Addressing the exponential growth in web-based malware, phishing and social engineering attacks, Check Point Software Technologies recently announced SandBlast Agent for Browsers with Zero Phishing technology. As the newest member of its industry-leading SandBlast family of solutions, SandBlast Agent for Browsers is designed to protect users from these evolving threats by seamlessly incorporating key components of the security model into the browser. It provides real-time protection, all while reducing the resources required to prevent today’s most advanced attacks.
To optimise business results and innovation, users now expect unconstrained internet access and immediate delivery of downloaded content and email. At the same time, enterprises must contend with the changing threat landscape, as they strive to prevent the theft of sensitive customer information and their own intellectual property, while maintaining the efficiency of their critical business systems.
Files downloaded from the web represent a leading entry point for malware today, and data shows this threat is growing. Web-based malware and social engineering attacks targeting organisations are increasing in volume and sophistication, with cyber attackers using the latest evasion techniques and persuasive scams to infect their victims. A preview of an upcoming SANS survey, Exploits at the Endpoint: SANS 2016 Threat Landscape Study, reveals:
- 41% of the respondents experienced their most impactful security events through attacks that used drive-by downloads of malicious programs.
- 80 percent of organisations have been impacted by phishing attacks over the past 12 months, with 68 percent witnessing an increase in this type of attack.
Coupled with the fact that 63 percent of data breaches involved some form of credential theft through either weak, default or stolen passwords, according to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, it becomes clear preventing the full-range of web-based attacks from reaching end users is critical to maintaining business security.