Many industry experts advise financial services institutions (FSIs) to embrace digital transformation. At the heart of that mandate is the need to satisfy rising customer expectations for fast, secure, always-on services delivered seamlessly across all channels and devices. While it’s important to harness the digital technologies today’s customers turn to — especially when it comes to engaging the millennial generation — FSIs need to optimize web and mobile performance to deliver exceptional end-user experiences. Here are eight considerations.
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New technologies used in Web 2.0 applications have increased the volume and complexity of network traffic. More than ever, businesses must deploy new methods of monitoring and controlling these applications in order to discover and mitigate new hidden security threats.
Gartner named Akamai a Leader in their 2017 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls.
A web application firewall is an essential element in your defense against application-layer attacks, which pose an ever-greater threat to productivity and security.
The Akamai approach to WAF combines:
An anomaly detection model
A repeatable testing framework to measure effectiveness
Threat intelligence to identify the latest threats
A cloud platform for global scale
Managed security services to help organizations better protect their websites and web applications over time
Web Application Threats Are Evolving. Are Your Security Efforts Keeping Pace? Today, Web application security threats are not only becoming more abundant than ever, but also more difficult to detect, and more complex to solve. Many organizations are responding to these unique vulnerabilities with traditional network security approaches. However, sophisticated Web applications threats require a more sophisticated security strategy. What’s worked in the past won’t necessarily work today; and what’s more, Web application security requires a comprehensive solution, not simply a series of a la carte provisions. For detailed steps toward improving your Web application security strategy, download the VeriSign® Enterprise Security Services white paper, Best Practices That Improve Web Application Security.
Today, defending your organization’s web properties means more than just protecting a handful of enterprise web applications from advanced malware. Learn more on the complexity and challenges of defending against today’s modern threats and discover how Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) is an ideal defense solution.
There is no single anti-malware product that can block all malware infiltration and subsequent activity. The only way to combat the malware threats is through an end-to-end, integrated, real-time, context-aware, holistically-managed system.
Published By: Webroot
Published Date: Sep 18, 2013
This Webroot whitepaper compares deploying secure web gateways as software or appliances on-premises vs. as a cloud-based service. Lower cost, fast implementation, rapid scalability and less administration are all good reasons to adopt SaaS and cloud-based applications. In addition to these benefits, cloud-based secure web gateways can also provide better security and faster performance than appliances or local servers. It discusses a number of advantages of cloud-based solutions that appliances cannot match, such as:
• Better defense against zero-day threats and spam servers
• More comprehensive signature and URL database
• Supports remote users more securely and without the cost of putting servers in every location
Choosing a solution for Vulnerability Management (VM) is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jul 11, 2017
Given the evolving way Web and Cloud applications are used—and the constantly shifting threat landscape organizations must confront—proxy architecture is more important than ever in terms of securing Internet access. It’s imperative to have effective compliance and company policy enforcement, and the use of a secure web gateway with advanced functionality is a key piece of an enterprise’s security architecture.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jan 11, 2013
Threats to web application are becoming increasing complex - from malware and advanced persistent threats to data leaks. This guide is made to address your needs and provides a step by step to assess your security needs.
Customers, employees and partners are more frequently accessing web-delivered services from their mobile devices. At the same time, attackers are constantly discovering new ways to compromise security, including advanced malware and application layer attacks. Without the right tools, you are vulnerable.
NetScaler gives you the visibility and control to manage, accelerate, and secure all your web properties, so you can deliver both the service and security your users demand. To learn more about web security and NetScaler, read the full report: Defend Web Properties from Modern Threats with Citrix NetScaler
Businesses face an increasingly complex set of threats to their Web applications—from malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) to disgruntled employees and unintentional data leaks. Although there is no single security measure than can prevent all threats, there are some that provide broad-based mitigation to a number of threats. The use of SSL encryption and digital certificate-based authentication is one of them. Changes in the way we deliver services, the increasing use of mobile devices, and the adoption of cloud computing compounded by the ever-evolving means of stealing information and compromising services leave Web applications vulnerable to attack.
In this chapter, we turn our attention to the combined risk of losing data and losing customer trust.
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