The Future of Network Security is in the Cloud

As we move to an increasingly remote and roaming workforce, the way we are working is constantly changing. This is adding complexity to business security architecture and challenging traditional approaches to cyber security. A large proportion of workers are now accessing the corporate network from home. These users need to be protected as well as their colleagues at the office, even if their network traffic is going directly to the internet. Advanced cyber-threats like ransomware and remote access trojans (RATs) take advantage of a lack of visibility and control in a distributed network. Remote users are particularly susceptible because the traditional centralised security model doesn’t protect them effectively.

According to the 2018 research by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) 68% of organisations experienced attacks in which a remote user was the source of compromise. Moreover, 43% of respondents believe remote users are the cohort most vulnerable to attack. Part of what makes these users vulnerable are legacy security approaches and the propensity of these users not to adhere to them: 82% of respondents report that their organization has a mandate that remote connections to applications should be made via a VPN. However, of those organizations with a VPN mandate, 43% believe that users frequently circumvent VPN use while 42% avoid VPN use sometimes.

 

Onsite employees are usually protected by a firewall and traditional antivirus. Firewalls and antivirus stop many attacks during several steps of the “kill chain,” but the velocity and volume of new attack tools and techniques enable some to go undetected for minutes or even months.   Unfortunately, traditional antivirus programs that operate on signatures cannot adequately defend against some of the most hazardous cyber-threats.

Lugo’s Cloud Security Service does not wait until after attacks launch, malware installs, or infected systems call-back to learn how to defend against attacks. By analysing a cross-section of the world’s internet activity, it continuously observes new relationships forming between domain names, IP addresses, and autonomous system numbers (ASNs). This visibility enables it to discover, and often predict, where attacks are staged and will emerge before they even launch.

 

The Benefits of Lugo’s Cloud Security Service

  • Provides the first line of defence against threats on the internet, wherever users go. It is the fastest and easiest way to protect all of your users in minutes and reduces the number of infections and alerts you see from other security products by stopping threats at the earliest point.
  • Cloud-native platform built into the foundation of the internet. By enforcing security at the DNS and IP layers, it blocks requests to malware, ransomware, phishing, and botnets before a connection is even established — stopping threats over any port or protocol before they reach your network or endpoints. It offers deeper inspection of URLs and files for risky domains using antivirus engines and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP). It even blocks direct IP connections from command and control call-backs for roaming users.
  • Provides the fastest, easiest way to improve your security. It helps improve security visibility, detect compromised systems, and protect your users on and off the network by stopping threats over any port or protocol before they reach your network or endpoints.
  • Can stop phishing and malware infections earlier, identify already infected devices faster, and prevent data exfiltration. And because it’s delivered from the cloud, it provides an effective security platform that is open, automated, and simple to use.

 

Lugo’s Cloud Security Service offers flexible, cloud-delivered security when and how you need it. It combines multiple security functions into one solution, so you can extend protection to devices, remote users, and distributed locations anywhere. It is the easiest way to effectively protect your users everywhere in minutes.

 

Lugo Cloud Security is included as standard in our monthly support package: Pricing

Contact Lugo today to discuss a free trial on 0330 024 2242 or email cyber@LugoIT.co.uk