Before You Booby-trap the Perimeter, Lock the Front Door
It's easy to get caught up in preventing what-if scenarios, but it's most important to remember Security 101 -- the basics of what every IT pro should consider when securing their network, including:
•Define and establish security policies and rules. •Document your network, policies and access. •Continuously track and monitor activity and behavior with real-time alerts and reporting. •Automate with software tools where you can. •Have an incident response plan including when to notify corporate legal, PR and customers/clients. •Regroup after an incident to ensure appropriate actions have been taken to mitigate risk in the future. •Use operational management tools to gain insight into suspicious behavior.
"In the pursuit of defending against the latest and most sophisticated attacks, we find many IT professionals doing so at the expense of fundamental security controls. IT security is not always about over-complicated issues or threats, but doing the basic steps to ensure you have a secure foundation in place," said Javvad Malik, senior analyst, 451 Research.
Security Management for Every IT Pro, Organization
For IT pros that don't spend their day thinking about security yet need the tools to tackle everyday operational security challenges, SolarWinds offers IT pros a number of powerful, easy-to-use and affordable products with security functionality built-in. From Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to firewall and patch management and more, IT pros can assess their environment and deploy SolarWinds' IT management products on a need-by-need basis to achieve end-to-end security visibility.
•SolarWinds Log & Event Manager - SIEM; endpoint data loss monitoring •SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager - Firewall security management •SolarWinds Patch Manager - Endpoint vulnerability management •SolarWinds User Device Tracker - User and device tracking
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com/.
SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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