The massive “Heartbleed” bug that was discovered last week within the OpenSSL protocol has security and IT folks around the globe worried, and rightly so. OpenSSL is a widely used library of code that provides cryptographic functionality used to secure much of the Internet.
When news of the “Heartbleed” bug first broke, it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of Internet users who shop, use social media sites, and leverage cloud-based services and applications to conduct business and store information, were facing the certain risk that critical and sensitive data such as usernames, passwords and credit card information, had been exposed to hackers. Since then, providers around the globe have been working to determine the extent of their exposure, and evaluate security protocols and procedures to avoid such threats in the future.
While “Heartbleed” is certainly one of the most damaging, and widespread bugs to affect cyberspace in recent years, any security hole or bug can be disastrous, threatening data security and placing businesses and consumers alike, at great risk for data loss and theft. This is why it is important for all businesses, regardless of size, to be proactive in monitoring and fixing security holes in your IT infrastructure - from on-premise to cloud (i.e. public, private, hybrid). And, NetEnrich can help.
For example, when “Heartbleed” was first revealed as a widespread threat to the Internet, NetEnrich reacted immediately, patching all affected servers in order to mitigate any potential damage to our customers. We were able to do this through our real-time, proactive IT operations monitoring platforms and services, that provide first-level support to incidents that occur within our customers’ IT infrastructure, and puts fixes in place before major outages or other damage occurs.
When IT organizations count on NetEnrich for IT operations management, they can rest-assured than we’ve got them covered in the event of threats, such as the “Heartbleed” bug.
So, don’t wait for the next bug to strike! Drop me a line today at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.netenrich.com, to learn more about how we can help your IT organization become more proactive in preventing bugs from infiltrating your critical infrastructure.
- Chris Joseph