How safe are your systems really?
Worried about the integrity of your systems? You should be. Without proper protection, your systems will be vulnerable to attacks from all over the globe, putting both your company and client information at risk; but you know that already.
As technology evolves, it’s becoming more difficult to trace breaches. In fact, right now, you could have several breaches in your environment and you might not even know it.
Advanced persistent threats are threats that enter your network and can remain undiscovered over a period of time by standard security software. These threats can emerge via user computers, email or the network.
If you think you’re safe, you’re likely not to be. It’s a continuing race between criminals, governments, users and businesses. Technology has advanced to the next level where threats are now bypassing firewalls, antivirus, and intrusion detection mechanisms. The way we once protected is no longer proving to be enough.
In 2014 five out of every six large businesses were victims of targeted attacks, while 60% of small and medium sized organisations also reported attacks on their infrastructure (Symantec 2015).
In order to combat this, Symantec has released an updated version of its Advance Threat Protection (ATP) toolset. There are three versions of ATP: Network, Endpoint and Email. Over time, advanced threats leave breadcrumb traces of their activity. ATP is like a forensic tool that gathers each of those traces and crumbs and bring them together to say – ‘hang on – there’s something suspicious happening here’.
Endpoint: Formed using automated data collection technology from one of the largest cyber threat intelligence networks in the world, ATP Endpoint is a great tool to search, discover and remedy any suspicious or malicious files across all of your endpoint systems.
Network: In order to detect network threats ATP Network uncovers any advanced attacks entering the organisation through the network. Any suspicious files are then moved to the Symantec Cynic Sandbox for rapid filtering for any threats, especially any complex or stealth attacks.
Email: ATP for email uncovers advanced threats entering your system through email by adding Symantec Cynic Sandbox detection and other targeted attack identification to Symantec Email Security.cloud.
Having all three can prevent critical threats to your organisation as the three systems will communicate and consolidate any related incidents or attacks automatically across all Symantec protected control points by a system called Symantec Synapse. Far better to have the belt and braces approach rather than being caught with your pants down.
If you want to learn more about Advanced Threat Protection, don’t hesitate to get in contact with Insentra’s security specialists.
Principal Security Consultant
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