From reservations systems to air traffic control systems to the operation of sea port and terminal activities, transportation relies on robust IT environments so that millions of people and tons of cargo daily can get from point A to point B. Airlines, airports, trucking fleets and other delivery providers utilize multiple online systems and solutions to manage the diverse set of needs involved in transporting people and freight, and to provide 24x7x365 service availability. However, outages and downtime do occur.
Outages affect passengers wishing to access reservations or track arrival information or to fly from one country to another. They impact shipping lines that cannot load or unload freight due to, for example, a system-wide failure.
Likewise, with the continuing and growing threat of cybercrime, they need to protect the core data on which their operation depends from attacks, in particular ransomware.
Thus, the risks to continuous, smooth operations stem both from IT system misconfigurations which can disrupt service and/or lead to complete outages, and from cyberattacks on insufficiently resilient systems.
The IT environments on which transport companies depend are most often hybrid, comprised of legacy systems in physical datacenters and cloud-based servers and storage. Changes, service updates and new releases are frequent but they are not thoroughly validated to make certain their implementation does not introduce misconfigurations into the environment. Also vulnerable are storage systems that are not comprehensively protected and can be attacked by malicious actors.
The key to assuring IT and cyber resilience– lies in prevention and preparation – detecting misconfigurations before they impact the business.
Our trio of solutions enable IT and cyber resilience and cyber recoverability. They give IT and InfoSec teams the tools to proactively keep their environments resilient. They instantly identify and quickly prevent and repair threats to availability and data security.
AvailabilityGuard NXG™ proactively detects misconfigurations, single points of failure and other errors throughout all infrastructure layers before they impact your business. It prevents disruptions, outages and data loss.
Data Security Advisor™ uncovers hidden security risks to critical data storage systems (storage arrays, cloud storage, virtual SAN, file servers, file systems, raw devices, appliances, etc.) where high-value core data is stored. It ensures systems are configured correctly and data is inaccessible to malicious attackers.
RecoverGuard™ ensures that data systems in all types of IT environments are configured to enable recovery from cyberattack. It automatically detects IT misconfigurations that jeopardize IT ability to recover data and service in the event of a cyberattack, verifies that recovery from ransomware and other attacks is always possible through available and secured data copies, and ensures regulatory requirements are met.
All our solutions are supported by a Resilience Assurance Platform based on architecture that supports agile business requirements and serves as a single pane of glass through which IT can see, understand and manage its resilience and recovery needs. The platform delivers comprehensive reports of resilience status and makes use of an intuitive dashboard where tens of analyses of up-to-the-minute resilience levels are seen, and where more details can be learned by drilling down into any of the parameters shown.