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Reduce the daily amount of security alerts

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Security threats are getting more serious and are increasing in volume. Security departments are getting more and more security alerts every day. Since it is practically impossible to investigate hundreds of alerts a day, many of these alerts remain uninvestigated. Of course, this benefits cybercriminals and they are able to continue their malicious activity for days, weeks or even months before their attack is detected.

New threats are developed every day, and this shows in the numbers as well. In 2015, 430 million new malware threats were released. Two years before, this number stood at ‘only’ 30 million. Since malware is easily spread by cybercriminals, organisations receive many security alerts every day. So many, that most are severely understaffed and unable to look into all of the alerts.

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Too many alerts

Recent research on security alerts showed that 92 percent of the organisations investigated (SMB, Midmarket and enterprise) receive up to 500 events every day. 88 percent of the organisations are receiving up to 500 severe or critical alerts a day. It’s impossible for organisations to hire enough people to adequately investigate these alerts. Almost 90 percent of the organisations is only able to investigate 25 or fewer of the severe or critical events per day.

Prioritise events

This means that the security department has to prioritise the events they will investigate and risk being infected because of another security event that they haven’t looked further into. It also leaves almost no room for improving the company’s security, since dealing with all the alerts is taking up a lot of time. Therefore, it would be prudent for many organisations to drastically reduce the number of daily alerts.

DNS layer security

A better network protection, means fewer security breaches and therefore fewer alerts. However, with digitisation, many workers are currently on the move which makes protecting the network more difficult. By enabling security at the DNS layer, you can stop threats before they ever reach your network or endpoint and block advanced threats that no one sees. When you use predictive intelligence as well, you can predict an attack before it even happens. You no longer have to wait until the malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before you can detect or prevent it.

Fewer infections also mean fewer alerts for the security department, reducing the risk that they are potentially missing a severe security breach because of the amount of events they are receiving.

Would you like to know more about how you can stop malware and ransomware threats in their tracks and reduce the amount of time you need to spend to do this? Read more in the white paper ‘Waste less time fighting ransomware attacks’.

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