Businesses’ Network and Service infrastructure landscape is changing. Long gone are the days where your network security came first and application security second. Today, the success of many organisations depends on the ability to provide users, and customers with fast, reliable and secure access to business services across a variety of platforms. Additionally, the growing complexity of modern computer networks means managing endpoints, establishing traditional security perimeters and tracking resources is time consuming and prone to errors for any enterprise. Coupled with an ever-changing threat landscape, regulatory requirements and compliance objectives, it can be easy for businesses to feel overwhelmed.
At Net Reply we specialise in software defined networking solutions for any size, scale or budget regardless of whether your infrastructure is on or off-premise, virtual, cloud, containerised or any combination of the above. We offer our customers tailored solutions based on the latest technologies to enhance network visibility and application resources, monitor security and ensure segmentation compliance across their entire estate, delivering piece of mind that business applications are providing the best and most secure user experience possible.
How do you enforce server/application best practices?
There are many possible approaches to enforcing best practices and the challenge comes in selecting, implementing and demonstrating adherence to security policies. Striking the right balance between security, usability and reliability is key.
How do you maintain infrastructure security in a multi/hybrid cloud environment?
Perimeter level security is no longer sufficient, zero-trust models have traditionally been problematic and time consuming to implement, and datacentres can seem like a black box for many organisations. When moving infrastructure to the cloud, one must maintain the same security posture as though those resources were still located on-premise and with an armed guard on the door.
How do you track server communications?
Knowing the dependencies and interdependencies of your server traffic provides an excellent insight into performance, utilisation and much more. Better yet, knowing exactly who talks to who, how, when, and for how long will help you to diagnose and resolve network issues before users even realise there is a problem. And if your business is undertaking a cloud migration transformation strategy, having exact interdependencies and security rulesets to examine will increase confidence new services that are fully secured, wherever they are migrated to.
How do you provide auditors with proof that services are segmented?
Whether it’s to satisfy external regulatory compliance or as part of an internal strategy, demonstrating your segmentation policy can be a crucial aspect of your enterprise IT operations.
How do you maintain offline copies of your infrastructure?
Many organisations will have depreciated topology documentation that have not been maintained. What if Compliance, Segmentation and Server Vulnerability information were readily available and automatically updated to always reflect your current infrastructure via a simple single pane of glass? Can you imagine never having to conduct a manual audit again?
“Current Security best practice is to assume your systems have already been compromised”. With that being the case, how do you conduct incident response and what is your mean time to recovery? Providing incident responders with accurate, evidence based and simple to follow information can significantly expedite remediation and recovery. Instead of trying to find a needle in a haystack, what if instead the haystack pushed out the needle?
Does your business follow a proactive or reactive approach to maintaining security?
Hopefully the answer is both, but chances are the methods used will have limitations, whether that’s due to cumbersome tools, outdated signatures or restricted visibility. The tactics, techniques and procedures used by attackers are constantly evolving, therefore, to maintain security, businesses approach and systems must be able to keep pace with the advancing threat.