30 Days of Compliance Q&As #29: How Should I Monitor Legitimate Network Partners?

Business World Computing UK recently posted Top Network Security Issues 2014 by Matt Hines. The article discusses the top 5 areas that are going to see the most security issues in organization. One issue they discuss is:

VIP Access Laxness

The proliferation of overly permissive connectivity allotted to legitimate partners continues to prove very dangerous. A quick look at some of the largest data breaches in recent history highlights that organizations must improve their ability to track and control these important pathways into their networks.

You can read the entire article here: Top Network Security Issues 2014

Just because you have dedicated connectivity to partners does not mean they follow the same security standards that your organization does. You need to monitor them just like they were untrusted entity. This does not mean you turn them off from talking to your systems, but you monitor the communications and alert the appropriate staff in your organization if something is a security issue or not normal behavior for that partner.

AccelOps monitors network equipment, servers, applications, physical and virtual equipment, users, network flow data. AccelOps creates a baseline of normal activity. That means that your security, performance, availability, changes with your partners are monitored and understood. Then when unusual behavior is seen or a security issue is detected AccelOps can quickly in real-time alert your organization.

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