Information security software is available from many sources, but finding security and network management solutions that work is a more difficult prospect. IT Security, more than any other discipline, requires a holistic approach that employs best in class solutions delivered in a cost-effective and flexible manner. The overall solution is only as strong as its weakest point.
Vigilar Offers Security and Network Management Solutions
One of Vigilar's core tenets is that it is not sufficient to use information security software to secure the network alone. The data must also be secured from both external and internal threats. To this point, Vigilar has developed an innovative approach to the design and planning of security system software called the TITAN architecture that revolves around five key areas:
In many of today's organizations, one of the biggest challenges facing security and other IT groups is keeping up with vulnerabilities within their environments, managing information security software, and ensuring policy and regulatory compliance for numerous information assets at any given time.
This category includes security and network management solutions such as:
patch management, host configuration management, network device configuration control, vulnerability scanning, and logging and event correlation.
As networks, infrastructures, and information security software evolve, becoming more complex, managing access controls and user identities has become more of a priority.
This category of security and network management solutions includes:
SSL and IPSec VPN remote access solutions, token-based and other 2-factor authentication options, Single Sign-On (SSO) solutions, network access and admission control technologies.
Organizations are experiencing an exponential increase in network traffic as dispersed services continue to be deployed across the organization and the Web. As a result, availability has become more of a critical issue than ever. Controlling network traffic and ensuring adequate bandwidth for mission critical business applications have become paramount. Security and network management solutions such as load balancers, application acceleration tools, and compression and bandwidth-shaping solutions provide scalability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery capabilities for networks that are delivered in a means that reinforces the information security software in place.Application and Content Security
As part of the strategy to "follow the data", technologies are now available that specifically address the security of data. Since organizations are now making data accessible via the Web or other types of distributed applications, safeguarding this data is a vital and integral part of an organization's choice for information security software.
These categories of security and network management solutions include:
Email security such as data encryption, content and spam filtering, Web application scanners and assessment tools, Web application firewalls, and host-centric protection products such as HIDS, HIPS, and host-based firewall solutions. This category also includes data level encryption such as host-based ecryption and whole-disk encryption, network-based encryption and storage encryption, and application-specific encryption technology such as database encryption
The realm of network and information security software has become broader over the years. In addition to traditional perimeter security technologies, such as firewalls and routers, network security system software and solutions must now include wireless-specific measures such as secure access points and wireless intrusion detection, in addition to other wired-side technology like intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) along with security proxy offerings and other network-centric security solutions.