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Detect Ransomware in Initial Steps and Stops it

Targeted ransomware attacks against government bodies, schools, universities, corporations, service providers, and even small-medium businesses have been steadily increasing over the years. Like evolution of malware, ransomware attacks have also progressed from simple to more sophisticated attacks that may spread over a network and use worms (ransomworm or cryptoworm) to increase hostages and monetary profits. Ransomwares such as Ryuk are frequently triggered by sophisticated trojans such as Emotet, which perform evasive operations and even delete backups, such as shadow files, on hosts/servers in order to maximize damage and prevent recovery by other ways without a payout. WannaCry, CryptoLocker, Ryuk, Petya, notPetya, and Maze are some of the well-known ransomwares that have caused significant damage.

Challenges

Each step of a ransomware attack may usually be identified as a suspicious threat indication, leading to the possibility of a ransomware attack by various protection solutions. However, the following are the challenges in identifying and combating ransomware with existing security tools.

  • An increase in the number of false positives due to the restricted visibility of each security instrument, which often leads to alert fatigue.
  • Misdetection due to lack of sophisticated correlation across several security tools.
  • Delays in response due to more reliance on expert security analysts to correlate several suspicious activities in order to confirm the attack and take appropriate action.

Detecting ransomware requires a high level of dependence on behavioral analytics and threat modelling. Traditional threat detection technologies rely significantly on the security analyst to find out anomalous behavior and to establish correlation rules to connect the indicators together.This method heavily weighs on the analyst’s ability to detect threats and navigate a complicated user interface, giving room for subjectivity in achieving the intended result. aiSIEM/aiXDR, on the other hand, relies on Machine Learning for behavioral analytics and Artificial Intelligence for correlating indicators driven by built-in dynamic threat models. The algorithm provides an alert for the analyst to act on when these indicators match up with a particular degree of certainty.

Ransomware Propagation
Here are the top three scenarios for detecting Ransomware with aiSIEM and aiXDR.

Detection at the Host: The ransomware payload attempts to reach the endpoint host. In the event of an email phishing attempt, aiSIEM/aiXDR reacts rapidly, correlating email server logs with endpoint activities to look for indications of odd or suspicious processes created on the endpoint.

Detection at the Host Connecting with the (C&C): The malware attempts to connect to the Command-and-Control Center (C&C) from the affected host. It may potentially generate a new domain and try to connect to it. aiSIEM/aiXDR technology steps in to detect the auto-generated domain names and correlate that information with other threat indicators in order to issue an alert.

Lateral Movement Detection: When an infected host is introduced into a network, the malware may run a network scan to discover potential targets before spreading to other endpoints/servers like a worm. aiSIEM/aiXDR can quickly identify this behaviour and connect it with contextual events, triggering a “Potential Malware Infected Host” warning and quarantining the infected host.

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Syscom Expands its Avaya Partnership to Oman

Syscom has achieved another benchmark in the Unified Communications and Collaboration sector by expanding its Avaya partnership to the Sultanate of Oman.
We attribute this remarkable success to our valuable customers, who played an integral part of our journey.

We are pleased to announce that now on we will be able to provide our Avaya next-generation business collaboration and communications solutions and related services to the consumers in the region of Oman. We help you power your business, irrespective of its size, with flexible experiences built for the work world of today, and the challenges of tomorrow.

For Syscom success is a journey and not a destination. Our global expansion will continue to present our clients with a diverse selection of unique solutions.

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Fortinet Security Fabric: The Industry’s Highest-performing Cybersecurity Mesh Platform

As networks become more complex and distributed, seeing and responding to threats has become increasingly difficult. This has led to security sprawl that complicates management, fragments visibility, and limits the ability of organizations to respond effectively to threats. That’s due, in part, to today’s enterprises having deployed an average of 45 security solutions across their network, making any sort of centralized management nearly impossible. And worse, detecting and responding to a cyber incident requires coordination across 19 of those tools, leading to complex workarounds that need to be constantly managed and reconfigured every time a device is upgraded.

