Have you ever received an email from “FedEx” that stated there was a problem with your order and to please put your correct address on the attached form? You took one look, knew it was a scam and hit delete. What about the other 500 employees at your company? What if, a few very loyal, co-workers were expecting a package and clicked on the link. Maybe it is a note from “Paypal” asking the user to review the attachment and act quickly, or the account will be closed. Perhaps an employee picked up a cool looking 64GB USB stick found right in front of their parking spot.
The scams are endless, and they could easily result in a cybercriminal infiltrating your network. Scams like these and non-tech-savvy employees make it hard to control and maintain the IT environment.
Let’s face it; a control instance on the network to stop unwanted software, unwanted services and worms would be great. Similar to a policeman – like in the movie TRON – who patrols the network regularly or reacts to an emergency call. Maybe some kind of cyber superhero, who can beat up the bad bots and bytes and prevent the IT admins from running in circles trying to figure out what or how an infiltration happened.
Luckily, such a product exists in the form of pervasive network security solutions that can play the role of cyber superhero /policeman. These next-generation solutions, such as ForeScout CounterACT, can be configured to automatically schedule transparent checks, gentle corrections or aggressive knockouts if necessary. To find out more about Wicked Fast, Deadly Accurate solutions click here.