With thousands of attackers and Bots scanning relentlessly for any vulnerabilities in a network, it is important to not get lost in the quagmire of complacency. There are two important elements to protecting your business from nefarious activity 1] Filling the holes and, 2] Monitoring the activity. Whilst many attacks are opportunist or automated, many are real and often the work of a disgruntled employee or perpetual tinkerer, information the likes of which can easily get lost in the sea of other information presented by many systems. Good intrusion detection and prevention systems can perform both of these functions, detecting anomalies or known signatures and closing the holes automatically, whilst at the same time providing valuable information about the more ‘serious’ attacks, if you know how to find it.
The Unity Metrix Gateway Guardian service provides security in the form of ensuring that gateway devices are correctly configured and monitored, verification by performing regular simulated white box attacks under controlled conditions and peace of mind by monitoring activity identified as being a more ‘serious’ threat.