Date Added: Feb 2010
Malicious malware and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are wreaking havoc on today's businesses. Over the past few years, these attacks have evolved from random hacking incidents to something far more sinister - criminal acts such as extortion, market manipulation and cyber terrorism. Cleanup is extremely complex and costly - more so to small- and medium-sized businesses where IT staff are overworked and lack the appropriate security expertise to adequately protect the organization. The fallout from data breaches is an additional concern as companies face regulatory fines, public relations headaches and brand damage. Security applications delivered as cloud-based services offer an up-and-coming platform to manage these concerns although premise-based solutions still have their place - depending upon an organization's requirements.