Organisations can protect easily deceived employees with new Kaspersky solution

Half of businesses say that reducing potentially risky online actions of their employees remains a key challenge.

The research, conducted by Kaspersky, also found that in the last year alone, almost one-in-three network users were attacked by web threats.

Kaspersky advises that businesses can combat this human risk element by educating staff and implementing strict security policies, and supplementing endpoint protection with a solid first line of defence.

Another way around it is Kaspersky’s Web Traffic Security, which adds a risk-mitigation layer and stops threats when they attempt to penetrate the network, way before they reach employee endpoints.

With a multi-layered ML-based anti-malware engine, Kaspersky Web Traffic Security helps reduce the hazards associated with dangerous actions - like clicking phishing links - as well as potentially harmful activities, such as opening untrusted web pages.

It filters ingoing and outgoing content to reduce the risk of infection and data leakage, preventing corporate data being uploaded to public clouds.

The web control feature of the application also helps manage which categories of web resources employees are permitted to visit.

David Emm, Kaspersky’s principal security researcher, commented: “Social engineering is one of the key techniques attackers use to penetrate a business perimeter.

“Kaspersky Web Traffic Security is designed to not only reduce this risk, but also to relieve the pressures IT support staff are facing.”

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