Time for a New Cybersecurity Stack at the Network Edge
Once confined to your corporate network and branch offices, the network edge has expanded to include private/public clouds, partner networks, or home-based users. Still, the network edge remains a critical point in the network to detect and mitigate cyber threats. The continuous onslaught of DDoS attacks, data breaches and ransomware attacks is a constant reminder that the traditional network edge cybersecurity stack is not working.
What’s required is a next generation network edge cybersecurity stack that’s fronted with stateless threat detection and mitigation technology designed to protect not only the stateful network cybersecurity stack itself but also the network and services behind it. In other words, what’s required is Smart Network Edge Protection.
Next Generation Network Edge
Stateless Smart Network Edge Protection provides a first line of defense as it stops inbound threats such as DDoS attacks, probing/reconnaissance and brute force password attempts that threaten the availability and performance of the stateful cyber security stack. This same edge protection should also detect and stop outbound indicators of compromise that have been missed by the cybersecurity stack, essentially acting as a last line of defense.