Content Security a Hot Commodity
The Internet continues to be a dangerous place for IT, and conventional defensive weapons may prove inadequate. A typical Web exploit kit is available today on the black market for as little as $300 to $1,000, making it extremely easy for even non-tech-savvy criminals to launch content-based Web attacks that can cause serious disruptions for a business, according to researchers with Barracuda Labs. As Web-borne malware continues to grow rapidly, and blended e-mail and Web-content-related attacks and threats mushroom, IT departments are having a hard time addressing these risks with their arsenals of traditional endpoint security technology. Still, analysts and security researchers report that business is brisk in Web and e-mail security gateway products, as security professionals look for more effective ways to address the specific challenges of Web content security. While many IT customers are buying hardware and software based solutions of the sort that has become familiar over the years, others are also looking to acquire relief via new delivery channels such as SaaS or managed services.