To understand the concept of layered security, it’s important to remember a key tenet of cybersecurity – no security solution is infallible. As security experts state, it’s not a question of how, but when.
Cybercrooks are evolving everyday to become smarter and are using new technologies and techniques to carry out their nefarious attacks. Ultimately, a seasoned adversary can afford to fail over a thousand times in the pursuit of clinching that one success.
Threat detection & response
A key trend that encapsulates how cybersecurity is changing is an increasing acknowledgement by organizations of the need to realign their approach from purely threat prevention to also include threat detection and response. This pushes an understanding that while cyberattacks may occur, despite taking the best precautions available, it is also important to develop internal mechanisms and SOPs which document detection and response mechanisms to the threat.
It is in this context that the importance of layered security can be highlighted. Broadly, layered security refers to the usage of multiple components, systems and measures to protect an enterprise from cyberthreats. In a layered approach, an enterprise is divided into different systems or layers with separate cybersecurity approaches based on the threat assessment. This entails a far more detailed approach to enterprise cybersecurity, which is far more beneficial than the “one size fits all” approach that often leads to gaps within the cybersecurity apparatus.
Cybersecurity for each layer
Practically, layered security has become even more crucial thanks to the ever-varying range of devices through which work is conducted nowadays. Employees are working remotely and many are using personal devices — a trend which is likely to exacerbate with the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The number of layers that exist within an enterprise network is only increasing and each layer has its specific security demands. Individual solutions for each layer are far more effective in handling breaches rather than one single solution.
When considering a layered security approach, importance must be given to the following layers:
Keeping networks & servers secure
Network & server security are the first line of defence and are key components of enterprise security. Seqrite can help enterprises secure these layers through the powerful Unified Threat Management (UTM), Seqrite Secure Web Gateway and Antivirus for Server solutions.
Managing the endpoints
The endpoints are the touchpoints through which employees access the outer networks. That’s why endpoint security, irrespective of device, is extremely important. Seqrite has a range of powerful, yet simple endpoint security solutions ranging from Seqrite Endpoint Security, Endpoint Security Cloud, Endpoint Encryption Manager and Cloud Security.
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
In a changing world, managing mobility needs has become the key to securing organizational safety. Whether it’s personal mobile devices, tablets or employees using home networks to get office work done, the line between work and home is fast blurring. To ensure organizations stay ahead and keep their proprietary and confidential data safe, enterprises must embrace Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Seqrite mSuite increases enterprise productivity while ensuring that critical data remains secure.
A layered security approach also encompasses other controls like Web Filtering, Encryption, Data Backup and other rapidly-evolving controls. Seqrite’s range of industry-first solutions includes most of these controls along with other innovative ones, all designed to ensure security for every layer of the enterprise.