Good network security is integral to maintaining the integrity of your data and your network. In many cases your sensitive data can cost thousands, even millions of dollars, per breach. At Alliance Technologies, we’re serious about security. We aim to provide a variety of solutions to both big and small clients alike, so you can rest easy knowing that we’ll be able to find the right security solution for your network.
How we do Security
Alliance Technologies has a dedicated security team that focuses on keeping up to date with state of the art security solutions. Rather than simply relying on one size fits all technicians, keeping abreast of network and data security is all our security team does. This means that when you hire Alliance Technologies, you hire a team of dedicated, security minded individuals whose only goal is to help you make your network more secure.
Security Solution Diversity
At Alliance Technologies, we do our best to be solution agnostic. We don’t advocate one singular solution or one specific company because we know that every business is different and handling those differences require a whole toolbox full of great partnerships, products, and solutions.
Good security isn’t just about installing a firewall on your network, or installing anti-virus software on your computers. Good security is built through a multifaceted strategy that synergizes a strong diversity of security solutions in a variety of places. Examples of our expertise includes:
- Anti-virus software
- Vulnerability and Security Assessments
- Application control
- Behavior based profiling
- Content filtering
- Spam filtering
- Data packet protection
- Log Monitoring & Management
We also have experience working with businesses in many different industries, including health care, legal and financial services. We can help companies meet compliance regulations for HIPAA / HITECH, Sarbanes–Oxley (SOX), GLB and PCI.
Finding the right Security Solution for Your Business
Our number one goal, in every aspect of our business, is customer satisfaction. We aim to provide a trusted advisor relation to all our clients. That means we don’t oversell solutions that clients don’t need, and we don’t try to push solutions on clients that aren’t right for them. When building a security solution for your data and your network, we’ll sit down with you to talk about the specific needs of your business. We’ll build a security profile that takes into account all foreseeable security vectors so we’re sure we fully understand how you use your network and your data before we begin drafting a solution that’s right for you.
Managed End Point Security
Alliance Technologies offers managed computer security software that protects your business machines from malware, viruses, and other undesirable software. We offer several packages that begin with basic security offerings and continue with increased security, control, and monitoring options. Our security solutions utilize the industry-leading Sophos Computer Security software.
Vulnerability and Security Assessments
Alliance offers network Vulnerability and Security Assessments to help your business better understand and approach computer security priorities. An unsecure network can lead to information theft, privacy violations, and possible litigation. In order to alleviate the possibility of these unfortunate outcomes, Alliance Technologies offers extensive assessments that help your business identify weaknesses and shore up security holes that could potentially damage your bottom line.
You can waste a lot of resources complying with regulations and often when you’re finally done, you find that while you’ve checked a lot of checkboxes, you haven’t actually improved your security. However, proactively meeting regulations can help to merge into the overall security strategy for your business, rather than something tacked on after the fact. Consultation with an outside expert should be an integral part of your compliance strategy.
Read our Compliance Consulting Flyer to learn more
Unified Threat Management
Unified Threat Management (UTM) undertakes all the security monitoring and management tasks on your firewall security appliance and includes them under one security umbrella. Grouping these services together saves your business money and ensures a unified security ecosystem managed by a team of security experts, assuring quality and consistent results at an affordable price.
Read our UTM Flyer to learn more
Secure File Transfer
Alliance Technologies provides Secure File Transfer (SFT) via a web-based service allowing companies to securely send and receive large files (up to 1 GB). Files are uploaded through a customized web-interface and encrypted. Notifications are then sent to the intended recipient. SFT uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate to ensure the security of the transfer.
Security Awareness Training
Properly training employees is one of the most important steps you can take when constructing the security ecosystem of your business. Research shows that no matter what technological steps a business takes to improve network and data security, those steps do not adequately increase security unless employees are also properly trained. To address this important piece of the security ecosystem, Alliance Technologies provides online employee training courses that allow for consistent, regular security training that teaches employees to follow good Internet habits, identify and maintain a healthy suspicion of unsecure situations, and learn techniques to minimize accidental data leakage.
Where is your data? It's impossible to keep track of everything all the time. In addition to accidental data loss, theft of laptops, media and even servers is on the rise. The best way to protect yourself is with disk encryption.
Read our Disk Encryption Flyer to learn more
Network Logging and Monitoring
According to the 2010 Verizon Breach Report* 86% of security breaches can be detected in application and system logs. However, most logs are not monitored properly so security incidents may go unnoticed for months. Logging alone is not enough to prevent breaches. The logs must be reliably monitored in order to identity attacks.
Read our Network Logging and Monitoring Flyer to learn more
Keeping abreast of all the patches and updates needed to keep a network secure can easily turn into a fulltime concern unless some type of patch management system is utilized. Not only does a patch management system take much of the burden off your IT staff, it also ensures that patches are applied regularly, consistently, and in a timely manner.
Read our Patch Management Flyer to learn more
Web filtering allows your business to block websites from being accessed by systems on your network. This is commonly used to block sites that are known to be malicious as well as those with adult content, financial risk and that hamper productivity. Since most network attacks originate on and involve the web in some form, it's best to control access to the internet and reduce the risk of a web-based attack.
Read our Web Filtering Flyer to learn more
A good email encryption solution focuses on the secure transmission of sensitive data and hides all of the complex key management issues from the end user. After reviewing many possible solutions, Alliance selected the Sophos email encryption appliance as the absolute best available for the majority of businesses. Including simple user-management, automatic data detection and highly flexible email management rules, this email encryption appliance is the best there is, at a very reasonable price.
Email Spam Filtering
Our hosted solution provides a cloud-based email filtering service that can be placed between any email server and the Internet. This allows for the email server to be protected against direct threats such as directory harvesting and hacking attempts, as well as business-threats such as virus outbreaks and blacklisting.