We have long recognised that in order to deliver effective defence and high-end products you need strong security of
the IT servers, firewalls and most often overlooked are the end clients. In the modern world of business - this includes various
mobile tablets and multimedia-enabled smart phones.
We have seen benchmark after benchmark rate the major
players and one has shone for a long time and that is SOPHOS
. Not only is its R&D superb but it has implemented, what we believe to be the most effective of all, end client
firewalls by barring everything and enabling only that which is approved to a set of carefully defined rules - application
by application on the PC client - with the flexibility for that to be implemented uniquely per client or robustly enterprise-wide.
That isn't where the excellence ends; the ability to prevent infection is crucial as many hacking routes hide such either
as genuine peer-to-peer processes or through an email deployment. Again SOPHOS
are excellent in that regard too with very robust anti-virus, malware and anti-rootkit products.
that end we have finally approached SOPHOS
and are pleased to announce that we are now a partner and will soon be offering all their high-end solutions as a standard
configuration on all our products that have a PC, mobile device or server supplied by us; and we will be offering the
products for general sale business-to-business.
Don't overlook the threat of unsecure mobile devices to
your corporate infrastructure. Many of these devices now receive your corporate emails and sensitive company data - which
you may well have a legal obligation to secure. We have all been shocked by the Leveson Inquiry and how much of the telecommunication
equipment and voice mails have such simple PINs (or that the PIN is default set the same as everyone else, or that it
is off/disabled). That said, inbound threats via email, surfing the Internet or accessing through third party Wi-Fi networks
may be exposing your employees and crucial company data to risks you haven't evaluated. SOPHOS
have a wealth of information on their website including a toolkit which is well worth looking at. They also have mobile device
solutions to these data threats...
Should you wish to understand more or are interested in advice on
product selection please don't hesitate to contact us
More information to follow.