Do you know where your networks are connected? Do you know every single access point every level of authorisation has?
It’s not easy, managing network security – especially in the era of IoT, more and more companies are adopting BYOD. The sheer number of connections to networks is increasing at a rate we could not imagine even a few years ago.
To keep control, companies use different types of infrastructure and services - virtual datacentres, cloud computing-based services – these all makes things more complicated. Workloads not only need to be connected, the devices need to fully integrate into the network.
Citing a very famous example – a company was attacked not through their administrative system or database. They were attacked through the cooling system – which had a connection that links back to their administrative systems.
These are the type of connections that are most dangerous – because no one pays attention to them – in fact most times, no one is aware of these vulnerabilities, making it easy for hackers to exploit and cash in on these loopholes.
While it is important to have security measures in place, having to manage it separately isn’t only a pain – it also takes up valuable time. A centralised solution that can help you manage all the network ins and outs is vital for today’s world – without worrying about which vendors you choose for security implementation.
Cisco offers centralised operational tools to simplify and help manage the entire network security deployment. However, it’s not only limited to that – they work with partners to provide Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, giving you the flexibility to choose the best security management solution for your business.