It takes 206 days on average for companies to discover a network security breach, and another 73 to fix it. This lack of network security visibility is a function of growing network complexity as well as constantly evolving attacks, and while cyber security teams have access to threat reports, turning these into actionable intelligence is a challenge.
Combining industry-leading tools and our world-class skills, we provide enterprise-wide network security visibility, from the private network to the public cloud, as a fully managed service. Continuously analysing network activities, we apply advanced security analytics to detect and respond to threats in real time. We aggregate, correlate and analyse data within the context of the business and operational environment, enabling a swift, accurate and effective response based on truly actionable intelligence.
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Find out how we helped a leading Telecommunications provider enhance their security posture across their business.
Nexio provides advanced threat protection to a leading South African telecommunications provider
With today’s fast evolving threat landscape, it is imperative for businesses to detect advanced threats and respond to them quickly to protect critical network assets. It’s essential to respond to these attacks in an efficient and timeous manner to mitigate loss of data and data integrity.
Nexio’s in-depth understanding of a leading South African telecommunications provider’s network allowed Nexio to propose , industry leading security technologies fit-to-purpose from Cisco. The proposed security solution was based on Cisco Stealthwatch with Cisco Next Generation Firewalls, providing this organisation with network segmentation, network visibility, Application Malware Protection (AMP) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP/IPS), on the network.
The organisation required a quick and efficient network security solution. Nexio realised that traditional segmentation approaches are operationally complex and time consuming to implement and update. Due to the thousands of business systems in the Organisation’s network and the increasing number of roles and endpoints within the organisation, the time and cost of managing technologies such as virtual LANs (VLANs) can be significant. For that reason, Nexio proposed a solution which has the ability to scale with the network and reap the benefits of segmentation, without the traditional headaches.
Within a week Nexio deployed stealth watch to help the organisation map out their network and classify devices into logical groups. The firewalls which Nexio deployed manage all the network devices at scale while restricting access to critical applications. This provided organisation with a solution which limits lateral movement of threats across the network but with strict access controls on sensitive data and ongoing monitoring of the complete network.
Cisco Stealthwatch uses machine learning and behavioural modelling to provide advanced threat detection, accelerated threat response, and simplified network segmentation. Stealthwatch and the Cisco Firewalls deployed also integrate with Cisco Talos. Cisco Talos provides Nexio customers like this telecommunications provider with expert researchers, data scientists, and engineers, blending human expertise with technical innovation, automation, and computing to protect the organisation’s people, data, and infrastructure.
Nexio also ensured automation and security improvements by configuring Stealthwatch to automatically identify threats and defend the network with the firewalls against complex and persistent threats. The process to update the segmentation of the network together with the network operations was simplified to allow the telecommunication provider’s security team improved contextual security awareness and to reduce the operational burden on the team. Cisco Firepower Management Centre appliances were deployed to simplify the management tasks associated to manage a firewall deployment of this scale.
At the conclusion of the project, Nexio delivered a world-class Cisco security solution to a leading South African telecommunications provider which dynamically enhances their security posture and provides detailed and easy to understand analytics based on real-time flow data. In conjunction with Cisco’s Firepower next-generation firewalls and the dynamic threat intelligence feeds such as Talos, this organisation’s on-premise and cloud data centres will remain secure at all times.
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IT security everywhere you need it
With visibility into all traffic across the data centre, branch, endpoint and cloud, we help you respond quickly and effectively to cyber security threats and anomalies. Gain complete knowledge of threat activity and network audit trails for forensic investigations.
Your first line of network security defence
Nexio continuously monitors for advanced threats that have either bypassed existing network security controls or originate from within. Providing intelligent, integrated protection, we help mitigate threats before they can turn into a breach.
Insight into your whole IT security ecosystem
Providing the full contextual identity and profiles of all users, devices, and applications on your IT and OT networks, we offer complete endpoint visibility to ensure advanced IT security protection. This includes encrypted traffic, ensuring contextual threat intelligence at all times.
Smarter IT security with Nexio
As a Cisco Gold Partner, Nexio leverages leading Cisco solutions including Stealthwatch, Umbrella and Identity Services Engine to help make real-time security a reality, from the edge to the core.
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