This type of high-end surveillance equipment would have slipped by a standard sweep
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI), a leading provider of IT infrastructure assessment and optimization software products and services, announced that during a network performance scan, Snapshot software identified a serious network security breach. Snapshot picked up high-end security surveillance cameras that the client had not installed.
ISI’s premier partner, International Protection Agency, ran Snapshot to troubleshoot performance issues on a client’s network. The client occupied four floors of a seven-story multi-tenant office building. The building was formerly owned and occupied by a bank. After the sale, the bank retained a small branch in the building and the remaining floors were leased to small individual tenants. The tenants were not aware of the existing, single company configuration of the communications system and IT infrastructure within the former single occupant building. They had assumed they had private communications and networks in place to maintain the security of their business and customers’ confidential information.
When their IP Agency technicians reviewed the Snapshot report and cross-referenced it to what the client believed was installed, it was discovered that the client had access to the other tenants’ networks. The scan also identified existing high-end security surveillance cameras that the client had not installed. These included the Axis 207W Wireless Network Camera with built-in microphone that provides audio monitoring and high image quality in low lighting conditions , the Axis 209FD Network Camera designed for discreet indoor video surveillance, and the AXIS 241Q a 4-channel video encoder with video motion detection that is ideal for surveillance and remote monitoring. These small powerful cameras are designed to be hidden from view but have pictures clear enough to see the exact key strokes a staff member enters. Undetected, this level of equipment could be misused for undercover viewing of account information, passwords, and private client data.
“This type of high-end surveillance equipment would have slipped by a standard sweep,” said Henrik Ottesen, CEO, IP Agency. “Snapshot provides a powerful layer of defense for smaller businesses that may not have sophisticated security protocols in place. You can run Snapshot and review the discovery report to see if there is anything on it that shouldn’t be there. It’s that simple and the accuracy of this tool is amazing.”
The client was able to use the Snapshot scan data to quickly address the security breaches and put a plan in place to protect their network, company, and most importantly their customers.
Snapshot has been used to help public and private clients—across a wide range of industries—with IT security and performance optimization. To learn more about ISI’s Snapshot software or to request a demo, visit http://www.isiisi.com.
About Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI)
Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI) is based in St. Paul, Minnesota and has been providing leading software solutions to enterprise IT organizations worldwide through distinguished international channel partners, including IBM and Cisco Systems, Inc. ISI products help organizations manage IT security and performance optimization.