Network Security is serious business. You need the right partner to ensure your network is not vulnerable to attack. After all, a secure network means a secure organization. The hackers may be getting smarter, but so are we. Our extensive experience tackling complex security issues enables us to determine if your level of security is good enough to guard against attack – in many cases even from inside your own organization. And, we can give you the tools to heighten your network's security posture and keep it there.
As we analyze your current posture against attack, we evaluate your network using a proven, systematic approach. Each phase of our analysis renders extensive findings that not only identify an area of vulnerability, but also classify each based on the level of need to remedy. Our analysis comes with detailed recommendations on how to address each area of vulnerability.
This critical phase monitors traffic coming in to your network and verifies that it is not currently compromised and/or under attack. With this process, we are able to establish a threat baseline for your network. After we ensure there is no current threat, we can proceed to the scanning phases where we begin to identify specific vulnerabilities. The following procedures offer a comprehensive look at several potential intrusion scenarios.
• External Scan
Our External Scan entails simulating an attempt to penetrate your network via the Internet. We will identify potential weaknesses in your firewall and network architecture that will assist you in deterring future internet-based attacks.
• Internal Scan
This is a very detailed scan of all servers and clients across your network. An internal scan tends to reveal the bulk of your network's vulnerabilities but not necessarily the most critical.
• Penetration Testing
This process goes beyond the detailed external scan of all servers and clients across your network. Our security engineers actively test and exploit your network's vulnerabilities. These results are documented and then presented for remediation.
• Remote Access Audit
The goal of this audit is to identify unknown access points into your network via modem. This risk may be extremely high since anyone on your network who has a modem can create these access points.
• Wireless Network Security
The network security industry is still struggling to develop a solid wireless security encryption method. However, there are ways around this tricky problem, such as applying advanced architectural designs like Virtual Private Networks (VPN's.) Layer 3 Communications excels at securing wireless networks.
A detailed look at your network's configuration allows us to evaluate and recommend advanced techniques that can properly secure the network. The proper construction of your De Militarized Zone (DMZ) to halt the proliferation of viruses and worms, and advanced VPN techniques designed to secure transactions across your network, are examples of what falls under this analysis.
There are often obstacles to implementing a policy that matches the needs of your organization – from restrictions on activating portals to the installation of weak security software. We will work with you to develop a policy that matches your company's needs without creating communication problems in your work environment.
In the event that we identify serious network vulnerabilities, we can provide you with a quick and systematic remediation solution. Our vast experience allows us to partner with you to solve security problems, with limited disturbance to your critical live network needs. This process also helps your organization avoid further security risks.
Layer 3 Communications offers an extensive suite of managed security services. At the forefront of these services is our Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) as a service. Layer 3 Communications provides customized log analysis on a per client basis to provide the highest quality of service.