October 13, 2021
Cybersecurity attacks are progressively complex with an increase in Cloud, Digitization and Work-from-Anywhere practices, so State, Local and Education (SLED) organizations must begin improving their security posture and aligning with Zero Trust Architecture. Since institutions can no longer apply the same perimeter-based security solutions, they need to modernize IT operations, increase agility and work to implement network, application, user and data-based security to support mission success.
This is where Nutanix comes in, helping you protect your SLED agency’s public information from cyber threats. Though a data-focused organization, overtime Nutanix has honed in on the core concepts of security with the improvement of its data resiliency strategies. It has elevated its presence in the security space by releasing new solutions with a proactive security focus.
When it comes to securing data and making sure your agency is fully prepared for a cybersecurity incident, Nutanix recommends a three step process to make sure you’re safeguarded—Prevent, Detect, and Recover.
Prevention, above all else, is the most ideal solution to keeping an agency’s security posture in good standing. Attacks typically start with phishing through email or malicious web pages, but there are a number of best practices that agencies can take to prevent these occurrences.
Prevention must also take place within an organization’s data centers. Zero Trust Architecture was created to aptly meet the needs of modern data center infrastructure against sophisticated cybersecurity threats. Organizations cannot just rely on perimeter based network security given the disparate nature of IT infrastructure as it exists today. Nutanix technologies help improve security posture to align with a Zero Trust Architecture.
Though some of these implementations can be difficult to accomplish, Nutanix offers multiple solutions to assist with prevention. Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) makes managing these best practices easier while simplifying storage and virtualization.
Sometimes these best practices can be missed and vulnerabilities happen. The next step is to create a strategic detection operation that will be able to catch threats before they can cause extensive damage.
With Nutanix’s array of detection solutions, your organization can better understand where a threat is coming from, how it’s penetrating and what you need to do about it. Some of the most helpful Nutanix Solutions are:
Once an attack is underway and weak spots have been breached, it’s time to think about recovery. Though, any organization should have a plan of recovery before an incident occurs. Here are just some of the best practices to work through during this phase.
When using the Nutanix platform, be assured that it includes built-in disaster recovery to help you create the best BCDR plan after a cyber attack.
Nutanix offers its SLED customers one of the most important aspects of any service: Simplicity. With certifications such as being the only HCI vendor on the DoDIN Approved Products List for some of its products, and achieving the Common Criteria EAL 2.0, Nutanix has continued to show dedication to issues of security. With the help of Nutanix technology and exercising various prevention, detection and recovery techniques, Nutanix solutions take away any added complexity during implementation and use—they work, they work well, and they work quickly. We will make sure your institution is prepared for any cyber threat.