headshotThe best defenses are like bulletproof glass, layered. This means that even if an attack makes it past one layer of defense, it will be stopped by another.

Web Protection is one of those defenses where the layers form an armor that can shield a company from harm. As anyone who has dealt with the repercussions of a security breach will tell you, it pays to have as many layers of protection as possible.

Web Protection provides you with three important layers that can help you ensure that you are keeping your customers’ networks and data completely secure.

Layer 1 – PREVENTION

Kill malicious threats before they even reach your systems

As a conscienscous MSP, you most likely already have Antivirus and perhaps even Patch Management in place. But often, MSPs and IT support providers are lacking an effective layer of Web Protection to prevent threats before they take place.

A good Web Protection solution stops visitors from using malicious sites, enforces web browsing policies and alerts you to excessive bandwidth activity. Not only does this better protect company information, but it also increases employee producitivity. Most importantly, it stops easily preventable breaches.

Layer 2 – DETECTION

Detect when a machine might have been compromised to give yourself a fighting chance against Advanced Persistent Threat

Despite preventative safeguards and antivirus defense, infections still happen. Detecting when a machine may have been compromised is the next layer of security after prevention.

For robust and actionable threat detection, you must employ a powerful Web Protection tool that allows you to identify suspicious user browsing, indications of compromise and after-hours web communication that may indicate malicious activity. For a fraction of the cost of re-installing a workstation, Web Protection tools prevent visits to malicious websites and help to detect suspicious traffic before it leads to a ransomware or a data breach incident.

Layer 3 – POST-BREACH ANALYSIS

Understanding what went wrong so it does not happen again

Like bullet-proof glass, layers 1 and 2 are not completely impenetrable, so eliminating all threats is impossible. But what happens after a breach is key to future prevention.

No-one likes to clean up somebody else’s mess, especially not when the damage has been left behind by cyber criminals. When dealing with the aftermath of a breach, you must perform focused, forensic analysis to find the source, prevent reoccurrence and refine your security implementations.

Post-breach analysis aids future discovery of compromised systems, identifies new, malicious, non-authorized website activity and allows you to analyze points of infection. Web Protection tools allow you to play the detective, working through the evidence to get to the root cause of the breach.

Carrying out clear prevention, detection and post-breach analysis measures are key for optimum security. Add Managed Antivirus and Patch Management to give you a robust, layered security package that is also easy to sell as-a-service.

Web Protection is available within the MAX RemoteManagement dashboard. Manage and monitor servers and workstations, deliver remote support, offer asset/inventory tracking, patch management and client reporting with integrated managed antivirus and backup solutions all from one single pane of glass.

Check out an infographic on Web Protection here : https://www.maxfocus.com/blog/security-web-protection-infographic/

Claire Fleming

Marketing Manager at LogicNow
Claire Fleming is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of channel experience. Fluent in French, she is currently running global marketing campaigns for LogicNow’s MAX RemoteManagement and MAX Backup.
Claire Fleming