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Is Your Factory Secure From Manufacturing Cyber Threats?


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Our world has been radically transformed by digital technology – smartphones, tablets, and web-enabled devices have altered the way we manage production and do commerce. At the same time, technology has enabled a new generation of criminals to gain access to information assets. In the Manufacturing sector, economic security is directly linked to cyber security, and theft of valuable intellectual property can be crippling. Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) identified Manufacturing as one of the most victimized industries by hackers, with companies of all sizes equally targeted.

Cyber Security Solutions for Manufacturing

Next to healthcare, manufacturing is the second most cyber-attacked industry. As more industrial control systems (ICS) become connected to smart devices, enterprise IT systems and the Internet, manufacturing operations are increasingly exposed to cyberattacks. These attacks can cause manufacturing disruptions, leading to defective products, production downtime, physical damage, and even threaten lives. The NWBUSA team is highly trained to help you prevent just that.

Protect User Protect User

Protect User

In the security industry, we think of users as the single most vulnerable point in a network. And one you can neither patch nor upgrade; or put a firewall around them. Or can you? As users navigate the internet, unaware of its dangers (with some even believing that nice Nigerian gentlemen are ready and willing to hand them $20 million), NWBUSA offers solutions that help you put a sturdy, protective fence around your users so they cannot harm themselves or your network.

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Protect Email

As we rush to increase security around network perimeters, hackers look for new ways to penetrate our defenses, and in a turn of events that we should have expected, they have gone back to ‘basics’. Using social engineering to attack via email, with techniques such as spoofing, phishing, even spear-phishing, and ransomware. Over 81% of attacks to a network today start with a phishing email. Spam is no longer just a nuisance as the vast majority of spam today actually contains a threat, be it to the user or to your network. Filtering emails properly and thoroughly is paramount to ensuring your network and data are not compromised.

Protect Gateway Protect Gateway

Protect Gateway

This used to be an easy concept – that little router between your LAN and the ISP. Plug in a firewall, set it up properly, and you are done. Well, things have changed quite a bit with the advent of the cloud and IoT. Network perimeters are no longer always so well defined. However, the problems are still the same – you need to be able to filter traffic to ensure ingress is blocked unless properly authorized; and you need to control egress as well, because what runs inside your extended LAN today is not always necessarily under your direct control. A properly configured, strong gateway solution is still the first line of defense against threats.

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Protect Web Server

Web Servers are commodities that makes hackers salivate. A server is a powerful machine, with lots of CPU and memory, and usually abundant bandwidth at its disposal. Most times, it represents the sole traffic allowed inbound through a firewall, and is thus the only port visible to hackers, and likely exploitable. A server can be used to distribute malware, or as a Command and Control center for a botnet. It can be harvested to launch DDoS attacks. Used as bridge into a network if the firewall is not properly configured, and from here, hackers can gain access to your database and steal data. Or, very simply, it can be kept hostage or compromised to cause harm or ask for ransom. Even if your website is "just a marketing tool", would you do business with a company that it has been compromised? Protecting your web servers is fundamental, and a common misconception is that a mere IPS is sufficient to achieve this.

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Manufacturing Cyber Security Needs Served

Manufacturers must implement comprehensive policies regarding the secure handling and transmission of data to minimize the vulnerability of critical intellectual property to outside threats. With NWBUSA's solutions, your IT managers can cost-effectively gain access to the security expertise needed to protect against threats.

  • FW+ (Firewall+)

    IT security, at its most basic form, starts with a firewall. NWBUSA's FW+ solution includes a fully-managed firewall, fully-integrated intrusion prevention systems (IPS), virtual private network (VPN), and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection.

  • WBP+ (Web Browsing Protection+)

    Malicious websites have the capability of putting an entire network at risk. NWBUSA's WBP+ solution is a comprehensive bundle that includes the FW+ solution (firewall, IPS/IDS, VPN), web browsing protection modules [anti-malware for files and URLs (HTTP and HTTPS), content filtering], policy enforcement, application filtering, and more.

  • WAF+ (Web Application Firewall+)

    Protecting web servers and web applications has become just as important as protecting an entire network. NWBUSA's WAF+ solution offers a comprehensive bundle of security modules specifically designed to protect against web application attacks. Coupled with DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection, this solution can mitigate single- and multi-layered attacks, allowing legitimate users to continue to access the web server and web applications.

  • MCES (Managed Cloud Email Security)

    This solution provides multilayered email threat protection against malware, spam, phishing, spyware, zero-day threats and more. Leveraging 25 anti-spam engines, 16 anti-malware engines (including our award winning Z-Scan to stop zero-day attacks in true real-time), and a database of over 40 million anti-spam and anti-malware signatures, NWBUSA enables clients' IT departments to focus on their core business.