Sunnyvale, California, May 25, 2010
Zscaler today released its Q1 2010 State of the Web report. The report details the enterprise threat landscape and the variety of Web-based issues plaguing Internet users. Among numerous findings, the report details several growing threat vectors, including attackers leveraging search engines and growing fake anti-virus threats.
Here are some of the top findings detailed in the new Zscaler State of the Web report:
“Attackers are continuing to refine their methods and when opportunities arise, they are able to deploy effective attacks within minutes,” according to Michael Sutton, VP of Security Research at Zscaler. “Whether employing black hat SEO tactics, infecting legitimate sites or spreading fake anti-virus software, they are repeating practiced and automated attack techniques that are succeeding with frightening efficiency.” He continued: “Something else we can conclude is that not only are attacks getting more and more sophisticated and targeted, but knowledge of them—such as the big botnets—isn’t making them go away.”
As a Security-as-a-Services (SaaS) vendor with a global network of enforcement nodes, Zscaler encounters a multitude of attacks each and every day. The company’s Nanolog technology, which is game changing in its ability to minimize logs exponentially without losing data, enables real-time reporting at the transaction level, giving Zscaler’s research team an edge in drilling down on or identifying new threats. The new report summarizes the threat activity over the course of the quarter and identifies emerging attack trends.
Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100 percent cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a multi-tenant distributed cloud security platform, protecting thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss. Learn more at zscaler.com or follow us on Twitter @zscaler.
Zscaler™, Zscaler Internet Access™, and Zscaler Private Access™, ZIA™ and ZPA™ are either (i) registered trademarks or service marks or (ii) trademarks or service marks of Zscaler, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Any other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
Vice President, Global Communications