Friday, October 17, 2008

Adaptive Security

Adaptive Security

There are the Viruses, there are the worms, there are Trozan Horses, Malware and Spyware not to forget mentioning Phishing attacks. Data theft and inadvertent changes, disgruntled and dishonest employees. The list of vulnerabilities in the IT infrastructure is unending. And so are the latest attacks which are getting more and more sophisticated with each passing day. But there is no software which can deal with all these attack points with any degree of success or accuracy. It is found that any anti virus software at any given time only detects with 35% accuracy. So many threats are always looming large on your computer and corporate LAN.

Also hackers are advancing in there level of intrusion designing adaptive intelligent worms which can plant Trozan Horses to steal data from your corporate chest. Viruses can spread all around the net within 10 minutes. Think of the Business Catastrophe the whole world sits on today, dependent on internet for the Business Communication. Hence it is important not to depend completely on VOIP for your corporate communication and have a second line of communication to be a bit less vulnerable to internet crash.

SME’s are most affected by this scenario as they have a smaller budget but need to deal with the same level of threat as that of a big organization. Hence there is a need of a Integrated Security solution which manages all these aspects and is also easier to manage and doesn’t work as silos. Different applications from different vendors makes manageability and complete threat management a very difficult task.

Even big organizations could benefit from unified threat management solutions integrated to help the organizations in defending from all types of threats and offering cost and manageability benefits to the users.

The security industry could gain by pooling resources and hiring hackers into a R&D setup which would look at the solution from the point of view of the problem. As hackers brains could be harnessed for the benefit of the society at large.

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