A Multilayer Approach
Network security is a requirement for any business today. Your customers, vendors and business partners expect you to protect any information they share with you.
If you aren't absolutely certain that your network is secure, than it probably isn't. With the sophistication of today's hackers, any breach in security can put you and your customers at risk and can even spell the end of your business.
Any network connected to the internet is susceptible to a wide variety of serious threats, including:
- Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses
- Spyware and adware
- Zero-day attacks, also called zero-hour attacks
- Hacker attacks
- Denial of service attacks
- Data interception and theft
- Identity theft
No single solution can protect you from the wide variety of threats your network will face. You need multiple layers of security. If one fails, others still stand. Designing an infrastructure to defend against complex threats and malicious attacks, which continue to change in behavior and characteristics, is critical today more than ever. Olsen Consultants will design a multi layered solution to protect your network with hardware and software. The solution will ensure that the software is constantly updated and managed to protect you from emerging threats. All of the components of your solution will work together, which minimizes maintenance and improves security. Network security components will include:
- Anti-virus and anti-spyware
- Firewall, to block unauthorized access to your network
- Intrusion prevention systems (IPS), to identify fast-spreading threats, such as zero-day or zero-hour attacks
- Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), to provide secure remote access
With network security in place, your company will experience many business benefits. Your company is protected against business disruption, which helps keep employees productive. Network security helps your company meet mandatory regulatory compliance. Because network security helps protect your customers' data, it reduces the risk of legal action from data theft.
Ultimately, network security helps protect a business's reputation, which is one of its most important assets.
Penetration testing, often called “pentesting”,“pen testing”, or “security testing”, is the practice of attacking your own IT systems in the same way a hacker would to identify security holes. Of course, we do this without actually harming the network.
A vulnerability is a security hole in a piece of software, hardware or operating system that provides a potential angle to attack the system. A vulnerability can be as simple as weak passwords or as complex as buffer overflows or SQL injection vulnerabilities.
To test if you have any vulnerabilities in your systems, we use a specialized suite of tools that we have refined over the past 15 years, it is a robust vulnerability management solution. We will conduct penetration testing before and after your network security measures are in place as well as regularly scheduled ongoing tests.