We live in an age where technology is constantly changing and cyber threats are becoming harder to detect. Today’s organizations are turning to a variety of solutions to secure their security infrastructure. Whether you’re in the cloud, the data center, or both, Check Point’s Network Security solutions simplify your security without impacting network performance, provide a unified approach for streamlined operations, and enable you to scale for continued business growth.
NETWORK ACCESS CONTROL
The demand for NAC solutions is increasing. The number of endpoints in use by an organization and its partners continues to grow, driven by BYOD policies, third-party or contractor arrangements, and IoT devices. Furthermore, as a result of the attack surface expanding, cyberattackers have increased both the scale and sophistication of the cyber threats they launch on these devices.
Our NAC solution enhances Security Fabric and provides awareness, control, and automated response capabilities for all hardware that connects to an organization’s network, including devices, servers, routers, and IoT devices.
Our solution’s capabilities meet organizations’ need for visibility, control, and automation that ensure all devices are known, authorized, and protected. In a NAC case study, our NAC solution was cited as one of the fastest-growing NAC solutions on the market.
WEB APPLICATION FIREWALL
A WAF or Web Application Firewall helps protect web applications by filtering and monitoring HTTP traffic between a web application and the Internet. It typically protects web applications from attacks such as cross-site forgery, cross-site-scripting (XSS), file inclusion, and SQL injection, among others. A WAF is a protocol layer 7 defense (in the OSI model), and is not designed to defend against all types of attacks. This method of attack mitigation is usually part of a suite of tools which together create a holistic defense against a range of attack vectors.
By deploying a WAF in front of a web application, a shield is placed between the web application and the Internet. While a proxy server protects a clients machine’s identity by using an intermediary. A WAF is a type of reverse-proxy, protecting the server from exposure by having clients pass through the WAF before reaching the server.
Deception technology is a cybersecurity defense practice that aims to deceive attackers by distributing a collection of traps and decoys across a system’s infrastructure to imitate genuine assets. If an intruder triggers a decoy, then the server will log and monitor the attack vectors utilized throughout the duration of the engagement.
Importance of Deception Technology
As attack vectors become increasingly complex, organizations need to be able to detect suspicious activity earlier in the attack chain and respond accordingly. Deception technology provides security teams with a number of tactics and resulting benefits to help:
- Decrease attacker dwell time on their network
- Expedite the average time to detect and remediate threats
- Reduce alert fatigue
- Produce metrics surrounding indicators of compromise (IOCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
In incident detection and response, time and context are crucial. And yet many detection solutions wait until critical assets have been compromised to send an alert, while others—like those that only analyze log and network data—can’t provide important details, such as how the attacker got in, or where they’re headed next. Kind of makes planning a response, well, pretty darn impossible.