Help AG Forum looks at IT security

Password management emerges as a significant concern for enterprises

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Help AG Forum looks at IT security Stephan Berner from help Ag says that this latest edition of the security Spotlight Forum was attended by prominent government and private sector organisations from the UAE and Qatar.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  September 27, 2012

Security services and solutions provider in the Middle East, help AG recently held its Security Spotlight Forum, presentations at the event covered topics of DDoS prevention, user-aware security infrastructure, IPv6, secure password management, two-factor authentication and Domain Name System (DNS) security.

"Over the years the Security Spotlight Forum has proven to be an excellent platform for us to connect with both new and existing customers," said Stephan Berner, managing director at help AG. "We have always received highly positive feedback from our attendees who find it to be a convenient way to get up to date with the latest trends and technologies in the IT security domain. This edition of SSF was attended by prominent government and private sector organisations from the UAE and Qatar and a number of these have expressed interest in employing our services to implement the demonstrated solutions."

According to findings at the Forum, password management is a significant concern for organisations due to poorly defined policies and employee complacency. This can be remedied though the deployment of low cost Two Factor Authentication (2FA) which authenticates users based on the model which combines use of a username and password with a code provided by a token device. The solution from Mi-Token permits is easily managed and permits access remote access from cloud applications, mobile devices and VPN networks.

The Forum also found that Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks which are primarily executed though saturation of network and server resources can impact the availability, stability and security of a web service; attacks targeting the Domain Name System (DNS) have been on the rise and that the growing popularity of cloud computing and web-based applications and the increase in employee internet activity have made network security a top priority for IT departments. Juniper Networks believes that visibility is key to effectively managing and securing the network. Their Unified Access Control solution greatly advances network security by offering user identity based access control, encrypted secure access to the corporate network even from remote devices combined with detailed reporting for easy administration.

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