In 2014, hackers made an estimated $2.5 billion in revenue from online criminal activity. With that kind of payoff and no physical risk, the incentive to breach your network has never been higher. And hackers have many types of network attacks to chose from. The top five network attack methods are
- Browser Attacks
- Evasive Attacks
- Stealthy Attacks
- SSL Attacks
- Network Abuse Attacks
Browser attacks rely on less tech-savvy users bypassing their network security by responding to phishing emails, opening files with viruses, and visiting or being redirected to malicious websites.
There is no doubt that as security solutions become more sophisticated and intelligent than ever, attackers methods evolve to counter them. Wiley thieves use evasion techniques that challenge network security like never before, exploiting weaknesses at every level of the infrastructure.
These attacks depend on infected devices being introduced to your network behind the firewall. If your firewall is only passively blocking external connections, then this will defeat that security by initiating the connection from within your network.
When it comes to stopping attacks, visibility is everything. While SSL and encryption have been the basis of secure communications, they have also enabled new avenues for attackers.
NETWORK ABUSE ATTACKS
Your client's day-to-day operations rely on the Internet to pump data and drive business. So if your network connection disappeared today, how much of an impact would that have?
With all of these options and more available, hackers can easily bypass a standard network gateway "passive" firewall to attack . The fact is, with malware based network attacks re on the rise at a rate that is nearly impossible to keep up with, your networks may already be compromised and you don't know it yet. You need professional, enterprise class protection you can count on that is easy to deploy by your staff... You need the soon to be released FIREFX product designed specifically to protect the custom integration environment!