OnPage News: Data Center Cybersecurity

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The New 80-20 Rule for Data Center Cybersecurity Article Courtesy of:  SC Magazine – Written by: Alan S. Cohen @ Illumio . For much of the IT industry, 2014 was the year of the hack.   Reporters and analysts investigated and wrote incessantly about the seemingly hourly break-ins of corporate computer systems, culminating with the Sony incident associated with the release of “The Interview.” Undoubtedly, the cybersecurity challenge is going to result in an increasing focus and spend on security systems.   The question, however, is whether this will reduce the risk. Let’s start with the corporate data center, the Fort Knox of the enterprise, and how we guard its crown jewels.  Today, the vast bulk of security spend is on the network — firewalls, IDS/IPS, APT, monitoring, etc. — and it focuses almost exclusively on the internet perimeter. These investments account for over $10 billion in hardware/software spend alone (this […] Read more »

Network Monitoring: Is Email & SMS Good Enough?

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Are you an IT Administrator staring at your phone’s screen all day waiting for an email or text?  Have you ever missed a CRITICAL email or text because it didn’t grab your attention? Using email and SMS for network alerts has been a widely used practice since the early 90’s, but is not an effective and efficient way of receiving these kinds of CRITICAL alerts.  Alert notifications are a crucial part of your system monitoring. Missing even one single email or text can result in downtime which can also result in revenue loss, reputation damage, and potential customer defections. System monitoring without a noticeable alert is like getting a Pizza delivered to your building but not knowing when, so unless you sit there by the lobby waiting for that Pizza, by the time you find the Pizza it’s stale and cold. OnPage helps to eliminate this process so that you can receive your […] Read more »

Missing CRITICAL Alerts Has Consequences

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Critical Alerts need to be acknowledged. As an IT professional you have the responsibility to make sure that CRITICAL alerts are acknowledged immediately and not lost among the flood of email and SMS messages. Other IT professionals like yourself may be checking every single email and SMS in order to make sure no CRITICAL alerts are missed.  Alerts should be elevated or separated from regular day to day messaging into a dedicated inbox with a continuous alert for each message arrival. Missing a CRITICAL alert has consequences  such as: X   Server downtime X   Company downtime X   Revenue loss X   Reputation damage X   Potential customer defections. OnPage understands the need to prioritize your CRITICAL alerts so that you don’t have to continuously check your phone for messages.  OnPage sends the alert to your smartphone immediately and persistently until the alert has been acknowledged with a time stamped audit trail.  Join other IT professionals who chose OnPage to deliver […] Read more »