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Paessler PRTG Monitor Addresses Malware Cloud Computing Concerns

Company Warns Against False Sense of Security

Security Track at Cloud Expo

Firewalls and anti-virus programs can lull many companies into a false sense of security, according to Dirk Paessler, CEO of his eponymously named Bavarian software company. "Despite these effective programs, malware attacks on corporate IT infrastructure still happen and often go undetected until the late stages of the breach," he said in a recent release. "By then, sophisticated cyber-criminals have already done significant damage, stealing or exposing sensitive corporate or customer data."

Ensuring enterprise network security requires a comprehensive, strategic approach beyond traditional anti-virus and firewall solutions, according to Paessler. "Real-time network activity monitoring with Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor delivers a more advanced, comprehensive, affordable approach to IT security than malware programs alone.

"By enabling the detection of network irregularities when they occur, PRTG Network Monitor helps IT administrators recognize and thwart imminent attacks with a more strategic security posture.

"A network monitoring solution can work as an early warning system, providing an instant alert when specific thresholds are exceeded. "PRTG Network Monitor can immediately detect significant and rapid CPU load changes, unusually high traffic levels or excessive use of hard disk capacities--all important indicators of an undetected attack."

More Stories By Roger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.