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 requires companies to constantly be evolving their strategy. The Nagios Suite can play a critical role in predicting, pointing out and preventing security issues.
Nagios XI & Cybersecurity
Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Read on to learn about the 4 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 on a number of security threats and malicious attacks.
2. Quick detection & 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. File and directory monitoring wizards are able to monitor and alert based on abnormal behavior as defined by a system administrator.
The ability to track and alert not only network switch and router interface status, but also bandwidth and throughput rates, allows for 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.
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. Nagois 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 root cause and reduces the amount 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 can even audit exactly what each Nagios XI user is doing in real-time. In addition to the intuitive user management and logging capabilities, Nagios XI was built for and trusted by many secured organizations from military to healthcare and financial. Nagios XI’s highly flexible architecture can easily align with any security requirements or network topology.