Your organization needs the right tools for security to combat threats from cybercriminals. Your company’s security strategy needs to address different methods of attacks these criminals might use. From identity and access control to cloud security, network and endpoint protection, here are a few types of security techniques and tools designed to protect your organization.
Data Loss Protection (DLP)
A DLP tool is used to prevent sensitive data from being transmitted. The DLP’s function is to monitor the traffic on a network for data that matches certain patterns or characteristics associated with social security numbers, and credit cards. These tools are best used to detect activities by hackers in case they have managed to penetrate your network. This tool is essential for companies, as it identifies threats, and alerts employees about sensitive information and how to block the transmission of the data.
Endpoint protection tools add a layer of defense to a business network and remote devices. They are used to provide security or protect laptops, desktops, and various endpoint devices against malicious activity, worms, malware, and viruses. Through endpoint protection devices, various firewalls are combined with antimalware and antiviruses to secure a company’s network.
Network Access Control
Network access control (NAC) tools are essential for the cybersecurity of companies. These tools allow businesses to implement cybersecurity policies on users attempting to access their network and devices. NAC helps companies to identify who is attempting to log into their network, and from which location. NAC tools also ensure that all devices that are used in an organization have the required antivirus software and security patches before login into a system.
With companies having mobile devices accessing their networks, there is an increased risk of hackers penetrating into their network. It is critical to have tools that manage access control, visibility and compliance capabilities to strengthen security in your network infrastructure.
Firewalls are essential security tools for companies of any size. They help to defend against unauthorized logins, malware, and other cybersecurity threats. A firewall is used to block IP ranges and URLs. As a result, your data is protected from security breaches. Advanced firewalls can perform application filtering, deep inspection, intrusion detection, and prevention of your network. With such capabilities, advanced firewalls are the standard for most organizations and they can do more.
Intrusion Prevention Systems
The role of intrusion prevention systems is to scan and analyze the traffic on a network constantly, and various types of attacks are identified and averted fast. The system keeps a database of attack methods to recognize threats immediately and prevent them from happening.
Tools such as XDR security are also used to collect data from security tools across a company’s technology stack. The data is used for easier and faster investigation, threat hunting, and response.
Cybercriminals attack businesses when least expected. These attacks come in various forms and target different types of businesses globally. As an organization, you need a plan for how you will defend your business from hackers, which you can start to formulate by using the tools mentioned above.