At the center of today’s security risks is the application.The challenge is how to consistently protect it.
SSL everywhere, massive DDoS attacks, and unpatched vulnerabilities in application code that leave the door open for the theft of valuable data—and that’s just a slice of today’s threat landscape.
Businesses are using more and more software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps. Sometimes those “outside” apps have the same password security as apps inside the data center. Sometimes they don’t. You can’t be sure. Single-sign on helps. It requires authentication, and it’s token-based. So, each user is identified by a token, not a password. And federation can make sure they meet specific security checks before the token is passed, keeping out suspicious users.
It’s a given; everyone expects access from any device, anywhere, securely. It gets more complicated when people try to connect to corporate resources all sorts of locations—often very insecure ones. To keep the network secure, you need to know where they’re connecting from, what device they’re using, and what type of resource they’re trying to connect to. If the connection isn’t secure, bad actors can easily execute a man in the middle attack and steal credentials from the user, or even the company. That’s why we believe in a zero-trust model.
SSL is turned on throughout the network. However, most network security devices aren’t built to detect malicious traffic in layers 4–7. Separating the good and bad traffic is the first problem, taking action on the malicious traffic is the second. F5 solutions include levels of inspection that block bad traffic and allow good traffic to pass through.
Businesses need control over how devices access their network. But often, those devices belong to the user, not the business. Businesses can’t, nor do they want, to manage employees’ personal devices. Problem is, those devices can expose a corporate network to malware, data theft, and inappropriate use of corporate resources.
Web development is dynamic. Mistakes are unavoidable. For example, every developer knows never to use an inbound call for a database. But inbound database calls end up in app code all the time. One way to protect against these code vulnerabilities is to have a WAF sync’d with dynamic dev. That way, you can have an agile development environment without compromising security.
Massive DDoS attacks can bring down an organization’s apps, and then their network. Suddenly, they can’t do business with customers or get anything done internally. Most importantly, it can irreparably damage the business and the brand—and your credibility within the company. DDoS protection has to be a priority.
// SECURE APPS ANYWHERE
// MANAGE ACCESS TO CORPORATE RESOURCES
// VIRTUALLY PATCH APP VULNERABILITIES
It’s a given; users expect secure access from any device, anywhere. It gets more complicated when they try to connect to corporate resources from all sorts of locations—often ones that aren’t very secure. To keep the application they’re using secure, you need to know where they’re connecting from, what device they’re using, and what type of resource they’re trying to connect to. If the connection isn’t secure, bad actors can easily execute a man-in-the middle attack and steal credentials from the user, or even the company. That’s why a zero-trust model makes sense.
// CONTROL ACCESS WITHOUT ADDING COMPLEXITY
// CONSISTENTLY DEFLECT DDOS ATTACKS
// LEARN HOW TO SCALE ENCRYPTION