bigstock-computer-hacker-silhouette-of-97521494-300x200It’s easy to tell whether a building is secure — if the locks are working and the alarm is on, you can probably be reasonably sure your property is secure. Data, on the other hand, is a different story. When there is a flaw in the infrastructure protecting your data, there usually aren’t any signs.

 

An unpatched vulnerability in a complex network is easy to miss, but if hackers spot it before you do, the results can be disastrous: lost intellectual property, costly compliance violations, and permanent damage to your reputation. Symmetry provides industry-leading cyber security services to catch holes in your defenses before they can be exploited. If you want to make sure your company is protected, you need Symmetry on your side. Here’s why:

 

 

Symmetry’s Cloud is Designed to be Secure

 

You’re likely already in the cloud, whether you like it or not. Your employees probably use Software as a Services (SaaS) applications and cloud drives to communicate and access data online. That’s to say nothing of any offsite backups your organization manages that rely on the cloud. The problem is, companies that use a patchwork network of cloud apps tend to miss vulnerabilities. They use low-security SaaS, on top of legacy enterprise applications, which usually has unpatched vulnerabilities, and outdated Data Loss Prevention (DLP), increasing the chance of a breach.

 

Symmetry combines enterprise application hosting with cyber security services to keep you safe in the cloud. With our expertise in data center compliance and security, we can replace your aging software and hardware with enterprise applications designed to meet modern security challenges. We employ security best practices, such as default hard drive encryption and intelligent DLP, providing a level of data safety that older software can’t match.

 

A Managed Cloud Frees Your IT Team

 

The vast majority of successful breaches exploit known security holes that haven’t been patched. SAP® installations and other pieces of enterprise software are large and complex, and few internal IT teams have the time or expertise to maintain them properly. When you partner with Symmetry, we’ll make sure your managed private cloud is up-to-date, letting internal IT focus on the strategic goals you hired them for. Not only does this help keep hackers out, but it also cuts costs and increases stability, performance, and uptime.

 

A Managed Cloud is Always Being Monitored

 

When it comes to data center compliance, checking the boxes isn’t enough. Hackers work day and night, looking for vulnerabilities and developing new techniques to steal data and sabotage companies. You can’t guard against an around-the-clock threat on a 9-to-5 schedule. That’s why our cyber security service are on guard, 24/7/365.

 

By having security experts watching, we can stop intrusions before they start. Hackers spend months scanning systems for vulnerabilities in order to plan data raids, and software alone can only detect a hack once it starts. Our cyber security services monitor our cutting edge intrusion detection software to prevent breaches.

 

Whether it’s a botnet searching your IT architecture for a way in or malware attempting to gain access from a compromised computer on the inside, our team will find it and neutralize it. We provide the safety of an in-house cyber security team, at the price of outsourced IT managed services.

 

Complete Solutions for Stability, Security and Compliance

 

Your IT infrastructure isn’t just an asset; it’s a core component of your business. When an outage or data breach can cost millions in fines and lost productivity (not to mention a damaged reputation), anything less than the best in IT managed services won’t do. Symmetry takes pride in combining world-class managed hosting with the most comprehensive cyber security services in the industry. That means you can rely on your infrastructure, instead of worrying about it.

About Scott Goolik - VP, Compliance and Security Services

Scott Goolik is VP of Compliance and Security Services at Symmetry. A recognized expert in the field of SAP security and compliance, Scott has over 20 years of expertise in SAP security and is a regular presenter at SAP industry tradeshows and ASUG events. His experience includes working for one of the Big Four accounting firms and developing auditing tools, including those for segregation of duties (SOD). Scott is also responsible for architecting the ControlPanelGRC® solution which provides audit automation and acceleration of security and control processes.