We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat…

Matt Keil

Category: Firewall

Remember the movie Jaws where sheriff Browdy(Roy Schieder) sees the shark and says “We’re gonna need a bigger boat?” Enterprise IT managers might say the same thing when they see move networks or hulu networks on their network – if in fact they could see them. Problem is, many of these applications use port 80, and possibly HTTP-video – which means that they will flow right through every firewall on the market. And they will wave hello and goodbye as they scream past the URL filtering.

These are just a few of the applications that are streaming high definition video nowadays. And other services like YouTube are not far behind. And we all know what that means – the threat community will quickly figure out how to deliver the clearest, sharpest highest quality malware to your network, complete with penetrating Dolby 6.1 surround sound. Are you ready for it?

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