Despite these challenges, it is still all too common for organizations to move first and ask how best to secure and manage changes to their networks later—creating a perfect storm for attackers and threats looking to exploit silos, complexities, and visibility gaps that naturally arise from such complex and piecemeal environments. So, it should come as no surprise that Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture (CSMA) by Gartner®—an integrated set of security tools and APIs combined with centralized management, analytics, and threat intelligence—made it onto their list of top cybersecurity trends for 2022.

Cybersecurity Mesh Platform: What is it?

Today’s enterprises aren’t just looking for a unifying architecture that can bring their fragmented infrastructure and deployments under control. They need a system that makes deploying new technologies and services secure and straightforward. This requires more than workarounds connecting disparate security technologies. They need a broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity mesh platform that provides centralized management and visibility, supports and interoperates across a vast ecosystem of solutions, and automatically adapts to dynamic changes in the network.


While Gartner calls this idea a “Cybersecurity Mesh Architecture,” for more than a decade we have called it the “Fortinet Security Fabric.” Fortinet spearheaded the doctrine that a broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity mesh platform is essential to reducing complexity and increasing overall security effectiveness across today’s expanding networks. New and increasingly complex trends, like work-from-anywhere (WFA), are the perfect use cases for a unified security mesh architecture. WFA requires multiple solutions to work together across a dynamic set of campus and data center assets, distributed home offices, and cloud-based applications.

The Fortinet Security Fabric is ideally suited to address these new complex challenges. Our portfolio of more than 50 security and networking technologies—the largest in the industry—are designed from the ground up to interoperate—sharing threat intelligence, correlating data, and automatically responding to threats as a single, coordinated system. What’s more, Fortinet is delivering on the convergences of not just cybersecurity products, but the convergence of security and networking – what we like to call “security-driven networking” – by delivering industry-first innovations such as Secure SD-WAN.

We also believe that a true cybersecurity mesh platform should further break down technology and vendor silos by enabling and supporting a broad open ecosystem of technology partners. To this point, we currently integrate and interoperate with over 450+ third-party technology partners as part of our Fortinet Security Fabric open ecosystem. Such an open ecosystem matters because it empowers organizations with flexibility across their deployments while benefitting from consolidated and converged operations, visibility, and security. It also preserves existing investments in technologies and solutions until they are ready to move towards an even more integrated and automated Security Fabric experience.

Such an approach is not just suitable for enterprises. Channel partners can provide their customers with a more robust solution—and make more money—with a mesh platform strategy than simply selling point products. A broad portfolio of genuinely integrated solutions allows them to add real value by applying their expertise and architectural capabilities to solve the more considerable challenges today’s organizations face.

The trend towards a more unified approach to security is inevitable, whether to secure emerging network security challenges like WFA, to combat the increasing threat of ransomware, or to reduce the overhead of managing a sprawling set of isolated security solutions. In fact, Gartner believes that “by 2024, organizations adopting a cybersecurity mesh architecture to integrate security tools to work as a collaborative ecosystem will reduce the financial impact of individual security incidents by an average of 90%.”

What to Expect From the Industry’s Highest-performing Cybersecurity Mesh Platform

The great news for Fortinet’s customers is that they don’t have to wait until 2024 for the industry to deliver a new cybersecurity mesh architecture – they can reap those benefits today with the Fortinet Security Fabric. Those benefits include:

  • Deep visibility across all edges
  • Centrally managing distributed solutions
  • Consistent enforcement of policies
  • Leveraging anonymized threat intelligence provided by Fortinet Security Fabric customers around the world
  • Third-party integrations for improved protection against known and unknown attacks
  • Automating actionable responses across hybrid environments.

William Shakespeare once wrote, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So, too, is a broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity mesh platform. Whether one wants to call it a “cybersecurity mesh architecture,” a “cybersecurity platform,” or “Fortinet Security Fabric,” the results are the same. The important thing is that organizations embrace and adopt an integrated approach to security as part of their digital acceleration initiatives. This will provide them with reduced complexity, simplified operations, and greater security effectiveness regardless of where their journey takes them.

