Why Traditional Security Network Fails SMBs | Avast

Why Traditional Security Network Fails SMBs | Avast
Katherine Little, 13 April 2021

Our newest white paper outlines the current SMB security landscape and explains how to move beyond the perimeter

SMBs are now operating their businesses well beyond the four walls of the office, using cloud, Software as a Service (SasS), mobile, the internet of things (IoT), and more to keep remote workers connected and productive. But traditional security solutions and methods are falling short, unable to address the new problems facing the modern SMB.
The growing remote workforce has increased the threat landscape
In 2020, SMBs had to quickly mobilize a remote workforce by providing users with new devices, support, and access to internal systems, collaboration and productivity tools, VPNs, and more. Cybercriminals have quickly identified ways to find and exploit new network security gaps within this increased attack surface.
Cybercriminals have evolved beyond on-premises appliances 
Encryption technology has given cybercriminals the ability to use SSL to hide dangerous malware from an organization’s security devices. SSL traffic flowing through business networks is often overlooked and goes uninspected by legacy security solutions due to performance and maintenance limitations.
Business is digital and in the cloud – appliances weren’t designed for that
Advanced, more frequent threats, combined with the unstoppable shift toward worker mobility, cloud-based servers, and cloud applications now require that modern-day security protects beyond the four walls of the office perimeter. Legacy appliance-based models can’t rise to these challenges because:
Appliances only protect some of the people, some of the time: Laptops, personal (BYOD) phones, and other tablet devices that move freely back and forth between the home and corporate networks aren’t protected and often carry threat payloads.
Appliances only protect some of the data: Data ..