What We do
At Techdata Consulting Limited, security intelligence is at the core of our practice. Therefore we are able to help our clients achieve security, stop advanced threats, protect critical assets, and deliver digital transformation.
We remain convinced that our client-centric approach will enable us to stay ahead of their cybersecurity needs. To better position us to help our clients keep sensitive data safe. No matter what is new or evolving. More so, help our clients to reduce the risk of network access, prevent data loss, and better manage regulatory compliance- therefore building trust, retaining, and growing their customer base. Hence we offer the following cybersecurity solutions to our numerous clients across West Africa.
Endpoint security management is a policy-based approach to network security that requires endpoint devices to comply with specific criteria before they are granted access to network resources. Endpoints can include PCs, laptops, smart phones, tablets and specialized equipment such as bar code readers or point of sale (POS) terminals.
To ensure that your infrastructure is protected against external threats, it’s critical to not only secure the infrastructure at the perimeter, but also at the endpoint. Most organizations already have some endpoint security controls implemented such as firewall, antivirus and patch management, but the endpoint security market has massively evolved and new products have made it much more complex than these three basic technologies.
The security Landscape
The landscapes of today’s enterprise networks are radically different than they were 10 years ago. IT staffs no longer have control over every endpoint connecting to the network, leading to a host of problems where access control is weak or nonexistent, and the endpoints are not properly secured. Hence, insecure endpoints can act as an open door to malicious users or hackers looking to cause harm to your network. Therefore considering, endpoint security should be an essential component of every organization’s network access control strategy.
Antimalware protection has evolved to include the use of complex endpoint security suites with multiple malware detection techniques and features, such as host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) and full-disk encryption. Endpoint security suites offer multiple malware detection techniques and data protection features, which are especially appealing to midmarket IT organizations.
Activity Monitoring is a type of proactive surveillance that helps to prevent the misuse of access privileges.
User Activity Monitoring software enables managers and admins to track and collect employees’ real-time user actions and behavior data on company networks, connected devices, and monitored workstations. With the increase in open access to the internet and a more relaxed work culture, it is possible for team members to misuse the organization’s resources.
User activity monitoring (UAM) solutions are tools that help in the monitoring and tracking of end-user behavior on devices, networks, and other company-owned IT resources. Many organizations implement user activity monitoring tools to help detect and stop insider threats, whether unintentional or with malicious intent. The range of monitoring and methods utilized depends on the objectives of the company.
By implementing user activity monitoring, enterprises can more readily identify suspicious behavior and mitigate risks before they result in data breaches, or at least in time to minimize damages. Sometimes called user activity tracking, user activity monitoring is a form of surveillance but serves as a proactive review of end-user activity to determine misuse of access privileges or data protection policies either through ignorance or malicious intent.
The purpose of user activity monitoring is to protect information while ensuring availability and compliance with data privacy and security regulations. UAM goes beyond simply monitoring network activity. Instead, it can monitor all types of user activity, including all system, data, application, and network actions that users take – such as their web browsing activity, whether users are accessing unauthorized or sensitive files, and more.
(APM) Application performance monitoring is software designed to help IT administrators ensure that the applications users work to meet performance standards and provide a quality user experience.
The use of Application performance monitoring tools provides administrators with the data they need to quickly discover, isolate and solve problems that can negatively affect an application’s performance. APM tools track an application’s performance over time and help IT professionals understand the effect that different dependencies — the systems that applications rely on to function properly — have on an application’s performance.
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IT professionals can use the performance metrics, which an APM tool can gather from a particular application or multiple applications on the same network, to identify the root cause of a problem.
Application performance monitoring
Most APM tools include the ability to combine data from disparate monitoring silos and correlate them through log files, hardware statistics, and network throughput usage reports.
APM tools gather and quantify data from almost anything that plays a role in an application’s performance. At the foundation, application performance monitoring tools look at the application’s hosting platform, mining information on process utilization, memory demands and disk read/write speeds. They also track processor utilization, which consists of the number of operations per second the CPU server performs.
Another effective use of APM is that IT professionals can create rules such that APM tool alerts them when a problem arises or when an application’s performance dips in a specific area. They can also prioritize applications based on how business-critical they are.
