The Value of Monitoring
A network security company in Chicago that provides you only contingency measures in the event of security breach won’t fully encompass your business’s needs. Certainly, it’s good to have recuperation measures in place for those situations when something goes wrong, but more than that, you want monitoring solutions which can watch your operations and ensure everything is progressing as it should. Sometimes very subtle things are indicative of security compromise. For example, when there are operations which don’t match the “normal” spread of daily egress, it could mean a hacker is manipulating the system remotely and just waiting for his or her chance to do some serious damage.
This is what a lot of security agencies do: they look through a given technology network and try to determine if there is any suspicious behavior. Sometimes this behavior is just a bug. Well then: the security solution can help curtail malfunction of normal operations. Oftentimes, as mentioned, this is a hacker trying to get away with something on the sly. Either way, constantly combing through the network that is inconsistent has cumulative advantages. As a result, network monitoring will be part of the provided services any worthwhile security agency makes available to clients.
That said, network security monitoring solutions don’t take place in a vacuum. There are challenges to be overcome which predicate solutions from professional security providers. For one thing, malware is on the rise, and it is designed by cybercriminals to mimic normal activities as much as possible. Cybercriminals understand what security agencies are looking for, and the good ones— or should that be “bad” ones?— make it their business to get past protections.
There are also going to be blind spots which make attaining comprehensive visibility of operations difficult if not impossible. Unfortunately, there’s no real way around this, because instantaneous computation monitored with equal instantaneous security professionalism just doesn’t exist. Maybe quantum computing will make this possible in the future, but it’s unlikely. And hackers will exploit blind spots to the utmost of their ability. Getting around this requires your monitoring package also include aforementioned contingency solutions. Trustworthy network security companies in Chicago will provide their clients with at least a two-pronged approach of this variety.
Cloud computing and the Internet of Things are increasingly defining the operational landscape of today’s business. In order to have the most comprehensive security, company workflows need to be made available to security organizations, and new operational changes must be observed, noted, and monitored. Additionally, employees of organizations need to be educated as to the hazards which define computational business solutions today. Malware, viruses, adware, spyware— these things are everywhere, and the likelihood is your business will encounter them. The right security team will understand the challenges and work to make their job and your operations both more secure and less difficult through education.
Comprehensive Security Options
Network security in Chicago from onShore Security will include:
- Monitoring and Analysis
- Technical and Executive Reports and Briefings (12 reports currently)
- Vulnerability Testing and Preparedness
- Breach Resopnse
- Continuous Security Policy Development
We offer services from a standpoint of professionalism that understands tech solutions transition and must be continuously monitored even apart from clients. Contact us for cutting-edge security solutions comprehensively designed to keep your business continually protected.