Software-defined network segmentation puts you in compliance and is fast, simple to implement
For many federal agencies December 31, 2017 was the deadline to have their contractors who store, process, or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) align with the NIST 800-171’s security requirements.
With more than 100 information security requirements, no doubt many contractors, burdened by the complexity and costs associated with meeting these requirements are still looking for answers.
They don’t want to be deficient and may dread the next audit – that may put real business opportunities as well as risk to their business reputation. So what can you do?
Software-Defined Network Segmentation: Shrink Scope. Strengthen Security.
One of the quickest and simplest things government contractors can do is to segment the network so that network devices that are processing or storing controlled unclassified information (CUI) are isolated from the Internet. But before you spend time and money configuring VLANs, routers, and switches to achieve this, you need to know there’s a simple way to do this.
OPAQ’s software-defined network segmentation is a groundbreaking approach that provides unparalleled visibility and control over workstations and servers. It enables organizations to provide users with access to the resources they need while reducing attack surface, locking down attack vectors, and reducing NIST 800-171 compliance scope.
This capability is just part of the Endpoint Protection capabilities that are integrated into the OPAQ security-as-a-service cloud, which you can receive on-demand for a per user cost. This enables you to deploy OPAQ endpoint agents on network workstations and devices and you can simply manage and enforce security policy from a single cloud console. In addition to reducing compliance scope, OPAQ’s Endpoint Protection gives you the ability to:
- Continually inventory all devices communicating on your network
- Gain visibility into east-west traffic and investigate incidents
- Limit attack surface by segmenting the network and preventing threat propagation
- Quarantine suspicious hosts
See how easy OPAQ’s security-as-a-service cloudcan help you be compliant with NIST 800-171 while extending best-of-breed security throughout your entire enterprise, including your remote offices and mobile workforce without the need to invest in on-premise security infrastructure – let’s talk, or request a demo.