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Why Prompt Breach Notification Is Important to Your Business

Why Prompt Breach Notification Is Important to Your Business

It goes without saying that consumers whose data might have been compromised by a breach are none too happy about it--especially in a time when the connection between data breach and identify fraud is growing. 

That’s why it is important for partners to make sure their security offerings not only detect threats, but also send alert notifications if and when a clear indication of system compromise is spotted. Such functionality helps ensure threats are mitigated immediately and can further promote the idea that partners serve as trusted advisers to their clients.   

“Unfortunately for online users today, it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ you will encounter Web-based malware, but ‘when,’” explained AppRiver CTO Joel Smith. “As cyber attacks increase in sophistication, many organizations react when it is too late because the attack is already underway.” 

Timely Notification Is Critical

Timely notification and information about cyber intrusion is critical for IT administrators, said Smith. “Our SecureSurf solution was built to put businesses at ease. It’s secure, reliable and delivers the protection a business needs without the complexity and costs often associated with enterprise-grade IT security.”

SecureSurf’s multilayered cloud solution combines proactive features such as firewalls, intrusion detection, anomaly alerting, log analysis, malware forensics and virus intelligence data. Until very recently, only large companies could afford to implement and maintain comprehensive solutions, but SecureSurf brings advanced Web security solution to businesses of all sizes. 

As a cloud service, SecureSurf can stand alone or work in tandem with AppRiver secure messaging products. Either way, every customer benefits from the company’s global threat intelligence. 

“By combining our own file, message, Web and network threat intelligence with industry data, we are effectively identifying network threats and vulnerabilities in order to minimize the threat attack window, or the amount of time an adversary is in the network before they are discovered,” said Smith. 

Benefits of Critical Threat Notifications

SecureSurf’s new Critical Threat Notifications are instantly delivered to administrators and flag detected traffic that could indicate a network has been compromised. Other benefits include:

  • Network protection from malware, adware and viruses: Real-time security based on data from a number of sources. SecureSurf's DNS engine captures information about bad URLs from a number of sources, enabling the service to protect customers from emerging insidious sites. Among the tapestry of security sources is AppRiver's own spam protection service, since a high percentage of URLs within spam messages deliver viruses or malware. 
  • Quick and easy deployment: As a cloud-based solution, SecureSurf is continuously updated (more than 2,500 times a day) to shield a network and employees from all known and suspected attack types.
  • Minimal footprint: SecureSurf does not slow a browsing experience, and users won’t know SecureSurf is running unless they happen upon a dangerous website.
  • Phenomenal Care: High-touch customer support is available from trained employees 24 hours a day, every day. 

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