Advanced Endpoint Security
Endpoint security is an increasingly critical element for corporate networks as more employees and authorised outsiders (such as business partners, consultants, customers and clients) are granted network access through a variety of mobile devices via the internet.
The proliferation of devices connecting to services that are hosted both internally and externally means that there is no longer a single point at which a security device can be installed to provide protection for users. The installation of security software on all end-point devices as well as network servers can resolve these issues. Such software may include auto-containment which amplifies what AV vendors have historically being trying to achieve, mobile device management, antivirus, antispyware, firewall and a host intrusion prevention system.
Next Generation Firewall
“Next Generation Firewalls” (NGFW) is the term used to describe devices that go beyond the traditional firewall functions by adding security capabilities such as intrusion prevention, SSL and SSH inspection, anti-virus, web-filtering, reputation-based malware filtering, deep packet inspection, application awareness and Active Directory integration support.
An NGFW should not be confused with a stand-alone network intrusion prevention system (IPS), which includes a commodity or non enterprise firewall, or a firewall and IPS in the same appliance and are not closely integrated. The term UTM is often used to describe devices with a similar range of features and the two names are often interchangeable.
With the demand for bandwidth increasing at a phenomenal rate, users connecting multiple devices and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) becoming more and more predominant, it is important that solutions respond to the dynamic needs of the market and facilitate this rapid growth without putting further strain on the existing network.
The latest wireless LAN standard, 802.11AC brings faster speeds, increased capacity and better coverage to yield an “always on” wireless network with fewer holes and better overall performance. This allows service providers to glean more bandwidth infrastructure by offering the latest in AP technology, such as 3×3 MIMO.AC APs, and users to access wireless devices for bandwidth intensive applications such as voice, data, video and internet communications.
Today’s biggest internetworking challenge is for organisations to get the most out of the equipment on their networks. Data usage is heavily relied upon by bandwidth-heavy solutions such as VOIP and IP surveillance equipment making it important for organisations to utilise networking equipment for their connectivity purposes.
Where there is a requirement for the management of devices, applications and network connectivity in general, it is imperative that there should be focus on the implications to the organisation. Easy to use and manage automated solutions that offer both onsite and cloud platforms make the life of a network manager or engineer much easier by allowing them to focus on other mission critical network needs.
Email & Web Security
Email and web security has become an integral part of IT security practice. As businesses embrace using the cloud, mobile devices and collaboration, increasing amounts of day-to-day work are taking place online. Doing business has never been easier, we can pay suppliers online with smart phones, apps and check emails on the go using the same technology. However, one of the problems with working via the web is that scammers and threats have become sophisticated in how they use email to obtain information making them look like they have been sent from within your business, from your customers, suppliers and even from you.
By addressing traditional websecurity needs as well as accommodating an increasingly mobile workforce and operating Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies, organisations must prevent and protect using cybersecurity services such as email gateways and web security. This provides real-time protection against immerging threats, malware and APTs, ensuring uninterrupted protection for email communications and cloud devices.