Identifying, indexing, and stopping threats.
New business units are formed, business applications are changed or new ones are developed, management structures change, new service providers are added, regulations change, new hosts are added to the network and/or new routers/switches and firewalls are added or changed. All these changes may interrupt the security controls that are necessary to protect sensitive information.
An Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) is a network security system made up of in-line sensors placed between network segments — e.g., VLANS, physical separations, etc. The typical placement of an IPS system is at the network perimeter, however, an IPS can also be located on internal segments to protect critical data. Unlike firewall and anti-virus systems, an IPS has application layer visibility enabling it to block attacks that these other security safeguards cannot.
To remain effective, it is critical that an IPS keep pace with the changing dynamics of the protected network. Keeping pace involves tuning, policy building, maintenance plus expertise that is in short supply — or stretched thin — to decipher and respond to critical event data.
Stay current with security technologies and threats
0day exploits don't take holidays and neither does our monitoring of them and reacting to them. Stay current and protected against existing and new exploits and threats as they evolve and come to light.
Respond to incidents 24/7/365
Hiring experienced personnel to cover every moment can be difficult if not nearly impossible. Each of our security professionals have over 10 years experience and will be monitoring and responding to your threats throughout all 31,557,600 seconds of the year.
Retain expert security resources at a fraction of the cost of FTEs
Full time hires for every specialized security area are no longer necessary with easy to implement security services. Pay for the expertise and results you need now.
Link controls to business risks
Threat management must manage risks on all sides of the environment, from business-centric to technical. Combine your business and technical risk-minimization efforts with our threat management efforts.
Our approach to Threat Management.
While every provider has their own method to solving threat issues, ours focuses around customer needs and building a secure environment that balances the requirements of the business side and security/compliance. We guide you through each step detailed below, ending in reports at intervals that work best for you, 24/7/365 to keep you continuously secure.
Architecture and Placement
Gain managed real-time protection for critical information assets within your infrastructure. Sensors are deployed in-line at strategic points on your network, providing visibility at the application layer and the ability to block attacks before the payload can reach its destination. The challenges that arise when implementing IPS, such as integration into the existing network, sensor placement, product selection, and performance bottlenecks are a thing of the past so you can get the most from your technology investment.
An optimized IPS that has been tuned is an IPS that can do it's job to the best of it's abilities for your infrastructure. Our experienced security analysts will create the initial policy, collect and analyze the data, then adjust the policy to best protect you. An optimized IPS intelligently blocks unwanted traffic while causing no disruption to good traffic, without tuning the IPS will not only fail to protect traffic but may impact network performance as well.
Updates and Ongoing Tuning
Whether called signatures, attack database, security intelligence feeds, every IPS needs to stay current with the constantly evolving threat landscape. When an update occurs — which may be as frequent as daily — a decision must be made if the update should be used and how. Never update and even the best technology available will become useless over time. Automatically update without QA or analyst review and your vital production traffic may suddenly be mistakenly blocked.
Monitoring, upgrades, and policy/configuration updates within your threat management solutions is a necessary step when continuously securing your infrastructure. Backing up your configurations in the case of a failure can be done seamlessly and behind the scenes so your IPS can be restored quickly.
Event Review and Analysis
IPS provides multi-layered, sophisticated capabilities to detect and prevent malicious or unwanted traffic on the network. Advanced security expertise is required to understand all of these mechanisms, attacks, applications, and protocols. Staying up to date with all threats and modifying the device appropriately can be very challenging and time-consuming. Our experienced security analysts are here to provide expertise to your organization and make the necessary changes.
NetWorks Group analysts sift through the raw data so you can free up resources. Providing reports and recommendations that are understandable and actionable for your organizations response. We keep you informed of trends and current attack patterns, without bothering you with constant alert notifications going off at all hours.
The best technology in the threat management space.
Through our experience of working with a multitude of intrusion detection products we have partnered with choice companies in an effort to bring you the best products available. A good device can only be utilized to it's fullest when it's managed correctly and continuously by experienced personnel.
Juniper Networks IDP Series Intrusion Detection and Prevention Appliances offer the latest capabilities in network intrusion detection and prevention to protect the network from a wide range of network intrusions and security attacks.
Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls provide organizations with a two pronged approach to stopping these attacks. Unwanted applications are blocked through App-ID and those that are allowed can be scanned for vulnerability exploits by the NSS-Approved IPS engine.
The Check Point Intrusion Prevention System Software Blade combines industry-leading IPS protection with breakthrough performance at a lower cost than traditional, stand-alone IPS solutions.