5 most essential aspects of cybersecurity that every enterprise security tool must address in 2020

A proper security setup has become quintessential for all the enterprises today to protect their network, system and applications from the cyber-attacks. Some of the areas where the protection is needed for enterprises include application security, information security, network security, disaster recovery & operational security.

With the increasing exposure to third party applications and networks, enterprises require security tools that protect and secure their data from various types of threats like ransomware, malware, social engineering and phishing.

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So, here are the different aspects of cybersecurity that needs to be addressed by your security tool:

 

1. Network Access Control (NAC)

NAC allows enterprises to enforce access and security policies to all the users trying to access their network. NAC provides a clear view on who is trying to access and from where they are trying to access the network. In addition, NACs can also be configured to check the device credibility like installed antivirus software, applied security patches, etc. before adding a user to access the enterprise assets.

NAC helps in identifying and recording every user before they log in to access to the assets. It is an essential part of any security system where every user accessing enterprise data will be identified and the data is presented based on the role.

 

2. Data Loss Protection (DLP)

DLPs can help in protecting the data from being accidentally or maliciously transmitted outside of the organization. DLPs are designed to block information transfer outside of the organization to any suspicious or malicious source. This is handled by monitoring the network traffic by matching the characteristics and patterns for known threats associated with credit cards, automatic data transfers, etc.

DLPs help in protecting data from insider threats by adding red flags to unusual employee usage patterns. In case an attacker gets into the system and tries to access information, DLPs act as a roadblock and prevents them from gaining access to the assets.

 

3. Firewalls

The most basic and one of the most essential security setup include Firewalls. These are purpose-built systems that helps in filtering the network traffic as per company’s defined rules and regulations. Firewalls can block users based on originating IP or IP range, URLs, ports, regions and combinations of two or more properties. In addition to these, some latest firewalls can also perform deep packet inspection, application-level traffic filtering and intrusion detection and prevention.

Firewalls enable organizations to define and set rules based on their requirement which allows them to control the data flow and access. Many companies invest over 30% of their security budgets to get, configure and maintain inviolable firewalls.

 

4. Endpoint Protection

Endpoint protection helps in securing the end devices like desktops, laptops or even mobile devices used by the stakeholders like employees, vendors, etc.  Endpoint protection is usually a combination of antivirus protection with antimalware, firewall and intrusion detection capabilities. This helps organizations in securing their data and access control with flexible rules across devices (both company-owned and external).

Endpoint security is very essential for companies in addition to NAC, DLP & firewalls as the devices are exposed to the external networks and even accessed outside organizations. By enabling these capabilities, organizations can control the data transfer, access and record the transfers.

 

5. Identity & Access Management (IAM)

IAM helps organizations to control and manage access to enterprise systems, data and assets including emails, applications, etc. These systems help in allowing only authorized individuals to gain access to the right enterprise resources at the right time by adding a layer of login and authentication based on user role in the organization.

As the companies migrate more data on the cloud and sign up for third party applications, they are prone to data breach. In order to control a single login access, IAMs help them in providing a unique login through single pane allowing all internal and external users to be able to log in and access the information and data whenever they require across devices.

 

While all these aspects can help you tackle the most common security vulnerabilities, every business has specific needs that need to be catered in a particular way. So, plan for your needs and requirements before closing on any security tool.

While most tools in the market today are designed to cater to the common security challenges faced by the enterprises, it is important that organizations do a comprehensive and thorough tests with their set up. 

If you are in the market looking for a security tool, you can consider CACHATTO Enterprise Security. Feel free to schedule a free consultation with our experts to understand how we can help you better your security.