(BI) Business Intell Intelligence refers to the tools, technologies, applications, and practices used to collect, integrate, analyze. And present an organization’s raw data in order to create insightful and actionable business information. BI as a discipline and as a technology-driven process is made up of several related activities, including Data mining, Online analytical processing, Querying, and Reporting.
Software elements support reporting, interactive “slice-and-dice” pivot-table analyses, visualization, and statistical data mining. Applications tackle sales, production, financial, and many other sources of business data for purposes that include business performance management.
Business intelligence tools are essentially data-driven Decision Support Systems (DSS). With these tools, business people can start analyzing the data themselves. Rather than wait for IT to run complex reports. This information access helps users back up business decisions. With hard numbers, rather than only gut feelings and anecdotes.
(BPA) Business process automation is a technology-enabled automation of activities or services that accomplish a specific function or workflow. Business processes can be determined for many different segments of company activities, including sales, management, operations, supply chain, human resources and information technology.
A business process is often started by a trigger, such as the filing of an expense report, which initiates a set of predefined workflow steps, or processes, that conclude with the employee receiving reimbursement. Here, the goal of BPA is not to only automate business processes but to simplify and improve business workflows as well. BPA can be a standalone initiative or part of a larger, overarching business process management (BPM) strategy.
Business process automation projects need to focus on business outcomes, not only technology. Business leaders need to be part of the team.
Cloud infrastructure refers to a virtual infrastructure that is delivered or accessed via a network or the internet. This usually refers to the on-demand services or products being delivered through the model known as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), a basic delivery model of cloud computing. This is a highly automated offering where computing resources complemented with storage and networking services are provided to the user. In essence, users have an IT infrastructure that they can use for themselves without ever having to pay for the construction of a physical infrastructure.
Cloud infrastructure includes virtual machines and components such as: Virtual servers, Virtual PCs, Virtual network switches/hubs/routers, Virtual memory and, Virtual storage clusters
All of these elements combine to create a full IT infrastructure that works just as well as a physical one, but boasts such benefits as: Low barrier to entry, Low capital requirement, Low total cost of ownership, Flexibility, Scalability.
A server is a computer, a device or a program that is dedicated to managing network resources. Servers are often referred to as dedicated because they carry out hardly any other tasks apart from their server tasks. There are a number of categories of servers, including print servers, file servers, email servers, network servers and database servers.
A server is a computer designed to process requests and deliver data to another computer over the internet or a local network. The function of a computer server is to store, retrieve and send computer files and data to other computers on a network. Many businesses use a local network to connect a number of computers. Servers have more processing power, memory and storage than their client computers.
Hardware requirements for servers vary depending on the server applications and the number of clients. Servers are meant to run for long periods without interruption, so hardware reliability and durability are extremely important.
For Large business, servers must be ideal for virtualization, database, business processing, and other four processor (4P) applications where fine-tuning of data center space and price/performance is paramount. It must Focus on flexibility, offer more storage options, faster I/O, and more powerful processing to meet any workload needs at a low TCO.
Data Loss refers to an event in which important data is misplaced or gets missing from the company’s database. These losses can be caused by several factors which may include; virus intrusion, system malfunction among several others. Data loss prevention focuses on preventing unwanted or unauthorized transfer of data outside organizational boundaries.
It is also the practice of detecting and preventing data breaches, or unwanted destruction of sensitive data. DLP (Data Loss Prevention) software application is mostly used by organizations to protect and secure their data and also to comply with rules and regulations.
It can also be used for the following:
- Protect Intellectual Property critical for the organization
- Achieve data visibility in large organizations
- Protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and comply with relevant regulations.
- Secure data on remote cloud systems
- Secure mobile workforce and enforce security in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments
Below are three common causes of data leaks:
Unintentional or negligent data exposure: Several data leaks occur as a result of employees who lose sensitive data in public, provide open Internet access to data, or fail to restrict access per organizational policies.
Insider threats: A malicious insider who has compromised a privileged user account, abuses their permissions and may also attempt to move data outside the organization.
Extrusion by attackers: Several cyber-attacks have sensitive data as their target. Attackers penetrate the security perimeter using techniques like phishing, malware or code injection and gain access to sensitive data.
