Cybersecurity and Nagios XI

In the ever-changing landscape of technology, companies can no longer rely on a simple plan or checklist when it comes to cybersecurity. The sophistication of attackers and the complexity of today’s digital engagement require companies to constantly evolve their strategies. The Nagios Suite can play a critical role in predicting, pointing out, and preventing security issues.

Nagios XI and Cybersecurity

Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components, including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, system metrics, and network infrastructure. Read on to learn about the four ways Nagios XI supports protecting your business:

1. Ease of Use

Nagios XI is easy for companies large or small to implement. With a variety of licensing levels, there is an option for everyone. In addition to that, Nagios XI includes a number of easy-to-use configuration wizards that can monitor and alert to a number of security threats and malicious attacks.

2. Quick Detection and Alerting

The Website Defacement Wizard, for example, allows organizations to monitor their web resources for hacking attempts by scanning for common words that often appear in pages after a site has been hijacked. A system administrator can define abnormal behavior for file and directory monitoring wizards to monitor and alert on.

The ability to track and alert on not only network switch and router interface status but also bandwidth and throughput rates allows system administrators to identify security vulnerabilities on both a physical and virtual level. Operating system error logs can also be monitored and alert appropriate teams when failed login attempts or specific intrusion attempts are identified.

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3. Insight for Planning

Establishing incident response strategies is a critical step for ensuring a secure IT infrastructure. With Nagios XI’s user and notification management options, departments and individuals know exactly what their roles are before and during any incidents. Each engineer’s individual login can be customized to display the exact pertinent information relative to their roles, which allows them to focus on the data that matters to decrease downtime. Nagios XI features multiple secure ways of responding to and acknowledging alerts.

Notifications and alerts can also be customized based on an organization’s specific needs. Nagios XI can alert specific users or groups and then escalate the alerts to other departments based on the severity, time, or location of the incident. Organizing devices and critical business processes in Nagios XI is an easy way to quickly identify the root cause and reduce the number of alerts that may otherwise distract from an incident’s resolution.

4. Promptly Take Action

Nagios XI features a robust and easy-to-use menu of user and security management options. These options allow system administrators to shut down or control logins, assign specific users access to data based on individual or group properties, define read/write abilities, and even audit exactly what each Nagios XI user is doing in real-time. In addition to intuitive user management and logging capabilities, Nagios XI was built for and trusted by many secured organizations, from the military to healthcare and finance. Nagios XI’s highly flexible architecture can easily align with any security requirements or network topology.

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