Advanced Persistent Threat

Despite the continuous and growing investments in computer security –Gartner estimated that in 2013 enterprises spent more than $13 billion on firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, endpoint protection platforms and secure Web gateways–, it is clear that the war against malware is far from being won.

In fact, the consulting firm warns that “All organizations should now assume that they are in a state of continuous compromise” (“Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection from Advanced Attacks”, February 12, 2014). It is precisely with the aim of informing our customers and users in general of the real danger posed by advanced threats that we offer readers this exclusive newsletter that includes the aforementioned Gartner report.

The subject is really important, as shown by the following data: 85 percent of targeted attacks against businesses go undetected for weeks or more, and 92 percent of incidents are discovered by a third party, according to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report.

To fight this situation, Panda Security proposes the use of services capable of detecting and combating advanced threatsPanda Adaptive Defense monitors and controls every application running in an organization. The service, designed for large enterprise customers, consists of an agent installed on every endpoint on the network, a cloud infrastructure, and the constant monitoring and assistance provided by PandaLabs security experts.