Cyber attacks are increasing more rapidly everyday as compared to the last few years simply because hackers have become much smarter than before.
Hackers have started using coordinated and complex malware attacks which means to combine multiple techniques into their advanced attacks as well as to constantly look for new exploits and strategies to harm organizations.
While organizations are at the edge of adopting the transformations to make their business workflows simple to manage; they are also becoming the target for huge security challenges at the same time.
The Cybersecurity Challenges
Lack of Threat and Security Visibility
45% of network traffic remains unidentified due to using various security products that work in an isolated manner. This allows malicious or unwanted applications to bypass your security solutions without getting detected.
Attacks Getting More Coordinated
83% of IT managers accept that cyber threats are becoming difficult to block now as compared to last year. To prevent from coordinated and complex attacks; organizations are investing huge amounts in acquiring new technologies as well as hiring highly qualified security experts but the security products that protect against them have still continued to work in isolation.
Manual Incident Response
3.3 hours is the normal time it takes per computer to match multiple product’s reports and manually identify as well as fixing a security event. To detect the root cause of an incident; IT admins have to login to each point product’s console separately and then manually correlate the reports.
The Solution : Synchronize Your Security
What is most recommendable in this fastly growing era is to always stay a few steps ahead than the hackers. Organizations need to take preventive actions before any threats exploit their systems. They need to have security solutions that remain in sync with each other and can be managed through a single window.
Add a Sophos XG Firewall & Sophos Intercept X Anti-Virus To Your Network
Sophos’ innovative Security Heartbeat™ connects Sophos managed endpoints with XG firewall to offer unique security from advanced threats although extensively lowers the time and complexities of replying to security events.
Sophos XG Firewall in integration with Sophos Intercept X Antivirus
Discovers Unknown Threats : Sophos XG Firewall in integration with Sophos Antivirus/Intercept X automatically shares information with each other to expose hidden risks and unknown threats available in network; thus Preventing Breaches to occur.
Analyzes Data in Real Time : Provides in-depth details by analyzing incidents in real-time and offering cross-estate reporting; thus Reduces the Overall Impact of Breach occurred.
Responds Automatically to Incidents : Flexible policies react immediately and automatically against infections and incidents; thus Simplifies IT Management.
How Sophos XG Firewall & Intercept X Work Together in Synchronization ?
1) Malware Detection
Sophos Endpoint discovers a malware attack.
2) Cross-Estate Communication
Sophos Endpoint shares infection status with the XG Firewall through the Security Heartbeat™, activating automatic responses against the attack.
3) Device Isolation
Sophos XG Firewall immediately isolates the infected computer and blocks all the communications to and from the infected computer and also prevents the attack from spreading further into the network.
Sophos Endpoint cleans up the infection automatically and after removing the malware completely, Sophos Endpoint shares this information with the XG Firewall through Security Heartbeat™.
5) Access Restored
Once the infected machines become healthy again; XG Firewall restores their network access and also gives you the deep analytics on What, Where, When, How and Why the incident has happened so that you can reach to the core of an attack and get the idea of what to do next.
Benefits of Synchronizing Sophos XG Firewall & Intercept X
- Quickly identifies compromised systems by monitoring the Security Heartbeat™ status and then automatically blocks the network access for these systems until they can be cleaned up.
- Recognizes unknown and unwanted applications that are utilizing most of the bandwidth.
- Discovers the source i.e. user, device, application, and any process that is sending the malicious traffic in the network.
- Lateral Movement Protection makes the attacks dead in their tracks by automatically disconnecting infected systems from each and every point of the network and stops the further spread of infection in the network.
- Eliminates the necessity for client or server authentication agents by sharing Synchronized User ID among the endpoint and the firewall via Security Heartbeat™.
Check out Sophos XG Firewall & Sophos Intercept X Antivirus page to know what more Sophos Solutions can do to protect your Organization’s Network.