Enlist a Strong Defense
A Multi-layered Approach
Keeping your network safe from malware attacks, hackers, viruses, and other security threats is consuming more of your resources. With increasing numbers of remote users potentially compromising your network, among a host of other new security risks, implementing multi-layered security can protect your data and safeguard your organization.
Get to Know the Security Risks
Data breaches can carry heavy legal consequences including financial loss, regulatory fines, and other liabilities. Maintaining a strong security stance ensures you're compliant and that sensitive information and confidential data cannot be accessed or exploited.
But, as quickly as your IT staff can track down security threats, infiltrators can break through from new directions. It's a worthwhile pursuit to become aware of your network's vulnerabilities in order to take immediate measures to remediate any security weaknesses. A security assessment is an ideal first step to develop a 360° view of your network infrastructure and uncover any security weaknesses.
Build a Tough Perimeter
A robust and comprehensive network security system involves components like firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and employee education initiatives. These components work together to mitigate risk and minimize network downtime and maintenance.
Firewalls are mission critical to a sound network security plan. These hardware and software systems block unauthorized access and can immobilize malware, worms, phishing, and other tactics that try to invade your network and infect your systems.
The prevalence of spam and social networking websites puts users at greater risk for clicking on an infected link. Fortunately there are comprehensive software solutions that work in conjunction with firewall hardware to protect notebooks, desktops, and servers.
Making sure remote and mobile workers, customers, and partners have secure network access is also a concern. Implementing advanced VPN clients using multiple encryption methodologies and tunneling protocols simplifies remote network deployments and allows you to add new applications without disrupting network performance.
Solutions Begin with Us
Deploying an IPS, an appliance that identifies malicious activity, logs information, and works to block activity, transforms your network from vulnerable to powerful by constantly protecting each connected resource. In addition, updating your patch installation schedules can minimize the risk of threats like zero-day exploits—fast-spreading viruses on unpatched known vulnerabilities.
What's Your Policy?
Monitoring your inner circle is just as important as keeping an eye on your organization's perimeter. Attacks can come from within—all it takes is a disgruntled insider with network access. You can enforce strong passwords, email encryption, and policies with automatic "kill" plans to wipe clean notebooks, thumb drives, and mobile devices if they are lost, stolen, or a user separates from your organization. Developing acceptable network-use policies can also prevent careless users from succumbing to malevolent tactics while online.
Questions to Ask
As you begin to assess your network's security, ask yourself:
- What are the risks to our data, and are there controls in place to mitigate those risks?
- Do I know where our data resides, and is it stored where it should be?
- Are any of our network practices in violation of compliance requirements?
- Is our network protected against an internal attack?
Strong security policies can protect your organization against disruptions and downtime. Ease the burden of security upkeep by regularly updating your firewall hardware and software, refreshing your organization's systems, investing in new technologies like thin client and virtual desktop computing, properly disposing of assets, and improving policies on user Web use. These initiatives will not only minimize legal risks, but will also maximize efficiency.
Protection Starts Here
Our experts can show you how to make your existing infrastructure more secure, scalable, and efficient. We offer Internet and Intranet Security Assessments, penetration and vulnerability testing, as well as VPN and wireless assessment services. Once security issues are uncovered, we can provide the hardware, software, and remediation plans to fix identified problems in order to secure your organization's data.
For more information, contact your Account Manager at 1-800-369-1047.