Has your organization taken on increased mobility, digitization, smart devices, and cloud computing, among other technological innovations? If so, you’re likely seeing a massive boost in the amount of data you’re creating, which means your security needs to evolve along with that data growth.
Networks are constantly at risk of attack as cybercriminals have proven to be quite innovative in their approach to accessing data and breaking through security, even if it seems relatively strong. Your security needs to adapt as network demands change, because most legacy systems can’t keep up.
Does This Look Familiar?
Most early security measures simply sought to secure network connections. Firewalls and virtual private networks kept everyone in line and made the necessary data encryptions. IPS and IDS evolved to monitor traffic and make sure the system was secure. Slowly, more and more security tools have been developed, such as next generation firewall (NGFW) devices. However, digital transformation has brought us to a point where these tools aren’t enough on their own.
Many traditional networks are still working with first- and second-generation security protections. However, to protect a digital organization where there are multitudes of Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to the system, there needs to be a heightened focus on a fabric-based approach to how you protect your organization.
Many network elements are interconnected now, which means traditional security isn’t going to protect much. Integrated devices are the key to collecting and sharing information about the threats that are out there now. The best devices are able to see when a sophisticated attack is underway.
This is important because the faster you can shut down a cyberattack, the less damage you’re going to incur. Your data can be compromised in seconds, which means including automated features can assist in making sure you are alerted to the issue in real time.
Of course, since you have many devices on your system, you need a security measure that will allow interoperability between them. Some of these will have self-learning capabilities, which means multiple threats to your system can be identified and dealt with accordingly.
At One Connect, we have developed high performance solutions that are customized for our clients. We have more than 400 clients who can attest to our focus on core business issues, managing multi-vendor solutions, and troubleshooting time-consuming tasks that can be a burden on organizations. Contact us today to discuss the best solutions for your organization.