Best Practices

Enterprise Security Magazine: Enabling a Holistic View of Security

This is a reprinted article from June 2018 edition of Enterprise Security Magazine. You can see the electronic version of this issue HERE The cloud-based security industry is exploding as businesses are moving their assets to the cloud. In the thick of this, the security aspect, which was deemed as an afterthought in the past, has matured as forethought to prevent vulnerabilities. “As companies move their assets to the cloud, the formula completely changes, making security paramount. However, the missing link is the core competency,

The Secret Sauce to User Provisioning

If you want the secret to user provisioning and de-provisioning in an enterprise setting, I’ll give you the one word answer, and then you can get on with the rest of your day… Integration. However, if you need to know why, how and with what…read on. The need to credential authorized users to your network and other proprietary assets is clear. You only want those with the proper rights in…and all others out. Complicating matters is that there are so many users these days…employees, channel

4 Best Practices for Today’s Log Management

Log management has long been considered a staple of most organization’s security platforms. It is the foundation for threat detection, data analytics and compliance audits. It provides the definitive record of what has occurred in your company’s digital universe. However… There are a few process hurdles that apply to most log management deployments. The data is static unless it is correlated, analyzed and remediated in real or near real time. And for most companies, it collects lots and lots of data. So much so, that

CloudAccess wins prestigious 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Award

SAN DIEGO, CA – June 3, 2015 – Red Herring announced CloudAccess, a leading enterprise security solution developer, as its Top 100 North America award winner during special award ceremony in San Diego. The award was in recognition of CloudAccess’ innovative approach to integrating predictive behavior analytics and cooperative intelligence as the foundation for security. “In 2015, selecting the top achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years

SECM vs SIEM—not more alphabet soup, but new proactive, integrated cloud security strategy

Forrester Research’s recent white paper, called Security’s Cloud Revolution identified a new generation of protection best practices that expands the boundaries of traditional IT security solutions by applying proactive behavioral analysis intelligence to the end result. They call it SECM: security event correlation management. This is not SIEM and not another marketing ploy to repackage SIEM as some holistic cure-all. SECM, as defined by Forrester, is an adjustment in strategy that continuously monitors and integrates identity and user activity and application intelligence. Although a traditional

Unified Security: Avoid becoming a statistic

Take 3 minutes to learn why this best practice is not only the next evolutionary step in IT security management, but affordable, manageable and more effective than individual point solutions. Unified security from the cloud transforms IT security from reactive collection to proactive and actionable defense while limiting costs and preserving resources.  It leverages the the collective power and intelligence capabilities of SIEM, log management, vulnerability scanning/assessment, Identity management (IDM), access management and single sign on under a single pain of glass…and in real time

Analyzing the Top 10 benefits of Unified Security from the cloud (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1: read it HERE More than security from the cloud, the concept of unified security takes the method another step forward in terms of best practices—the ability to deploy a holistic security initiative, AND  one that seamlessly collaborates with the other components; that shares input across the enterprise so that a clearer understanding of vulnerabilities can lead to effective preventive policies and actions. They say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. And that is the core of

Analyzing the Top 10 benefits of Unified Security from the cloud (Part 1)

Of all the strategies and tactics available to prevent breaches, deter data leakage and theft, control access and secure beyond the so-called network perimeter, the one that is emerging as an achievable and affordable best practice is that of unified security from the cloud. But if you look across the web, you will no doubt come across various versions of what constitutes “unified,” what is “protected,” and, what is “security from the cloud?” Luckily this means that the concept of unified security from the cloud

Beyond building houses, homebuilders faced with IT security challenges too

Just as home builders across the country install state of the art security and anti-theft devices in many of the beautiful new homes they build, this consideration must extend to the personal and financial information of its homeowner customers stored on its or its subsidiaries servers. Because pre-loan and mortgage applications loan digs deeper into a person’s financial life than any other commercial form, it holds a treasure trove of information for hackers. Top 10 builder D.R. Horton found this out first hand last year.

What retailer BCBGMAXAZRIA learned about cloud security, SIEM

The following is an excerpt of the recently released case study on how a major retailer, BCBG, migrated to a cloud security platform and discovered how SIEM and Log Management capabilities enhanced their abilities for enterprise security. For the entire case study, you may download a PDF version here. There was a time the only security issues retailers needed to be concerned with was theft. Put a guard in the store and a couple of video cameras and prevent as much loss as possible. Those