Advanced persistent threats: not your average malware

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Executive Summary

Malware has evolved from nuisances to tools of criminal theft, corporate espionage and state-sponsored warfare. The problem is only getting worse as endpoint devices become increasingly mobile. This risk is paramount, as seen in the evolving class of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) - weapons in a new generation of warfare. Equipped with a host of stealth capabilities, they are programmed to focus on intellectual property, military blueprints and other valuable corporate assets.

However, the casualties of this war will likely be mid-market and small enterprises, which will be caught in the cross fire if they don't develop a comprehensive security infrastructure to lock down their end points. Network security is important, but the humble end point cannot be overlooked. APTs and zero-day attacks are pervasive and unrelenting, and they are forcing mid-market organizations to question the current security paradigm and change their approach to network and data defenses. In this important white paper, Kaspersky reviews the growing number of APTs and zero-day threats against endpoints; the security options available to mid-market and enterprise users; and how Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8 provides superior protection against routine and advanced malware threats. Be sure to read this important report now.

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