Dell SonicWALL threats research team has been tracking down all 2014 FIFA World Cup related spam emails. The emails have a common theme of providing false links and trying to lure users of providing their personal information in exchange for full access to live streaming videos or to claim prizes from a FIFA lottery.
“At Dell, we are deeply committed to protect enterprises against business disruption by consistently delivering industry-leading security solutions that are well suited for today’s advanced-threat environment. With cyber criminals increasingly exploiting software vulnerabilities, secure network connectivity is a key area of concern for enterprise technology decision makers. To meet present-day network security requirements, it is therefore imperative to adopt a fool-proof framework coalescing the enterprise network that provides deep threat prevention,” says Murli Mohan, General Manager, Dell Software.
Dell recommends net users to begin layering their defence systems which enables them many ways of preventing attacks and managing network bandwidth. This includes:
1.Vigorously defend the endpoints as most network infections begin with a compromised user device. Enforce every device attempting to access the internet to have threat prevention capabilities such as content filtering capable of blocking inappropriate, illegal and dangerous web content;
2.Comprehensive gateway threat detection m services that can provide complete inbound anti-spam, anti-phishing and anti-virus protection;
3.Manage network bandwidth with application control capabilities to provide granular control of certain application–limiting or blocking access–by setting policies based on logical pre-defined categories (such as sports), individual applications, or even users and groups to keep business application running at full speed;
4.Breaking the malware kill cycle by investing in a capable intrusion prevention system because it is far easier to keep the bad guys out than to expel them;
5.Add SSL inspection and application control to detect and prevent today’s advance evasive tactics or compromised web applications from sneaking malware into the network; and
6. And finally, ensure that there is a 24x7x365 threat response and counter-intelligence service for the firewalls and intrusion prevention systems so it can quickly receive the latest countermeasures to combat new vulnerabilities as they emerge.