Fixed-line operator Gars Telecom launches service for the protection of information data – Gars TrapX. It is a system of adaptive protection, designed to detect unauthorized activity in the segments of corporate network and to counter cyber attacks.
According to a recent PwC Global State of Information Security Survey 2016, this year there has been fixed at 38% more of identified information security incidents. That means that all over the world for about 161,928 cyber attacks have been launched daily. In the meantime since 2009 the CAGR of their number increased each time by 66%. The average financial loss of organizations affected by cybercrime also increases in sync with it. This problem is particularly acute for Russia. For example, the ratio of average annual loss in 2014 amounted to US $ 9 million, which is 1.5 times higher than the average for the survey that year. And in 2015, by Russian companies there has been recorded an increase in the average financial loss from security incident at 47%.
“The liability of having such solution for the clients of Gars Telecom is obvious and caused by the increasing concern about cyber risks from many companies, - says the commercial director of Gars Telecom Irina Prokopova. – That’s why we examined various techniques of information security management, making tests within the company, and plumped for the TrapX decision. This system involves the deployment of automated “deceptive” network of traps that simulate dozens of different IT systems and services. They attract attention and become a target for malicious attacks and, what is important, allow to detect illegal acts and locate malicious code before it causes damage”.
According to the increased frequency of requests from customers about providing services for information security, it can be concluded that Russian companies are beginning to realize the need for a more fundamental approach in this area and the importance of stakeholder involvement on the part of senior management. And those organizations that do not have a full IS structure need useful aid, that would allow them to feel more secure.
"The company Gars Telecom has always aimed to design and offer solutions that would contribute to the successful development of its clients' business. And in the realities of the modern world both professional testing of company's security and risk-oriented approach to the organization of the communications system have long ago passed from the category of insurance practice to the category of a required one, - says the deputy commercial director of Gars Telecom Vadim Starobinets. - Meanwhile, the innovative technologies in the field of cyber security are actively developing and have more wide opportunities. The Gars TrapX service will allow our customers to track both external and internal cyber-attacks, and not just identify the cause of the damages incurred but to prevent its occurrence. Nevertheless, we are not planning to “play the away match”, where there are their own professionals, but we want to provide our clients with a fairly simple and inexpensive tool that will make them feel more secure, especially in conjunction with anti-virus programs that are traditionally used in all companies”.
Group of companies Gars Telecom (founded in 1999; http://www.garstelecom.ru/) – federal operator of fixed-line services with a complete set of licenses and its own resources. The company is focused on working with large corporate clients, providing them in addition to traditional services with the services in the field of telecom consulting, outsourcing of communication services and telecom infrastructure, and also managing its telecom budget.
Since 2003 Gars Telecom has worked on the model of the virtual mobile operator for the corporate sector (MVNO, Mobile Virtual Network Operator). Host operators – Beeline Business, MegaFon.
The company exclusively sells in Russia specialized telecom solutions for the commercial real estate market and is the author of a unique business model of international form BLEC (Building Local Exchange Carrier), and also develops telecom-consulting practice in Russian development market.
The bank of Gars Telecom projects in commercial real estate exceeds 8.6 million square meters.
TrapX Security is a leader in the delivery of deception-based cyber security defense. Their solutions rapidly detect, analyze and defend against new zero day and APT attacks in real-time. The TrapX Security customer base includes global 2000 commercial and government customers around the world in sectors including defense, healthcare, finance, energy, consumer products and other key industries. The company has a status of COOL VENDOR Gartner 2015 and declared to be THE MOST INNOVATION PARTNER by MCAFEE 2015.
The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 is a worldwide study by PwC, CIO, and CSO. It was conducted online from May 7, 2015 to June 12, 2015. Readers of CIO and CSO and clients of PwC from around the globe were invited via email to take the survey.
The results discussed in this report are based on responses of more than 10,000 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CISOs, CSOs, VPs, and directors of IT and security practices from 127 countries. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of respondents are from North America, 30% from Europe, 16% from Asia Pacific, 14% from South America, and 3% from the Middle East and Africa. The margin of error is less than 1%.
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