In this day of heightened cybercrime, it is more important than ever to protect your network and data. The good news is that there are experienced companies with vetted tests and services to help ensure that you are safe and protected.
Listed below are 8 essential security tests and services that you should consider based on your business’s risks and specific needs.
Pen Test – an attempt to gain access to a network or application via simulated attack; often required for compliance such as PCI
Risk Assessment – the practice of evaluating an organization’s or IT environment’s current security posture with suggested recommendations for improvement; often performed in reference to a specific security standard or compliance regulations
Managed SIEM – a real-time, managed solution for Security Information & Event Management, designed to provide a holistic view of a customer’s environment and correlate various data sources to identify threats
DDoS mitigation – a solutions designed to block Distributed Denial of Service attacks from taking down a network or online application; especially relevant for businesses who do business online
Access Control – a technique to regulate who or what can use resources or applications on a network; can include Single Sign-On and Identity Access Management
Perimeter Security – a broad approach to fortify the boundaries of a network; may include firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, intrusion detection, and intrusions prevention
Endpoint Protections – a unified solutions to protect desktops, laptops, and mobile devices; features include anti-virus, anti-spyware, and personal firewall
Incident Response – an organized, forensic approach to investigate and remediate a security breach; can be on-demand or via monthly retainer
To best review your business needs and goals, consult with an agnostic technology agent or consultant to gain a deeper overview of the range of solutions and providers available to you. In addition to assisting you with procurement, the agent can also handle ongoing support.
Comtel Communications, a telecom/technology consulting agency based in Richmond, Virginia since 1991, provides best-in-class solutions and unbiased counsel to a diverse group of small, medium, and enterprise-level businesses, totaling more than $18.2M in annual billings. Leveraging unique access to 350+ national and international providers, Comtel benefits its clients through competitive quotes from multiple sources, to ensure their business goals are met with current and dynamic telecom and technology services. Acting as a partner, long after contracts are signed and services are deployed, Comtel offers superb back-office support to manage upgrades, track orders, and provide training to clients.
Author: Amy Humphreys