by Westron Communications on 04/06/12 at 3:29 pm
As more companies operate in the cloud and rely on mobility solutions, the security of corporate web sites is becoming increasingly important.
Web applications and web sites are under constant attack and are the most popular targets for hackers. Why? They remain the largest unprotected threat in corporate networks. In fact, a Ponemon Institute survey found that 73 percent of organizations have been hacked at least once in the past two years through insecure web applications.
This growing security threat calls for specific, powerful security solutions. One such solution is Mykonos Web Security Software, which is created by a division of Juniper Networks. The software uses ground-breaking Intrusion Deception Technology to defend against web-based threats in real-time. With Mykonos Web Security, Juniper Networks is changing the return-on-investment of hacking by making it costly, time-consuming and tedious for attackers to chase after false data.
“Juniper’s Mykonos Web Security solution addresses the critical security issues that enterprises face today,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for Infonetics Research. “At a time when buyers are questioning whether their investment in legacy solutions is providing adequate protection from today’s threats, Juniper is providing an innovative solution.”
The latest release of Mykonos Web Security provides 30 new features and enhancements that strengthen protection against a wider range of attackers and hacking techniques, simplify configuration for security administrators, and boost scalability to help ensure holistic protection as traffic volumes increase.
“Web-based threats have become a major concern, and companies require a proactive solution with real-time prevention to augment traditional-network security defenses,” said David Koretz, vice president and general manager, Mykonos Software, a Juniper Networks Company. “Mykonos is the first company to detect hackers during the reconnaissance phase of an attack. We can track, profile and, most importantly, respond to an attacker before the damage is done.”
The Mykonos Web Security solution uses a fascinating – and devastating – strategy to trap attackers. The solution creates detection points – or tar traps – to identify malicious actors in real-time as they attempt to hack their desired target.
Once attackers are identified, Mykonos Web Security prevents them from compromising critical information, wastes their time by presenting false vulnerabilities and provides valuable intelligence to thwart future attacks. This active, intelligence-based approach uses Mykonos’ Intrusion Deception System – the only system that truly neutralizes threats as they occur – giving companies the upper hand by using attackers’ actions against them without relying on signatures or passively restricting traffic.
With its latest release, Mykonos Web Security now detects a wider range of attackers and hacking techniques, protecting against more threats, as well as provides new countermeasures. These include:
- Preventing brute-force authentication attacks that rapidly guess combinations of user names and passwords to gain access to systems. Mykonos Web Security prevents the attacker from using any compromised credentials, even if an attacker happens to guess the correct password.
- Defending against directory traversal attempts that are used to map web sites to gain additional information on how to attack them.
- Integrating third-party software vulnerability protection into Mykonos Web Security, which helps prevent against known software vulnerabilities typically targeted by automated attack scripts. Mykonos Web Security now integrates a large library of known third-party attack data into its tracking, profiling, and response systems.
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