Trustwave: Smart Security On Demand

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Robert J. McCullen, Chairman & CEO, TrustwaveRobert J. McCullen, Chairman & CEO Data is the lifeblood of business, and it is increasingly being jeopardized as the businesses are facing an onslaught of financially-motivated hackers, corporate data breaches, and frequent compliance changes. The scenario has placed businesses on notice that security is a “must have.” Moreover, business imperatives like mobility, social media, web applications and big data can pose risks as well as inefficiencies if they’re not properly managed. The situation is further aggravated by threats growing more hostile, tight budgets, and skills coming at premium price tags.

Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, the firm enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. “Businesses use Trustwave Managed Security Services to face critical security concerns like advanced malware and data breaches and when they require additional capabilities to better manage their security operations,” says Robert J. McCullen, Chairman and CEO at Trustwave.

A report from Trustwave reveals that last year there were more than 9 million web application attacks, 2 million networks and vulnerability scans, 5 million malicious websites, 20 billion emails as well as zero-day threats. Trustwave combines all these instances to fuel the threat intelligence that the company bakes into its services and technologies to help customers confront threats proactively and reduce overall risk exposure.

By completely relying on Trustwave as their trusted security partner, businesses can focus more on their core competencies, eliminating the need to install and manage technologies themselves, retain and train staff for running and configuring those systems or to worry about aging levels of protection. Trustwave’s dedicated experts understand that all businesses are different, and their Managed Security Services are designed in such a way that it can be configured based on their individual requirements. No matter businesses are challenged with budget demands, fighting new threat adversaries, or are just looking for more efficiency around compliance and security initiatives, Trustwave’s Managed Security Services are designed for that kind of flexibility.

Offering Holistic Protection

The firm’s Managed Security Service covers three major areas namely— vulnerability, threat and compliance management. Security, after all, isn’t static; since data compromises and breaches are at all-time high, enterprises are forced to proactively monitor, maintain, and upgrade their network protection. Trustwave’s Managed Threat Detection service is specifically designed to provide the level of visibility that businesses require for detecting advanced threats within their IT infrastructure.

By completely relying on Trustwave as their trusted security partner, businesses can focus more on their core competencies

Also, the firm aids clients through provisioning, registration and secure information synchronization setup, initial SIEM correlation setup with support for more than 500 device types, all within its Managed Threat Detection service. It can also be delivered remotely, for those customers who choose to have services delivered on-site; significantly ensuring the service is operational, alongside providing knowledge transfer on the service to security analysts and business owners.

To combat today’s advanced threats proactively; Trustwave employs highly trained security threat intelligence team, who leverages state-of-the-art threat hunting techniques to validate zero-day threats and understand the breadth and depth of the attack. SpiderLabs is the advanced security team within Trustwave focused on forensics, ethical hacking, and application security. The team performs myriad of forensic investigations, ethical hacking exercises and application security tests globally. A proactive approach like this greatly reduces the amount of time an attacker goes undetected within the network, also simultaneously reducing attacker latency and damage done.

Sometimes vulnerabilities do exists in systems, applications, databases, introducing security weaknesses, which in turn increases data breach risks. Organizations find it extremely challenging to keep track of the systems, throughout their lifecycle. Trustwave offers its Vulnerability Management services, to help organizations perform proactive scanning, testing and remediation of application, database and network vulnerabilities. Since Trustwave’s Vulnerability Management is delivered through the cloud, businesses can focus more on their objectives, rather than worrying about scanning and testing product complexity, resource constraints, and in-house security skills shortages.

Through the firm’s TrustKeeper portal, Trustwave offers businesses a front-row view into the systems, applications and databases residing on their network and how those assets may be vulnerable to attack. With an intuitive, and user friendly interface, the firm’s secure web-based portal acts as a hub for businesses to interact with the security analysts within the Trustwave’s five, “follow-the-threat” Advanced Security Operations Centers. With the complete visibility and control over the enterprise network, customers can easily identify security gaps and maintain compliance with industry regulations. No matter the business is large or small; Trustwave’s easy-to-use portal is built to scale security based on the size of the business. Within the portal, customers can perform managed security testing, regardless of their business priorities and security needs and spot security weaknesses within their networks, produce reports detailing and verify remediation progress over time.
TrustKeeper provides a complete snapshot of the customers’ security and compliance posture, keeping business up to date on emerging threats, reduce false positives and result in more accurate findings.

With hands-on experience in managed security, along with three million global TrustKeeper subscriptions, Trustwave also provides a strong blueprint to help address organization’s regulatory requirements, including PCI, Data Privacy, SOX, HIPAA. For example, in the payments industry, cybersecurity threats to the credit and debit card data knows no boundaries. These attacks often include professionally organized, savvy international crime groups that prey upon credit and debit card information. Trustwave employs its legacy and deep experience helping members of the payments industry secure data and become compliant with the industry PCI DSS mandates.

Payment Card Data: True Lockdown

In one instance, a national insurance provider that has built a network zone to process payment and card in compliance with PCI-DSS embraced Trustwave to perform an internal penetration test against the network and identify any vulnerabilities. SpiderLabs’s penetration testing team began with only basic privileges and exploited a single network hole to uncover a fundamental process flaw that has put the client’s complete payment card data at risk. The penetration team later directed their tests against the entire network to identify the associated vulnerabilities. Following the test, the insurer was able to remediate the vulnerabilities throughout their network, making it easy for the clients to address their compliance and security issues, without disrupting their focus.

"Businesses use Trustwave Managed Security Services to face critical security concerns like advanced malware and data breaches"

Driven by a robust customer service philosophy, Trustwave’s growth has been tremendous with numerous customers from wide array of industries that include education, retail, healthcare, payment services and many more. From the moment the client enters the door steps of Trustwave, the firm’s experts are dedicated to their success and solely committed to helping them improve their compliance and security posture. It also allows them to take advantage of the latest technology innovations, stay ahead of malicious threats, and increase their business bottom-line. Trustwave prides in its global client footprint that gives them the complete visibility into security threats and enables them to help clients in fighting them off.

The leadership team at Trustwave believes in innovation and customer delight. By leveraging automation, tools and intelligence, the firm is working to find better ways for businesses to overcome their security challenges. By combining best-in-class people, software investments, and partnerships, the firm will continue to focus on protecting sensitive data and mitigating risk, which is a complex responsibility for today’s businesses and not something that can be done alone.
- Banu John
    July 26, 2019
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Robert J. McCullen, Chairman & CEO

Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, security testing, consulting, technology solutions and cybersecurity education, Trustwave helps businesses embrace digital transformation securely. Trustwave is a Singtel company and the global security arm of Singtel, Optus and NCS, with customers in 96 countries.An information security firm that provides on-demandthreat, vulnerability, and compliance management services. Helps in combining people, process and technology to identify and respond to advanced threats targeting endpoints. It’s a comprehensive managed service that delivers 24x7 monitoring and notification, incident response and remediation, as well as proactive threat hunting when needed