Nowadays, antivirus software is a standard part of any IT security arsenal, allowing the user to scan both static files and programs running in memory for potentially malicious activity. Whist this is indeed good practice, attackers that are smart enough to devise zero-day exploits are often smart enough to get past malware detectors.
Additional security measures must be put in place to encourage attackers to move on to other, less difficult targets. Internet and e-mail filters can be used to blacklist potentially malicious addresses and prevent drive-by downloads which can easily compromise the integrity of your network. Keeping systems up to date is also key to preventing attacks, ensuring that potential attackers cannot exploit any known vulnerabilities in your OS or applications. Layering all of these methods of security is important as it makes your system a more daunting prospect for any potential attacker.
If you are concerned about the current security systems within your business and would like advice and cost-effective solutions, then why not speak to Krypsys? Whether you’re looking for help with penetration testing and security reviews, or are looking for advice on security compliance and web security solutions, Krypsys can help you. For more information on web security solutions from Barracuda Networks, Check Point, Alien Vault and Netwrix, please contact Krypsys on 0845 474 3031 or [email protected].