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Threat Management

Detecting and handling threats is a must.

Watching out for potential threats can be an overwhelming undertaking when paired with the other strenuous needs of IT management. Overlooking potential threats is a growing issue in today's world of breaches and cyber attacks that must be tended to. We have developed a threat management service that allows you to focus on your tasks while we watch and react to threats 24/7/365.

Maintaining a security posture that protects sensitive information and meets the requirements of regulatory bodies requires continuous monitoring. To remain effective, it is critical that an IPS keep pace with the changing dynamics of the protected network.

PCI Requirements

10.6
Review logs for all system components at least daily. Log reviews must include those servers that perform security functions like intrusion detection system (IDS) and authentication, authorization, and accounting protocol (AAA) servers (for example, RADIUS).

11.4
Use intrusion detection systems, and/or intrusion prevention systems to monitor all traffic at the perimeter of the cardholder data environment as well as at critical points inside of the cardholder data environment, and alert personnel to suspected compromises.

Only 21% of companies have full PCI compliance, are you part of the other 79%

HIPAA Requirements

164.308
(A) Risk analysis (Required). Conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information held by the covered entity.
(B) Risk management (Required). Implement security measures sufficient to reduce risks and vulnerabilities to a reasonable and appropriate level to comply with §164.306(a).

HIPAA compliance is a must for healthcare providers

FFIEC Guidelines

"To use a nIDS effectively, an institution should have a sound understanding of the detection capability and the effect of placement, tuning, and other network defenses on the detection capability."

"Signatures may take several forms. The simplest form is the URL submitted to a Web server, where certain references, such as cmd.exe, are indicators of an attack. The nature of traffic to and from a server can also serve as a signature. An example is the length of a session and amount of traffic passed."

Important Network Intrusion Detection Systems Guidelines from FFIEC

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.

Satisfy even the most stringent monitoring and compliance requirements

PCI, HIPAA, and EI3PA all require some level of threat monitoring for compliance purposes. If you want to reach full compliance for threat management quickly, our service will help you meet your requirements.

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.

Initial Tuning

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.

Administrative Tasks

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.

Incident Response

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

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.

Juniper Networks IDP


Palo Alto Networks

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.

Palo Alto Networks IPS


Check Point

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.

Check Point IPS Software Blade

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