The recent Threatscape Report by Fortinet cites a significant increase in web threat traffic – phishing and malware's growth was the highest yet.
Unfortunately, these gains also mean volume directed towards malicious sites, which will undoubtedly have an impact on next-generation online services and its targeted users.
Additionally, email virus and spam such as the now infamous eCard and Microsoft Outlook Update wreaked havoc and online gaming Trojans and Virut continued to be some of the main threat drivers.
Says Amy Thomas, Fortinet product manager at official distributor Zycko: "What is evident from the Threatscape Report is that malicious attacks, be it Web traffic, email viruses or more sophisticated exploitations are on the rise. Taking cognisance of the world's "threatscape", Fortinet recently launched its product strategy – at a partner conference in St Andrews, Scotland – which will enable organisations to fortify their infrastructure against the latest and increasingly sophisticated attacks."
Fortinet offers a security solution that encompasses e-mail, gateway, database, web applications and end-points. Addressing these respective security areas are the company's FortiGate, FortiMail, FortiDB, FortiWeb, FortiClient, FortiScan product families driven by the FortiOS operating system.