Managed Security Monitoring: Network Security for the 21st Century16 November 2007 by BT Americas
The Internet is critical to business. Companies have no choice but to connect their internal networks to the rest of the world: customers, suppliers, partners, and their own employees. But with that connection comes new threats: malicious hackers, criminals, industrial spies. These network predators regularly steal corporate assets and intellectual property, cause service breaks and system failures, sully corporate brands, and frighten customers. Unless companies can successfully navigate around these, they will not be able to unlock the full business potential of the Internet.
Real security is about people. On the day you're attacked, it doesn't matter how your network is configured, or how many security devices you've installed. What matters is who is defending you. The only way to stay ahead of new vulnerabilities and attacks is through detection and response. In the real world, this translates to alarm systems and guards. On the Internet, this means active network monitoring.
Managed Security Monitoring: Network Security for the 21st Century