Parker Ag Innovations, a seed and chemical distributor located in Emerson, Iowa, was looking to improve oversight of its warehouse operations with the addition of surveillance cameras.
The Webroot® 2015 Threat Brief provides an overview of the threats against a wide range of organizations and individuals during 2014. It is based on analysis of threat intelligence metrics automatically captured, analyzed and correlated across threat vectors by BrightCloud, a Big Data security engine that acts as the backbone for all Webroot endpoint solutions and threat intelligence services.
Many VARs find working with a single vendor less complicated and more expedient than sourcing from multiple suppliers. The drawback: The technology available in single-vendor portfolios is inconsistent in quality and functionality. Nowhere is this more evident than the security space, where a client’s critical assets must be thoroughly safeguarded with no tolerance for weak spots. A growing number of VARs show better returns and higher average sales prices than peers by creating holistic solutions using multiple best-of- breed technologies.
Picture a fortified underground bunker with a single aboveground entrance. Install an iron reinforced door with a secure keypad. Add a heavily armed guard and you’ve got a good chance of fending off anyone who might try to enter unauthorized. Now imagine that the facility is above ground, with 100 doors, all with different access codes that are managed and modified by the employees who access them.
Perhaps more than any other type of software solution a reseller can offer to its customers, endpoint security products are characterized by a huge gap between their minimal purchase prices and the enormous costs they can entail for clients if they fail to work properly. The financial benefits of retailing antivirus solutions are modest (typical street prices are $24/year per seat, with VAR cost roughly $12), while the potential losses suffered by a VAR’s customer due to virus or malware infections can be devastating.
The climbing rate of technological advancement demands a new approach to protecting our data and assets from pranksters, thieves and organized groups intent on fraud or cyberterrorism. This new path is comprehensive, real-time threat intelligence.
The best way for any business to grow is strategically: at a manageable pace, and with a clear view of implications and opportunities as they evolve. While there’s no single, all-encom- passing secret to success, these seven guidelines provide a solid framework for profitable, sustainable growth.
A major challenge faced by manufacturers is the state of data useable to glean actionable intelligence. Manufacturing, compared to industries that are using more sophisticated data analytics tools — like advertising and finance — is often scrambling to find better ways to use data to improve quality and efficiency.
Technology is a two edged sword. On one side, the introduction of new applications, devices, and web services makes people’s lives and jobs easier and more productive. On the other, the increase in user mobility, the migration to faster data pipes and the exchange of more information open businesses up to new threats and increased susceptibility to cyber attacks.
Cybercrime is increasing at epidemic proportions, from consumers, to SMB organizations to large enterprises. According to avtest.org, an independent service provider of anti-virus research, more malware was found in the past two years than in the previous 10 years combined. From 2013 to 2014, new malware jumped just over 71 percent from 83M to 142M new strains being introduced. And it turns out Small to Medium Business (SMB) organizations are becoming the cybercriminal’s “sweet spot”.