Protecting Access to Enterprise Web and Cloud Applications Against Malware and Phishing Attacks
The enterprise information technology landscape is going through a major Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) paradigm shift. Many organizations migrate critical applications and data to the cloud and allow users to access it from any endpoint device and any browser. Web and cloud technologies allow organizations to improve efficiency, enable business agility, and drive down the total cost of computing. However, the shift to web and cloud applications requires organizations to ensure that such applications are securely accessed.
User access to web and cloud applications, from home computers and remote/roaming endpoints, is not governed by organizational security and perimeter controls. Malware and phishing attacks can steal credentials from these endpoints, and cybercriminals can use them to perform fraudulent transactions or capture sensitive business data and intellectual property.
The web browser is used extensively to access web-based and cloud-based enterprise applications. Organization should ensure that malware attacks such as Man-in-the-Browser and Man-in-the-Middle and session logging (e.g. key logging) are prevented on both managed and unmanaged devices.