As is the case with many things in life, we do not often think about the burn until after the bite. As such, often we do not think about virus and malware protection and an intrusion prevention system until it is too late. For both personal and business computer systems, this oversight can leave us vulnerable to not just stolen or compromised data, but it could severely debilitate our information technology and network security platform. This problem is so prevalent that 76 percent of organizations have said their reputation was compromised because of a security breach. Neglecting to employ an effective intrusion detection system or intrusion prevention system can seriously impact our bottom line.
According to cyber crime statistics, the number of web sites with malware have significantly increased. So much so in fact, Google detects nearly 10,000 malicious websites each and every day. This proliferation of cyber crime has prompted the U.S. Government to spend billions of dollars in security measures such as an enterprise firewall and a intrusion prevention system ($13 billion was spent in 2011 alone)!
In response to this constantly growing and evolving threat, more and more organizations are adopting an intrusion prevention system known as next generation network security. Next gen network security is sophisticated and matches the growing sophistication of cyber threats. For example, cloud technology, which seamlessly allows users to access data and files from any location, has spurred business growth, but has also given birth to a new wave of threats. An intrusion prevention system that can proactively serve new technology while quickly adapting to the ever changing cyber threats, is a must for any 21st century organization.