Securing Your Data

Overview

What keeps you up at night? In a world full of risk, the demand for security is at an all-time high.

Whatever the situation, we’re watching out for you. Your security comes first in everything we do.

Network & System Monitoring

How much revenue would you lose if your network had an outage for a minute, an hour, a day? We can lift the network monitoring activities off your IT teams’ shoulders so you can shift those resources to higher value IT initiatives. Plow will monitor all devices, interfaces, applications, and servers 24x7x365 from our Nashville-based OSC. You’ll get reporting of performance analytics and trends.

Our Operations Support Center keeps your business running. We know you have enough on your plate already. We’re solving problems before you even know about them, and for you, that means less worry and more opportunities for revenue.

Professional Services

Digital transformation is an important and complex process. It involves a complete shift in the way you think about adopting emerging technology, engaging your customer base, and evolving the company culture. We focus on your business’s individual needs and develop a strategy to help it become agile and forward-thinking.

We use our expertise to create a specific solution tailor-made to your exact specifications and then assist you in the execution to see you through to the end result. At Plow, we aren’t going to try and sell you a solution that’s most lucrative for us, we want to help you buy the solution that is the best fit for you.

Audit & Penetration Testing

Organizations do all they can to protect their critical cyber assets, but they don’t always systematically test their defenses. Penetration Testing helps you strengthen your security for those assets by pinpointing vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in your security systems.

A penetration test is designed to answer the question: “What is the real-world effectiveness of my existing security controls against an active, human, skilled attacker?”. It allows for multiple attack vectors to be explored against the same target.

A penetration test doesn’t stop at simply uncovering vulnerabilities. It goes the next step to actively exploit those vulnerabilities in order to prove (or disprove) real-world attack vectors against an organization’s IT assets, data, humans, and/or physical security.

Even a 100% compliant organization may still be vulnerable in the real world against a skilled human threat agent.

Email Security and Protection

Ransomware, email fraud, and email downtime threaten your business—and your bottom line. Your current tools might help with some aspects of email security or stop some attacks. But you need to solve your entire email threat problem, not just parts of it…

We can help you build an email security strategy that adapts as attackers change their tactics. Block, detect, and respond to email fraud and advanced malware attacks before they do harm.

Phishing

Business is evolving. So are today’s business risks. More than 90% of targeted attacks start with email, and these threats are always evolving. It’s important to protect your people from spam, malware, and even non-malware threats with accurate classification, granular control, and visibility into all email communication.

Phishing is all about the art of deception. Through social engineering, attackers take advantage of human curiosity, fear and gullibility to manipulate their victims.

Phishing attacks are scams that attempt to trick the recipient into providing confidential information such as account credentials to an attacker. Or unintentionally installing malware through the use of links or attachments as ruses. A victim receives an email with either a URL link or attachment purporting to be from a known sender or entity he/she does business with, such as a bank or other service provider.

Plow solutions identify suspicious email based on anomalytics, which looks for unusual patterns in traffic to identify suspicious emails, then rewrites the embedded URL and maintains a constant watch on the URL for in-page exploits and downloads.

Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer system or data, usually by encrypting it, until the victim pays a fee to the attacker. In many cases, the ransom demand comes with a deadline—if the victim doesn’t pay in time, the data is gone forever.

While originally focused largely on personal computers, encrypting ransomware has increasingly targeted business users as businesses will often pay more to unlock critical systems and resume daily operations than individuals.

Enterprise ransomware infections usually start with a malicious email. An unsuspecting user opens an attachment or clicks on a URL of a website that is malicious or has been compromised.

Ransomware Prevention

  • Defend your email. Email phishing and spam are the main way that ransomware is distributed.  Secure Email Gateways with targeted attack protection are crucial for detecting and blocking malicious emails that deliver ransomware. These solutions protect against malicious attachments, malicious documents and URLs in emails being delivered to user computers.
  • Defend your mobile devices. Mobile attack protection products, when used in conjunction with mobile device management (MDM) tools can analyze apps on your users devices and immediately alert users and IT to any apps that might compromise your environment.
  • Defend your web surfing. Secure web gateways can scan your user’s web surfing traffic to identify malicious web ads that might lead them ransomware.
  • Monitor your server, network and back up key systems. Monitoring tools can detect unusual file access activities, network C&C traffic, and CPU loads—possibly in time to block ransomware from activating. Keeping a full image copy of crucial systems can reduce the risk of a crashed or encrypted machine causing a crucial operational bottleneck.

Backup as a Service (BaaS)

BaaS is a method of offsite data storage in which files, folders, or the entire contents of a hard drive are regularly backed up by a service vendor to a remote secure cloud-based data repository over a network connection. The purpose of online backup is simple and straightforward: to protect the information – whether it’s business data or personal – from the risk of loss associated with user error, hacking, or any other kind of technological disaster.

Instead of performing backup with a centralized, on-premise IT department, BaaS connects systems to a private, public, or hybrid cloud managed by the outside provider.

Backup as a service is easier to manage than other offsite services. Instead of worrying about rotating and managing tapes or hard disks at an offsite location, data storage administrators can offload maintenance and management to the provider.

With BaaS, should your system be compromised, your files will backup to the minute before the attack occurred.

Let us help you secure your data and infrastructure.