How can ISVs and Hosting Partners Keep Their Platforms Safe?
The more that business takes place online, the more any security breach becomes a threat to your organization’s survival. The resulting lack of confidence from your customers may lead to a serious drop in revenue and irreparable reputational damage.
Hosting organizations and ISVs providing SaaS are even more dependent on flawless security than most other companies. More particularly, they need to focus their attention on the endpoints, as these tend to be targeted more often and can remain undetected for months. The average time between a successful security breach and the moment it gets detected is 163 days, more than five months on average. In some cases, the breach even remains unnoticed for more than three years.
IT security teams are facing a double mission: firstly, how do you prevent infected endpoints from doing any harm and get them disinfected as soon as possible? And secondly, how do you prevent your end points from getting infected in the first place? Among the main contributors to this ongoing battle is some important technological innovations such as AI (Artificial intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning). This added intelligence warns all endpoints of the same group about a new type of threat, so that within this group only one or two machines at most, will get infected.
Microsoft Azure, one of the most frequently used platforms for hosting and SaaS does already provide some of this added intelligence within its firewalls. This intelligence allows you to not only protect your servers but also to identify hackers and exclude them from this hack attempt onwards.