Recently, the personal information of Palo Alto High School students was published via a website that allowed students to see class rankings, grade-point averages and identification numbers. Is your school network at risk? Know your best defense against new threats. Join SonicWall at Booth 904 at the 2017 CETPA Annual Conference on Nov.
Note: This is guest blog post by Bryan Chester, Vice President of North America Partner Software and Imaging Sales at Dell. Email has long been acknowledged as a business critical application. However, it can expose your organization to devastating sabotage by offering hackers an easily accessible vehicle to exploit vulnerabilities in your organization’s network security.
Email security has become a big concern for organizations, thanks to phishing campaigns that deliver ransomware. Recently, there has been no shortage of notable cyber attacks. The Google Docs attack, Docusign phishing attack, Gannet phishing attack, and Jaff ransomware and its variants were all delivered through phishing emails. Most recently, the WannaCry ransomware attack was spread through an SMB vulnerability.
We enjoyed a “winning” week engaging with our loyal customers and partners at Dell EMC World, attended by more than 12,000 IT professionals like you. SonicWall had a strong and visible presence, with one key goal: to maintain and strengthen our ties with Dell and our mutual customers and partners. This event affirmed how important Dell EMC customers and partners are to SonicWall, and how committed we are to helping you stay ahead of the cyber arms race.
If you have been in this industry for more than a few years, you have probably heard the sales pitch, “What keeps you up at night?” It’s a typical sales tactic to elicit an emotional response to threats that seem to be out of your control. It’s designed to draw you out, start a conversation, and ultimately, prey on your fears.
Times are extremely restless for security teams as they face highly motivated adversaries, and the onslaught of very active and progressive cyber-attacks. Today’s hacking techniques are stealthy, unpredictable in nature and waged by skillful attackers capable of developing innovative ways of circumventing security defenses. One new and more popular way that is becoming a status quo among malware writers today is the malicious use of encryption.
When the SonicWall community separated from Dell and announced our SecureFirst Partner Program 150 Days ago, we confirmed our commitment to 100 percent fulfillment through channel partners. Since then, more than 10,000 partners across 90 countries have registered as SonicWall resellers, including 2,000 new partners. I cite these statistics not only as a testament to the global reach of SonicWall’s solutions but as a reminder of the heightened security landscape that causes businesses to seek out our partners and solutions in the first place.
Summertime means different things to different people. Whether it be kids enjoying time off from school, or parents taking long family vacations, summertime gives everyone an opportunity to re-energize and re-focus. Everyone that is, including hackers. Threats to your infrastructure don’t take a vacation, and if you’re entrusted with securing your organization email, it’s important to not leave your guard down during these warm summer days.
Summertime means different things to different people. Whether it be kids enjoying time off from school, or parents taking long family vacations, summertime gives everyone an opportunity to re-energize and re-focus. Everyone that is “¦ including hackers. Threats to your infrastructure don’t take a vacation, and if you’re entrusted with securing your organization email, it’s important to not leave your guard down during these warm summer days.
If you’re like the majority of internet users, you mostly access the internet from your mobile devices. And by the way, so do your customers. In fact, 2014 was the year that mobile traffic exceeded legacy PC traffic on the internet. Business success, now more than ever, requires that you provide a great, mobile user experience, Email continues to be a key communication tool for business.