What is IT Infrastructure Protection?
IT infrastructure protection is the process of putting measures in place to safeguard an enterprise IT environment. An IT infrastructure encompasses every technology within a business including any networks, relevant software, or hardware components, like servers or workstations. An organization’s IT infrastructure is not limited to the technology inside its facilities, but instead anything that can connect to the internal network, like cloud resources or IoT devices.
IT infrastructures continue to be under near constant threat from both internal and external attacks that aim to steal information, destroy data, or take control of resources. Such devastating breaches can cripple an organization, slowing or halting day-to-day operations and doing significant harm to a business’ reputation. IT infrastructure protection efforts aim to reduce the risk of such attacks through countermeasures like vulnerability management, penetration testing, Red Teaming, intrusion prevention and detection, security monitoring, or configuration management.
✔ Protect assets from malicious attackers.
✔ Monitor for and detect threats in your environment.
✔ Effectively manage vulnerabilities and security policies.
Practicing Defense in Depth to Stay Ahead of Security Threats
As attackers evolve and their techniques grow more sophisticated, organizations can no longer rely on an ad hoc approach to security. With today’s ever-increasing and shifting threat landscape, businesses of every size must strive to be agile, regularly working to develop and refine security strategies that are as multi-faceted as the infrastructures they protect.
By creating a security strategy with plans, processes, and a portfolio of complementary solutions, businesses can ensure their mission critical data is properly safeguarded. Thoughtfully implementing multiple layers of security is the best way to provide comprehensive IT infrastructure protection, thwarting threats that come from both inside and outside of organizations.
Take Back Control
Building an effective security program cannot happen overnight and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything that should be considered. It’s important to take a step back to figure out where you are in the process before deciding how to gradually move forward. Read the "Taking Back Control: A Proactive Approach to Advance Your Security Maturity" guide to learn how your organization can take a proactive approach, enabling you to stay flexible and adapt.
IT Infrastructure Protection Solutions from Fortra
Fortra offers robust solutions that cover all of your security needs, including: