The servers that house your critical data and applications — either physical, virtual or in the cloud — house the vitally important life blood of your organisation. To protect these servers, you need a combined security solution that works in real time to pre-empt and prevent hackers, exploits, malware and ransomware.
Enhanced Server Security
Your servers are potentially some of the most exposed components of your network infrastructure because the data and applications stored on them must be constantly available to users both inside the network and working remotely. Your server security can be enhanced with tools to lock down and control the kinds of application that can be run on the server.
A Multi-Dimensional Server Security Solution
With multiple possible angles of attack, servers need security protection against three very specific threat types. Only a solution that can provide anti-exploit, anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection is sufficient to ensure that your servers don’t provide an open channel into the wider network for undesirable and often real-time cyberthreats.
Exploits persistently look for vulnerabilities in server operating systems, applications and libraries, constantly seeking weaknesses which they can attack. Exploits typically look for critical data such as login credentials and financial information and aim to move from system to system. They may not be detected for considerable time, and occasionally may evade server protection measures altogether.
Prevention of Real-Time Exploits
The solution for protecting servers against real-time exploits is real-time prevention using artificial intelligence that looks for the traits of exploits before they are known and blocks them. Further measures can be applied such as using security solutions to ‘lock down’ servers so that only trusted application can run on them.
In today’s large networked environments, malware (such as spyware, viruses, rootkits and other forms of infection) is a constant and ubiquitous threat. As well as being targeted from outside the network, malware can transfer from end point devices to networked servers via files uploaded to shared resources.
Artificial Intelligence-Based Anti-Malware Protection
If you’ve got anywhere from just a handful to thousands of servers housing the data that’s critical for your organisation, it’s simply too much for a conventional anti-virus software to handle. What’s needed is a sophisticated server security solution that goes way beyond reacting to infections to stop previously unseen malware threats using behaviour-patterns learned in real time through neural network-based artificial intelligence.
Ransomware has been called “the greatest cyberthreat of our age”. The devastation wrought by ransomware is well known — it can paralyse enterprises, charities, government organisations and small businesses. To protect against it, network users need to be educated to manage their own security measures and take
Encryption Prevention and Rapid Rollback
Even if you have the best anti-ransomware, anti-encryption solution to protect servers against the malicious encryption of critical data, it’s still important to have the ability to roll back any changes that do slip through the net. Root Cause Analysis solutions not only discover threats but also remediate a server system to a known and safe state.
Changes to Chess ICT Ltd Terms and Conditions
Changes to Chess ICT Limited’s Terms and Conditions from 1 June 2020
Changes have been made to the General Conditions which apply to all our products and services as well as to some Schedules which are terms and conditions specific to our products and services. The Schedules which have been changed are Schedule 3.1 Voice Services, Schedule 3.2 Internet Services, Schedule 3.4 Cloud Voice Services, Schedule 4.1 Fault Management for Connectivity and Schedule 3.2 Maintenance Support Services.
The latest cyber crime report is never far from the headlines, whether it's a data breach, phishing attempt, or an email extortion campaign. However, one area that is often overlooked is phone fraud, where a hacker uses your phone system to either provide free calls to expensive foreign destinations or to gain some form of value from calling premium-rate numbers. If this happens you may be left with a significant bill.
At Chess, we offer a fraud monitor service where we check customer call profiles and lock them down if we notice unusual activity and I've noticed a definite uptick in fraud since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Here are a few security points that may be worth thinking about
BackUps and Recovery
Most people will by now have navigated the first month of lockdown and be working successfully from home. Your business may have moved to the cloud before COVID-19, or moved more recently. Many will still be working remotely on servers and devices with the data stored locally.
Wherever you are working and however you store your data, here are 5 key reasons to be taking BackUps and Recovery seriously.