Transforming the network from security liability to security asset

security engineer photoTurn your network into security sensor

For years, IT leaders have been doing everything possible to guard the network from security threats. And with good reason. Once infiltrated, the network can be used to propagate threats across everything connected to it.

The industry’s response – in the form of endpoint protection, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems – banked on the idea that preventing infiltration would keep the network secure.

While protective and preventive measures remain important first lines of defense, the increasing number and variety of zero-day and social engineering threats mean that even the best protection at the edge risks being rendered temporarily ineffective by a skilled intruder, putting the network at risk.

New embedded security tools from Cisco and others use detailed security analytics and contextual data in combination with real-time monitoring and reporting/alerting software to create a baseline network profile.

Once activated, these tools let the network itself function like a sensor to quickly detect unusual data movements, suspicious traffic, and advanced threats across the entire network. When an anomaly is detected, IT is alerted to an attack, enabling IT to execute a rapid and appropriate response that reduces the risk to the organization and its data.

The security professionals from the Zones Advanced Solutions Group can help you explore and deploy advanced technologies to help transform your network from security liability to security asset. Your Zones account executive will be happy to set up a consultation with one of our network security specialists.

Contact your Zones account executive or call 800.408.ZONES for more information on advanced network security solutions for your business.

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