Making the Business Case for Advanced Threat Protection

| April 26, 2016

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Traditional network and endpoint defenses are outmatched and don’t stand a chance at preventing, investigating, or remediating today’s targeted attacks. You need an advanced security solution, but you are struggling to convince your company’s executive team and Board to make the investment. If you want to make your case for investing in an advanced security solution to your company’s executives, then you’ll need to think like your executives.

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Barac.io

Barac is a fast growing, innovative cyber security company that solves the growing problem of protecting organisations against malware hidden in encrypted traffic. The use of encryption to securely protect data is widespread. Today, fuelled in part by the growth in cloud services and IoT, 80% of all corporate traffic is encrypted. However, the growth in the use of Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption has turned out to be a distinctly double-edged sword. Many CIOs realise that their existing security solutions are unable to detect threats over encrypted channels because they simply can’t see them.

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Barac is a fast growing, innovative cyber security company that solves the growing problem of protecting organisations against malware hidden in encrypted traffic. The use of encryption to securely protect data is widespread. Today, fuelled in part by the growth in cloud services and IoT, 80% of all corporate traffic is encrypted. However, the growth in the use of Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) encryption has turned out to be a distinctly double-edged sword. Many CIOs realise that their existing security solutions are unable to detect threats over encrypted channels because they simply can’t see them.

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