Implement a Layered Defense

Jennifer Noto Managed Services Leave a Comment

Antivirus and firewall solutions are no longer enough to protect you from malware and ransomware attacks. Having a layered defense system consisting of elements such as Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) and OpenDNS protect your network against infections such as the paralyzing Cryptolocker virus.

Security concept on digital screenOpen DNS
OpenDNS keeps a database of “bad sites”that might contain viruses or Cryptolocker encryption keys, prohibiting you from connecting to them. It’s updated constantly, which greatly reduces your chances of infection. Open DNS:

  • Monitors a large percentage of the traffic on the internet
  • Automates processes for identifying problem sites
  • Restricts access to unsafe sites or warns site content is not safe before letting a user proceed to the site.

Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)
NGFW solutions offer an advanced layer of protection from malware and cyberattacks. Cisco ASA FirePOWER services give you the protection you need. With the ASA 5506 and 5508 Next-Generation Firewall solutions, you get a scalable and secure high-performance solution.

The MX line of Meraki is the industry’s only 100% cloud-managed Unified Threat Management Appliance. The remote management tools associated with the MX64 and MX84 give you network-wide visibility and control, allowing you to eliminate the need for on-site networking support.

Developing and training your employees on your company’s security policies is essential to ensuring your information remains secure. The security policies should clearly define standards for acceptable use, access requirements, password requirements, fraud prevention, and many other security details. Training should be conducted as policies are updated, and annual refresher training should be mandatory.

Having a strong security system in place mitigates your risk for a cyberattack. For more information on how we can help you protect your network, contact us today.

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