Security solutions are now focusing on user-identity to guard against cyber attacks.
Studies proved that network users are the weakest link in the security chain and patterns of human behavior can be used to predict and prevent attacks. Hence, the growing need to address internal threats and risks from users.
For this reason, Cyberoam, a leading global provider of network security appliances, yesterday introduced a unique capability of its products called User Threat Quotient (UTQ) which enables IT security managers to identify users posing security risks at a glance.
Cyberoam Technologies, a Sophos Company, is a global Network Security appliances provider which serves over 2,000 customers in the Philippines, most of them Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Available on Cyberoam’s Next-Generation Firewall and UTM appliances, UTQ harnesses information derived out of a user’s web traffic to determine risky users that pose security and legal risks.
“With the evolution of IT and network security, organizations must adapt and keep pace with cyber defense strategies,” according to Amar Mehta, Head of Cyberoam Asia Pacific.
If not, they will suffer from the expensive impact of losing controls over their network security, he warned. The UTQ technology eliminates the need for enterprises, particularly in the SMB sector, to invest in separate security tools just to address this concern,
Many organizations and security managers are leveraging big data analytics tools to capture early signs of specific user actions or network event patterns that may hint at a possible ongoing attack or anomaly.
“With the lack of actionable security data, enterprise security teams find it hard to detect risk-prone user behavior on time. Our new UTQ feature will help security officers to effortlessly profile the suspicious web behavior of network users,” Mehta added.
The User Threat Quotient (UTQ) studies the web behavior of users by analyzing massive data of allowed and denied web traffic for web categories like IP Address, P2P, Phishing and Fraud, Porn, Spam URL, Spyware, URL Translation Sites and more that pose security and legal risks.
The User Threat Quotient helps CSOs / IT security managers by spotting risky users based on their web behavior at a glance without manual efforts.
It simplifies analyzing terabytes of logs to identify suspicious or risk-prone user behavior and removed the need for SMBs to invest in separate tools to spot risky users.
It also enables investigation into the spread of risk within the network and facilitates corrective actions to fine-tune user policies.