As e-mail security offerings grow more sophisticated and are more widely adopted, malware authors are increasingly targeting the Web. Banking on the combination of unsecured Web sites and browser vulnerabilities, they often sabotage URLs to infect site users with viruses and other malware.
Spyware, adware and phishing attacks can be difficult to identify and remove once your machines are infected. In addition to slowing the performance of individual machines and your network, such attacks can compromise corporate data security, customer and employee privacy, and the overall continuity of your business operations.
Maintaining Web security is a two-way effort - while it's important to keep unwanted material from entering your network, it's also critical to prevent employees from accessing inappropriate Internet content, whether or not the access is deliberate. It's possible that a high percentage of the time that your employees spend on the Internet is not related to their jobs. Surfing inappropriate content can slow employee productivity, while potentially exposing you to legal liability by helping to create uncomfortable working environments. And by tracking your employees' use of non-work-related sites, hackers can get access to your company's PCs. The next stop could be your network.
IBM Express Managed Security Services for Web security consists of three separate modules, each relating to a specific threat or combination of threats. The modules can be added or removed easily as your business needs change.