In an exclusive interview with SafetyDetectives, Christian Ferenz, the CEO and co-founder of Cubro Network Visibility, discussed network security and how to detect, secure, and avoid cyberattacks.
Christian Ferenz started Cubro in 2003 after realising a gap in the market for network visibility tools. He created a Network TAP that helped save the customer’s IT costs, which led to the creation of more advanced tools like network packet brokers and probes. Today, Cubro provides a range of network visibility solutions that help organisations monitor and optimise their networks for performance, security, and compliance.
One of the key challenges in network security is detecting malicious activity in the company network. Some common signs to look out for include unusual network activity, suspicious user behaviour, unauthorised changes, unexplained system crashes, and suspicious log entries. If you notice any of these signs, it could indicate malicious activity.
To strengthen a company’s network security and protect against cyber threats, businesses can implement several effective methods. These include using strong passwords and multi-factor authentication, keeping software and systems up-to-date, using firewalls and intrusion detection systems, implementing a comprehensive security policy, conducting regular security training, performing regular security audits, and monitoring network traffic.
Many harmful cyberattacks can be carried out via insecure networks. Some of the most common and damaging types of cyberattacks include ransomware attacks, phishing attacks, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and data breaches. Insecure networks make it easier for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorised access to sensitive data.
Cubro’s network visibility solutions help organisations to detect and prevent cyberattacks by providing full network visibility, allowing businesses to monitor their network traffic for security threats, compliance violations, and other anomalies. Our Network Packet Brokers (NPBs) help organisations manage and optimise their network traffic by filtering, aggregating, and load-balancing network packets. Cubro’s advanced NPBs are designed to work with various network technologies, including Ethernet, IP, and MPLS. Our network TAPs provide organisations with complete network visibility without affecting the network’s performance. Additionally, the bypass switches provide a fail-safe mechanism for critical network links, allowing organisations to maintain network uptime and prevent costly disruptions.
Network security is a critical issue that businesses must address to protect themselves from cyberattacks. Implementing effective network security measures is crucial for businesses to safeguard their data and infrastructure. By working with network visibility solution providers like Cubro, businesses can detect, secure, and avoid cyberattacks, ensuring the safety and security of their network and data.
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