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Threat Protection

What is Threat Protection?

Threat protection refers to a set of security measures and technologies designed to detect, prevent, and respond to various cyber security threats that can compromise the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information systems and data. The goal of threat protection is to safeguard organisations, networks, devices, and individuals from malicious activities carried out by cyber criminals.

What are the key components of threat protection?

Antivirus and Anti-Malware Solutions

These tools are designed to identify and eliminate malicious software, including viruses, worms, trojans, and other types of malware that can infect systems and compromise data.


Firewalls act as a barrier between a trusted internal network and untrusted external networks, controlling and monitoring incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. These help prevent unauthorised access and protect against network-based threats.

Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) 

IDS monitors network or system activities for malicious activities or security policy violations, while IPS actively prevents or blocks such activities. These systems analyse patterns and behaviours to detect potential threats.

Email Security

Threat protection in emails involves filtering out malicious content, including phishing attempts, spam, and malware to prevent users from falling victim to email-based attacks.

Endpoint Protection

Endpoint security solutions protect individual devices (endpoints) such as computers, laptops, and mobile devices from a variety of threats. This includes antivirus software, device encryption, and application control.

Web Security

Web security solutions aim to protect users from threats encountered while browsing the internet. This includes filtering malicious websites, blocking harmful downloads, and preventing phishing attacks.

Behavioural Analytics

Behavioural analytics tools analyse user behaviour and system activities to detect abnormal patterns that may indicate a security threat. This helps identify potential insider threats or compromised accounts.

Threat Intelligence

Threat intelligence involves gathering and analysing information about potential and current threats. This information helps organisations stay informed about the latest cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and attack techniques.

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

SIEM systems collect and analyse log data from various sources within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. They help identify security incidents, analyse trends, and provide real-time alerts for potential threats.

Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

DLP solutions prevent unauthorised access and transmission of sensitive data by monitoring, detecting, and blocking data leaks or exfiltration attempts.

Incident Response and Forensics

Incident response involves the processes and tools used to manage and mitigate the impact of a security incident. Forensic tools help investigate and analyse security incidents to understand their origins and impact.

Effective threat protection requires a multi-layered approach, combining different technologies and practices to create a robust defence against the evolving landscape of cyber security threats. It is an essential aspect of overall cyber security strategies for organisations and individuals alike.

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