How Microsoft Fights Off 100,000 Attacks Per Month

Big companies’ networks attract many hackers and become interesting target. Security in these networks is really big challenge for professionals. Microsoft is one of companies that faced with the biggest challenge. Last year, Microsoft IT said it was the target of more than 100,000 intrusion attempts per month. Currently, Microsoft filters out about 9 million spam and virus e-mails a day out of a total 10 million received. That means that roughly 90% of incoming e-mails are spam.

In that environment, you’d think that VPN connections might expose Microsoft to serious security risks. So how does Microsoft mitigate those risks while continuing to offer VPN access to remote employees and contractors? The answer to that is manifold.

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