After years of equating the ability to meet or exceed all regulatory compliance for PCI-DSS, PII, FISMA, NERC/FERC and HIPPA standards with preparedness, many companies focus on acquiring new products that address only a singular security issue.
While these solutions enable a commitment to stay abreast of the evolution of existing standards, they typically address a singular problem and generate only a small gain in functional security. This approach creates an emphasis on compliance rather than what we believe should be the heart of any intelligent security strategy — the ability to actively uncover and block threats before they can breach the enterprise.
Our experience in developing, integrating, and extending identity, data, and application security solutions through both managed and professional service deployments has led us to develop a singular view of what constitutes an effective security strategy.
We see the need to view enterprise security through the concept of a collective lens. To achieve this, we have developed clearly defined processes and procedures that takes clients from a compliance-driven posture, to one of dynamic and proactive strategic protection. This is accomplished by implementing a lifecycle process that extends the usability and functionality of your existing security infrastructure products, while introducing the ability to create additional context to the data every sensor is monitoring. In adding real-time user behaviors to the equation, we transform an array of traditional point source solutions to being part of a unified shield of intelligent security – one that establishes the ability make security decisions based on a dynamic and adaptive understanding of every transaction being performed.
Our intelligent security strategy is based on our progressive, proven four-stage CAAP Methodology:
- Classify: We work closely with internal teams to understand where your sensitive data is across four levels that range from anonymous to mission critical and then define the policies that will protect it.
- Assess: With classification established, we define vulnerabilities and threats by the access thresholds assigned to individual, group, or functional/organizational roles.
- Audit: We establish the ongoing ability to capture the logs of who and how each user accesses the data, creating an entirely new level of visibility into usage models and behavior patterns.
- Protect: Based on the insights established in determining access thresholds and user behaviors, we implement new policies to create a flexible ecosystem of proactive, intelligent security that allows you to block internal/external breaches as they occur, not after.
This strategy allows us to integrate the ability of all security products and platforms to communicate with each other while meeting or exceeding all compliance requirements. Unlike traditional models that offer only two options - high accessibility/high risk or low accessibility/low risk – our CAAP methodology delivers a level of visibility and threat assessment that inverts the equation by offering increased access with decreased risk. Most importantly, it translates into improved ROI from capital expenditures, lower costs over time, and improved user experiences.