"Remote access is important and growing, but how secure is it? IDC Research surveyed more than 300 IT professionals to gain insight into the specific threats and challenges faced by providing access to employees and third parties.
Read this report to learn about:
-How secure remote access really is
-The complexity faced in implementing remote access
-What happens when companies don’t have an access security solution
-Why businesses must pivot from the common security mantra of “trust but verify” to “verify and never trust” in the new threat landscape
"Businesses continue to evolve as digital technologies reshape industries. The workforce is mobile, and speed and ef ciency are imperative, necessitating dynamic, cloud-based infrastructures and connectivity, as well as unhindered, secure application access — from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Leaders must remove hurdles to progress, but new business initiatives and processes increase the attack surface, potentially putting the company at risk.
The moats and castle approach is an antiquated, yet a common way, of protecting the enterprise network. This paper describes a new way to protect the enterprise which hides applications from the Internet, outside of the firewall, with zero open ports and a minimal attack surface.
IT complexity has rapidly grown with more applications, users, and infrastructure needed to service the enterprise. Traditional remote access models weren’t built for business models of today and are unable to keep up with the pace of change. Read this paper to understand how remote access can be redefined to remove the complexity, meet end-user expectation and mitigate network security risks.
"Traditional remote access technologies—like VPNs, proxies, and remote desktops—provide access in much the same way they did 20 years ago. However, new and growing business realities—like a growing mobile and distributed workforce—are forcing enterprises to take a different approach to address the complexity and security challenges that traditional access technologies present.
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications."
"High-profile cyber attacks seem to occur almost daily in recent years. Clearly security threats are persistent and growing. While many organizations have adopted a defense-in-depth strategy — utilizing anti-virus protection, firewalls, intruder prevention systems, sandboxing, and secure web gateways — most IT departments still fail to explicitly protect the Domain Name System (DNS). This oversight leaves a massive gap in network defenses.
But this infrastructure doesn’t have to be a vulnerability. Solutions that protect recursive DNS (rDNS) can serve as a simple and effective security control point for end users and devices on your network. Read this white paper to learn more about how rDNS is putting your enterprise at risk, why you need a security checkpoint at this infrastructural layer, how rDNS security solutio
Read 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model to learn about the fundamental changes enterprises need to make when providing access to their private applications.
With the constant drumbeat of news reports about security breaches, cyber security is hard to ignore. Organizations understand that they need comprehensive security solutions, yet significant gaps remain. Malicious actors have evolved their methods to leverage the vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System (DNS), and attacks that utilize this vector are increasing in number.
Cybercriminals are evolving. Increasingly, they are capitalizing on the open and unprotected nature of the Domain Name System (DNS) to launch damaging phishing, malware, and ransomware attacks. How are you proactively protecting your network and users from these targeted threats? Here are five things to ask yourself as you consider a DNS security solution for your company.
It’s likely not a matter of if, but when your company will fall prey to targeted attack involving malware, ransomware, data exfiltration, or phishing. In fact, 70% of organizations reported a security incident that negatively impacted their business in the past year. Learn more about the realities of cybercrime in today’s hyperconnected world.
The cyber threat landscape is dynamic and accelerating. The Domain Name System (DNS) is a vulnerability in many organizations’ defenses that malicious actors are increasingly exploiting. The following DNS best practices, when coupled with an enterprise threat protection service, will aid you in identifying, blocking, and mitigating targeted threats such as malware, phishing, ransomware, and data exfiltration.
"Existing security controls are outmatched — at best static and reactive. Current layers likely aren’t protecting you against all attack vectors, like the vulnerable back door that is recursive DNS. And security mechanisms that frustrate, impede, or disallow legitimate users, devices, or applications will have low adoption rates and/or will curtail productivity. Benign users may even circumvent these processes, further undermining your corporate security posture and creating more gaps in your defense-in- depth strategy.
One of the many use cases associated with a zero trust security strategy is protecting your network — and most importantly, your data — from malware. "
"A zero trust security and access model is the solution: Every machine, user, and server should be untrusted until proven otherwise. But how do you achieve zero trust?
Read this white paper authored by Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to learn how to transition to a perimeter-less world in an incredibly easy way, with steps including:
• The zero trust method of proof
• The vision behind Google BeyondCorpTM
• Analysis of application access vs. network access
• How to deploy user grouping methodology
• Guidance for application rollout stages 1-8"
Companies are pursuing digital transformation. The goal is to improve customer value, operate with greater efficiency and agility, and increase innovation. But as companies leverage new workflows, security has not kept pace, and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated. This white paper describes a security paradigm for today’s hostile environment: zero trust.
The Summer 2018 security report is about change: what’s new and unusual in DDoS attacks, where are the surprising data patterns, and how should enterprises and security professionals prepare for the unexpected. Looking back at November 2017 to April 2018, as well as year-over-year changes, Akamai analysts identified data trends that spotlight the new and unfamiliar. The Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attacks report covers atypical attack methods, credential abuse attacks and law enforcement prosecution of DDoS-for-hire platforms. Guest writer Rik Ferguson also explores future threat scenarios.
Finally, the Integrate SID for your records (and in case you need it) for this program is: 0E9175.
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Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
Malicious botnets present multiple challenges to enterprises — some threaten security, and others merely impact performance or web analytics. A growing concern in the bot environment is the practice of credential stuffing, which capitalizes on both a bot’s ability to automate repeat attempts and the growing number of online accounts held by a single user. As bot technologies have evolved, so have their methods of evading detection. This report explains how the credential stuffing exploit challenges typical bot management strategies, and calls for a more comprehensive approach.
In September 2017, Akamai commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine how companies approach digital experience and digital security. A survey of over 350 IT executives around the world found that:
? Customer trust is at an all-time low and it’s hurting growth
? Executives are aware that customer trust is becoming critical to success
? Companies struggle to balance security with digital experience
? Failure to deliver on security impacts brand reputation, customer trust, and revenues
This report, Drop A Pin At The Intersection Of Digital Experience And Security, shares insights into these findings and what sets top digital businesses apart.
Forrester has published the results of its research evaluating the 10 most significant web application firewall (WAF) vendors on 33 important criteria. Akamai is proud to be recognized as one of three Leaders in WAFs, with top rankings in both the current offering and strategy categories.
Which bot management solution is right for you?
Bots are responsible for 30% to 70% of website traffic. They range from good to middling to bad, and from simple to sophisticated. Many bot management vendors say they can solve your bot problem. But can they really?
This e-book provides guidance on how to evaluate bot management solutions and understand what the differences mean for you and your customers. We cover the top 10 things to consider when selecting a bot management solution, from accuracy and API protection to flexibility and resilience over time.
What to expect and how to prepare your best defense
DDoS attackers launch hundreds of DDoS attacks every day. When a DDoS attack strikes an organization, panic is common. No one knows why systems and applications are failing, who to call, or what questions to ask. Meanwhile, senior leaders want answers. Planning ahead and being prepared is your best defense against DDoS attacks.
This white paper explores best practices for building and maintaining a DDoS protection plan. You’ll learn what to expect from a DDoS attack, how to prepare, what to put in a DDoS runbook, and how to test your plan.
Gartner named Akamai a Leader in their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.
A web application firewall is an essential element in your defense against application-layer attacks, which pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security.
The Akamai approach to WAF combines:
An anomaly detection model
A repeatable testing framework to measure effectiveness
Threat intelligence to identify the latest threats
A cloud platform for global scale
Managed security services to help organizations better protect their websites and web applications over time