SOPHISTICATED ATTACKS YIELD BIG REWARDS
Securing today’s enterprise is more challenging than ever. Whereas in the past there was a well-defined perimeter to secure, the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) following mobility and BYOD, as well as the continued adoption of public following widespread adoption of private cloud services, results in a much more diverse and dynamic attack surface to be protected.
At the same time, the threat landscape continues to evolve in regard to both volume and sophistication as cyber crime has achieved big business status and maturity. Powered by a robust cyber crime ecosystem that includes a growing segment of “malware-as-a-service” providers, our FortiGuard Labs saw more than 700,000 intrusion attempts by the close of 2016, with 120,000 pieces of malware and 25,000 spam messages—every minute of every day. Further, in Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, the malware at the heart of incidents lived for only 58 seconds or less and was seen only at the compromised organization in nearly all cases. Most importantly, regardless of whether the result of a volume-based or targeted attack, a recent Fortinet Threat Landscape publication reported that the average organization has been successfully compromised with more than six active bots communicating out to cyber criminals.
That’s why Fortinet is pioneering a new approach to security, our Fortinet Security Fabric, which includes specific components recommended to address today’s advanced threats.