How to prevent data leakages
Standard security tools can be used to defend against data loss and leakage. For instance, an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) can alert about an attacker attempt to access sensitive data. Antivirus software can also prevent attackers from compromising sensitive systems. Firewall can also block access from any unauthorized party to systems storing sensitive data.
Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) is an important part of a large organization’s security and compliance strategy. DAM monitors database activity continuously in real time, and creates alerts and reports based on the aggregated information it oversees. When paired with encryption, organizations have a robust security posture that protects database data from an array of threats ranging from privileged insider risk to physical theft.
Security and compliance professionals are facing more data, regulations, and security tools than ever before – with obstacles to sensitive data protection growing larger every day. Solving database security problems was the genesis of the DAM market, but compliance is what drives adoption of the technology today. While there is overlap with other security and management platforms, database activity monitoring offers features and functions found nowhere else.
Document management software is a set of tools that your team members can use to collaborate effectively on tasks and activities. It can keep all team members updated on the latest happenings and keep project schedules on track. You can store all important materials in a secure hub and give access to team members as needed. The app can also help to boost communication between team members and you can resolve all problems. In the bud before they blow up into serious issues. Team members in diverse locations can also use document management software to collaborate in real time from their respective places. Therefore, this solution has become essential for companies with employees in multiple locations.
The reason why you need to have a Document Management Software. In the first place is because you can’t rely on your memory to restore the content of every document. Or to know exactly what a report should compare or contain. Ideally, your document management software should support.
Businesswise or otherwise, more time means more money. Time is an essential component of a company’s efficiency, and running proper documentation management is the best way to save it.
The Network Enterprise Firewalls are defined as standalone purpose-built firewall appliances with IPSec VPN capabilities, capable of delivering extensive firewall and management capabilities for securing the perimeter access. Enterprise firewalls incorporate also IPS technologies, replacing perimeter IPS as well. Further integration with more application and user awareness protection capabilities are also emerging on these firewalls.
Enterprise firewalls must be able to secure an increasingly complex network that includes traditional on-premises data center deployments, remote offices and a range of cloud environments. Perhaps the only element more complex than configuring, testing and managing a next-generation firewall is the decision-making process regarding which product to trust with your enterprise security.
File integrity monitoring (FIM) refers to an IT security process and technology that tests and checks operating system (OS). Database, and application software files to determine whether or not they have been tampered with or corrupted. FIM, which is a type of change auditing, verifies and validates these files. By comparing the latest versions of them to a known, trusted “baseline.” If FIM detects that files have been altered, updated, or compromised. FIM can generate alerts to ensure further investigation, and if necessary, remediation, takes place. File integrity monitoring encompasses both reactive (forensic) auditing as well as proactive, rules-based active monitoring.
Companies can leverage the control to supervise static files for suspicious modifications. Such as adjustments to their IP stack and email client configuration. As such, FIM is useful for detecting malware as well as achieving compliance. With regulations like the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
FIM is important for Windows-based environments as well as for Linux and Unix systems. Windows uses the registry for most of its configuration, combined with the Win32 API, which is a tightly controlled and restricted area. In Linux and Unix environments, configurations are much more exposed as part of the overall file system.
Identity and access management tools are integral to maintaining data security in the business. Here you’ll find information on passwords, authentication and Web access control.
Identity and access management (IAM) is a framework for business processes that facilitates the management of electronic or digital identities. The framework includes the organizational policies for managing digital identity as well as the technologies needed to support identity management.
With IAM technologies, IT managers can control user access to critical information within their organizations. Identity and access management products offer role-based access control. Which lets system administrators regulate access to systems or networks based on the roles of individual users within the company.
IAM technologies can be used to initiate, capture, record and manage user identity and their related access permissions. Insider threat is a security incident that originates within an organization.
Insider Threat Protection System ensures that only authorized users are able to access powerful privileged accounts. It prevents users from being able to gain unapproved elevated privileges.
An end-to-end data protection platform that aligns the right technology. For each system can help you lower costs and simplify business continuity.
Systems with minimal downtime tolerance, such as customer-facing or mission-critical applications, a high availability plan can ensure they’re always up and running. For less critical workloads, a more cost-effective backup-based disaster recovery solution might be just what you need.
