Industry 4.0’s promising technology trends encompass areas and applications such as the Internet of Things, cyber security, the cloud datacenter, horizontal/vertical system integration, data mining/analytics, AR, VR, 3D printing and robotics; what all these technologies have in common is that they must rely on some sort of networking architecture/framework in order to deliver the innovation, profits, benefits and convenience promised.
As more ships are being connected to broadband internet through either VSAT bands, L-band or 3G/4G/LTE mobile phone networks, there has been a significant rise in the demand for integrated gateway solutions capable of not only managing vessel voice and data communications but also mitigating cyber risks.
The IoT era has ushered in not only constantly increasing demands for connectivity but also growing concerns about tenacious and complex attacks. DDoS attacks today target not only connection bandwidth, but multiple devices that make up an enterprise’s existing security infrastructure, such as firewall/IPS devices and awide variety of applications such as HTTP, HTTPS, VoIP, DNS and SMTP.
Nowadays most enterprises and organizations have fortified themselves with some network protection measures, such as basic encryptions, anti-virus and web-filtering. However, as cyber attacks are constantly evolving and becoming more innovative than ever, these conventional protections are encountering their limits against the sophisticated cyber intrusions like social engineering, zero day attack and advanced persistent threat. Therefore, cyber security measures also have to evolve and the answer is next-generation threat prevention firewall.
In today’s business landscape, enterprises are relying more and more on cloud-based web applications to offer 24/7 serviceability, enhance competitiveness and expand user bases. Whether these web applications are deployed on –premises with private cloud settings or in cloud infrastructure with large data center, they have become frequently exposed to cyber criminals and suffered from web service outages caused by advanced cyber attacks, such as DDoS, spear-phishing, and SQL injection. According to Q3, 2016 State of Internet Security released by Akamai, in the Web Application Attack Frequency, SQLi accounted for nearly 50% of observed web attacks.