IT Infrastructure and Security

 

The IT environment and brute force attacks?


Microsoft SQL Servers

Information is the most valuable of all corporate assets, and protecting the data bases is key.
SQL Server is the standard solution for storing enterprise critical data in a regular Microsoft environment.
Access to the SQL Server is either done by Domain account or by local account for the SQL Server itself.

Syspeace blocks brute force attacks on SQL Server, enhancing the standard security and data protection.


SharePoint

Sharepoint is commonly used as a intranet system being the common place to store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device. This makes it the central point for all corporate projects and processes.

Sharepoint with Syspeace

Syspeace will safe guard Sharepoint from brute force attacks, thus complementing the standard antivirus and fire walls. By blocking the hostile login attempts it will increase protection of your essential enterprise data from unauthorized viewing and theft.


Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange is a common platform for any organization that are running Windows networks. Exchange from Microsoft is the system that the organization can use for collaboration via e-mail.

The Exchange solution is not the only a mail-server used by organizations. There are numerous other public services that provide Exchange-mailboxes to individual or organizations as hosted solutions.

Exchange mail is the problem

The mail system has been around for a while and is today a very competent mail communication solution for companies of every size. Sadly, the system is also one of the favorite systems being pinpointed in hacking attacks.

Exchange security with Syspeace

The problem is technically complex since the Exchange server implement an uneven logging capability. Syspeace IDS protects all access from the OWA web since a login from the OWA trigger a normal AD-based login event in the Windows event log that Syspeace catches and acts on. However, the SMTP-connector logs failed login attempts only once a day, which limits the possibility for Syspeace to act in a timely fashion.

Syspeace can block repeat attackers as usual when sending emails with your mail server over SMTP.

 


Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a growing business trend, helping companies focus on their core business. Both for MSPs and companies that move part of their infrastructure to the cloud.

The cloud offer many new tools that used correctly, greatly enhances the customers effectiveness as well as optimize TCO of a system. We continue to see cloud-platforms emerge on the net that provide different kind of services. All from VPN, IaaS and PaaS to mention a few.

Virtual Servers with Syspeace

Common cloud services today are Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.

If you offer a digital service to the market that require you customers to log in, you will always have the risk of someone trying to hack their way in by brute force attacks. It might be a single person that is a bit bored, trying easy to use and configurable tools on the internet for brute force attacks and you are just a unlucky target among others. Or it might be a criminal organization that is on the hunt for information to use in a later blackmail attempt. Maybe some competitor that use the dark web to get an unfair advantage and later trying to bring you down.

We never know.

Clouds that consists of Windows servers need to be protected from many threats. What we do know is that a brute force attempt is possible to identify and mitigate with Syspeace.
Either your service uses AD-based login within a domain or a proprietary web based system where you hold all login information by yourself in a database. Either way, Syspeace protects the server from brute force login attempts 24/7 and thereby also protects the data and intellectual property for clients on the cloud as well.

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