and has no way of independently validating their performance operation. A lack of tools and techniques to monitor security practices can lead IT networks to further segmentation. This makes every new device a potential security threat. In a way, the network itself becomes an entry point for malware attacks. According to the Ixia report, 36% enterprises using three or more cloud services do not use security tools to monitor or protect their environment.
“Organisations need to constantly monitor, test, and shift security tactics to keep ahead of attackers in the fast-paced threat landscape we all deal with today. This is especially important as new cloud services and increased IoT devices are routinely being introduced,” explains Steve McGregory, senior director of Application Threat Intelligence at Ixia.
“To do this effectively, organisations must start by studying their evolving attack surface and ensure they have the proper security expansion measures in place. Simple but effective testing and operational visibility can go a long way to improving security,” he continues.
Bromium Recognized for Enterprise Security Excellence
Bromium, a leader in virtualization-based enterprise security was the recipient of seven awards for security and innovation excellence from industry-leading publications Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM) and Info Security Products Guide. Bromium Secure Platform bagged the major prize in the category for providing solutions that stops advanced malware attacks. Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information. It shares cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. Info Security Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources.
Bromium pioneers next generation endpoint protection with its unique micro-virtualization technology. The awards recognized next-generation information security leaders and security IT vendors with advanced, groundbreaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technology. "We're proud to deliver award-winning enterprise security solutions to our global customers," said Gregory Webb, Bromium CEO. "These awards are coveted honors in the security industry, so we couldn't be more delighted by the breadth of our wins in several categories. This recognition of Bromium Secure Platform and HP Sure Click further validates our mission to restore trust in computing by protecting companies and governments around the world and by keeping the internet safe for everyone."
CDM named Bromium Secure Platform a winner of four Infosec 2017 awards in the following categories:
• Hot Company Enterprise Security Solution
• Next Gen Endpoint Security Solution
• Editor's Choice Anti-Malware Solution
• HP Elitebook x360 1030 G22 featuring HP Sure Click won Best Product: Endpoint Security Solution
Info Security Products Guide named Bromium Secure Platform a winner of four 2017 Global Excellence Awards in the following categories for 100-499 employees:
• Gold Winner -- Best Security Software
• Bronze Winner -- Endpoint Security
• Bronze Winner -- Innovation in Enterprise Security
• Bronze Winner -- Most Innovative Security Software of the Year
The awards further consolidated Bromium’s position in the enterprise security market where it has already marked a growing customer base. HP Inc. recently announced at the RSA Conference 2017 it would be partnering with Bromium to protect customers from web-based security threats. The solution will make use of Bromium's micro-virtualization technology, and will be introduced as a standard feature on the HP EliteBook x360 1030 G22 in the second half of the year.