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Threat Landscape

Security insights powered by WatchGuard Threat Lab

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Malware Attacks blocked by WatchGuard

Malware Attack Frequency


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Malware Attacks by Region

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OF MALWARE WAS
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Known Malware

Top Ten Malware Attacks





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Network Attack Frequency


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Network Attacks by Region

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In-depth Analysis


Q3 2018
Internet Security Report
Q4 2018
Internet Security Report
Q1 2019
Internet Security Report
Q2 2019
Internet Security Report
You can’t make good decisions if you don’t have good data. If you don't know what your adversary is doing, you won't know how to protect yourself against their attack. Have you ever wondered what types of cyber attacks affect small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises (DEs)? Well, you've come to the right place. Each quarter, the WatchGuard Threat Lab analyzes the latest trends about malware and network attacks, and shares their insights in the WatchGuard Internet Security Report
If you know the most common malware seen around the world, you can make sure your anti-malware service is updated to catch it. If you understand which threats bypass which defenses, you can ensure you have the additional layers needed to catch them. In other words, having the right trend data can help you adjust your defenses, making you a better security practitioner. Our quarterly Internet Security Report (ISR) provides the valuable threat data security professionals need to stay at the top of their game. Download now. The WatchGuard Internet Security Report provides analysis of threat data from the Firebox Feed, which comes from more than 33,500 unified threat management (UTM) appliances worldwide. We also deliver deeper insight into the big security stories from the period, and fresh research from WatchGuard's Threat Lab. Download Now WatchGuard's Internet Security Report is based on Firebox Feed data coming more than 26,000 unified threat management (UTM) appliances that are monitoring and protecting SMBs and distributed enterprises around the world. This data gives us insights into what types of network exploits, malware infections, and advanced attacks are launched by cyber criminals every month, and how they change and update their attacks over time. Download Now Download the latest report now to learn where you should update and perfect your defenses to better protect your organization from the latest network exploits, malware, and advanced attacks. Also, look at past reports to better understand how the threat landscape is has changed and evolved as sophisticated attackers utilize new techniques to crack your defenses. Download Now

Top Ten Network Attacks





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About the WatchGuard Threat Lab


WatchGuard’s Threat Lab (previously the LiveSecurity Threat Team) is a group of threat researchers committed to discovering and studying the latest malware and Internet attacks. The Threat Lab team uses data from WatchGuard’s Firebox Feed, internal and partner threat intelligence, and a research honeynet, to provide analysis and practical security advice about the top threats on the Internet.


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