Systems & Applications Hardening

Most vendors’ default design and configuration of networks, operating systems, servers, applications and databases are not security-centered. The defaults are mostly concentrated on usability and functionality. As cybercriminals and their tools become more sophisticated and harder to detect, organizations acknowledge that information systems need to be hardened.

Overview

Hardening your organization’s systems is one of the most important tasks you need to undertake towards securing your sensitive data and information. By patching vulnerabilities and turning off inessential services, this process minimizes the risk of a potential cyberattack compromising your security defense. Hardening needs is performed on different levels to be perfectly aligned with the defense in depth security strategy adopted by organizations. By safeguarding critical operational resources, you do not need to worry anymore about undesired consequences such as the financial loss associated with system outage, data theft, information leakage and reputational damage.

What we can do for you

Odyssey’s Systems & Applications Hardening services help you optimize your return on investment while at the same time offer highly customized and tailored solutions that suit your specific needs. Our Systems Hardening services are designed to increase your overall system security, while minimizing the threat landscape and attack surface. Through the process of Systems & Applications Hardening, we detect security loopholes and other vulnerable areas which are mitigated to improve organization’s security posture. Gaining visibility and understanding of your own systems can help you handle your cybersecurity investments in a more optimized manner in the future.

Odyssey’s IthacaLabs™ team of experts first perform an accurate and thorough assessment and identification of your current system and application configuration, as well as of the administrative, physical and technical security measures in place. Following this, they will plan the security and hardening implementation to reduce the surface area exposed to cyberattacks.

Benefits

OPTIMIZE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

IthacaLabs™ team of experts perform a thorough assessment of your current security posture, comparing it to best practices and compliance requirements; practical recommendations for improvements and enhancements are outlined

COST EFFICIENT

Security & Application Hardening helps your systems and applications perform better and safer, keeping cybercriminals and malware away, and effectively reducing future liabilities associated with potential damage caused by successful cyberattacks

MINIMIZE RISK

Reduce the area exposed to attack and the ability of perpetrators to successfully exploit any exposed, vulnerable software

VISIBILITY

Provide an independent view of the effectiveness of your existing security posture; this ensures that patching and configuration management practices have been followed correctly and potential breach points are identified

SECURITY EXPERTISE

IthacaLabs™ team of experts comprise the competent, qualified members undertaking the hardening process of your operating systems and security controls

OUR NUMBER-ONE PRIORITY IS ENSURING THAT OUR SERVICES FULFILL YOUR NEEDS AND EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS