Gartner Research

Use a Layered Security Approach to Combat Phishing and Malware-Based Attacks

Published: 26 March 2012

ID: G00233036

Analyst(s): Avivah Litan


Phishing and malware attacks against end users continue to rise, leading to increases in financial damage, intellectual property theft and user distrust. Enterprises must deploy a layered security approach to effectively fight these threats.

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  • Impacts


  • Impact: According to a recent Gartner survey, the percentage of U.S. adults experiencing malware incidents increased more than 30% between 2008 and 2011, causing significant damage. Some 54 million U.S. adults said they had incidents of malware on their desktops in 2011.
    • Browser Protection From Malware
    • Network Threat Intelligence
  • Impact: Phishing attacks are increasing, rising, and causing significant financial damage and the theft of critical intellectual property. Only a layered security and fraud prevention solution will be effective.
    • Anti-phishing Service
    • Phishing Site Linkage Detection
    • Browser Protection From Phishing Attacks
    • Detection of Malicious Email (With Phishing URLs or Malware-Infected Attachments)
    • Email Certification
  • Impact: More than 40% of U.S. consumers have altered their online behavior due to safety concerns, which has reduced their level of trust in email messages and online shopping.
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  • Appendix 2

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