F5 Networks’ 3 tips for handling security threats at enterprises


Infotech Lead Asia: F5 Networks has shared 3 important tips for handling security threats at enterprises.

F5 Networks say businesses should have a centralized, flexible access policy controls that provide comprehensive protection and keep users productive.

In addition, a DNSSEC solution that delivers security, improved performance, and global availability will be helpful for enterprises.

The third tip from F5 Networks is to deploy a secure web application firewall and comprehensive policy-based approach to web application security for addressing emerging threats at the application level.

The tips were offered in the wake of findings of its 2013 RSA Security Trends Survey.

The RSA survey says that organizations are struggling to keep pace with the changing face of security.

Mark Vondemkamp, VP of Product Management for Security at F5, said: “Companies will do well to proactively address trends like BYOD and cloud security, but they should also look to raise their game in terms of threat detection and mitigation.”

Security trends such as virtualization (73 percent), BYOD (66 percent) and the complexity of attack types (72 percent) have the greatest impact on securing organizations.

Nearly half of respondents admit that traditional safeguards are less than adequate in protecting against threats related to these trends, with roughly one-third of respondents reporting that their security readiness is inadequate.

Virtualization (73 percent) is considered as the top security trend that has the greatest impact on an organization’s ability to achieve security it desires.

The other major trends include: increasing complexity of threats (ex: Distributed Denial of Service attacks) (72 percent); BYOD (66 percent); change in the bad guys like shift from hackers to espionage and political motivation (62 percent); shift from data center focused infrastructure to cloud-based infrastructure (61 percent); shift from traditional client-server applications to web-based applications (60 percent).

BYOD is seen as critical in an organization’s ability to achieve the level of security it desires, yet a sizeable number of organizations are not taking the appropriate steps to address it.

Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of respondents see the shift to web-based applications as a trend affecting security, yet 37 percent of respondents’ organizations are not providing adequate security to protect against potential threats.

Sixty-six percent of respondents see the shift to cloud-based infrastructure as a trend affecting security, yet 49 percent of respondents’ organizations are not providing adequate security to protect against potential threats.

Kala K
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