How Secure Connectivity Solutions Can Protect Your Sensitive Data

The Internet of Things requires secure connectivity. Without it, your customers will be exposed to threats that could threaten privacy and business continuity.

Ensure the integrity of your data with secure connectivity solutions that are built with security by design. Ensure the devices on your network have mutual authentication and replay protection.

Secure Connections

Protect customer data, intellectual property, and business operations from cyber threats, data breaches, and unauthorized access with secure connectivity solutions. With a managed security and backup service like secure connectivity services (SCS), your enterprise will be less vulnerable to malicious attacks on your network connections and data transmissions.

The SCS solution offers a full suite of services that will help you to manage and reduce your risk, including secure WAN connections, device security upgrades, and real-time monitoring or on-the-air authentication and registration. You can also rely on the Secure-IC IPs to provide hardware and software security features such as cryptography, tunable encryption, and hash&MAC functions that can be adapted to your needs and market.

Digital transformation has moved critical business assets outside the traditional network perimeter, making your company’s systems more vulnerable to attacks. With the ngena Secure Connectivity as a Service (SECaaS) solution, you can take control of your connectivity and keep your devices safe, even if they move inside or outside your network. Detect sensitive data moving inside and outside your digital estate with policy-based and machine learning-enabled protection actions such as access restrictions, visual markings, and encryption. SECaaS can also help you to automatically classify your data with sensitivity labels to help protect it. Ngena solution can be deployed quickly, reliably, and affordably.

Secure Data

Whether on physical paper in file cabinets, stored in digital formats on local drives, or remotely hosted by a cloud provider, sensitive data sources exist across all environments. These include confidential information on staff and clients, intellectual property, and trade secrets. Robust, sensitive data security can reduce the risk of loss or exposure from unauthorized access to these assets.

Classifying and protecting the most critical sensitive data sets is a crucial first step. Sensitive data typically requires a higher level of security to prevent unwanted unauthorized access by hackers or malware. Depending on the data and its classification, it may also be subject to legal or regulatory compliance requirements, such as GDPR in the EU or US federal laws and regulations regarding personal information protection.

Ensure that all devices connected to your network, including smartphones, tablets, and inventory scanners, are appropriately configured. Consider encrypting all transmissions over these networks, including email. It will help prevent local attackers from eavesdropping and stealing this data.

Regularly purge unused files from all devices and servers to avoid potential leaks or breaches of old and expired sensitive data. You can implement systems that track access and automatically archive those files once they are no longer required. It will make spot changes that could impact your organization’s security easier.

Secure Devices

With digital operations, cloud services, and remote work environments putting data at risk, secure connectivity is vital. Managed secure connectivity services protect your data and infrastructure with layered protection. Whether connecting to the internet or linking directly to your edge devices, Managed secure connectivity solutions keep you safe from cyber threats, unauthorized access, and data breaches.

Secure your connected ecosystem with a fully integrated networking, security, and management suite in a multi-cloud world. Accelerate your digital transformation and support your teams with a resilient, fast, and reliable network that protects sensitive data.

Locally stored data on a device needs more sophisticated security protection, whether hardware or software. For example, if your IoT device uses fingerprint sensors to grant access to your office, the sensor will have a small algorithm that compares stored fingerprints with incoming ones. The algorithm must be kept secret to ensure the device isn’t compromised.

This technology relies on LPWA connectivity, so choosing a secure device with robust LPWA security is critical. Fortunately, this is easier than you might think. G+D’s secure-by-design philosophy assumes that someone will try and hack your LPWA technology, so we include advanced security features into the silicon of our devices from the very beginning. It includes tunable cryptographic IPs, power optimization to extend battery life, and eSIM management for IoT connectivity in the cloud.

Secure Access

Whether stored on paper in a file cabinet or digitally on a computer, an organization’s sensitive data is valuable. It’s also a target for hackers and other threats who can use the information to commit identity theft and other attacks. These attacks can threaten the trust of an organization, its staff, and its customers.

A secure remote access solution must be able to find, classify and protect this data no matter where it is stored or accessed. The most sensitive data must be inaccessible to all but those with a valid need. Solutions must support granular security policies and be context-sensitive to detect threats hiding in plain sight.

Traditional WAN architectures require that users connect via VPNs or firewalls on each device, which can add latency to the application experience and limit visibility. A better alternative is a software-defined vast area network (SD-WAN) that decouples networking logic from the physical network links, optimizing the paths to cloud applications and sites for performance and security.

These solutions can also include software-defined security (SDS) that delivers security as a service to the network’s edge. They enable zero trust network access (ZTNA) that provides mobile users, remote workers, and branch offices secure app access while reducing the attack surface and enabling visibility and security enforcement. It includes network sandboxing, unified threat protection, and DNS security.

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