Today’s network security threat landscape is completely different to yesterday’s and tomorrow’s. Traditional viruses have evolved to become Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), which can install via backdoor mechanisms, phone home for command and control, perform reconnaissance on your information and spread throughout your IT environment. Worse, APTs and cyber attackers are capable of hiding in plain sight.
With more and more network traffic running over encrypted SSL connections, traditional firewalls and network security simply isn’t up to the job. The game hasn’t just changed – it’s constantly changing.
Safe Application Enablement
Businesses are enjoying the benefits of SaaS, cloud computing, mobility and BYOD, but with data decentralising and mobility increasing, the standard approach of blocking applications and only protecting what’s behind the firewall isn’t sufficient. For businesses to stay current with the latest technology, there needs to be room for applications to be enabled safely, whilst still protecting employees and corporate information.
Next generation network security
A next generation approach to network security is key to securing a modern IT environment, and the keys to next generation security are:
- Visibility: seeing what applications and threats are traversing the network, regardless of port or protocol
- Enablement: allowing users and businesses to leverage SaaS, cloud computing and mobility
- Prevention: actively blocking threats instead of detect and notify
- Automation: automatically taking action when required rather than requesting action from a security engineer
Idea 11 has partnered with Palo Alto Networks for best-of-breed, next generation network security solutions. With a team of highly-experienced specialists trained to design, implement and manage Palo Alto Networks security solutions, we can help you take back control of your network.