A company's information technology (IT) team is continually evaluating new Internet security solutions as part of their effort to stay informed about the current threat landscape. This includes focus on the various ways to block an attack, whether it is in emails, on the Internet or via an employee plugging in a new device.
IT departments must continually evaluate and deploy best-of-breed security solutions to protect business-critical resources from the latest web, email, device, or blended security threats. Their goal is and probably always will be to find smarter, faster protection from emerging threats.
The medical industry, just as one example, includes hospitals and clinics, and they are very fast-growing organizations with constantly increasing network traffic. Networks have to transport X-rays, CAT scans, and other large imaging files over critical Ethernet connections or patient care applications as the medical industry goes digital. Most infrastructures share information across all sites which are indispensable for the fast delivery of patient care. Meanwhile many medical IT departments rely on layered security solutions to protect mission-critical assets.
We all love getting freebies like USB drives at trade shows, or when purchasing brand-new electronic devices, however, it is another story altogether if the freebie includes pre-installed malware. This is why the latest security technology includes features such as secure handling of removable USB devices - a popular item everyone seems to be carrying around today.
Internet security technology these days must be able to protect against threats that can be introduced from flash sticks and other portable USB drives.
Easy-to-use, strong and fast protection today uses cloud technology to automatically stop viruses and spyware before they ever reach your computer. Updates in real time keep computers protected from the latest online threats. Using less than half the disk space and memory of traditional security products, this new technology is light on system resources so computers run faster.
Specifically this security technology manages globally connected databases with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, adding another important layer to overall security. More IT department administrators are catching web threats today, thanks to in-the-cloud technology, and home users can now also use cloud technology to protect their computers even when they are not directly connected to an organization's corporate network.