Secure your infrastructures
Harmonize cybersecurity, productivity and functionality
Can you run your business and be productive without a computer, network, and internet? It is a safe bet that it is not. The IT infrastructure then defines your daily life, whether it is physically located in your offices or in the cloud.
We believe that IT infrastructure must first and foremost be based on the security it provides to the business and its data.
EcoSecurity , the sealed infrastructure designed by EcoSysIP , allows:
- to dramatically increase cybersecurity (thus reduce the risk of cyberattacks and data theft);
- to reduce the waste of time and money , sometimes enormous, which result from these attacks;
- to give a better overview security within your company.
Of course, our solutions also allow EcoSecurity to be :
High availability, + productivity
Provides easy-to-use tools and applications for your employees: they will thank you for it.
Free your IT teams from certain tasks: they can then focus on other more important tasks that require their high level of expertise.
Traditional network vs EcoSecurity
An essential product for computer security, the firewall protects your network from various threats. Like an impenetrable concrete wall, it is interposed between the internet and your company's internal network: thus, it controls all access and authorizes or denies their passage. A company that does not have a firewall is therefore exposed to high risks of cyber attacks that can come from anywhere in the world.
According to the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), there are around 177,300 cyberattacks per day on the planet.
Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
Not all next-generation firewalls are created equal when it comes to protection against cyber attacks. Some include features that others do not. Your business needs, your security posture and your sensitive data will determine the level of security your firewall should provide.
A firewall does not have an unlimited lifespan . Over time, the level of protection gradually decreases due to the emergence of new cyber attacks and the ever-changing evolution and transformation of security technology. If security is of the utmost importance to you, you should check whether your current firewall can cope with the latest threats.
To do this, we can prepare an IT security report for you, which will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of your IT infrastructure.
The firewall: essential, but not invincible
Although the firewall is the cornerstone of your computer security, it is not enough to protect you from all attacks. Rather, it is part of an EcoSystem of equipment and solutions that are just as essential to protecting your network and your data.
Discover other major allies against the threats that we could offer you for your TI EcoSystem:
Your next-generation firewall must be able to protect:
- your networks against intrusion threats by the various attack vectors (virus or malware);
- the high-importance applications on which your sensitive information circulates (scalable segmentation and low latency);
- your data in the public or private cloud.
The advantages of the next generation firewall
- Identifies and neutralizes threats.
- Allows you to control applications.
- Adapts to the evolution and appearance of threats to ensure better protection of the network.
With new generation firewalls, take advantage of ...
... an intelligent system
Next-generation firewalls provide multi-layered protection by examining traffic on different levels of the network. They now protect applications and give you the ability to better control the data and information entering and leaving your network.
... a simple and versatile infrastructure
One of the main benefits of next-generation firewalls is the simplicity of the infrastructure, which makes it much easier for your IT team to deploy new policies across the network from a single device.
With the Next Generation Firewall, you can upgrade and adapt your network security in real time to keep pace with and adapt to changing threats.
... a network at constant speed
You can continuously improve and strengthen your protection without compromising your network speed.
Networking and Wifi
Switches, routers and WiFi are part of the majority of private or public networks.
Together, they offer several advantages:
- Help prevent attacks and help thwart them with a optimal segmentation, from the network to the cloud.
Monitor the network proactively
- By analyzing network activity, they spot, report and isolate abnormal behaviors before they become problems.
Adapt to all needs
- Different control modes make it possible to manage the desired security levels.
- Can be designed for IoT ( Internet of Things) and IIoT ( Industrial Internet of Things) .
- Allow centralized control of network policy;
- Allow to manage the network on a single page;
- Per put to integrate IT flows;
- Facilitates the deployment of an SD-WAN network.
Improve the customer experience
- Improve the performance of applications in the cloud and on-premises, which increases employee productivity and ultimately leads to a better customer experience.
Keep pace with technology
- As your business needs evolve and adapts to the technologies your business adopts over time .
Networks designed by EcoSysIP
Switches, routers, and Wifi Access Points are the foundation of the reliable, resilient, secure and high-performance computer networks we design.
Learn more about our custom network architecture and design service tailored to your business needs.
Network Access Control - NAC
Occupying an important place in the security system, the NAC makes it possible to limit access to the network to authorized (or trusted) devices only and to check whether they do indeed meet the criteria chosen, in which case the NAC will give them access.
Once on the network, each user or administrator can know their level of access thanks to the NAC.
How does it protect you?
Unlike a firewall, which protects your network from potential attacks from outside, network access control allows threats to be intercepted within your network (this is called zero trust security. ).
