If you’re like most people, every day your inbox is full of messages from companies offering “magic bullet” hardware and software solutions for cybersecurity. The problem, of course, is that there is no magic bullet for security, and no organization has the time, money or resources to test and implement every solution that comes its way.

When it comes to cybersecurity solutions, organizations need to be judicious about implementing cybersecurity technologies, and make sure the products they choose are the most effective and efficient for their purposes. But with so many tools in the cybersecurity landscape, how do you choose the right combination?

We’ve put together a list of 5 essential cybersecurity tools for every organization, regardless of industry, to help you manage security from endpoints to the cloud.

Endpoint detection and response

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a system to gather and analyze security threat-related information from computer workstations and other endpoints to find breaches as they happen and facilitate a quick response.

EDR goes beyond traditional antivirus software to look at what your endpoints and their applications are actually doing, identifying malicious applications early. Endpoint solutions also offer an easy way for a full view into your organization’s endpoints, as well as a look back at historical data so you can easily spot changes and updates made on the back end, no matter when they happened.

Security information event management

Security information and event management (SIEM) combines security information management (SIM) and security event management (SEM) to provide real-time analysis of security alerts.

SIEMs gather information about your environment and aggregate data from all of your systems for easier reporting and rule configuration. If someone is trying to brute-force into one of your users’ accounts, for example, your SIEM would recognize that activity and alert you to it.

Secure internet gateway

A secure internet gateway is a cloud-delivered security service that prevents malicious network traffic from either entering or leaving an organization.

With many employees now working remote, firewalls just don’t cut it for security, as organizations need one central place to view and manage network activity. These gateways provide best practices for internet filtering and look at malicious traffic, to filter that traffic and enforce company security policies.

Security awareness training

Security awareness training programs are designed to help users and employers understand the role they play in helping to combat security breaches.

From industry regulation compliance to phishing awareness and general cybersecurity best practices, awareness training helps employees keep the organization—and its data—safe. An awareness program also allows businesses to keep track of which employees have completed training, which new staff need to get up to speed and even which users might need a refresher course.

Vulnerability management software

Vulnerability management software proactively looks for weaknesses by scanning and identifying vulnerabilities in the network and providing remediation suggestions.

For example, all software currently running your organization will eventually need an update or security patch. Vulnerability management software will actively scan your systems for any needed updates or systems vulnerabilities and then report on the results. This is perfect for establishing baselines in your environment, and also being able to see improvements over time.

Managing your stack

From staying current on compliance, to managing security on mobile devices to an ever-increasing list of apps, it’s a lot to manage, especially for smaller organizations.

To address growing IT needs, companies typically hire additional internal resources, adding more headcount to try and stay ahead of issues and cyberattacks. But this approach isn’t cost-effective or scalable, and many organizations are turning to managed IT and security to provide enterprise-level support, without enterprise-sized budgets.

The Corsica team of IT experts delivers a wide range of benefits for organizations of any size, such as:

  • Cost savings: Reduce costs with our end-to-end technology solutions and an affordable monthly expense.
  • Service availability: Our team of project managers, designers, and engineers maintain a fully scalable platform, so your services grow with you.
  • Real-time network oversight: We staff our Security Operations Centers 24/7/365 and outfit them with the best technology and tools in the industry.
  • Higher detail levels: Analyze the metrics that matter most to you with our advanced reporting features.

To learn how Corsica can help you build and manage your cybersecurity tech stack, speak to a member of our team today.

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