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How CSPs can Close the Security Loop for SMBs

By Sue Rudd, Director, Service Provider Analysis, Strategy Analytics

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Posted on August 8, 2017 in: Security


The rising cost and complexity of today’s evolving cyberattacks require organizations to take a new approach to cybersecurity – one that blocks threats and malicious sites at the network level and is characterized by a closed loop model. This is particularly true for the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market, where cost constraints and limited security expertise leave Main Street businesses around the globe vulnerable to ransomware and other damaging malware.

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Security as a Service for SMBs: How ISPs can Fill a Rapidly Growing Need

By Arlen Frew, GM, Security & Applications


Posted on May 24, 2017 in: Security

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With cyberattacks affecting SMBs at an alarming rate, business owners are challenged with putting strong enough security in place to protect them from the average $20,000 price tag per incident. Ransomware in particular has hit the SMB sector hard. As stated in a recent study by Arctic Wolf Networks, last year saw a 433% increase in ransomware attacks against SMBs1 – a number that is expected to grow.

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Fighting Cybercrime with DNS

By Craig Sprosts, Vice President of Product Management

Posted on March 2, 2017 in: Security

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I recently sat down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading to talk about the role DNS plays in understanding and fighting emerging cyberthreats. In the interview, we went through the highlights of Nominum’s recent Data Science report, in which our Data Science team studied more than 15 trillion queries over a three-month period and reported on the world of cybersecurity through the lens of DNS, uncovering trends in phishing attacks, DDoS, the Mirai botnet, Locky ransomware, IoT-based threats and more.

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