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Full-Stack Observability from Cisco


It’s time to move beyond monitoring

Full-stack observability provided by Cisco solutions moves beyond domain monitoring into full-stack visibility, insights, and actions, transforming siloed data into actionable insights that provide shared context for your IT teams.

What is Full-Stack Observability?

Transform your operations with full-stack observability

Modern application monitoring

Monitor performance of your cloud native applications that are often microservices-based, distributed, and leveraging cloud technologies hosted on public or private clouds.

Hybrid application monitoring

Monitor performance of your traditional and hybrid applications that are often monolithic, hosted, and leveraging traditional infrastructure and hybrid cloud.

Digital experience monitoring

Gain actionable, end-to-end insights into your application experiences and their underlying dependencies and business impacts.

Application dependency monitoring

Monitor performance of your cloud native applications that are often microservices-based, distributed, and leveraging cloud technologies hosted on public or private clouds.

Cost and resource optimization

Monitor performance of your traditional and hybrid applications that are often monolithic, hosted, and leveraging traditional infrastructure and hybrid cloud.

Application security

Gain actionable, end-to-end insights into your application experiences and their underlying dependencies and business impacts.

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Syscom hereafter is the Preferred Distributor of Ubiquiti


We are pleased to announce that Ubiquiti team has honoured us as their Preferred Distributor for UAE, Qatar, Oman and KSA. It’s been considered as a great achievement for us.

With the new honour in place, Syscom will be able to avail more privileges and advantages of Ubiquiti products including pre-determined discounts, abundant inventory, etc. We can thereby ensure our clients with the best discounted products with a quicker turnaround time.

For your valuable inquiries, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you.

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Network Security Firewalls

Let’s Find the Right Firewall for You

Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise, whether in your home or in the cloud, SonicWall next-generation firewalls (NGFW) provide the security, control and visibility you need to maintain an effective cybersecurity posture. SonicWall’s award-winning hardware and advanced technology are built into each firewall to give you the edge on evolving threats. With solutions designed for networks of all sizes, SonicWall firewalls are designed to meet your specific security and usability needs, all at a cost that will protect your budget while securing your network.

SMBs & Branches

SOHO / TZ Series Firewalls
Enterprise-grade protection for your small to mid-size business or branch office.

Mid-Sized Enterprise

NSa Series Firewalls
Unrivaled threat prevention in a high-performance security platform.

Large Enterprise

NSsp Series Firewalls
Scalable security that leverages the power of cloud intelligence and designed for large distributed enterprises, data centers and service providers.

Virtual Firewalls

NSv Series Firewalls
A virtual firewall series that provides next-generation cloud security for hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Centrally Manage Your Firewalls with Network Security Manager

SonicWall Network Security Manager (NSM) gives you everything you need for comprehensive firewall management.

  • Onboard and manage dozens or hundreds of firewalls centrally from one interface
  • Deploy and administer firewalls remotely with Zero-Touch Deployment
  • Simplify set-up with configuration wizards
  • Identify and remedy security risks through detailed analytics and intuitive dashboards
  • Quickly and easily deploy new firewalls using custom configuration templates
  • Federate security policies globally
  • Automate audit-ready reporting

Firewall Security Services

Add additional capabilities to your SonicWall firewall. Choose the Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) to protect your organization with the full range of security services or customize your strategy with individual options and capabilities to meet your security needs.

  • Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) – Protect your organization with the full suite of security services for SonicWall firewalls.
  • Gateway Security Services – Get real-time protection with gateway anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention (IPS) and application intelligence and control.
  • Capture Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) – Defend against unknown and zero-day attacks at the gateway with automated remediation using cloud-based multi-engine sandboxing.
  • Content Filtering Service – Manage access to inappropriate, unproductive, and even illegal and malicious web content.
  • Comprehensive Anti-Spam Service – Remove junk email at the gateway with one-click activation.

Capture Security Center

Run your entire security ecosystem from one place with Capture Security Center. Our scalable, cloud security management system is a built-in, ready to use component of your SonicWall firewall product.

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