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Effective Tactics to Protect Midmarket Enterprises From Advanced Threats

Published: 29 March 2016

ID: G00296335

Analyst(s): Neil MacDonald

Summary

Midsize enterprises face unique challenges when dealing with advanced threats that bypass traditional security protection mechanisms. Midmarket I&O leaders need to strengthen attack prevention capabilities and improve detection and response when the inevitable compromise occurs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Improve Prevention
    • Start With Stronger Hardening Strategies for Prevention
    • Update to Latest EPP Offering
    • Add Network Sandboxing for Defense In-Depth
    • Update Your Network Edge Security With Threat Intelligence Feeds
    • Use Application Control (Whitelisting) for Server Protection
    • Adopt Web Application Security Testing as a Service
  • Detection and Response
    • Consider Advanced Threat Detection Delivered as a Managed Service
    • Pressure EPP Vendors to Add EDR Capabilities and Wait
    • Get Visibility Into Cloud Services Usage
    • Don't Underestimate the Critical Importance of Backup/Recovery
  • Bottom Line

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