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.
Staying Secure Online
Our Information Security Officer, Joseph Ball regularly writes articles on different aspects of security. Joe's articles have proven to be really popular with our own people and he's often asked if they can be shared with colleagues outside of Chess. With this in mind, I thought it may be something you are interested in.
Capturing Requirements in a Virtual Workshop
Until March this year, the assumption was that we could meet in person with a client or project partner several times to move through the requirements definition process. As it turns out, the process of developing a new digital approach which utilises a combination of existing and emerging tools has evolved like a project in itself. These are our tips.
Critical Thinking and Confirmation Bias
I'm not a supporter of #DeleteFacebook because it's like saying if you don't want to get electrocuted, get rid of electricity. It's stupid. No, demand better standards for your electricity, so you don't get electrocuted…" – Christopher Wylie, Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower
Chess Wins Two Cybersecurity Awards
The Chess team have proven the invaluable work they do and have been recognised for their outstanding performance and commitment to securing organisations, by picking up two awards in the Sophos Partner Awards 2020 - Public Sector Partner of the year and Education Partner of the year.
Changes to Terms and Conditions
We have made an amendment to our General Conditions to include a definition of Supplier. We have made this change because the General Conditions together with the relevant product and service specific terms and conditions contained with Schedules 3 and 4 will soon apply to all direct customer contracts across the Chess Group.