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Keep Your Business Safe From Zero-Day Attacks

Created: 03 Jun 2014 • Updated: 03 Jun 2014
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Policies.pngA zero-day attack is one of the biggest dangers to businesses online. Whether in the form of a worm, virus, Trojan or anything else, it’s a targeted attack that exploits a software vulnerability that was previously unknown, so it’s able to hit and spread before the software’s programmers have had even one day to try to fix the flaw – hence the zero-day name.

Zero-day attacks are quickly fixed with a patch once discovered, but their damage is mostly done in that short period of total vulnerability – and it can be devastating.

According to Symantec’s Internet Security Report, targeted attack campaigns rose by 91% in 2013, with a 62% increase in the number of successful breaches. A total of 23 new zero-day vulnerabilities were discovered, which is 23 golden opportunities for attackers to breach your exposed servers.

Thankfully, there are relatively simple ways to protect your critical systems against the disaster of zero-day attacks. Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition provides always-on protection for your desktops, laptops and servers.

Advanced technologies against viruses and other online threats protect your laptops, desktops, and servers against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, bots, zero-day threats and root kits.

With Endpoint Protection, automatic security updates happen over the Internet, keeping your systems current without employees having to stop what they’re doing. Laptops and desktops benefit from intelligent scanning technologies that help maximize protection while minimizing impact on system performance. It also analyses downloaded files and applications, and lets your employees know which ones can be trusted or avoided, to help eliminate risks or potential threats.

With advanced antivirus, antispyware, and firewall technologies protecting your laptops, desktops, and file servers, you can focus on running your business.