Threat Management Reinforces the Networked Environment
Technological innovation has given rise to a globalized business that survives through a widely networked
environment. Organizations are storing their critical information such as staff details, client list, salaries,
bank account details; sales and marketing information in databases. Under such circumstances, the
challenges faced by these global institutions are that of maintaining a secure environment, free from the
threats to critical data and applications accessed through the corporate network. Organizations need to
have an effective threat management in place.
Threat management is defined as an approach to provide network security for the widely networked
environment by integrating a number of different approaches to threats, designed in a way to prevent
them before they actually enter the system. Instead of handling each threat cases separately, threat
management focuses on the entire networked system to make it more secure and prevent any threats
that may affect the system.
Threats can disrupt the security of the critical data and applications. The networks can be affected by
viruses, Trojans, spams or worms which enter the system and compromises on its security and invariably
affect the entire network. Other threat attacks on standalone systems, networks and IT infrastructure of
an enterprise can be in the form of security leaks, network hacking attempts or phishing. With threats to
the corporate network a major issue, a number of enterprises have forayed into developing threat
management solutions. But for all these strategies to work effectively, requires a clear understanding of
threats and their modus operandi.
One of the common methods used against threats is to deploy firewalls that scans for malicious software
and prevents them from entering the network system. As organizations become more dependent on
technology, cyber-crimes also increase. Hence the global organizations need to cater for an integrated
threat management system that would include firewalls and information security systems that ensure
prevention of unauthorized intrusions into private networks and protection suites to monitor, filter,
quarantine and prevent virus attacks.
A number of service providers have developed separate solutions for IT compliance as well as security
issues. However, the growth of business enterprise on a global scale demands for a solution which would
enable end-to-end integration of both.
The leading service providers offer holistic solutions integrating IT Risk and compliance as well as threat
management solutions that will help organizations solve multiple data-centric security challenges, data
leakage, insider threats and malware analysis with continuous controls. Besides it would also provide an
end-to-end automation for all enterprise security, compliance, audit and IT risk management with an easy
monitoring through integrated dashboards. The advanced threat management solution through real-time
networks provides both government and commercial organizations better visibility into threats and risks
from multiple sources, thus providing a complete end-to-end information security solution.
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