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How Does Your Web Protection Stack Up Against Emerging Threats?

Secure Web Gateway 2016 August 22 0 comments

Learn what differentiates McAfee SaaS Web Protection in the marketplace, from IDC.

The Web security market is in a state of transition as organizations race to identify and extend control and visibility to a significantly growing mobile workforce. Web security vendors are also adapting to extend visibility and control over software-as-a-service (SaaS)–based services, which can be easily adopted by employees through their mobile devices to support file sharing and collaboration.

The rapidly evolving threat landscape is also forcing Web security gateway makers to catch up with more powerful offerings. Criminal attack campaigns target users through Web site drive-by attacks, often from legitimate Web sites, where malicious code scans Web browsers and browser components to exploit Flash and Java vulnerabilities.

These risks have led to highly visible threats, including a continued barrage of banking malware. Attacks are increasingly being delivered via hijacked advertising networks, weaponizing legitimate sites where the ads are hosted. Ransomware is also being detected in greater amounts and can spread through a drive-by attack, links shared on social media sites, or through malicious files hosted on popular SaaS services.

Organizations are seeking more robust Web security capabilities. Web security deployment models are rapidly changing as organizations address how to enforce security policies on remote workers, branch offices, and mobile devices. The standard on-premises approach is one of three main deployment options available to customers, but SaaS and hybrid deployment models are increasingly being adopted

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