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IT security firm warns of new types of malware network

Veronica C. Silva | July 22, 2011
Web-based malware have become 'dynamic' that it is getting more challenging to protect users, says Blue Coat Systems.

Included in the report are suggestions on how companies can avoid the new type of malware. For businesses, it pays to block sites related to pornography, online games, and illegal or questionable categories.  

Blue Coat also suggested that a single defence layer, such as a firewall or anti-virus software, is no longer sufficient to protect against the dynamic nature of malware and the extensive infrastructure of malware delivery networks. Instead, businesses need the real-time protection and intelligence that a cloud-based Web defence can deliver as connected systems quickly expand and adapt to new threats.

"With a unique comprehensive view of the Web ecosystem, Blue Coat Web security solutions can identify and track malware networks to proactively protect customers from new attacks that these networks attempt to launch," said Daheb.


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