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3 Benefits of Advanced Threat Protection

by Erik Briceno

Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP, options provide an additional layer of defense for businesses and organizations to protect against constantly evolving cyberthreats designed to thwart traditional security solutions.

An ATP solution allows companies to defend against sophisticated malware or hacking-based attacks that target their sensitive data. With an ATP, you can leverage enterprise technology to achieve the most effective security solution, because firewalls and antivirus packages are not enough to protect a network.

ATP services include the latest cybersecurity technologies combined with emerging threat intelligence. This means they can detect and protect your operations against:

  • Zero-day and targeted attacks, including advanced malware
  • Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Malicious callbacks

These sophisticated security solutions typically include endpoint agents, network devices, email gateways and malware protection systems — all contained within a centralized management console that allows you to correlate threat data to better manage defenses.

 

Key Cybersecurity Goals of Advanced Threat Protection

As cyberattacks evolve, they tend to become increasingly targeted, stealthy and persistent. ATP solutions respond to this landscape by giving businesses a proactive security tool designed to identify and eliminate these advanced threats before sensitive data can be compromised.

To achieve this, ATP services are designed with three crucial functions in mind:

  1. Detection: The first line of defense is to detect potential threats before they have the opportunity to access critical data or breach systems.
  2. Protection: The next step is to protect against potential threats.
  3. Response: The final step is the ability to mitigate threats by swiftly and decisively responding to security incidents.

 

ATP Features to Meet Evolving Threats

To meet these goals, ATP solutions — such as Avast — typically include threat detection and malware eradication tools such as:

  • Continuous monitoring and real-time visibility
  • URL detection and content filtering
  • Protection against zero-day malware and vulnerabilities
  • Monitoring for suspicious activities or unusual behavior
  • Providing threat analysis to effectively prioritize risks and organize response

Research into security issues underscores that cyberattacks will continue to evolve and impact consumers and businesses due to trends such as the continued emergence of A.I., the growth of the IoT and the expansion of mobile technologies.

“People are acquiring more and varied types of connected devices, meaning every aspect of our lives could be compromised by an attack,” said Avast executive and cybersecurity expert Ondrej Vlcek. Looking ahead, he added, “these trends point to a magnification of threats through these expanding threat surfaces.”

 

Advanced Threat Protection As a Service

V2Systems blog handshake through a laptop screen 300x178 - 3 Benefits of Advanced Threat ProtectionBecause of the evolving threat landscape, it’s imperative for companies to ensure they have the skilled security talent with the IT expertise to handle any situation. By outsourcing the monitoring and management of your security systems and devices, you bring that talent on board while freeing up your onsite IT department to handle duties central to your business mission.

By utilizing a managed security services provider who delivers ATP solutions, your business can maintain a hardened and compliant security posture by monitoring and managing all aspects of your security systems. Your network and assets will be continuously protected 24x7x365 with feeds from intelligence on current and emerging threats.

When you’re ready to talk about your security needs, call us for a free two-hour consultation — no strings attached. Our expert engineers can design safeguards that are an integral part of your IT network right from the start. Together, we can develop a managed security services plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.

 

Since 1995, Manassas Park, VA-based V2 Systems has employed local systems administrators, network engineers, security consultants, help desk technicians and partnering companies to meet a wide range of clients’ IT needs, from research, to implementation, to maintenance. Managed Security keeps our clients safe, while our IT support keeps them up and running. Reach out to our experts today. Concentrate on your VISION…We’ll handle the TECHNOLOGY!

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About ebriceno
Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
3 Benefits of Advanced Threat Protection
3 Benefits of Advanced Threat Protection