TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATIONS

Endpoint Detection and Response Technologies

Endpoint detection and response (EDR), also known as endpoint threat detection and response (ETDR), is an integrated endpoint security solution that combines real-time continuous monitoring and collection of endpoint data with rules-based automated response and analysis capabilities. The primary functions of an EDR security system are to:

  1. Monitor and collect activity data from endpoints that could indicate a threat
  2. Analyze this data to identify threat patterns
  3. Automatically respond to identified threats to remove or contain them, and notify security personnel
  4. Forensics and analysis tools to research identified threats and search for suspicious activities
Technology Implementations

One of the factors driving the rise in EDR adoption is the rise in the number of endpoints attached to networks. Another major driver is the increased sophistication of cyberattacks, which often focus on endpoints as easier targets for infiltrating a network. Prudential Associates can work with your IT administration team to not only review and recommend a solution, but to also support implementation and active management of the system and provide comprehensive coverage across your network.

Enterprise threat detection

A sophisticated Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution allows for seamless communication between threat detection, forensics and incident management, driven largely by analytics. Traditional SIEMs on fixed schemas that lean on their SQL database are no match for modern day threats. It may be time for many organizations to replace and update their legacy SIEM. Prudential Associates has the expertise to implement the modern SIEM solution that meets today’s security requirements.

SIEM deployment and management can increase an organization’s efficiency and efficacy through meaningful data collection and security alerts that can be responded to while security efforts remain effective. Deploy faster and reduce the overall setup and training costs associated with updating or integrating a SIEM by leveraging Prudential’s experienced SIEM and SOAR engineers, architects, integrators and developers. This means higher-performing security operations for the entire organization.

Firewall Management

A typical enterprise network security infrastructure consists of traditional firewalls, next generation firewalls (NGFWs), virtual private networks (VPNs), and proxy servers from multiple vendors. Network security management and specifically firewall security management is especially tricky as each vendor differs greatly in their capabilities and technology nuances. However, there are numerous firewall management solutions available in the market. For security administrators, they need an intelligent firewall management software that can help manage firewall rules, configurations, and logs from different vendors.

Rely on Prudential Associates to assist in sourcing and implementing a firewall management solution tailored to the nuances of your network orchestration. If your operations cannot support the operations of managing a firewall, rely on Prudential to manage this vital service for you. Our trained experts provide rigorous attention to detail to help in selecting a solution and at every phase of the implementation process. We will then actively manage the performance, monitoring, and updates for you system.

Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) Systems

If your company is publicly held (or in general regularly subjected to regulations), you are likely aware of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) that require additional reporting and safeguards. To support the added requirements stemming from regulations, both state and federal, there are numerous providers of GRC systems and/or software that combines applications managing the core functions of GRC into a single integrated package. While a system like this benefits stakeholders across an organization by centralizing core management of these principles, the implementation process can be somewhat technically complicated.

Prudential Associates and our partners can assist companies with researching and recommending various solutions, along with the implementation phase. This requires coordination of data between multiple departments, which can benefit from an outside perspective. Once a system is set up, your IT administrators will have access to dashboards and real-time data analytics to identify the risk exposure while meeting regulatory compliance requirements.

Intrusion Detection and Prevention

Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) operate by monitoring network traffic, analyzing it and providing remediation tactics when malicious behavior is detected. They look for matching behavior or characteristics that would indicate malicious traffic, send out alerts and block attacks.

Having both the capabilities of detection and prevention are vital to effective security infrastructure. Detection only identifies malicious behavior but won’t take action to block or prevent attacks when one is detected. It will solely log these alerts. Prevention systems can adjust firewall rules on the fly to block or drop malicious traffic when it is detected but they do not have the robust identification capabilities of detection systems.

Contact Prudential Associates to get the process started on deploying an IDPS that is right for your organization’s IT system architecture.

SEIM Deployment

A sophisticated Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution allows for seamless communication between threat detection, forensics and incident management, driven largely by analytics. Traditional SIEMs on fixed schemas that lean on their SQL database are no match for modern day threats. It may be time for many organizations to replace and update their legacy SIEM. Prudential Associates has the expertise to implement the modern SIEM solution that meets today’s security requirements.

SIEM deployment and management can increase an organization’s efficiency and efficacy through meaningful data collection and security alerts that can be responded to while security efforts remain effective. Deploy faster and reduce the overall setup and training costs associated with updating or integrating a SIEM by leveraging Prudential’s experienced SIEM and SOAR engineers, architects, integrators and developers. This means higher-performing security operations for the entire organization.