As the nature of work continues to evolve, modern organizations face an ever-changing set of challenges. The consumerization of IT and an increasingly mobile workforce have created a generation of workers who interact with data and information in entirely new ways. If businesses want to keep their footing in this new landscape, they must respond in ways that allow them to stay both flexible and secure.
"Security analysts have a tougher job than ever. New vulnerabilities and security attacks used to be a monthly occurrence, but now they make the headlines almost every day. It’s become much more difficult to effectively monitor and protect all the data passing through your systems. Automated attacks from bad bots that mimic human behavior have raised the stakes, allowing criminals to have machines do the work for them.
Not only that, these bots leave an overwhelming number of alert bells, false positives, and inherent stress in their wake for security practitioners to sift through. Today, you really need a significant edge when combating automated threats launched from all parts of the world.
Where to start? With spending less time investigating all that noise in your logs."
"Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed- breach world.
Over 6,500 publicly disclosed data breaches occurred in 2018 alone, exposing over 5 billion records—a large majority of which included usernames and passwords.1 This wasn’t new to 2018 though, as evidenced by
the existence of an online, searchable database of 8 billion username and password combinations that have been stolen over the years (https://haveibeenpwned.com/), keeping in mind there are only 4.3 billion people worldwide that have internet access.
These credentials aren’t stolen just for fun—they are the leading attack type for causing a data breach. And the driving force behind the majority of credential attacks are bots—malicious ones—because they enable cybercriminals to achieve scale. That’s why prioritizing secure access and bot protection needs to be part of every organ
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
This white paper will examine the security issues introduced by
more data over faster networks, how an architectural approach can
solve those challenges and introduces the GigaSECURE® Security
Delivery Platform, the leading next-generation network packet
broker purpose-built for security tools to work more efficiently
across physical, virtual and cloud environments. In fact, IHS Markit1
has named Gigamon the market leader and the best-known vendor
in the space with #1 market share in multiple industries – 36%
overall and 59% in the government sector.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Dataflow is increasing at a rate unseen in history. Network managers are tasked with enabling massive quantities of
new data in a secure and highly available fashion, all while facilitating access to new types of form factors and data
stores. This challenge is often met with layers of networking
hardware and tools resulting in a complex mess, or even worse, a
culture of network protectionism that inhibits business innovation.
"Enterprises throughout the world are rapidly digitizing their operations and adopting a multicloud environment. Unfortunately, legacy WAN architecture models often do not provide the scale, flexibility or agility required to support this transition. Enter SD-WAN.
No single platform will be able to deliver every piece in the jigsaw for every type of enterprise and every application-specific set of requirements. The key is to select vendor partners whose platforms are sufficiently open, modular and comprehensive in their functionality and components that they will be able to adapt to enterprises’ increasingly varied, flexible and exacting networking and compute requirements going forward.
Only by doing so will they secure the ability to stay ahead in a multicloud future."
"Global professional services firm, Arup, moved from Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) to Cisco Umbrella. By implementing a secure internet gateway in conjunction with next-gen endpoint security, Arup secured access to the internet wherever users go, reduced its exposure to malware and improved the ability to detect, respond and remediate when necessary.
-Substantially reduced administrative time
-Accelerated response and remediation process
-Increased performance of cloud applications
-Reduced time to investigate"
As networks become decentralized and users connect directly to SaaS applications, backhauling traffic to apply security policies just isn’t efficient. Plus, backhauling internet bound traffic is expensive, and it adds latency. More and more branch offices are migrating to direct internet access (DIA). Find out how to quickly and easily secure this traffic.
Employees in every industry are expected to work quickly, but they’re often frustrated by company-issued apps. As a result, they’re downloading personal apps to get the job done instead of using secure, enterprise-approved tools. It’s called shadow IT, and it’s gaining traction fast.
"Cisco has been named in the first ever Gartner ‘Voice of the Customer’ report for the Secure Web Gateways (SWG) market for Cisco Umbrella.
Gartner Peer Insights is a peer review and ratings platform designed for enterprise software and services decision makers. This document synthesizes Gartner Peer Insights’ content in the SWG market for 2018.
Gartner states that ""this peer perspective along with the individual detailed reviews, is complementary to expert research and should play a key role in the customer buying process.""
This report includes:
- SWG Peer Reviews and Ratings
- Vendor comparisons
- Reviewer demographic"
Today’s security appliances and agents must wait until malware reaches the perimeter or endpoint before they can detect or prevent it. OpenDNS arrests attacks earlier in the kill chain. Enforcing security at the DNS layer prevents a malicious IP connection from ever being established or a malicious file from ever being downloaded. This same DNS layer of network security can contain malware and any compromised system from exfiltrating data. Command & control (C2) callbacks to the attacker’s botnet infrastructure are blocked over any port or protocol. Unlike appliances, the cloud service protects devices both on and off the corporate network. Unlike agents, the DNS layer protects every device connected to the network — even IoT. It is the easiest and fastest layer of security to deploy everywhere.
Users are working off-hours, off-network, and off-VPN. Are you up on all the ways DNS can be used to secure them? If not, maybe it’s time to brush up. More than 91% of malware uses DNS to gain command and control, exfiltrate data, or redirect web traffic. Because DNS is a protocol used by all devices that connect to the internet, security at the DNS layer is critical for achieving the visibility and protection you need for any users accessing the internet. Learn how DNS-layer security can help you block threats before they reach your network or endpoints.
