Security & Compliance

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Ensuring Network Security & Compliance

Network Security is the process of taking physical and software preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure, thereby creating a secure platform for computers, users and programs to perform their permitted critical functions within a secure environment.

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Thanks to highly publicized data breaches and ensuing damages, security has become a major point of focus for IT leaders. Insufficient security can lead to significant damages.

  • Financial losses due to downtime, data loss, financial and legal liabilities.
  • Penalties and fines may be assessed for negligence in regulated industries like banking and healthcare, where PCI and HIPAA compliance are required.
  • Loss of confidential information, including financials, intellectual property, trade secrets, client data.
  • Damage to reputation.

This last item may be the hardest to estimate, but the easiest for the world to see. When personally identifying information about your members, employees or customers is stolen, a whole lot of damage control is required, costing massive amounts of money to restore good faith — if it’s even possible. Once you break the trust of your customers and constituents by allowing a data breach, it’s hard to recover your reputation.

It’s not just large enterprises like Sony and high profile targets like the DNC that get hit. According to Small Business Trends,  43 percent of cyber attacks target small business and 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

Firewalls with advanced threat detection and intrusion prevention features are vital for network security. Other ways to strengthen security include using virtual private network (VPN) connections, MPLS networks, and secure software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) technology.

Ecessa collaborates with major firewall vendors to ensure interoperability with their purpose-built units.

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Network Security Diagram

Ecessa SD-WAN devices provide additional layers of security at the network edge and across the WAN. Ecessa’s integrated stateful firewall provides a first line of defense and works seamlessly with specialized third party firewalls. Ecessa’s advanced SD-WAN features like GRE tunneling and VPNs help secure public broadband connections.

These days, organizations need every bit of cyber protection they can get.

Protect your business. Secure your WAN.

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