To do this, it can:
- verify the security posture of a user, device or operating system, or determine if they comply with security policies ;
- prohibit a non-compliant device from accessing the network and place it in quarantine . It can prevent, for example, a hacker from infiltrating your network through an Ethernet port or a wireless access point;
- block, isolate and repair devices that do not comply with established compliance, automatically;
- ensure the security of the network while multiple Internet devices per object (I o T) are connected to it (through threat profiling and limiting access for certain categories of devices);
- redirect guests on a customizable portal where they must register and authenticate.
The NAC also allows :
- permission to restricted access to your guests network , visitors, partners and subcontractors who are not employees;
- to verify the compliance of devices used by teleworking employees before giving them access to the network.
With the advent of cloud computing, traditional WANs (or wide area networks) offer a significantly lower user experience compared to that offered by SD-WANs. This is explained by the fact that WANs were designed in an era when there was not as much traffic coming from the cloud.
This is because previously, users logged in at the branch office, while the site logged in to applications hosted on data center servers. It's a whole different story now, with SaaS applications and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) residing in different clouds.
Problems with traditional WANs
- MPLS circuits, which provided security and promoted better connectivity, are no longer efficient in a cloud-centric environment.
- The WAN network can result in reduced employee productivity due to performance issues with SaaS applications.
- It is very expensive to ensure the security of a WAN network where the majority of applications are hosted in the cloud.
- A WAN can be very expensive if the use of dedicated and standby circuits is inefficient.
What is SD-WAN?
Today, organizations with multiple remote offices are moving from low-performance WANs to SD-WAN.
SD-WAN is a bit like the network traffic controller: it determines the path to take for MPLS, 4G / 5G and broadband links, allowing businesses to enjoy quick and easy access to the most critical business applications. more important in the cloud thanks to transport independence across the different types of connections.
- reduce expenses by replacing MPLS with more flexible and less expensive bandwidth.
Improves user experience with apps
- Essential business applications remain reliable and available at all times.
- All scenarios in the network have multiple active hybrid links.
- Provides dynamic application traffic routing that is application centric.
- Provides security to branch offices and remote access points (because it integrates a firewall as well as next-generation antivirus and DNS security).
- Ensures a centralized policy with real-time segmentation and access control.
- Protects against threats at a strategic point.
- Protects broadband internet and cloud traffic.
Improves cloud connection
- Extends the WAN network to public clouds transparently.
- Optimizes the real-time performance of priority SaaS applications.
- Provides an easy-to-understand and easy-to-use dashboard for configuring WAN, cloud, and security as needed.
- Enables application and WAN performance reports to be produced, useful when it comes time to analyze bandwidth requirements.
IoT and IIoT
The IoT (Internet of Things) and the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) allow you to connect a multitude of devices, robots and machines to a network in order to significantly increase the profitability of your company and reduce its losses .
The IoT includes: smart homes and offices, mobile fitness devices and connected toys. It is therefore intended more for the general public.
IIoT, on the other hand , focuses on improving efficiency, safety and productivity in industrial and business settings. In short, the IIoT promises a profitable return on investment for businesses, industries and governments. Examples? Agriculture , smart cities and factories as well as smart grids.
The IIoT in turn includes M2M ( Machine to Machine), the aim of which is to improve communications between machines and even those between machines and objects, machines and infrastructure and machines and people. .
Through IoT and IIoT:
- rationalize and increase your production;
- increase the productivity of your employees;
- react quickly in the event of a problem;
- anticipate various problems or equipment breakage.
Industries that can benefit from IoT and IIoT
- Coal / petroleum / natural gas extraction
- Wood cutting / forestry
- Commerce de détail
- Commerce de détail alimentaire (épiceries)
- Banques/services financiers
Depending on the size of the company, its importance and its turnover, the perpetrators of this type of cyberattack can demand ransoms ranging from a few thousand dollars ... to several hundred thousand dollars. Ransoms even exceed the million mark.
However, the losses incurred are not limited to the value of the ransom. By no longer having access to their data for a long period of time, companies and government authorities thus trapped see their activities diminish or come to a complete stop.
In June 2020, the University of California, San Francisco, resolved to pay a ransom of US $ 1.14 million to recover sensitive medical school data seized by hackers.
In 2017, WannaCry attacked more than 200,000 computers around the world. Multinationals, hospitals and governments were among the victims of this ransomware , which caused global losses estimated at several hundreds of millions of dollars.
When your system is held hostage, unfortunately, it will be difficult for you to find all your data on your own. Faced with this impasse, some decide to pay the ransom, but we do not recommend submitting to hackers' demands in this way, as there is no guarantee that they will give your data back to you once they get their money.
