When you think about IT security, you typically think it is comprised of a company’s security of servers, applications (cloud and workload), dev-ops, unified communications and their network. And it’s the network that acts as the central hub, enforcing policy across other department’s administrators
A subset of cybersecurity, network security is focused on the integrity of network and data sent through devices within the network. Cybersecurity protects internet-connected systems which includes both hardware and devices, software, and data in storage and in transit from attacks. Cybersecurity falls under the category of Information Security which is the umbrella term for process and functions used to protect all sensitive data.
Vulnerability scanning detects and classifies system weaknesses in computers, networks, and communications equipment in order to predict the effectiveness of established countermeasures. Vulnerability scanning lets you take a proactive approach to close any gaps and maintain strong security for your systems, data, employees, and customers.
With so many cybersecurity threats, it makes sense to invest in a managed firewall solution.
Endpoint security management is a policy-based approach to network security that requires endpoint devices such as laptops, printers and mobile devices, to comply with specific criteria before they are granted access to network resources. Any device with a remote connection to a network creates a potential entry point for security threats.
Short for distributed denial of service, DDoS attacks are when a massive influx of web traffic from a multitude of IP addresses floods a machine or network resource. As a result, all systems shut down, preventing legitimate requests from being fulfilled. Think of it as a group of protesters crowding the entrance of a store to disrupt normal operations and keep buyers out; it’s essentially the same thing.
The perpetually increasing complexity and variety of modern cyberattacks continue to drive the need for more robust and complex security postures. Simply having a traditional firewall in place is no longer enough to safeguard your data; left with only a firewall as protection, your network is extremely vulnerable to infiltration. Since so many of today’s business activities take place ‘in the cloud’, it is more difficult to control the security of your data, and some Internet-based services and applications are more vulnerable to certain attacks than others. Understanding the various security risks posed by these business tools—be it an application or server—is imperative to protect yourself from potential exposure.
A penetration test—typically referred to as pen test or "ethical hacking"—evaluates IT infrastructure security by safely identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities found in appliances, operating systems, services and applications, in an effort to identify vulnerabilities that a potential attacker could exploit.