Enterprises Must Address Atypical Security Threats

Thursday, 26 September 2002, 1:22 AM EST

IT consulting firm Yankee Group has released two reports this month predicting tremendous growth in the Denial of Service and managed security markets.

According to the analyst firm, DoS attacks have become a regular problem and are prohibiting enterprises from accessing the Internet, as well as inhibiting IP carriers' from fulfilling their service-level agreements for both availability and latency in their backbone networks.

Furthermore, the IT consultancy says most enterprises have yet to address potentially exploitable vulnerabilities that are not protected by typical implementations of virtual private networks, intrusion detection systems, or anti-virus software.

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