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Where Detection and Prevention Fail, Isolation Succeeds

Posted by Mehul Patel on Apr 30, 2019
As customers adopt a cloud-first approach to IT by allowing users to access the latest SaaS applications, customers are also looking to move their security services to the cloud. However, under-resourced security teams are in a constant position of having to put out fires. This is evidenced by the sheer number of devastating data breaches that make headlines every week.

According to Gartner, the accelerating adoption of cloud applications and an ever-mobile workforce have made the browser the most important productivity tool on an endpoint by far. At the same time, the vast majority of cyberattacks start with browser, targeting end-users with bogus emails and infected attachments, websites and downloadable documents.

We cannot expect legacy Web Security approaches like Secure Web Gateway, URL Filtering or Sandbox solutions to detect and prevent every threat. Even the most aptly trained professional can fall prey to a seemingly normal website or email. Instead, enterprises need to look to a strategy that isolates employees devices. Rather than detect threats and block employees from accessing dangerous web content, this approach simply isolates their laptops from all browser-based traffic.

How does this work exactly? Take a large, global insurance company as an example. They were experiencing web malware and phishing attacks and found that 80 percent of those issues were caused by employees accessing uncategorized websites. Infected devices required costly, time-consuming reimaging. While anti-phishing training for employees was somewhat helpful in addressing the attacks, many employees continued to click on infected links, leading to credential theft and malware infection. By leveraging isolation, everything employees do with a browser is executed in the cloud remote browser instead of the devices themselves. Whether surfing the web, reading emails or downloading documents, it is impossible for malware to be introduced to the network to which the device is connected. What’s more, end-users cannot see their web sessions are actually occurring on our platform rather than on their PCs. The experience is the same.

Menlo Security has done just that - created a transformative security access platform for web applications and websites, available as a service in the cloud or on-premise. This revolutionary platform is scalable, manageable, and easy for corporate customers to adopt. To learn more visit: https://www.menlosecurity.com/isolation-platform
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Tags: patient zero, browser isolation, malicious attachment, Web Security

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