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Risks of Cyber crime

 

The importance of continuous Pen Testing has increased over the last few years and continues to rise.

First of all, thousands of new vulnerabilities are discovered every year in popular software that a lot of people use. Among these are Adobe Acrobat Reader, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Windows, and many others.

The second reason is that if we go back five years ago and someone compromised a company, he/she typically puts up a nasty text on the website such as:

Dr d00m hacked this site.

But today, it is more advanced organized crime gangs that actually go in and steal sensitive company information such as bank details and customer information.

They then sell or exploit these data against the law and the rights of individuals. 

That is why it is very important to have an automatic service to continuously audits and reports whenever new weaknesses are discovered so that these can be fixed as soon as possible.

Most companies do have a firewall but their mistake is that they assume that firewalls are very secure. That is NOT the case. Attackers learn new techniques to steal information every day. What we think is secure today can be completely compromised tomorrow. 

How important is the assurance of safety for a company or organization? How would the evaluation of security risks through Penetration Testing into a computer network bring this assurance? 

-It is undeniable that Penetration Testing is of paramount importance for the facilitation of data and its secure transmission and storage in a company's website. We can conclude that SecPoint provides the essential solutions for this problem. 

-SecPoint offers iron-clad Pen Testing products that every company needs to successfully audit all their IT equipment. New laws that are coming to be passed in all countries in the EU make the managing director of each company liable for security breaches and information stealth and misuse.

-By using SecPoint Pen Testing products, companies can do security auditing by themselves and locate even the smallest weaknesses of their IT infrastructure and resolve them immediately.

What are the advantages that SECPOINT Solutions and Products offer in terms of penetration testing and security assessments?

-Below are some of SecPoint Penetrator's basic advantages for your own judgment. 

According to the Verizon Business report, 285 million records were compromised in 2008 due to lack of sufficient IT security. 

Organized criminals are making a big business out of compromised and insecure networks. It is now more easy than before to breach a website and steal its data because as the complexity of network equipment is going where as security is often left out.

Here are some of the main features of the Penetrator: It comes with more than 13.000 unique remote security checks that are updated on a daily basis. The very user-friendly interface allows for automatic scheduled auditing so that the clients can audit their systems every week and get an instant e-mail notification alerting them whenever new vulnerabilities are discovered.

As soon as they are alerted, they can resolve the problems before the criminals take advantage of their loopholes. 

The Penetrator provides fully integrated solutions on how to resolve the security problems.

A new and very important area of security is the Wi-fi. Most companies has a Wi-fi network with little to no security at all. An attacker can easily compromise the wi-fi networks and through this, gain full access to the company's most sensitive information.

The Portable Penetrator audits wi-fi with WEP, WPA, and WPA 2 encryption. It also helps customers secure their wireless networks.

It is a fact that a lot of enterprises and companies select Wi-fi for their network wireless technology. How sure are they of the models that are available for use (WEP, WPA,WPA2) and what dangers should they be wary of whenever they use wireless networks?

-We will give a bird's eye view of the major threats of using wireless networks. Afterwards, we will find out why the Portable Penetrator is the most effective solution to your wi-fi security needs.

First of all, many companies are still using the old WEP encryption that has already been broken for many years. For most of these companies, they use old printers and other equipment that only support WEP and therefore must keep using it despite its threats and lack of security. Others, however, are simply lazy and do not take the time to upgrade to the latest encryption techniques.

We also encounter many customers who are aware of the stronger security of WPA and WPA2 encryption but they still use weak passwords such as “thunderball” or worse, use their nickname or birthday as passwords. A lot of users, given an Access Point called CustomerName, use a password that has CustomerName in it, making it even easier for the security attackers to bruteforce it and retrieve the password.

We are also seeing a new trend where they now are attacking the Clients. This happens when, for example, you are sitting in an airport with your laptop and it is used to connect to a wireless network in your office called Corporate Network, your Windows laptop will continue looking for this network even when you are not in the company. So if you are sitting in an airport and the attacker sees that your laptop is looking for the access point called Corporate Network, he can create an artificial network on his laptop and then your laptop will automatically connect to him even though you don’t manually connect to him.

This way, the attacker gets your WPA or WPA 2 handshake, which he can crack without you even knowing it. He also gets access to your computer and can upload malware onto your hard drive. 

What does SecPoint recommend to control and ensure safety in wireless networks?

-Here are some of the benefits of our portable solution (the Portable Penetrator). 

The Portable Penetrator comes with the latest techniques for breaking wifi networks. At the same time, the Portable Penetrator also provides customers extended information on how to make their wifi networks more secure.

It is important to keep in mind that in 3 months, a new technique may be discovered that can break wifi in new ways. So it is important for you to audit your networks as often as possible. The Portable Penetrator automatically gets the latest updates for you, so that you stay protected against the latest IT security threats.

It is more important today, more than ever, to unify the management of threats using appliances UTM. It should be evaluated for each particular development and it should allow you to have a foresight of what will happen in the future in this market?

-Here are the most important information, in general, for appliances UTM (how they function, what they offer and how they evolve/develop that market in the future; what the future of UTM’s will be)

Companies and individuals today are becoming more and more aware of the convenience and benefits of having a single device that solves ALL their problems and requires almost no maintenance.

SecPoint has specialized in delivering UTM appliances for more than 6 years. Our UTM appliances come fully loaded with anti-spam, anti-virus, web filtering, web proxy, intrusion prevention, and content filtering.

Protector is regularly updated with the latest and most effective features every quarter. It is also updated 4 times every day for the latest database definitions.

What must we be careful of when we want to purchase a UTM?

-Here is the most basic criteria in choosing UTMs to purchase, depending on the requirements and the needs of each application

You should look for appliances that are updated frequently and has a single price for ALL the modules.

What solution does SECPOINT recommend with regard to UTM appliances? What advantages do our company's products offer?

-Here are some of the basic advantages of Protector. 

SecPoint Offers Protector for your UTM appliances.

The installation of Protector is very user-friendly and quick. It also does NOT require you to change anything on your network.

The Protetcor comes with award-winning anti-spam, which automatically has a Quarantine Section for each user. So each user can easily manage his own spam policy such as blacklist mailing lists or other mails they don't want without affecting other accounts.

Our antivirus supports a number of vendors, including Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norman, and ClamAV.

The Web Proxy offers caching web proxy so that Internet surfing becomes much faster.

The Web Filter allows the user to set different policies on the network. For example, you can set your computers in the Sales Department to ban going to Facebook during work hours, so that your employees can concentrate on working.

The Intrusion Prevention stops and blocks all the latest hacker attacks and Internet worms.

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