We’re in one of the longest-running positive M&A cycles in recent history. Even as global economic headwinds develop, corporate and private equity investors continue to experience unparalleled access to capital for potential deals. This suggests that the current wave of US industry consolidations and aggressive private equity investing will continue into the foreseeable future, even as deal volume has slowed from recent peaks.
At the same time, with increasing valuations for companies, expectations on sellers are more rigorous, even punishing on surprises. Proactive preparation has become mandatory; processes are more accelerated and data-driven, quality of earnings analysis and sell-side due diligence have become table stakes. Sellers have to respond appropriately and with confidence as experienced buyers move toward a close.
Selling your company takes robust planning and discipline. Whether you are divesting the business completely or bringing in a private equity investor to fuel additional growth, the process you develop and follow will play a critical role in creating value for your shareholders and family.
Everyone has a lot more data than even five years ago to value your business, including benchmarks and operational data sources. The one piece of information the market doesn’t have is your story: what you’ve done and what the business can do next, setting up a clear and credible case for terms you can justify.
The glue that holds it together is that you are clear about buyers’ expectations, understand your company’s value and can evaluate and explain the prospects for your business. Above all, you need to have worked through what you want to accomplish for yourself and your stakeholders with a prospective transaction. To a large extent, this will determine the right exit strategy for you.
Many entrepreneurs today are motivated by more outcomes than retirement or a simple wealth event. You may want to consider taking a “second bite at the apple.” This typically involves structuring an exit that divests a controlling stake but creates a continued role to grow the return on the remaining stake.
Whatever path you may be considering, we hope this guide serves as a useful starting point for the conversations you will have with your stakeholders, trusted employees and family, as well as your advisers as you realize the value you’ve worked hard to create.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Sep 30, 2019
Companies that are undergoing a technology-enabled business strategy such as digital transformation urgently need modern infrastructure solutions. The solutions should be capable of supporting extreme performance and scalability, uncompromised data-serving capabilities and pervasive security and encryption.
According to IDC, IBM’s LinuxONE combines the advantages of both commercial (IBM Z) and opensource (Linux)systems with security capabilities unmatched by any other offering and scalability for systems-of-record workloads. The report also adds LinuxONE will be a good fit for enterprises as well as managed and cloud service provider firms.
Read more about the benefits of LinuxONE in this IDC Whitepaper.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 01, 2019
Pursuing agility to truly impact business transformation requires embracing date center modernization as a core competency. Crucial to this is having the most up-to-date IT instructure to support the scale and complexity of a changing technology landscape. Companies must embrace this imperative by adopting software-defined data center principles, embracing modernization, and automating their IT management processes. Those that do will propel business innovation and deliver superior customer experiences with fast, secure, and reliable business technology. Download this whitepaper from Dell and Intel® to learn more.
Published By: Sangoma
Published Date: Jan 30, 2013
IP communications across multiple, sometimes untrusted, networks needs to be normalized, managed and secured. As part of the most cost-effective, easiest to manage line of Session Border Controllers on the market. Read to learn how they can help you.
Since its origin, Mac has been an instrumental tool in
helping K-12 schools provide the right resources to
students and staff. As the must-have technology for
teachers and computer labs, Mac and its wealth of
available apps help ensure success in elementary schools
all the way through high school graduation.
Now, with more Mac computers making their way into
school environments than ever before, the need to
properly deploy, manage and secure Apple is at an
all-time high. This white paper examines how purpose-built
management solutions are essential to a successful Apple
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Jul 30, 2019
For the first time ever, Workday is unveiling the details of its technology strategy. See how the architecture of Workday enables it to create enterprise applications that are intuitive, secure, and constantly improving with the latest innovations. Read the eBook now.
In January 2016, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program released a draft of its high-impact baseline for moving federal data to the cloud. Not long after, Amazon Web Services (AWS) accepted an offer to pilot the new security threshold. AWS worked with FedRAMP to develop a set of standards under which highly sensitive government data could securely migrate into cloud environments. If ever you doubted that cloud computing was the new frontier for federal data and software management, look around. Over 2,300 government agencies worldwide have already migrated to the AWS Cloud. And in the U.S., this will only increase with the release of FedRAMP’s high baseline standards. Previously, CSPs could only become certified at a low or moderate baseline under FedRAMP, meaning agencies had no security baseline from which to spring their sensitive data into the cloud. These new standards effectively represent the fall of the final formal barrier to federal cloud computing. Terabytes o
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Oct 02, 2019
Forrester Research provides insights into the key trends that are impacting your business today. The Information Archiving Now Tech report is an invaluable tool for anyone actively considering or comparing Information Archiving solutions.
No matter where you sit in your organization, this is a must-read to help you build a modern, secure archive that’s purpose built for e-discovery, compliance and end-user productivity. With a credible, side-by-side comparison of leading products, you can make a more informed investment that best fits the diverse needs of your business.
A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
The cloud has become a valued part of modern infrastructure and there are now more resources than ever to help organizations secure their cloud environments. Even with all of the available tools and resources, there are still a million ways to configure services incorrectly. Public and non-public breaches seem to happen weekly and the maturity of the information security program doesn’t seem to influence the likelihood of the breach. One easy mistake in a cloud environment can be disastrous and it’s reasonable to be concerned when a new breach report hits the news.
Just like anything in security, there are no magic bullets, but to help address these concerns, NetSPI recommends some general guidelines to help get ahead of the cloud security curve. These are general best practices that could be applied to any portion of your IT environment, but it’s good to keep these in mind while working with the cloud.
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