"All our products come bundled with advanced features that leverage the latest technologies"
In a chat with VARINDIA, Shibu Paul, VP - International Sales, Array Networks discusses about the latest security trends, solutions offered by the company, leveraging latest technologies to empower customers and much more
The government’s digital initiative in India has bought a boom in the economy and allowed enterprises to scale their operations. However, with the growing digitization comes the risk of internet-based security breaches like ransomware, data theft, and more. Especially with remote working coming into the picture, the threats have multi-folded. In 2021, India faced 11.5 million cyberattack incidents, according to India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).
Thus, security trends are taking shape concerning the growing threat landscape and defining how companies can intelligently mitigate those attacks quickly.
Advanced Security Visibility Into Application and Network Layer
With growing cyber threats, companies need to stay on top of managing their network and application traffic. Thanks to sophisticated visibility technologies, companies can keep track of every moving component in their network this aids in performance optimization, network data control, and network traffic visibility. Finally, gaining enhanced visibility allows security teams to understand incoming traffic patterns better, boost security performance, and detect anomalies in time.
Automated and Proactive Security Approach
Companies can no longer afford to play the reactive game. With multi-vector attacks and automation of threats and crimes, hackers are faster than ever in infiltrating the network and exploiting applications and data. While security tools and software make detection a breeze, they can often act as a double-sided sword.
While these tools provide excellent detection capabilities and follow a proactive approach, security teams can often be inundated by the sheer number of alerts generated, overwhelming their bandwidth. Top it with the false positives that waste precious time of security professionals.
Thus, with advanced security automation tools, IT teams can detect and remediate attacks faster, freeing up their time and allowing them to focus on critical tasks.
Security as a Service
Finally, another trend gaining momentum is the security as a service (SECaaS) model. This allows enterprises to get security services on a subscription model and tap into greater expertise that is not always available in-house. This is not only highly convenient for companies but also cost-effective. SECaaS reduces the time to benefit, comes without any hassle for updates, and is highly scalable.
Elaborating on the solutions offered by Array Networks, Shibu says, “We offer a range of enterprise-grade solutions that protect networks and applications. For example, one of our solutions is a web application firewall that works on Layer 7 and protects your enterprise from application layer attacks like DDoS. It even provides proactive DDoS defense and automatically blocks zero-day attacks.
Another solution is WAN optimization (available in India), which accelerates data transfer and boosts the performance of business-critical apps across wide area networks. Additionally, our WAN series enhances bandwidth utilization, allowing businesses to reduce costs and increase their ROI.”
He continues, “Moreover, to protect enterprises from attacks rising out of remote working environments, we have SSL VPN that protects your employees, data, desktops, files, and more. Our SSL VPN provides extensive security coverage and granular policy controls. Plus, it supports BYOD policy, can be deployed as a physical or on-cloud device, and protects your business’s and data’s integrity.
Finally, Network HCI is a software-defined system that brings the best of both worlds - agility, scalability, and flexibility of virtualization and performance of purpose-built hardware. Finally, it simplifies management, is scalable and reduces Capex and Opex.”
Leveraging latest technologies
Array Networks has been constantly working on advanced security solutions by leveraging the latest technologies to empower its customers.
Elaborating on leveraging the latest technology for advanced security solutions Shibu says, “As the nature of threats and risks is getting complex by the day, we provide enterprise-grade solutions to help our customers mitigate a range of attacks.
For example, our newest solution WAF as a service, allows companies to outsource their web application security and opt for a more economical feature without compromising on performance.”
Adding further he says, “Moreover, all our products come bundled with advanced features that leverage the latest technologies like machine learning, automatic detection and prevention, and proactive defense.
It helps enterprises protect themselves from the most catastrophic and latest attacks even amidst the hybrid or remote working trend.”
Protection against threats
The first step suggested by Shibu regarding the precautions an organization must take is to plan for adversities and deploy solutions that prevent hackers from circumventing the network.
Continuing on the same he says, “However, despite the best efforts, hackers could still infiltrate the network, leading to massive reputation and financial losses. Therefore, the aim should be to emerge from the incident with the least impact of adversities.
Therefore, companies should have incidence response (IR) and disaster recovery (DR) plans. An incident response plan prepares your enterprise for possible threats like systems outages or data breaches and involves the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders.”
Discussing about disaster recovery plans he says, “While the disaster recovery plan focuses on the action plan about how the enterprises can resume their operations as usual after the incident, this reduces the financial hit to a company and also reduces the total incident downtime. Besides, investing in solutions like a web application firewall that helps you mitigate the attacks is critical.”
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