Any disruption to the quality, distribution or relevance of your information systems can put your business at risk. The security of systems and business-critical information must therefore be actively managed in order to assure data safety.
With the increase in frequency and sophistication of security and Internet attacks, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/ IPS) and virtual private networks (VPNs) play a vital role in organisational security policies, especially where there is dependence on the Internet. Adapt's Managed Network services minimise your exposure to common security threats, identify and assess your system and application vulnerabilities and provide management and 24/7 monitoring at a low, predictable monthly cost.
Secure Socket Layer (SSL) offloading moves the process of SSL encoding/decoding functions away from potentially busy web servers to specialised devices that are better equipped to handle CPU-intensive tasks. Offloading SSL and XML processing frees up resources on web and application servers, delivering critical productivity and overall performance advantages.
Redeployment of server resources helps you make efficient use of server infrastructure by maximising utilisation and eliminating the need to buy additional hardware when systems become CPU or memorybound.SSL offloading occurs transparently and ultimately leads to a better user experience. The service can be used to perform SSL decryption on behalf of numerous network services.
Adapt balances your network traffic across multiple web and application servers, utilising the full potential of available CPU and memory resources across individual and clustered systems to enhance performance. We design, build and implement both hardware and software-based load balancing solutions based on your infrastructure and business requirements.
Adapt’s managed bandwidth service allows you to prioritise and control access to specific WAN applications and websites, directly determining the amount of bandwidth, compression and Quality of Service (QoS) you require for each network service. Adapt services are designed to scale easily during the lifecycle of your contract, enabling you to make changes in line with business growth.
Significant investment in security systems can obscure the fact that poor configuration, inadequate software patching and flawed access control can render them worthless. An Adapt network penetration test will attempt to find any cracks in your system security and provide you with a detailed vulnerability report.
Many organisations are bound to statutory requirements for regular penetration tests of their infrastructure, particularly within financial and retail sectors where account information and credit card data is regularly handled. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has put perimeter security under the microscope; reliable, comprehensive penetration testing ensures your networks are secure enough to provide services to your customers.
Adapt’s range of security devices varies from WLAN IDS/IPS and perimeter firewalls to application host-based anomaly detection. We deliver a scalable service to meet your growing and changing business needs, from basic firewall and anti-spam/ virus protection to complete security coverage that includes threat management, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack mitigation and log management.
Detecting changes to IT files and configurations is fundamental to safeguarding credit card data and personal information. Adapt provides an integrity auditing solution that gives you the ability to monitor system infrastructure down to file level, if required.
As actions are performed, changes are recorded and used to identify any resulting risks or threats. The file integrity service even determines when configurations drift from a known and trusted state, recording:
Adapt deploys behaviour-based intrusion prevention and detection devices that ‘learn’ holistically about typical traffic flows and access from external sites.
Unusual activity is detected, logged, raised as an alert and potentially blocked, preventing denial of service attacks, worms, Trojans, spyware, key loggers and other malware from penetrating the network or spreading from already infected users. Devices can be external-facing to prevent denial of service attacks, internal-facing to protect against a rogue or infected system, or a combination of both.
Intrusion prevention and detection is monitored and managed by the Adapt Service Operations Centre, who tune devices to identify normal behaviour patterns and responses. At agreed junctures, a review of the logged information is performed to identify potential threats and to implement additional levels of security as appropriate.
Managed Networks are for you if: