The threat landscape is rapidly evolving with financially motivated attackers, nation-states, and hacktivists out to disrupt business operations, steal data, or conduct corporate or cyberespionage. The security industry is flooded with a variety of untested security start-ups. Some of these emerging solutions provide innovative approaches to attack detection and prevention. A comprehensive approach for data protection has network monitoring and traffic inspection at its core. Network traffic analysis is an essential element of most threat prevention and data protection strategies.
This IDC Technology Spotlight explores why these solutions are a requirement and describes the most critical components necessary to identify and contain attacker movement before critical network resources and servers containing sensitive data are exposed. It also discusses the role of Arbor Networks solutions in addressing the challenges described.