As Benjamin Franklin once said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As Enterprises continue to build out and reinforce their IT security strategy, a keen eye is being put toward “preventative” solutions. With the rise in insider threats and compromised credentials, this is no surprise.
Enterprises define security policies that match their business objectives. By setting security policy rules, an organization can better enable the business to achieve its goals while protecting them from advanced threats. They work reasonably well, even allowing for the well publicized breaches and insider threats. Without policies or a set of tools in place for such eventualities, it will be very difficult for the business to operate effectively when under attack.
This weekend, Sage Group sent out a warning to its customers about a data breach. According to the BBC, the breach exposed the personal details of employees at close to 300 companies in the UK and Ireland.
Sixteen years ago, when we set out to build the first commercial inline Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), the OneSecure IDP, there was a lot of consternation and concern that deploying a solution inline would never happen on enterprise networks. Fast forward to now. We have multiple successful companies like Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, SourceFire, and others. that have integrated IPS technologies into their NG Firewalls.
Topics: Insider Threats