Forget the rest, you need the best when it comes to security
Introduction and products 1 to 5
In an interconnected age where so much data is available, businesses are increasingly being targeted and compromised by cybercriminals. According to government findings, 90% of large and 74% of small firms reported a breach in 2014.
And within the last few years, as technology has advanced and become more accessible to companies, threat levels have only increased. A report published by CYREN claims that cyber-attacks on businesses have grown by 144% over a four-year period.
That's certainly worrying, and firms clearly need to ensure they have the latest protection in place. The fact is, though, that the world of cybersecurity is somewhat fragmented. There are so many products available to organisations, it can be hard to choose the best based on business needs.
However, if you own a business and are concerned about the threats hackers pose, you needn't worry. We've put together this guide to the best cybersecurity products and solutions out there to help you make all the right decisions.
- Also check out our round-up of the best business antivirus software
Toshiba Mobile Zero Client
Toshiba is well-known for its tech products, but it's also got a plethora of cybersecurity offerings in its portfolio. Mobile Zero Client is the firm's flagship solution. It lets users perform IT tasks on standard laptops while the data is stored away on a central, cloud-based system controlled by IT staff. So if an employee were to leave a company laptop on the train, there isn't a risk of its data getting into the wrong hands. The hardware only serves as a shell.
Ipswitch, an IT management software company, also wants to help protect businesses. MOVEit 2016 is one of the firm's latest cybersecurity products. It's a file transfer solution that offers secure transfer, workflow automation and reporting. The product is capable of doing this within secured networks and behind concrete firewalls. With it, you can make secure and compliant transfers between staff, customers and partners. Costs are based on company size and threats.
American cybersecurity company Fortinet has some top-notch security products too. Security Fabric, for example, gives you an integrated, adaptive architecture that'll fight threats from IoT and remote devices. FortiAP-U Access Points is aimed at reducing complexity around cyber-protection, providing a flexible, enterprise-grade solution to stay safe at all times. The latter uses universal APs combining unified access network control and visibility. Prices depend on the size and needs of your firm.
AdaptiveMobile is one of the world's biggest mobile security companies and is based in Ireland. The firm sells predominantly to mobile operators and OTT firms to secure their networks, protecting 1.5 billion subscribers globally. Notably, the company's network protection platform secures mobile customers from SS7 threats. This protocol is used by telecom organisations right around the world. It works at the heart of the operator network, analysing all traffic to identify and stop threats.
Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity
Kaspersky is probably one of the most recognised and respected security firms out there, although it doesn't just create products for consumers. The company also caters for enterprise users. Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity is a specialist solution that secures critical infrastructure and industrial facilities. It combines the firm's leading cybersecurity technology, services and intelligence in one package for enterprises, and delivers protection to layers that are most vulnerable to attacks.
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Wedge Cloud Network Defence
However big your business is, you no doubt rely on cloud-based technology in some manner. And unless you have suitable protection in place, cybercriminals could strike at any moment. Canadian company Wedge Networks delivers a cloud security solution: Wedge Cloud Network Defence protects millions of endpoint connections, and implementation spans government agencies, hospitals, enterprises and internet service providers (ISPs).
Menlo Security is also worth checking out. It's the only company that prevents threats from the web and email without sophisticated endpoint software. The Menlo Security Isolation Platform is cloud-based and stops malware from reaching a user's device via malicious websites or documents. Thanks to a unique architecture, the end user experience is seamless and there's no risk of being hit by nastiness such as ransomware.
Dell Data Protection
Modern businesses have a ton of data to make sense of, and hackers see this as a lucrative opportunity. That's why you need the correct protection in place to ensure that data stays in your hands, and your hands only. Dell Data Protection provides a layer of advanced threat protection to IT environments and works to ensure all areas of an organisation's Windows-based VDI are secure. The solution features machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to analyse files for threats, determining what's safe to run and what isn't. According to Dell, this approach is capable of catching up to 99% of advanced threats.
Huntsman Analyst Portal
Huntsman Analyst Portal also uses machine learning techniques. It automates threat detection and resolution processes in a bid to spot security alerts and prioritise them based on their severity. So instead of having security staff waste time on sifting through a large list of threats, the portal only flags alerts if they're serious. This should help save time and stress. There's also unique verification technology packed into the solution, eliminating false positives and delivering relevant, accurate threat information.
Anomali Reports is targeted specifically at smaller firms that may not have the budget to spend on costly cybersecurity packages. It provides an affordable breach detection service. An organisation simply submits their raw log data to the company, and it then looks for and strips out potential indicators of compromise using a vast store of threat intelligence data. Clients are provided with threat analysis reports that are relevant and have actionable security metrics.
Heat Software UEM Solution
Heat offers an endpoint security platform that sports fast, effective and scalable protection against malware and attacks. It provides protection apps, configurations and content for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices based on their roles, locations and security requirements. Clients have full control over applications, devices and vulnerability software, meaning they're always in charge.
- Also have a read of our guide on how to manage mobile devices across your business
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