Home When Your Firewall Isn’t Enough

When Your Firewall Isn’t Enough

If you ever needed ammunition for your management about getting better network-based defenses for your enterprise, a new study by F5 Networks should help you. Earlier this fall, the company asked 1000 IT managers from around the world about their existing security measures and the cost of various exploits that they have observed over the past year. Strikingly, 100% of them have observed DNS attacks and nearly as many have observed denial of service attacks, both of which are worrisome.

Don’t know about DNS attacks? Here is an amusing video from F5 that explains the situation (and also pushes their own DNS server solutions, too.)

Here is an infographic from the survey results that shows some other trends (click to enlarge):

Of course, F5 would like you to believe that a traditional firewall isn’t enough, and one of their application delivery controllers (what we used to call load balancers back in the simple Web 1.0 days) can help boost your security. Perhaps, although there is a lot of other gear that can be purchased for this kind of protection that also go under the name of Web application firewalls too.

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.