In the last year and a half, the incidence of cyber theft has surpassed physical theft for the first time in history. This might seem surprising, given the push in recent years to educate consumers and businesses about online safety. But sometimes a little education can be a dangerous thing, causing those who have taken basic precautions, like setting up a firewall, to become lulled into a false sense of security. In reality, the security you set up beyond the firewall could mean the difference between a close call and a devastating data breach.

Think of it this way: Your server environment is a casino, and your hardware firewall is the door attendant. As long as a person has ID showing he/she is of age (as long as data appears to be from a safe, legitimate sender), the attendant will let the person in (the data will be delivered to your server). The door attendant does not monitor the person once he or she is inside.

But an Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDPS) acts more like a pit boss or eye-in-the-sky, searching among the people who have already gotten in (the data that the firewall has allowed into your server environment) for anyone displaying suspicious behavior. It can act quickly to prevent or react to the threat.

The IDPS is just one element of a complete security package. StillSecure and Hostway will present a free webinar on what you need to know to protect your information from the increased threats you’ll face in 2012. If you’ve been relying on a firewall or aren’t 100% sure your security is as strong as possible, please make plans to attend this free webinar.

Webinar: Beyond the Firewall
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CT
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