Enterprise Security Solution – Firewall, VPN & SBC (Session Border Controller)
Data security is very critical for any business today because that is one way to make one’s business more effective. Business’s data is the lifeline of any business, hence it is imperative to make sure Enterprises can do their job without security threat to their data.
Here are few of the most common security threats organizations face in today’s world:
- External hacking attempts that include phishing, social engineering and IoT device hacking.
- Internal security incidents that include vandalism, property thefts and data pilferage.
- Accidental employee breaches including lackadaisical security policies, insecure networks and outdated security mechanisms.
- Third party risks are typical in organizations that use third party vendors. If these third party vendors do not adhere to the organization strictures laid out they may be compromising on the security.
Enterprise security involves the various technologies, tactics, and processes used to protect digital assets against unauthorized use, abuse or infilterations by threat actors. Enterprise security systems also cover the people and policies that organizations use to secure their network infrastructure, including assets such as devices and various terminal equipment.
Having an effective and well maintained enterprise security program is a must in today’s world that is striped with veiled and unveiled threats of all kinds. Bad actors continually scan the internet looking for vulnerable soft targets. Hence, an effective enterprise security program is crucial to building a defensive posture that makes the bar high enough that those with malicious intent are forced to shift focus to softer targets.
How is *astTECS helping Enterprises counter such threats?
*astTECS has developed various solutions that work in tandem with the product line they offer for voice, data and video communications and help mitigate threats posed by the above vulnerabilities. *astTECS has launched products like astFirewall, Virtual Private Network (ast VPN) solutions and Sessions Border Controllers (ast SBC) and these solutions have found homes with a number of customers globally.
What is a Firewall?
A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on a defined set of security rules.
Firewalls have been a first line of defense in network security for over 25 years. They establish a barrier between secured and controlled internal networks that can be trusted and untrusted outside networks, such as the Internet.
A firewall can be either hardware or software, or both.
* ast Firewall:
*ast Firewall is an open-source, easy-to-use and easy-to-build hardened BSD based firewall and routing platform. *ast Firewall is very feature rich and has much more to offer than its competitors. *ast Firewall can filter traffic on source, destination and protocol as well as port on number (TCP/UDP), Operating System Fingerprinting (OSFP). Advanced passive OS fingerprinting technology can be used to allow or block traffic based by the Operating System initiating the connection. *ast Firewall’s features offered can be configured through responsive user interface. The user interfaces support multi-language with in-built help to get you started quickly.
*ast Firewall offers a wide range of VPN technologies ranging from modern SSL VPN’s to well known Ipsec as well as older (now considered insecure) legacy options such as L2TP and PPTP. It provide users with secure, seamless remote access to corporate networks and resources when traveling or working remotely from any devices – smartphones, tablets, PCs and laptops with two factor authentication.