Impulse Lowers Security Breach Risks from Windows Devices with New Security Compliance Functionality

By: Impulse Point
 
TAMPA, Fla. - July 3, 2018 - PRLog -- Impulse, the leader in context-aware network security and orchestration, announced availability of new security compliance functionality in the SafeConnect solution. While many tools exist, and policies put in place to limit risk from the endpoint, visibility into effectiveness of these tools is limited. With this new capability, an organization has complete knowledge on the status of each endpoint's Windows security compliance, including common standards such as passwords enabled, screens locked, Outlook Security enabled and more. Impulse continues to enable their customers to identify, secure and orchestrate everything connected to their environment, with the end goal of protecting their data.

It's widely recognized that many security breaches originate from the endpoint device.  A recent report from the Ponemon Institute found that 88% of data breaches were caused by simple negligence on the part of staff.¹ While there is more control for domain managed devices, it is challenging to have the same control with Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled (COPE) or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

SafeConnect provides the automated tools to mitigate risks with these occurrences through identification and remediation. "While most companies have security measures in place, the sophisticated nature of cybersecurity attacks continues to escalate, requiring constant vigilance. With SafeConnect, we provide awareness with our contextual intelligence and remediation to get back in compliance. We are continuously enhancing SafeConnect to leverage additional techniques for checking compliance. With the Windows Security Compliance policies, there is one view to ensure proper compliance." states Russ Miller, Chief Technology Officer, Impulse. "Cyberattacks through Windows Devices are a common issue with many of our customers, threatening intellectual property and making it more difficult to meet required security regulations, as seen recently with the resurface of WannaCry and ongoing Ransomware attacks. We are committed to addressing this need, and our new capability does just that."

In addition to its existing capabilities for real-time endpoint compliance such as OS patch level, antivirus, and system processes, this enhancement allows Impulse to address common regulatory requirements by ensuring these security measures are enabled on a Windows device:

• Password
• Lock Screen
• User Account Control
• Data Endpoint Protection
• Block USB Media
• Diagnostic and Usage Data
• Firewall
• Location Sharing
• SmartScreen
• Spectre and Meltdown Patch

To learn more about how you can leverage these capabilities, contact Impulse at sales@impulse.com.

About Impulse.  Impulse is the leading provider of Software Defined Perimeter and Network Security Orchestration in support of Mobile and IoT enabled enterprises. Impulse securely and efficiently automates network access management by combining our real-time, context-aware and simplified access control architecture, cloud-managed support services, and customer-centric business philosophy to enable customer freedom. Our customers know this as the Impulse Experience.  Visit www.impulse.com

¹Cyber Security Report:  Keeping up with the Threat, An NSI Special Report (National Security Institute) https://www.nsi.org

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