With the growing data breach, the need for contact based security solution can help organisations to take a preventive action. Security company, GajShield believes context-based security systems are designed with built-in ‘intelligence’ to use situational information – identity, location, time, device, business function etc. – to make more effective security decisions. The need of the hour is to give the organization complete control by incorporating the following features to their current security infrastructures:
Improved Decision-Making: A context-aware solution uses information from multiple sources and has the ability to intelligently put it in the right context. This increases firewalls to take accurate security decisions during an incident.
Better Focus and Faster Response: By filtering information based on context, firewalls can reduce the need for multiple security alerts to only a few key vulnerabilities that represent the highest risk. This also enables reduction in response time
Detecting Advanced Threats: A context-based firewall security system is proactive in its approach and gives greater visibility and insights so IT managers can easily track what is happening on the network. This is particularly useful for thwarting next generation malware and advanced threats that are emerging
Operational Savings: Reduction in response time, increase in accuracy of decisions and improved focus of security strategies are all factors that collectively result in operational savings for the organization by using a firewall which implements context based security.
Access Control & Authentication: Context-based firewall systems are better at managing authentication and access control as they keep track of information like who is accessing what, at what location, what time, using which device etc. With high value information and sensitive data being accessed by managers through mobile devices, the need for improved access management systems is much higher today.
Apart from external security breaches inadvertent disclosure or mishandling of confidential data by internal employees is also a significant reason for data loss. Enterprises can be breach-ready by incorporating innovative Context-based security solutions into their existing security infrastructure.