The internet was originally designed to help individuals get access to the information they need, freely and easily. For business organisations there’s a tricky balance to be struck.
On the one hand, you need to make it easy for employees to collaborate, communicate and access the resources they need outside the network. On the other hand, it’s vital that they do so safely and securely, and that no unauthorised traffic can get into the network.Productivity with Security
The only way to deliver effective web protection is to use a solution that combines accessibility with security, control, and insights. At the same time, it’s vital not to hamstring employees with slow, inefficient network performance that will damage their productivity.Combining Gateway Security Solutions
For the optimum solution in gateway security, you require complex firewall technology, combined with mobile device management, web and email proxy solutions and specialist web application firewalls.
Modern firewalls intelligently learn to protect against new threats before they can manifest within the network. Exploits such as ransomware, bots, worms, hacks and breaches can be stopped and risks exposed so that any infected systems can be isolated before malware spreads.Complete Network Visibility and Control
Administrators need detailed visibility of the network, its users and applications, so they can monitor network health, set policies and manage users through a single, central firewall console. The rich, reporting capabilities of Sophos and Forcepoint provide administrators with snapshot status updates so they can remain compliant and save business managers having to worry about security matters.
Everyone has their own mobile device these days and it’s almost impossible to stop employees bring them into the office without severe controls. The only way to manage this is to combine management of business-owned devices with access management for personal ones using a unified endpoint management solution.The Smart Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Solution
Your employees want to use their mobile devices because it improves their productivity. So your mobile device security management solution must not disrupt that. A solution such as Sophos Mobile offers administrators a way to keep business documents on all personal devices protected against viruses, malware and malicious content via a single console – without intruding on the user.
While browsing, your network users may stray to websites where they could inadvertently pick up malicious software. Secure web gateways filter out malicious internet traffic in real time to protect office and remote users against website borne malware and prevent data loss. Email gateways act in much the same way, filtering out email-borne threats, spam and spear phishing attacks.Effective Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
Your email or web gateway solution’s DLP capability will automatically prevent sensitive business data from being accidentally shared or intercepted. Emails and attachments can be automatically scanned, encrypted and digitally signed. Website traffic can be filtered or blocked, and web applications controlled. All your policies can be managed easily from a single control interface.
Home Working - Can You Collaborate?
#3 Connectivity and Support at Home
Working from home is now an everyday reality for many of our customers and network issues can be a challenge
As schools have now closed and other businesses have also sent people home, many home workers are struggling with ensuring they can run their real-time work apps such as Voice and Video conferencing without interference from other people, who are also working from home or using other online content
A Hackers Guide to Remote Working
Remote working for a hacker is brilliant, and not in the sense that they can work from home in a dark room wearing a hoodie. But because remote working means that a business is intentionally giving a path into the internal network that could potentially be accessed by anyone on the internet. This blog post covers some of the things that we have encountered across the team over the years.
#2 Your Cyber Security
If you are allowing devices to connect from people’s houses – it's possible that these networks have already been compromised by hackers or will be in the future. Implementing two-factor authentication, where another device like a mobile phone is used for extra security is the most important security measure that can be applied to systems.
#1 Your Telephony
As the Covid-19 situation looks set to escalate, there's a lot to think about to keep your business running. Last week we shared the Top 10 areas we've focused on to ensure our own business continuity.
From today, we'll be going into these in more detail, setting out what we've learnt and offering specific guidance and support. Let's start with telephony.
About six months ago, with the slow death rattles of the exquisite Empire C2 drawing near, not going to lie I'm still in mourning – that and python2, I was on the hunt for a new platform to sink my teeth into. While playing around with various frameworks on offer such as SilentTrinity, Faction, Merlin (all of which have their positives), I started looking at Cobbr's Covenant framework....