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.
The massive DDoS attack on Dynamic Network Service (Dyn) which caused severe network outages and disruptions to Dyn’s major clients including Twitter, Raddit, Spotify, Tumblr, and many other well-known websites. When a DDoS attack penetrates its targeted service website, users of the victimized site may experience disruptions or outages when accessing the services and functions. The crisis was regarded as a loud wake-up call on how vulnerable our cloud services and data centers are in terms of DDoS attack.
SD-WAN is one of the most applied enterprise networking models among SDN applications. According to IHS market research, there will be approximately 45% of enterprises in North America to adopt SD-WAN in the next two years. The era of “software-defined everything” is happening in real-time and SD-WAN is already a booming sector.