If you have been struck by ransomware, EcoSysIP can help you minimize its losses and prevent its spread: contact us now.
Ransomware does not discriminate: it attacks SMBs as well as large companies. However, hackers and government agencies remain popular with hackers because of their lucrative potential.
Ransomware often takes the form of an email with a clickable link or an attachment which, once opened, allows the perpetrator to take the data of his victim's network hostage: the perpetrator then demands a ransom in exchange. from which he "undertakes" to give the victim back access to his data.
To protect yourself from identity theft
With teleworking, multi-factor authentication has become a real necessity, whether remote connections go through terminal-server (TS), virtual private network (VPN) or even through an application hosted in the cloud.
Outsmart the clever foxes who would be tempted to pretend to be an employee: multi-factor authentication is the solution against identity theft by usernames and passwords.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Two-Factor Authentication?
Multifactor authentication: A process for verifying identity that uses at least two different authentication factors.
Two-factor authentication: A method of verifying identity that uses precisely two different authentication factors.
The different authentication factors
In order to secure any connection or transaction of a user, the system will attempt to confirm their identity using various authentication factors.
The password is information that the user must know .
The token (or identification token - security token)
The token can either be a real token that the user must have when logging in or his smartphone.
A common problem with authentication with a simple username and password is that these are often found in company databases, which can be decrypted by a hacker. So even if you change your passwords regularly, you are still at risk.
In addition, a significant number of employees use passwords that are too simple, and therefore easy to crack. Some even write their passwords on Post-It notes on their computer screens.
Compromised passwords are involved in 80% of security breaches, hence the importance of having a multi-factor authentication system. Advantages
Significant reduction in security breaches:
- Allows you to verify the identity of the user to avoid intrusions.
- Improves network security when employees connect to it remotely with their various devices.
- Strengthens the credibility of the company in the eyes of its customers, particularly for transactional sites. After all, trust has to be earned.
Time and cost savings:
- Reduces the number of requests sent to IT technicians. In fact, more than a third of the requests received by the IT departments of companies that have password-only authentication systems relate to… passwords. Resetting them requires time that technicians could use more productively.
Several major cyber attacks have taken place due to the absence of EDRs in computer security equipment, including that of the MGM hotel in Las Vegas in 2020 (personal information leaked by 10 million customers).
Companies that fall victim to such attacks pay a heavy price: financially, on the one hand, and in terms of their reputation. They risk taking years to regain public confidence.
One of the biggest weaknesses of a business is not in equipment, but in human error. Indeed, often inadvertently or through ignorance, employees will pave the way for attacks, in particular by clicking on a corrupted link, by opening a document that is equally corrupt or by disclosing information to hackers. EDR is the most effective solution to guard against such attacks.
Today, the complexity and evolution of IT infrastructures, applications, the cloud, virtual machines and endpoints increase the chances of being subjected to a cyberattack.
To secure these elements effectively, three aspects are required: a holistic view of the network, data collection and correlation between events and threats . This is what SIEM allows
What is a SIEM?
SIEM (for Security Information Management system or, in French, management of information and security events) has the role of detecting threats, attacks and anomalies thanks to its ability to correlate the various events. Thus, he can identify the cause of several separate events, such as a hacker having slipped into the network to perform manipulations or even an SMS or an email that would have been used to make phishing attempts.
Data collection and standardization
In order to be able to correlate events, SIEM collects them on logs and equipment, such as firewalls, routers, servers, databases, etc. These events are then normalized into a more readable format, allowing the IT team to search by criteria, for example.
The advantages of SIEM
Better network protection
SIEM also alerts you to suspicious activity on software and network connected devices - for example, it will alert you if a service provider installs software on your network that can potentially export data from your business.
Simplified network management
SIEM allows events to be archived as well as the generation and replay of old ones to conduct investigations after an incident.
Your company's compliance with legal requirements
We build networks made for IoT and IIoT
It is crucial to build networks that can support the immense amount of objects connected to them and that generate data all the time. Equally important is that this data is collected and interpreted in a way that gives you the information you need to make decisions (like replacing a faulty part in a robot). This is why we will offer you object hosting platforms bringing together the various services essential to the administration of your IoT network (data recording, location and identification) as well as easy-to-use applications.
We ensure network security
Objects connected to the network can be the gateway to a threat or a computer attack. The behavior of users and entities should be continuously monitored , especially if the objects collect sensitive data.
Our IoT and IIoT security solutions
- Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
We design networks that communicate with each other
In a factory, for example, there are often two networks: one for its equipment and machinery, and the other for administration. To ensure smooth operations, it is important to unify these networks so that they communicate when necessary, without compromising the confidentiality of information.