Does Your Organization Use A Multi-Layered IT Security Solution?

by | Jul 25, 2018 | Content

Part of the reason that so many organizations find it difficult to protect themselves is that today’s cyber crooks use multiple threat vectors to gain access to your data.  They combine a range of IT threats and deploy them over numerous stages to maximize the likelihood of infection success.

Uncontrolled internet access is a big part of the problem. Internet security must be in place and working at maximum efficiency. Detecting threats before they can harm your IT system is crucial. If you don’t do this, weak internet security can go undetected. This opens the door to cyber thieves who can do significant damage to your IT network, data, and ultimately your organization.

What Are Some Of The Growing IT Security Threats You Face?

Threats that come from the Internet such as:

  • Malware in the form of worms, Trojan horse attacks, and viruses.
  • Spyware that hides in your computers and steals your data.
  • Identity theft and impersonation to access data.
  • Zero-day attacks and exploits.

Computer/endpoint protection isn’t enough. Today’s organizations must prevent security threats from reaching endpoints in the first place. And, with hackers’ multi-pronged approaches, you need a security architecture that does the same – destroys the intended exploits on multiple levels.

A firewall or antivirus program alone isn’t enough to keep your business and patient data secure. You need a combined, multi-layered security solution with managed antivirus, firewalls, backups, remote monitoring, and other security tools to protect your vital IT assets from intruders. There’s no question that today’s cyber thieves work around the clock to penetrate the walls of businesses and organizations. And, they are always looking for weaknesses they can exploit.

What Is Multi-Layered IT Protection?

The key to an effective security posture is to use multiple solutions with different techniques to block attacks – solutions that alert you if there’s a breach, provide reports and analysis for follow-up, and help to remediate the security gaps that allowed the intrusion in the first place.

Multi-Layered Protection secures your devices and users’ computing behavior across all the stages of an attack. It prevents infections that come from activities like web browsing, phishing and spear-phishing emails, infected files, counterfeit URLs, ads, social media, and devices like flash drives with the potential to deliver malware into your system.

Consistent 24 x 7 remote monitoring and reporting is the primary component for good, layered security. With an added layer of protection and an integrated workflow for remediation of detected vulnerabilities, you’ll have the advanced tools and processes to detect and eradicate threats before they damage your network and halt your operations.

Our automated, multi-layered solution runs behind the scenes to provide complete IT security on a 24×7 basis. We’ll oversee your network without disrupting or interfering with your business operations. Our security solution includes:

  • Managed Anti-Virus
  • Managed Anti-Spam
  • Managed Anti-Malware
  • Managed Firewalls
  • Web Anti-Virus
  • Web Anti-Spyware

Plus, you’ll be protected by:

  • A network-based Intrusion-Detection System.
  • Real-Time Remote Network Monitoring.
  • Mobile Device Management.
  • Patch Management and Upgrades.
  • Customized Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scans.
  • Workstation, server, and network device configuration and management.
  • Full network/infrastructure redundancy.
  • Tiered isolation between security zones.
  • A Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security Management Solution.
  • Advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
  • A Single Sign-On (SSO) Solution.
  • Emergency Response.
  • A Dedicated IT Security Advisor who will tend to your unique needs.

Additionally, our cloud-based, domain-layer protection solution will secure your users’ computing activities externally, rather than relying solely on endpoint protection. This ensures that most internet threats are contained before they even reach your network.

What About Employee Errors?

One of the biggest threats to information technology often comes from within an organization–the employees. These could be disgruntled employees or those who are simply careless. Your employees may visit websites that are infected with malware or open phishing emails they think are legitimate. Users can be tricked into disclosing confidential information. Many employees store their usernames and passwords in unsecured locations.

Cyber thieves will try to gain access to your information any way they can. It’s much easier for them to do this via your employees rather than through a well-maintained IT infrastructure.

This is why your employees need Security Awareness Training.  This is formalized training conducted by our IT professionals who are up-to-date on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Security Awareness Training for your employees reduces the risk to your organization’s data and IT systems and limits the chance of a data breach.

It ensures your employees have a thorough understanding of your organization’s security policies, procedures, and best practices.  We’ll customize our training curriculum according to your unique requirements, identify key security awareness topics, and help you establish a Security Awareness and Training Policy.

Some regulations specify the need for Security Awareness Training including HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOX, and FISMA.

Protect, Detect, Eradicate

With our multi-layered, network-based intrusion protection system, 24×7 remote monitoring, ongoing risk assessments, and Security Awareness Training, your organization will be armed with the actionable solutions and insights that provide protection, early detection, and eradication of viruses, worms, malware, Trojans, and other dangerous intrusions.