Addressing Outsider Threats

You have several solutions when it comes to protecting the value of your company from outsider threats (i.e., attacks from external people or organizations or national government agencies). Network protection resources start the process and it ends with endpoints to protect against new attacks.

Perimeter Services

An organization’s network is vulnerable at the main entry point, which is the perimeter. The perimeter operates as a remote access point for remote workers, allowing them access to internal resources or as a filter for external communications. Traditionally, companies utilize multiple solutions such as IDS/IPS, Gateway antivirus, proxies, Sandbox solutions, and so on.

Cloud Security Management

Clouds are being used at an increasing rate by organizations due to their advantages. Because security solutions need to constantly evolve and add new parts to the infrastructure, this interfaces with the cloud effectively, allowing the cloud to share security related information across several organizations at once as well as covering several geographical locations.

Endpoints

Because users are no longer confined to a central location and are working from home, hotels, or even outside locations, the main focus of security now shifts from central protection (the perimeter) to the endpoints themselves. Attacks now target the endpoints and the user. Perimeter security alone is no longer able to execute security when users leave the trusted environment.

Continued Monitoring of Internal and External Behaviors

IT security is continuous and dynamic and as such, every behavior must be monitored within the organization in order to identify the threat promptly. A central log point is paramount to consolidate all information and identification.