Corporate networks are encountering the highest levels of change in history. No longer is work a place you go, but what you do; users are more mobile than ever before, requiring anywhere, anytime access to the enterprise and cloud-based resources. In response, the number and variety of mobile devices has surged, fueling the need to enable BYOD. In addition, unlike the monolithic software of the past, applications have evolved to be highly dynamic and multifaceted. Combined with the increasing velocity of internet-based threats, the trends of device proliferation, dynamic access use, and cloud have broken the legacy models of security.
A new approach is needed, one that unifies the network with security, ensures consistent protection across the enterprise, accelerates business innovation, and proactively protects you months before new threats impact the business. The Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls provide next-generation security capabilities at scale without requiring additional hardware modules. These appliances support services such as application visibility and control, web security essentials, intrusion prevention, remote access and cloud web security to provide an end-to-end, scalable security solution. Furthermore, integrating with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) and Cisco AnyConnect Mobility solution, ASA 5500-X Series Next-Generation Firewalls provide a complete BYOD solution for high-end enterprises and small businesses alike
The enterprise network today no longer sits within four secure walls. Employees today demand access to enterprise resources and their work via more mediums than ever before – by personal laptop from home networks, by tablets, and by smartphones. Mobility is a real game-changer, and enterprise networks need to grant access to this mobile workforce to keep workers productive. However, the shadow of security threats, data breaches, and the subsequent effects on the company still looms large.
Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) offers a centralized control point for comprehensive policy management and enforcement in a single RADIUS-based product from Cisco – the world leader in network security. It starts with rigorous identity enforcement that includes the industry first automatic device feed service to keep the profiling engine up-to-date with the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even specialized network-enabled devices used in retail, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.
Regulatory compliance has become one of the strongest driving forces for implementing security. Depending on whom you ask, the passage of infosecurity laws and regulations can be viewed as one of the most important trends affecting information security or, conversely, the cause of the dangerous misperception that compliance equals security. This double-edged sword can wind up perpetuating unwarranted complacency. Although regulatory compliance certainly is a driver that must be taken into account in the implementation of your information security plan, it should be a result, not a goal.
Logs are immensely valuable for regulatory compliance. Many recent U.S. laws have clauses related to audit logging and the handling of those logs; just a few of the most important laws are the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Services Modernization Act (GLBA), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Centralized event logging across a variety of systems and applications, along with its analysis and reporting, all provide information to demonstrate the presence and effectiveness of the security controls implemented by organizations. These practices also help identify, reduce the impact of, and remedy a variety of security weaknesses and breaches in the organization. The importance of logs for regulatory compliance will only grow as other standards (such as PCI DSS, ISO2700x, ITIL, and COBIT) become the foundations of new regulations that are sure to emerge.
The Cisco® AnyConnect Secure Mobility solution is powered by the industry’s leading firewall: the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance. It offers a comprehensive suite of VPN access features along with powerful security features. It allows administrators to provision remote access through appropriate security policies for a variety of endpoints — from Mac or Windows environments to the latest iPad/iPhones and Android devices — using multiple access methods, such as the user acclaimed Cisco AnyConnect® Secure Mobility Client or the Cisco clientless portal for any web browser.
Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client: The industry’s leading client is a multi-faceted endpoint software product that not only provides VPN access through Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), including Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) or IPsec Internet Key Exchange (IKEv2) protocols, but also offers enhanced security through various built-in modules, such as the Cisco Network Access Manager, the Cisco HostScan package, and Cisco AnyConnect Web Security module.
The internet can be a troublesome place to navigate that is filled with malware and viruses looking for any weakness in your company’s network. Protecting your systems from harm requires the use of sophisticated and advanced anti-malware software. This software works to protect your workstations from infection by rogue agents, rootkits, and Trojans. But with so many different products available, how do you find one that keeps your business on track in an age of every evolving malware?
At Infranet, we use the most advanced anti-malware software solutions available through our iCare security package to protect your infrastructure from attack and prevent against any disruption to productivity. Our software package is non-intrusive and highly effective at preventing malware infections from even installing using advanced detection protocols and constantly updated databases to ensure you have the latest protection for your environment.