Carbonite data protection solutions can help you deploy the right kind of protection for any type of data. With Carbonite, you won’t overpay to protect less critical systems, and you won’t under-protect systems essential to your business.
When it comes to Fortinet secures the largest business, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface. And the power to take on increasing performance. Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure. Whether in networked, application, multi-cloud, or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide. Also more than 480,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their business.
Reduce risk and manage the entire digital attack surface
Our broad portfolio enables coordinated threat detection and policy enforcement. Across the entire digital attack surface and lifecycle with converged networking and security across edges, clouds, endpoints, and users.
Close the security gaps and reduce the difficulty
Integrated and unified security, operations, and performance across different technologies, locations, and deployments enable complete visibility. It also tightens security of all form factors including hardware appliances, virtual machines, cloud-delivered, and X-as-a-Service.
Faster time to prevention and efficient operations
A context-aware, self-healing network and security posture leverage cloud-scale and advanced AI. To automatically deliver near-real-time, user-to-application coordinated protection across the Fabric.
Symantec Enterprise Cloud delivers data-centric hybrid security. For the largest, most complex organizations in the world – on devices, in private data centers, and in the cloud.
- Consistent Compliance: Apply and manage compliance controls consistently across the infrastructure.
- Secure Remote Work: Protect critical business assets wherever they live and from wherever they are accessed.
- Data and Threat Protection Everywhere: Unify intelligence across control points to detect, block, and remediate targeted attacks.
Visibility is foundational to cybersecurity, yet few organizations have mastered it. As more assets, services and applications reside on the internet, security teams are unaware of their full digital footprint. The reality is that people on the outside often know more about the organization’s attack surface. Than those within and most often, people outside take advantage of these security lapses to exploit businesses.
Discover What You Own
Discovery is key. Find more with Tenable.asm. To access the attack surface map of over 5 billion assets to discover domains related to assets in your inventory. Get more done with notifications on changes in your attack surface for continuous monitoring.
Understand Business Context
Get full business context by leveraging more than 200 fields of metadata to help you make more informed decisions about previously unknown internet-connected assets. Streamline asset management by leveraging filters, tags and datatypes to understand your full external footprint.
As company strive for faster time to market and greater customer satisfaction. They must improve the speed and responsiveness from key business operations. IT leaders recognize the benefits of all-flash storage for delivering consistent, low-latency I/O to critical workloads. As flash goes mainstream and more types of workloads run on all-flash storage. It is also critical for a solution to deliver business -grade data management capabilities for a shared environment. However, many all-flash array solutions lack robust data management, effective data protection, seamless scalability, and deep application
NetApp All Flash FAS (AFF) systems address business storage needs with high performance, superior flexibility, and best-in-class data management. Built on ONTAP data management software. All Flash FAS systems speed up your business without compromising on the efficiency, reliability, or flexibility of your IT operations. As an enterprise-grade all-flash array, it accelerates, manages, and protects your business-critical data. Now and in the future, enabling an easy and smooth transition to flash for your datacenter. With AFF systems, you can:
• Accelerate the speed of business:
– Built on the flash-optimized NetApp WAFL® (Write Anywhere File Layout) system, ONTAP. FlashEssentials enables consistent submillisecond latency and up to 4 million input/output operations per second (IOPS). It can meet the demands of a multitude of workloads in a shared environment.
– The All Flash FAS system delivers 4 to 12 times higher IOPS and 20 times faster responses. For databases than traditional HDD systems do.
– The All Flash FAS system improves productivity and customer satisfaction and opens up new business opportunities. Enabled by the lightening-fast speed.
• Simplify IT operations while transforming data center economics:
– Compared with traditional HDD systems, with All Flash FAS. You can reduce power consumption and rack space by up to 11 times and slash support costs to a third. By eliminating performance tuning.
– You can get flash at the cost of HDDs thanks to NetApp data reduction technologies. Enhanced with new inline data compaction.
– As the industry’s leading all-flash storage that supports both synchronous and asynchronous replication. All Flash FAS can support all your backup and recovery needs with a complete suite of integrated data protection.
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