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Unified defence for effective IT security.

Sonicwall : 16 May, 2007  (Technical Article)
The extent of malicious code and other IT threats necessitate a policy which goes beyond traditional anti-virus into unified threat management according to Sonicwall.
In response to the news that one in ten sites searched by Google contain malicious code, network security specialists SonicWALL believe the best defence against the myriad of threats hiding on the web is a unified defence policy, one that encompasses all the elements in the legitimate computer users' arsenal.

Google researchers discovered that hundreds of thousands of sites in its database launch so called drive-by downloads. Simply loading some web pages can launch malicious software, compromising security in a virtually undetectable manner.

Google has said it will look to identify and flag web pages with embedded malware, but this will not protect everyone.

Keith Bird, Managing Director, Europe for SonicWALL says, "Only a comprehensive approach to web security can protect end users from malware sites. With web 2.0, today's threats are numerous and often integrated into innocuous widgets or embedded media.

"For example, a Trojan might deliver a rootkit which could unload a key-logger. An antivirus or firewall alone just will not guard against the many blended threats created to steal your information or damage your computers."

SonicWALL discovered a disturbing convergence in the Malware ecosystem in 2006, and revealed the fact that whilst nuisance viruses were in decline, there had been an alarming increase in combinations of spam, spyware, viruses, keystroke loggers and infected URL sites operating in conjunction to enable fraud.

Bird concludes, "The evolving dark side of the internet is best countered with unified threat management technology. In order to avoid becoming a statistic it is down to end users to take up their own defence."
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