Reality about Browsing Security with Draytek

If you’re accountable for IT security/management, keeping clients safe on the web is one of the most serious issues you confront. However, there are some obsolete thoughts about dangers that can hamper possible security.

Protecting users on the web (http/https) requires you to think about all the ways users access it, and the different ideas cyber-criminals have in their minds for getting around traditional anti-virus security.

To secure your data, keep your clients gainful, and cut down on the measure of time you spend cleaning up compromised PCs, I suggest read below.

Draytek Vigor 2860

Myth: You may think that a strict browsing policy that simply blocks malware sites and keeps users safe.

Web security used to be pretty straightforward: you merely had to block out certain websites in categories like adult content, gambling, P2P, and violent or extremist content. (like Draytek WCF and APPE Filter)

You may have some sound reasons for blocking those kinds of websites – they probably violate your country laws, company policies, present legal liabilities, harm worker productivity, and can contribute to an unhealthy work environment.

But blocking dubious sites won’t keep users safe from web-borne threats.

The reality is that the vast majority of threats come from legitimate websites that have been compromised by cyber-criminals.

Current websites tend to be built from a huge number of components. Some of these are likely delivered by third-party sites and the bad guys have become expert at targeting those, which are often not as well protected and carrier for vulnerable codes and malwares.

So, even if a site has done a good job securing its own substructure it could still unintentionally be serving up malware. Malwares delivered by malvertising (Malware Ads) is a common example.

Some attacks – called drive-by downloads – can infect your computers with malicious code just by visiting a compromised website. They don’t even need to click on anything because the infection happens automatically, without them even realizing it. Your staff are particularly at risk of this kind of attack if they don’t keep your browsers and all associated plugins up to date with outstanding security patches.

In addition to a URL filtering solutions and router based Web Content Filters, randomly perform deep scanning of web traffic as it’s accessed and keep your devices up-to-date and protected by trustful internet security solutions.

“By 2017, more than 50% of network attacks will use SSL/TLS, yet most organizations lack the ability to de-crypt and inspect SSL communications to detect threats.” Gartner

Hashim RK | IT Manager


DVCOM Technology LLC, Dubai, UAE

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Author: Hashim RK

IT Manager @ DVCOM Dubai Specialist in Digium|Asterisk, VoIP Gateways, Draytek, Cisco, MS Lync, Linux, Oracle and MySQL Living in Dubai since 2005. 15+ Years in IT Industry.

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