Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security

From collaboration to communication to data access, the web is a mission-critical business tool. Enterprises rely heavily
on the web not only to innovate and compete, but also to conduct daily business. But the web also poses significant
security risks to the enterprise that are easily encountered by users, yet not so easy to detect.

Some of the most sophisticated web-based threats are designed to hide in plain sight on legitimate and well-trafficked
websites. Online advertisements, for example, are 182 times as likely to deliver malicious content than pornographic sites,
according to Cisco’s research.1 Research by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) also found that the majority (83
percent) of web malware encounters in 2012 were malicious scripts and hidden iFrames. These types of attacks often
represent malicious code on “trusted” webpages that users may visit every day.