Is Your Information “Out There?”

07/06/2018 09:20:10
Protecting People by Protecting Institutions.

Connections are being made everywhere but not all of them are good. The Internet is flooded with stories of dreadful connections and we just can’t look away!  One woman was taken out to the cemetery to meet her online date’s diseased grandfather while a second man details how a woman he met on a popular dating app used his credit card to buy a motorcycle for her ex-boyfriend. Some stories are less humorous, like that of Justine who was stalked by a man she met on a popular dating app. She finally rid herself of him after months of torture by blocking him on dating apps, social media and through her phone service provider. Finally, we’ve all received emails from unknown Princes who are willing to give up a considerable fortune if you will only send your personal details and bank account information. The Internet has made developing connections instantaneous and sometimes unsafe unless the proper precautions are taken.

Just as personal connection has progressed into the realm of the Internet making the risks more significant and less visible, business networks are being bombarded with infinite connections from phones, tablets, computers, and countless other electronic devices used for business productivity, by clients and yes – the criminal element. Gartner Research studies state that over 75% of network attacks occur at the application layer, while UTM – the primary security appliance still in use - is pitifully outmatched by modern day network security threats, which focus on the application layer. How can businesses ignore the security of something so fundamental that interacts directly with the end user?  How is this any different from sending your banking details to the Prince but asking him to “Please keep this confidential!”

Organizations are universally in need of better security options for their application-layer now that email, file transfer, web surfing, web chat, data sharing and virtual terminals are business requirements for even small organizations. The application layer has access to personal and business information, vulnerable to hackers who hope to intercept and redirect your passwords, banking information, email, messages or any other information you send or receive through apps. While the personal ramifications of an intercepted credit card number could be disastrous for you, imagine the dire consequences of the interception of banking information for a business, school or even government institution that you rely on!  Exactly what we were thinking – potential collective catastrophe.

Sangfor Technologies is using NGAF to protect you and your organization by protecting your data from being intercepted or leaked. Founded in 2000 and a publicly traded company as of 2018 (SANGFOR STOCK CODE: 300454 (CH)) Sangfor is the global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Cloud Computing and Network Security. See for more information on Sangfor one-stop solutions for the network security needs of your business and your customers.

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