There is a constant threat for every enterprises of an attack. These attacks are getting more and more sophisticated and persistent both from outside and from within. The pressure on enterprises to address these threats by leveraging emerging digital technologies is also going up. Accel enters here with its industry experience and complete knowledge of the infrastructure, applications, deployments and security requirements. We can work with you to secure your enterprise from risks associated with such attacks by defining a multi-layered approach to protect your information assets. Our team will help you to build an architecture of networks, endpoints, applications, servers, cloud and mobile devices as per your business needs at optimal cost.
Following are some of the areas where we can help you:
1. Security Assessment
Security is one of the key priorities of organizations today as a result of sophisticated attacks from outside and from within the organization. With changing technology, mobile devices are becoming integral part of IT and this is actually changing the way in which business was done traditionally. With a greater number of devices accessing your data, security risks are also increasing. More and more Government regulations are coming with every passing day which increases the pressure on enterprises.
Customers demand compliance to global security standards and enterprises now are forced to meet all the demands of their customers. On top of all these, it is becoming increasingly difficult to hire, train and retain people with necessary skills. Often, a semiskilled person can cause more damage than an unskilled person! Accel can map your business requirements into an appropriate security architecture. We can also help you to tune your infrastructure in line with security architecture. During our assessment, we review your security objectives, policies and what is actually seen on the ground. We will then provide you with the documentation and share the knowledge with your technical staff so that they can take over after implementation. If you would like to manage it in an ongoing manner, we can do that as well and manage the risk and compliance.
2. Gap Analysis
A gap analysis as applied to information security is a method of assessing the differences between the stated objectives and what is actually observed. Reference for gap analysis comes from organizations own goals, statutory requirements and industry standards. Our consultants first understand your goals first and then assess applications, databases, devices and organizational processes as nominated by your organization against the benchmarks mutually agreed up on. A gap analysis can be very useful before formal audit by external auditors or clients.
3. Compliance to global standards
Our consultants have extensive experience in technology and global standards which followed by organizations world-wide. Aligning global standards like SOC2, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and ISO 27001 makes it easy to benchmark yourself against these global standards. We can help you align your organizations security with such global standards as per your business need.
4. Cyber Reputation assessment
This is very different from a security assessment which is conducted inside the organization. It is an assessment of your organizations data security image, as seen by the external world. We evaluate your web sites, applications you use on the public networks, your email systems, attacks originated from your enterprise’s IP addresses, spam reported from your email servers, implementation flaws of your collaboration systems like email, chat etc. A report is submitted after the assessment and you can use it to improve upon your reputation with global rating agencies.
5. Vulnerability Assessment
A vulnerability assessment process is intended to identify threats and the risks they pose to the organization. It is a process which you define, identify, classify and prioritize vulnerabilities in information systems. VA provides the organization with knowledge, awareness and risk background so that they can understand the threat and react appropriately. VA is usually done with tools like network scanners. Vulnerabilities make it possible for hackers to get into IT Systems and applications and an VA is essential for organizations to remediate weaknesses.
6. Penetration Testing
Penetration Testing or Pen Test is usually part of Vulnerability Assessment and therefore called VAPT. It is the process of taking a deeper look into specific applications or devices by means of simulating an actual attack exactly like how a hacker would do. This is done with permission of the owner at specified time and date to avoid disruption to services. Specialized tools are used for PT, but often an ethical hacker does it manually using multiple tools. Pen Test is mainly done to identify security weaknesses. It can reveal the weaknesses of policies, adherence to compliance requirements, security awareness and the organizations ability to respond to incidents.
7. Integration & Implementation
Deploying security solutions in the enterprise with a proper understanding of business objectives is very crucial in ensuring security. This is all the more important in an environment where there are multiple technologies, vendors and the multi-cloud infrastructure that are fast evolving. You need a vendor-neutral implementation expert who has the necessary skills and credibility to implement and manage such installations.
Accel offers its services in the following areas:
- Security Products Integration
- Data Protection & Privacy
- Identity and Access Management
- Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)
- Compliance Assistance (ISO/HIPAA/SOC2/PCI-DSS etc.)
- Incident Response & Reporting
8. Managed Security services
When you want to focus on your core business, without worrying about the day-to-day headaches of handling security incidents, device failures, service downtime, application performance and ad-hoc purchases and firefighting, you can engage Accel to deliver you what you want – a reliable and secure service platform at a predictable cost. Managed service offerings from Accel are designed and delivered in compliance with industry practices and they can be customized to meet the specific compliance requirements of customers.
We design the services paying attention to the following critical parameters:
- Physical Security
- Network Perimeter Security
- Server Systems Security
- Application Security
- Administrative Security
Some of the offers from Accel include the following.
9.Secure Application Hosting
Application hosting is a solution that makes applications available on the cloud or on your data center, accessible from anywhere in the world or over private networks. It is provided as a service with recurring subscription charges decided by various parameters.
Meeting demands of todays users without compromising on performance and security can be a challenge to many organizations. We are here to assist you, be it a web application, content management system, database application or messaging application.
