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Sophos’ synchronized security has led to real-time insight into user activities and application behavior in a corporate network. As a matter of fact, the entire IT infrastructure has been made visible to IT security staff in totality. And by using the Sophos firewall security heartbeat, the system responds automatically to detected malware and cleans it leaving a report of an incident cycle.

The report comes in the form of a root cause analysis report showing how the threat entered the network, the computer attacks, and the applications affected. After that, a report of incidence response and threat mitigation is delivered to be used as a case study essential for protecting the network from future attacks. In short, Synchronized security works efficiently by delivering insights into the specific behavioral analysis of machines and the applications in question.

Get a better return on investment

The network firewall and the endpoint protection software working together brings about a better return on investment to the organization. Instead of each computer security system working in isolation, synchronization brings about collaboration. Convergence created when firewall shares security updates with endpoint protection actually boost entire network security.

The value gained while the endpoint protection and network firewall are working is far much greater than what they offer when working independently. By choosing to automate the whole entire process, the IT security team is freed up to engage in other activities of high value to the company.

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Why your organization needs Sophos synchronized security

Malware attacks have become more complex

Attacks from malware have increasingly become complex. Your ordinary endpoint security can longer offer zero-day protection. What is more, the basic firewall security feature found in a router can longer provide the needed protection against complex attacks such as ransomware attacks. As it is, complex malware can only be tamed by advanced threat detection systems.

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The area of attack has widened

The hackers have actually increased the areas of the target. The email system, the server computers, the endpoint devices. And even the IP PBX phone system was not spared either. All these services and devices running the services require individual monitoring. Investigating malware attack incidences on all of the computers requires a lot of time. Additionally, as the number of endpoints and servers increases, there will need to hire additional IT staff.

Uncoordinated security strategy

There is a lack of coordination between endpoint security and network protection systems. Nonetheless, in a coordinated environment, endpoints share information with the firewall. No service can be safe unless all the exploits are closed. The hackers only need to exploit the vulnerabilities spotted in software in order to launch widespread attacks. This calls for synchronization of security platforms sharing of the latest intelligence, thwarting attacks before they happen. 

Lack of capacity

A recent survey revealed that the IT industry actually faces a severe shortage of experienced cybersecurity specialists. The few who are available are in so high demand that hiring them becomes an expensive undertaking for small and medium-sized companies. Unfortunately, it is the small and medium-sized companies that are severely affected by cybersecurity-related incidences.

The benefits of an integrated security solution

Increased visibility for the applications and the endpoints

The Sophos synchronized security brings all the devices and network services under one platform. Hence, all the details about the attacks are usually available. The IT security staff can view details about each device by simply clicking on the icon available on the dashboard. Furthermore, the health status of each device is highly visible so that the system administrator can choose the right action at any point in time.  

Faster response to threats

With ordinary antivirus software, it might as long as two hours to isolate the affected computer, neutralize threats, and return the endpoint back to the network. Essentially, the endpoint protection software communicates to the central security system about a malware attack. The central security system conveys the information to other endpoint computers in the network warning them about the attack.

The firewall system isolates the affected endpoint from the network thus stopping the malware attack from spreading further. The infected endpoint computer is cleaned while still in isolation. Once the endpoint health status has been restored to normal, network access will be restored. All this process happens in seconds.

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Maximize the potential of automation

With the standard antivirus software, incidence response and threat mitigation sometimes took weeks in processing. Today, synchronized security has reduced human effort involvement during threat management to near zero. With automation, it takes less than 8 seconds in threat investigation, to the identification of affected machines, and isolation to narrowing down to the particular application.

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