It only takes one data breach to cause significant, long-term damage to your business’ reputation. Traditional firewalls only protect against the most basic of threats. In recent years Network Security has become one of the most important parts of successful IT strategies.
Unified Threat Management and Security Information Event Management platforms should be eployed to provide an effective defence against todays complex hacking techniques.
UTM Security Appliances provide not only the functionality of a traditional firewall, but also intrusion detection, anti-malware, anti-spam, content filtering and VPN capabilities in one integrated package. They provide a modern solution that is both easy to install and maintain.
Just having a UTM appliance or firewall in place is not enough, if you aren’t actively monitoring your network how will you know if a hacker is trying to break in to your systems. It is quite common to hear in the news about organisations discovering a data breach that happened over a year before they noticed it. Our UTM of choice is Cisco System’s ASA and FirePOWER appliances.
A SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) platform should be deployed along with UTM appliances and intrusion detection devices to actively detect threats and promptly alert your IT security personnel.