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Pairing Cisco SD-WAN and Gigamon for Full Network Visibility

Network visibility is more important than it has ever been before. In order to ward off cyberattacks, you need full visibility to monitor, manage, and protect your environments. Unfortunately, there isn’t one single monitoring tool that gives you full visibility into both your local and wide area networks. However, by strategically combining the right tools like [...]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: Cybersecurity, Infrastructure|

Protecting Your Company Against Spear Phishing Attacks

When it comes to protecting your company’s data and infrastructure, security products are not enough to prevent breaches. No matter how much you spend on these products or layer and configure them, at the end of the day, a product does not equal protection—especially when you enter the human variable into the equation. So, how [...]

AWS Vulnerability Management: Are You Secure?

AWS provides in-line security tools to kickstart the process of securing your environments. But these pre-built security tools alone are not enough to protect you from current (and future) threat landscapes. You need to implement and optimize the right components and configurations to mitigate vulnerabilities. Consider the following best practices for maintaining security in AWS. [...]

Understand the Full ROI of Gigamon for Enterprises

As an IT decision-maker, you’ve already heard how the ROI Gigamon provides via its monitoring capabilities and actionable insights you need to drive performance and keep your environments safe from cyberattacks through: Broker traffic: Gigamon reduces blind spots and delivers optimized traffic to advanced monitoring and security tools. Reduction of high-bandwidth traffic: Gigamon enables you [...]

Securing the Cloud with a Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Organizations moving to the cloud quickly find that it’s not a cure-all for all IT and security pain points. While moving to the cloud has many benefits, companies find they still need to optimize virtual environments for realistic ROI, meet current and future demand, and secure critical assets. Because of this, many turn to Web [...]

Gartner 2018 IDPS Magic Quadrant: Alert Logic Places as Challenger

The Gartner Magic Quadrant’s Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) category is relatively new. But it’s not without its rough beginnings. In fact, Gartner predicted the demise of the entire precursor to this category back in 2003 because, at the time, intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and intrusion detection systems (IDS) were just not delivering the [...]

April 30th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , |

Cylance Compromise Assessments – How They Work and Why They Are Useful

Many organizations don’t have the in-house resources necessary to give cybersecurity the attention it demands, much less complete a compromise assessment. With the current technology talent gap, finding the expertise you need isn’t easy, and with limited IT teams, finding the bandwidth to focus on your cybersecurity strategy is difficult. But with cyberattacks occurring within [...]

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

SOC-as-a-Service: The Arctic Wolf Approach to Cybersecurity

As an SMB, you likely have limited security staff. Your lean IT team does it’s best to provide coverage, but they’re already overwhelmed. You don’t have the time or resources to hire a comprehensive dedicated security team to provide SOC-as-a-Service. As a result, you have no one to monitor your firewalls, examine antivirus, or analyze [...]

Check Point Logging vs Traditional Network Traffic Log Analyzers

Most firewalls enable you to export a syslog file of filtered TCP/IP traffic, but many of them don’t include the tools such as a network traffic log to index and analyze firewall events. To get the benefits of a quality log analyzer, organizations are forced to either purchase these tools separately or build them in-house [...]

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , |

Security vs Short-Term Profitability: Enabling Long-Term Sustainability

Investing in security is expensive, and it’s often tempting to focus first on your current profitability. But not investing in security costs organizations even more. What is the takeaway concerning security vs short-term profitability? If you fail to implement a robust long-term, scalable security infrastructure in your environments from the start, then you run the [...]

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