New Report: Is IT Losing Confidence In Its Security Architecture?

September, 11, 2014 Franklyn Jones

More than half of IT organizations admit they aren't sure if their networks have already been breached by an advanced malware attack. If a breach did happen, nearly 50% are not confident that their IT staff could detect the presence of an attacker. And 44% are not confident that their organizations' products and processes can keep up with new and emerging security threats.

All of this disturbing news is contained in an interesting new report just released by Lieberman Software, an identify management security company.

This data is alarming because it clearly suggests that IT has lost confidence in its ability to protect the business – despite collectively spending billions of dollars each year on multi-layer, defense-in-depth security architectures based on state-of-the-art detection technologies.

Famed psychologist Abraham Maslow once said, "If you only have a hammer, you tend to look at every problem as a nail." In this case, the "hammer" could be considered the multiple-layers of detection technologies deployed in an organization – including firewalls, secure web gateways, AV, IPS, content analysis, URL filtering, etc. IT organizations have been relying too long on these hammers to play the never-ending "whack-a-mole" game. While all of these technologies certainly deliver some value, the Lieberman report clearly suggests that IT has lost confidence is their ability to stop targeted malware attacks.

Or, stated more succinctly, IT is beginning to realize that detection technologies – regardless of how advanced they are – will ultimately fail to keep the business safe.

This is another indication that the time is right to begin integrating isolation technology into the network security architecture. With isolation technology implemented at the perimeter, ALL web content (including all browser-borne malware) is kept outside the network – with no ability to penetrate the network and gain access to internal resources.

It's a powerful technology that delivers tremendous value in the never-ending war against cyber criminals by shutting down a primary threat vector for targeted attacks. In fact, Gartner named isolation as one of the top 10 security technologies for 2014 and recommends isolation to their clients as part of their Adaptive Security Architecture (Gartner clients can learn more on their web site).

If you're ready to move beyond detection, we can help. Spikes Security is delivering an enterprise-class browser isolation solution that eliminates all known and unknown browser malware without relying on any detection technology. Simple, powerful, effective – and no more need to play "whack-a-mole."

It's time to restore confidence in your network security architecture. Learn more at and request a demo for your organization.

Franklyn Jones, CMO, Spikes Security


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