You choose what you want from the following list, and we do just that:
- Content Security
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- Content Caching and Distribution
- Prevention of DDoS attacks
- Incident Response
- Backup and Restore
- DR and Business Continuity
10. Cloud Security
Deploying anything on the cloud brings significant security challenges. The physical layer, infrastructure and hypervisor are visible only to the provider and the users have control only on network traffic, Operating Systems, Applications, Data and user access. Selection of the right provider and platform plays a vital role and designing security mechanisms to safeguard user data can be complex considering the ‘unseen’ components of the cloud. And you need to know the ‘emerging’ threats, risks and vulnerabilities and address them using available countermeasures. There are several security and privacy challenges to be understood and taken care of and assistance from someone who understands your objectives will be invaluable here. Accel provides full suite of services for SMBs and enterprises in
this arena. Whether you use Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Community Cloud or Multi Cloud, we work with you in the following areas to secure your information, taking advantage of available technology and our expertise.
- Platform selection and provisioning
- Malware-injection attacks
- Flooding Attacks
- Accountability Check (Excessive bills)
- Browser Security
- Service Provider Security Issues
- Identity and Access Management
- Data Privacy
- Secure Transmission
11. SIEM as a service
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) gives insight into activities within the IT environment. SIEM systems collects log data from your applications and devices and provides ability for threat monitoring, event correlation and incident response in addition to reporting. SIEM is the foundation on which security operation centers (SOCs) are built and it is becoming an essential part of the security landscape. However, it could be expensive for procurement, deployment and management for many organizations who have not budgeted for SIEM. This is where Accel comes with a new offer – SIEM as a service. We implement the SIEM, configures your devices and manage the entire platform for you providing you with real-time alerts and periodic reports. You pay a fixed fee determined by the
number information assets and your specific requirements. There are different models, depending on your specific requirements. You could have the entire SIEM in your premises with a secure VPN connection for us to manage it, or you can choose to send your logs to
our center over a secure connection.
12. Backup as a Service
If you have outgrown your legacy storage backup and you just want to have peace of mind of having your data backed up at a safe and secure place, all you have to do is get in touch with Accel. We will work out a cost-effective yet reliable backup plan for you and configure it such that your data is backed up over a secure connection to a remote location. Like a true managed service, you pay a fee which is proportional to the amount of data that is backed up. There may be initial setup charges for tools and services depending your specific infrastructure requirements. We will work with you address the following possible concerns like platform compatibility, Compliance, Security, Bandwidth, costs etc and will arrive at a mutually agreeable working model. You can also carry out periodic restoration tests to
ensure that everything is working as expected.
13. DR as a Service
Is your organization capable of continuing its normal business after a man-made or natural catastrophe? Will your IT Systems function as before after a major disaster? You could invest in an alternate data center or buy a virtual datacenter on the cloud and replicate your environment there and manage them ensuring real-time data synchronization and data protection. Or, you could simply engage Accel to “DR as a service” for you. As part of DRaaS, we replicate your critical servers, applications and database in a different location or the cloud as desired by you. We then configure data replication over encrypted channels to ensure that your application in the DR center is ready to meet your RPO targets. We report to you about the replication status on a daily or weekly basis and also conduct mock drills for you with your users participating in it. This service is completely configurable, and we support Windows, Unix and Linux platforms. You always pay a predictable fee for this service.
14. Security Monitoring & Incident Response
This is service is part of SIEM as a service but can be taken as a stand-alone service as well even when there is no SIEM in place. We can monitor your servers and applications for security breaches by scanning their logs for some patterns. We can also help you to respond to a breach and recover the systems as quickly as possible. Get in touch with us to know if we can support your specific environment.
15. Secure Web Hosting
While availability and performance are critical deliverables of web hosting, security is another vital component because a compromise in security can leave your web application useless. It could also result in loss of sensitive data, company reputation and result in business loss. We are Accel pay special attention to security aspects apart from the standard features. We work with global leaders in cloud and content security providers and help you host your critical portal or application on the cloud, a traditional datacenter or on your own premises. Some of the features include:
- Network Firewalls
- Reverse Proxies and Web Application Firewalls
- DDoS protection
- Virus and Malware protection
- Managed Security
- SSL Enabled
- Domain Name privacy
- Cyber Reputation Guard
- 24 X 7 Monitoring
- Backup Services
- SLAs on uptime and incident response
- Monthly Reports
16. Secure Email Hosting
Business email services from Accel promises a reliable and secure email platform that is fast, spam free and agile. Service is offered as a service from the cloud and has support for the following:
- SMTP/POP3/IMAP over Secure Layers
- Support for android, windows and iOS mobiles
- Web Interface
- End-to-end encryption from your device and the mail server
- Encryption of emails at rest
- Support for SPF/DKIM/DMARC
- 24 X 7 Monitoring
- SLAs on uptime and incident response
- Secondary MX record
- Backup Services(optional)
- Flexible Storage
- Email Archival (optional)
- Co-existence with other platforms with the same domain name