Physical security appliances and core infrastructure technologies have improved significantly in recent years, providing enhanced protection “out of the box”. You can now leverage these built-in advancements to help complement your security strategy – from the ground up.
Depending on the complexity, size and scale of your organisation, it is essential that any approach to security is implemented with the ongoing management of your infrastructure at the forefront. Ensuring that core appliances and end points across your estate are continuously monitored and updated to protect them from the evolving threats, is a task that can be mostly automated if the appropriate hardware has been incorporated from the start.
Next generation and web application firewalls now provide a broad range of functionality that allow you to have greater awareness of the traffic across your network and how it is controlled. This helps minimise the risk of a breach occurring, regardless if an attack is targeted at the network or application layer.
By enabling or incorporating capability focused intrusion prevention and detection, you are able to further protect your network and resources from malicious activity, both internally and externally. How different events are analysed and consequently react, can also be automated. This provides further ease of management and improves critical response times.
Although smaller organisations generally believe they are less exposed to the risk of encountering a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, if getting caught in the midst of one, the impact can be devastating if a sufficient mitigation plan and solution is not in place. An ever increasing number of highly publicised DDoS attacks are represented across the media, all of which could have been significantly alleviated had a suitable physical or cloud based appliance been in place.