Cyber Security

Mitigate risks, reduce costs of breach or loss,
increase compliance,
and protect your IT assets

The threats are real.  Having strong Cyber-Security protection is important.

Long gone are the days when all you needed was a decent firewall and an up to date virus scanner to protect your systems. Cyber-crime is big business. The number of players including nation states is increasing and the tools available to launch attacks are inexpensive and readily available. Small to mid-sized companies are prime targets as they often do not have the resources to allocate to cyber security.

Consider the following:

  • In Q3 of 2016, 18 million new malware samples were captured by major security software provider Panda Security. That works out to 139 new malware threats per minute!
  • Ransomware has seen huge growth in 2016. Malwarebytes reported that in January of 2016, Ransomware accounted for 18% of malware payload increasing to 66% by November. This represents a 267% increase in this type of attack in less than a year.
  • Spear Phishing and CEO fraud have increased dramatically as well as cyber criminals are getting better at social engineering and creating more credible scam tactics to trap users.
  • Distributed Denial of Service and Internet of Thing types of attacks are also on the rise, disrupting networks and impacting users worldwide.

While all this is happening, companies are also changing the way they do business which has a huge impact on security:

  • Businesses are moving applications and data to the cloud
  • Companies are allowing staff to work remotely
  • Employees are using their own devices to access company information (BYOD)
  • Employees are using their own cloud services to store/share corporate information (think DropBox ,OneDrive, Google Drive, etc)

XBASE Has You Covered

When it comes to your network security, we have you covered. To guard against complex attacks, we have a multi-vendor, multi-layer cyber-security solution to protecting your environment. Our approach insures that potential threats are subject to multiple lines of defense to reduce the probability and impact of an attack.

User Training

The most effective defense against malware and phishing attacks is knowledge. The more your staff know about cyber-security issues, the less likely they are to become victims. XBASE has partnered with KnowBe4, a leader in Security Awareness Training, to provide our clients with training and testing on a wide range of subjects including malware , ransomware, social engineering, management of sensitive information, PCI and mobile device security.

XBASE will work with you to develop a training plan for your staff, manage the plan, test your users and provide you with reports showing the efficacy of the training.

McAfee EndPoint Security

XBASE provides McAfee Endpoint Security for all of its Managed Services clients. McAfee is an industry leader in the field of endpoint protection providing advanced malware detection and prevention for servers and workstations.

Our McAfee Solution includes McAfee Endpoint Security Web Control which displays safety ratings and reports for websites during online browsing and searching. Web Control can be configured to block access to websites based on safety ratings or content.

Whole Disk Encryption for Laptops

If you have users with laptops, then you may be at risk of data loss. Regardless of company policies in effect, mobile users tend to store work files on the local drives of their laptops for a variety of reasons. This may include confidential corporate or client information, financial or personal information. The theft or loss of a laptop may expose your company to liability.

XBASE can provide centrally managed, whole disk encryption service. While you may not get your lost laptop back, you can be assured that no one has access to any of the data that may have been stored on the system.

System Patching

Most exploits take advantage of unpatched systems, with the latest WannaCry cryptolocker variant being a great example. Microsoft and other vendors release updates and security patches whenever vulnerabilities are found in their products, but if you are not updating your systems in a timely manner, you are exposing your company to avoidable risks.

XBASE manages security patch deployments for all our Managed Services clients to ensure that systems are kept up to date and are not vulnerable to known exploits.

XBASE also runs regular scans on networks to identify and remediate systems that may be at risk, and we bring these to client’s attention via our monthly reporting and live dashboards.

Backup and Disaster Recovery Services

In the battle against cyber-crime the final line of defense is having solid backups. With the volume of new exploits and malware releases happening daily, even the best detection and prevention systems can be beaten. You need to know that your backups are reliable and that when all else fails, you can ensure your recovery.

XBASE provides fully managed and monitored Remote Backup and Disaster Recovery Services. We confirm backups daily and have regularly scheduled test restores and D/R tests to ensure recoverability.

Email Protection

The biggest threats from malware and phishing attacks lives in your inbox. Users are lured into clicking on attachments or hyperlinks, or to responding to fabricated requests by cyber criminals. XBASE’s premium mail security program dramatically reduces the risk of a bad email in your inbox by replacing attachments with sanitized copies guaranteed to be free of malware or scripts, quarantining questionable senders and replacing dangerous hyperlinks with secure tested links. By proactively keeping the bad email out of your users’ inboxes, we eliminate email as the source for ransomware and other dangerous malware.

XBASE email protection is available for both on premises Exchange and Office 365 online Exchange.

Two Factor Authentication

XBASE provides fully managed two factor authentication services designed to protect users accessing mail, cloud applications, VPNs and other services. When logging into a service, the user will supply their user ID, password AND will need to have access to their mobile phone to authenticate.

Two factor authentication is an effective way to prevent password sharing and brute force password attacks against your important systems.

Intrusion Detection Systems / Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS/IDS)

XBASE provides advanced IPS/IDS services designed prevent attack on your infrastructure by monitoring traffic on your network in real time looking for known types of attacks or suspicious activities. Alerts generated are investigated by our network operations team. IPS/IDS is effective against zero day exploits as well as command & control malware.

XBASE solutions include Next Generation firewalls and endpoint based solutions which will provide protection for remote and travelling users when they are not in the office.

Backup Services for Travelling Laptops

XBASE provides backup service to protect user data stored on laptop machines. Now Windows and Mac users can be assured that data stored on their laptop is replicated to the cloud and protected in the event of a hardware failure or loss of a system. Remote backups can also protect a user if they get infected by ransomware or other malware.

Backups happen automatically, in the background, whenever the user is connected to the Internet. The XBASE backup solution is centrally monitored to ensure that backups are occurring on a regular basis. Users can recover their data through a self-serve portal or have XBASE assist in recovering files.

Talk to XBASE today to see how we can help you protect your network.