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Post Breach Security: The CARM After the Storm

Combining the best-of-breed capabilities of numerous security vendors, CARM addresses the key issues facing CISOs
Combining the best-of-breed capabilities of numerous security vendors, CARM addresses the key issues facing CISOs

Data breaches create fear within organizations and, as a result, everything about an organization’s security strategy has always been focused on stopping breaches from occurring. The inconvenient truth is that breaches continue to happen. In fact, data breaches are becoming frequent and increasing in severity, and therefore must accept that it is not a case of if a business will suffer a data breach, but simply when.

Breaches can be malicious or non-malicious, but whatever the intent, any exposure or theft of business data, operational disruption or brand impact can be extremely costly. As a result, organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to invest in preventative measures, and still continue to be challenged around the post-breach scenario. With the volume of attacks causing a big data problem, it is left to un-skilled employees to address the issues, with no one to clean up after the attack has taken place. Unfortunately, this creates lengthy response times and insufficient resources delay appropriate remediation. It seems that little effort is left to complete a forensic study, or develop the regulatory/compliance reports, and managed mitigation is a fantasy.

This has been the impetus for Exclusive Networks and its partners in security technology to create a platform capable of addressing the post-breach issues businesses face following a successful cyber-attack: CARM (Cyber Attack Remediation & Mitigation) adds reaction to your existing detection and protection topologies. By implementing a process of defense, identification, response and remediation, CARM downgrades successful attacks into known threats.

Combining the best-of-breed capabilities of numerous security vendors – such as LogRhythm, FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, Bit9, Imperva, Mandiant and Fortinet – CARM addresses the key issues facing CISOs: lack of visibility, volume of incidents, classification of incidents, time to detect, time to contain and, ultimately, minimization of the attack’s impact.

The real beauty of CARM is its flexibility to integrate with existing legacy vendor technology already deployed. Whether it’s firewalls, IPS, anti-malware, etc., this means existing technology investments are not dead. CARM does not ‘rip and replace’ but instead leverages previous investments that were designed for prevention purposes, delivering a post-breach solution that includes:

  • Quicker response and lower breach impact
  • Better and more isolated breach fixes via its early warning system
  • Easier and faster breach notification and forensics in spite of Big Data volumes
  • Fewer IT hours and no human error thanks to maximum automation
  • Remediation learning that eliminates repeat threats
  • A significantly more cost-effective approach than adopting multiple technologies through any other model

The changing face of the security landscape is increasing the need for post-breach security, and this is happening at the same time as innovative security vendors are coming to market with highly capable post-breach solutions. The CARM initiative is Exclusive Networks’ way of making that process as easy for the market to adopt as possible.

Visit Exclusive Networks on stand E65 at Infosecurity Europe at Earls Court, London, from April 29th to May 1st. Alternatively, you can email to book an appointment in the CARM Lab.

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