Data is the life blood of your business. You can replace computers, re-install software and repair networks, but recovering from a major data loss is no simple task.
Information security experts often talk about how to protect your network, your computers, and the software you run. The end goal of much of this protection is to secure your most sensitive asset – your data. Criminals realize this too. Your data is the easiest and most lucrative asset for criminals to monetize. They can sell your intellectual property (IP) to the highest bidder, exploit your customers’ and employees’ personally identifying information (PII) for identity theft, hold your most critical data hostage for large ransoms, or even steal your credentials and account information to directly make financial transactions. In short, your data is big money on the criminal underground.
Unfortunately, organizations of all sizes are more frequency suffering data breaches and leaks. You’ve seen the headlines – major retailers losing customers’ credit card information. Billions of passwords and credentials from stolen from online sites. Even government agencies have suffered network compromises that allowed attackers to steal hundreds of thousands of sensitive records and data.
Hackers use countless exploits to break into our networks and steal data. From spear phishing emails containing data-stealing malware, to SQL injection attacks siphoning data from our web-connected database servers, criminals can attack our organizations from many vectors. Your best defense is to maintain a full suite of security solutions that defend against varying types of attack; something experts call Defense in Depth.
The need for a Defense in Depth security strategy is well illustrated through the Cyber Kill Chain. Originally coined by Lockheed Martin, the Cyber Kill Chain outlines seven steps necessary for an external attacker to compromise your organization and steal your data. The Kill Chain can be used to map the type of layered defense you need to protect your organization at each stage of an attack.
Implementing defenses at every link in the “Kill Chain” is your best shot at preventing most data breaches. WatchGuard combines multiple security services, including Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Dimension, into a single Firebox platform giving you what you need to break the Kill Chain. WatchGuard DLP prevents data loss and keeps your assets secure by scanning text and common file types to detect sensitive information attempting to exit the network. WatchGuard Dimension provides a suite of big data visibility and reporting tools that instantly identify and distill key network security threats, issues and trends, accelerating the ability to set meaningful security policies across the network.
WatchGuard Dimension is a cloud-ready network security visibility solution that comes standard with WatchGuard’s flagship Unified Threat Management and Next Generation Firewall platform. It provides a suite of big data visibility and reporting tools that instantly identify and distill key security issues and trends, and deliver valuable insights to set meaningful security policies across the network.
WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a uniquely comprehensive service for the WatchGuard platform that helps keep private data private. It prevents data breaches by scanning text and common file types to detect sensitive information attempting to exit the network. This subscription-based service is affordable, easy to configure, and integrated into WatchGuard's award-winning family of network security solutions.