Today's enterprises and government agencies are faced with advanced persistent threats (APTs). These attacks often use social engineering and other techniques to gain a beachhead on corporate networks. From there they probe and use "privilege escalation" to gain access to high-value information and then use stealthy techniques to send the information outside without detection.
The attackers are far more patient than the perpetrators of yesterday's simple smash-and-grab operations. Often these attacks are too sophisticated to be countered by today's typical information security defenses.
But a new form of defense, the Next Generation IPS, combines application awareness, context awareness, content awareness and high-speed intrusion prevention capabilities to detect and stop many APTs.
Read this white paper to learn more.