blended threat


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

blended threat

Using several techniques to attack a computer system or network. After all, why adopt just one method when viruses, worms, Trojans and software vulnerabilities used in clever combinations can help to ensure that more systems are compromised and more people are harmed? See virus, worm, Trojan and vulnerability.
References in periodicals archive ?
Blended Threat Module -- goes beyond traditional, signature-based antivirus offerings to block emails that contain malicious URL links and utilizes a cloud-based malware behavior analysis service for rapid identification of new malicious links.
Marshal8e6's Blended Threat Module[TM] will enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of Marshal8e6's existing email and Web security solutions.
In addition, Avinti's patent-pending behavior observation technology, used to solve the problem of blended threats, will be quickly integrated into Marshal8e6's portfolio of email and Web security solutions.
The network effect of NEWT significantly improves the intelligence of stopping blended threats.
Avinti's iSolation Server, a proactive e-mail security solution, stops stealthy, complicated threats such as this attack and other zero-day malware attacks, targeted threats, blended threats, and mass variants.
and Ireland for SurfControl, said: "The rise in blended threats has reshaped the Internet security landscape.
When these technologies combine to work together as part of an integrated solution, the enterprise enjoys complete protection against both simpler and more sophisticated threats, including viruses, worms, Trojan horses, blended threats and hackers.
More than 20,000 customers worldwide are protected from the full spectrum of blended threats by the SurfControl Enterprise Protection Suite and SurfControl ATI Service.
The new release includes an integrated firewall, intrusion detection and antivirus technologies which, according to the company, can protect against blended threats and worms such as Blaster, Welchia and SoBig as well as unauthorised intrusions and port scans.
Government agencies face ongoing security risks from viruses, worms and sophisticated blended threats, such as Code Red, Nimda and Klez, that target network vulnerabilities, rapidly infect via multiple means, compromise data and co-opt networks during coordinated cyber attacks.
These blended threats are increasingly designed to get past point- solution security and target multiple vulnerabilities in clients and corporate networks.
SurfControl has advised users to follow common sense e-mail security management policies and install filtering technology that can detect the presence of blended threats such as viruses and malicious code hidden in HTML.