It’s a smart business practice to have reliable access to this information in a time when criminal groups are tolling for unprotected systems
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 28, 2014
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/Process Security Engine (PSE) software identified a serious network security risk. Snapshot/PSE detected high-end security surveillance cameras on the network that the client had not installed.
Snapshot/PSE was run to troubleshoot performance issues on a client’s network after they leased several floors of multi-tenant office building. However, the building had previously been owned and occupied by a single tenant. The new tenants were not aware that the building’s communications system and IT infrastructure were still configured for a single occupant.
After Snapshot/PSE scanned every IP address on the network and the information was compared to the change log, it was discovered that the client had access to the other tenants’ networks. The scan also identified several high-end security surveillance cameras that the client had not installed. These type of cameras are designed to be hidden from view but have pictures clear enough to see the exact key strokes an employee 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 Willard (Bill) Cecchi, President, ISI. “Snapshot/PSE provides another layer of defense by giving companies a discovery and feedback mechanism for all the changes occurring on their network. In this case, the client was able to address the risk and put a plan in place to protect their network. It’s a smart business practice to have reliable access to this information in a time when criminal groups are tolling for unprotected systems, and one misstep could cost a company their clients’ trust. ”
Cyber-security threats are increasing as quickly as businesses can implement measures against them. According to a 2013 WinterGreen Research security report, businesses are slow to “self-detect” breach activity. The average time from initial breach to detection is about 210 days. At a time when minutes count, this situation is no longer acceptable. Snapshot/PSE quickly and accurately scans the entire infrastructure to detect device and software changes, compares them to the change log, and sends alerts when unauthorized devices or software changes are found.
ISI solutions have been used to help public and private clients—across a wide range of industries—with infrastructure planning, security, and performance optimization. To learn more about ISI or its software, or to request a demo, visit http://www.isiisi.com or email sales(at)isiisi(dot)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. For more information, visit http://www.isiisi.com.