October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an ideal time for organizations to assess their security posture. From identity theft to ransomware to phishing attacks, there has been a recent influx of threats against businesses both large and small – not to mention municipal government organizations in the public sector. Strengthening your organization’s defences against ongoing cyberattacks requires a comprehensive security infrastructure, which could include the latest security solutions from some of our leading partners:

How to secure email, data and user access in the cloud

Many users of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications might not be aware that data security is not fully managed by the SaaS provider. As a result, security gaps can arise due to a lack of control and visibility over applications that are hosting your corporate data. SonicWall Cloud App Security can help you adopt SaaS applications in a secure manner.

The Cloud App Security solution from SonicWall offers next-gen security for your users and data within cloud applications, including email, messaging, file sharing and file storage. For organizations adopting SaaS applications, SonicWall Cloud App Security delivers visibility, data security, advanced threat protection and compliance for the cloud.

How to secure IoT devices on your network

Internet of Things (IoT) devices enable digital transformation initiatives and improve efficiency, flexibility and optimization. But the proliferation of IoT devices has made it necessary for organizations to improve their visibility into every device and every user accessing their networks.

These devices are inherently untrustworthy, with designs that prioritize low cost over security. However, FortiNAC by Fortinet provides the network visibility to see everything connected to the network, as well as the ability to control IoT devices and users by providing dynamic, automated responses.

How to protect your organization from exploits

Exploit-based attacks are a popular form of cybercrime. Easy to use and readily available on the dark web, exploit kits allow cybercriminals to steal data and sell or ransom it – they can even sell access to the exploited server itself.

The best defence is a layered and predictive approach to protection. The Intercept X with EDR solution from Sophos stops attacks before they start with guided incident response to detect and investigate suspicious activity and AI-driven threat hunting with suggested next steps to stop unknown threats, block exploits and deny hackers.

Stop sophisticated attacks across your network, endpoints and cloud assets

To uncover stealthy threats and evasive malware, you need to analyze massive amounts of data. But doing so can be very time-consuming, especially for organizations with a shortage of security staff. This is where a detection and response app, powered by artificial intelligence, can improve efficiency and simplify security operations.

Cortex XDR from Palo Alto uncovers every step of an attack by applying machine learning to network, endpoint and cloud data. This Palo Alto solution also consolidates alerts into incidents, which substantially reduces the number of alerts you have to review.

An all-in-one wireless, LTE, security and SD-WAN solution

The Cisco Meraki MX68CW security appliance provides 100% centralized cloud management for security, networking and application control. Its built-in SD-WAN allows network administrators to use available bandwidth more efficiently and ensure high performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy.

The Meraki MX68CW can be remotely deployed in minutes using zero-touch cloud provisioning, and is simple to synchronize across thousands of sites. And when it comes to Cisco, CDW is one of just a few companies that has earned a Master of Security designation, which highlights our expertise in providing Cisco security solutions to our customers.

To learn more about CDW’s cybersecurity solutions, visit CDW.ca/security

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