Adaptive security & compliance


Adaptive security & compliance


What do you do when technology outpaces traditional IT security?

Traditionally IT invests heavily in building and securing its perimeter with firewalls, antivirus, and other security measures. This was effective when technology, workers and data access were relatively static. IT could secure one worker's desktop computer at a particular cubicle in an office building with a single, hardwired point of network access. The network firewall guarded the perimeter, anti-x software protected various endpoints, and intrusion detection software prevented hacks and breaches.

Today, walls aren’t enough. Now security must protect all aspects of the business independently of infrastructure, access, location, device – or the user’s identity.

Next generation security must be people centric

The focus today is on securing content and data. But this presents a growing challenge as data is no longer tied to specific devices or even well-defined points of access. It’s now associated with the workforce. And while workers are a company’s greatest asset, they are often the weakest link when it comes to security.

  • According to Vormetric's 2015 Insider Threat Report, 89% of the organizations globally surveyed felt they were vulnerable to insider threats, including negligent, malicious and compromised insiders.
  • Besides hackers with bad intentions, careless employees – such as those who forget to logout as admins, don't lock their mobile devices, or click what look to be “harmless” links – can be equally dangerous

Today’s technology must be more personal, and able to predict employees’ needs and the contexts in which they’re working. It must provide much-needed flexibility while at the same time enhancing security – not compromising it.

Reducing the risk of internal threats

While human failure in today’s environment may result in a higher potential for breaches and security threats, better technology could detect and more quickly mitigate these risks, enhancing regulatory compliance. RES offers advanced capabilities that can help secure employees -- still allowing them to work how and where they need to, but also enabling IT to ensure they continue to work in a secure fashion. 

Context-aware capabilities

Dynamic privilege management

Blacklisting & whitelisting

Automated de-provisioning

Security benefits of RES:

Internal threat protection

  • Whitelisting and blacklisting
  • Automatic subscribe and unsubscribe to apps and services
  • Dynamic admin privileges

Better IT control

  • Secure and adapt access based on context
  • Reduce unauthorized use of applications and peripherals
  • Establish disaster recovery of the employee workspace
  • Access control and visibility

Secure employee enablement

  • Self service password resets
  • Better manage and secure mobile devices
  • Promote security through self service

The user enablement dilemma: an infographic

Click here to learn about empowering users while maximizing security & compliance 

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