Cybersecurity

Strengthen your security posture by implementing solutions designed to detect, prevent, and stop cyberattacks.

How often do you think about your business’ security posture? Approximately 43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% of those businesses have the tools in place to withstand the attack. The best way for you to address your cybersecurity concerns is by implementing the best security measures before an attack.

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Security Solutions

You can prevent, monitor, and respond to attacks through different security solutions, such as antivirus, anti-spam, and DNS security.

Working with The KR Group, you’ll find various security solutions designed to help you implement a layered strategy for cybersecurity. While none of these solutions are 100% effective against today’s attacks, When you use them together, you implement the most comprehensive security strategy.

 

Firewalls

Firewalls are a physical or virtual solution that sits between your network and the internet to filter incoming and outgoing traffic.

It serves as your first line of defense since it can block traffic before it gets to the other side.

Our Solutions:

  • Meraki MX Series: Like other Meraki devices, you’ll manage your Meraki firewall from the cloud, which gives your network administrators visibility and control.
  • Palo Alto Firewalls: Offer flexibility to scale and secure deployments in public clouds, private clouds, and SD-WAN environments.
  • Cisco ASA: This next-generation firewall delivers integrated threat defense for the entire attack continuum - before, during, and after an attack.

Resources:

Meraki Datasheet

Meraki’s Free Trial: Answering Common Questions about Try and Buy

Anti-spam

Your email can be a gateway for threats to enter your IT environment.

As attackers evolve their phishing methods, it is becoming harder and harder to identify malicious emails.

Our Solution:

  • AppRiver: This anti-spam solution helps keep your inbox clean and your network safe with more than 60 filtering tests. It also provides a daily held spam report so you can see what it filtered out of your inbox.

Resources:

AppRiver SecureTide spam and virus protection overview

Best Anti-spam Software [Reviews & Ranking]

How to Spot and Avoid Phishing Emails [Definition & Description]

Antivirus

Malicious websites and downloads can deliver malware to your network. Antivirus enables you to detect, analyze, and respond to a variety of attacks in real-time.

Antivirus software checks your computer system against a database of known malware. It may also scan your computer against a list of “suspicious behaviors” to search for malicious programs.

Next-generation antivirus has the same purpose. However, by utilizing artificial intelligence to identify malicious attacks by their behavior in your network, you aren’t reliant on updates and are better protected against malware than traditional antivirus.

Our Solutions:

  • Webroot: If you’re looking for an automated, lightweight, and user-friendly antivirus solution, this option ensures you won’t have to dedicate tons of resources to cybersecurity alone.
  • CrowdStrike: This next-generation antivirus solution detects, prevents, and responds to attacks at any state – even malware-free intrusions.

Resources:

Antivirus vs. Anti-Malware: What’s the Difference?

What is Next-Gen Antivirus (NGAV) and How Does It Work?

DNS Security

Another way you can help protect your users from malicious internet traffic is through DNS security. It allows you to stop attackers at the domain level by identifying unsafe ones and then alerting and preventing users from accessing suspected hijacked or malicious domains.

For example, if a user clicks on a malicious link in a phishing email, DNS security should identify and stop the request.

Our Solution:

  • Cisco Umbrella: You can use this solution to proactively identify and stop malicious command-and-control (C2) callbacks and review all identified threats. Umbrella also protects your users with website blocking, ransomware detection, and content filtering.

Resources:

Cisco Umbrella FAQ’s

Cisco Umbrella Package Comparison

4 Advantages of Using Cisco Umbrella

Multi-factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication is a form of cybersecurity that requires at least two ways to verify your identity and successfully log into connected applications or interfaces.

If an attacker has access to your username and password, they can access any account with that combination.

A multi-factor authenticator requires something you know – credentials – as well as something you have. This means attackers are no longer able to log into your account with just your credentials.

Our Solution:

  • Cisco Duo: You can protect your enterprise accounts through Cisco security features and multiple options for verification.

Resources:

3 Ways Cisco Duo Multi-factor Authentication Benefits Remote Users

Security Assessments

If you’re unsure if your current security solutions are adequate or looking to identify gaps in your IT environment, a security risk assessment is a tool you should consider.

At the end of any security assessment, you’ll receive a thorough report that recaps what our security team looked at, what issues they found, and remediation actions you should take.

The different types of assessments we offer look at your IT security to varying degrees.

Our Assessments:

  • Blue Team Hive Assessments look at the defensive side of your IT environment. Our security advisers catalog your existing security measures, missing patches or updates, and actions you can take to strengthen your defenses.
  • Purple Team Hive Assessments analyze the defensive and offensive sides of your IT environment. In addition to all the components of a Blue Team Hive Assessment, you’ll also receive information on your security posture from an attacker’s perspective.
  • Teleworker Assessments are a beneficial resource if you have a remote workforce. It looks at remote workforce components, such as automated monitoring of security controls, encryption policies, managed access control points, and privileged access and command control.

Resources:

How Much Does a Security Risk Assessment Cost?

4 Steps to Getting Started with a Security Risk Assessment

4 Vulnerabilities a Teleworker Security Assessment Reveals

Managed SOC Services

Most businesses don’t have the resources to monitor all the logs from their security platforms and continually look for new vulnerabilities.

If this describes you, managed SOC services offer a centralized way to collect all of your cybersecurity events logged at the host level (desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones) and network-level (edge and core switches, routers, firewalls).

Our Solution:

  • Perch Security is a threat detection and response platform that monitors your IT environment for suspicious and malicious activity. It’s backed by an internal security operations center (SOC) when you need help responding to a threat.

Resources:

What Are Managed SOC Services? [Definition & Description]

Are Managed SOC Services Right for You?

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