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The Importance of Obfuscation in a Cybersecurity Strategy

Importance of Obfuscation

Its imperative organizations realize fixating a threat is not the same as fighting it. According to the University of Maryland, hackers attack every 39 seconds on average 2,224 times a day. With that, cybersecurity is increasingly a top concern for businesses. 

To help minimize security vulnerabilities and protect user information and company data, many organizations invest in security solutions such as firewalls, VPNs, proxy servers, and other traditional secure access solutions. However, what they fail to realize is the flaws these solutions have which allows hackers to easily work around their security solutions and gain access to sensitive information. This problem is at an exponential growth rate with most businesses using cloud environments and enforcing mobility and always-on connectivity opening even more vulnerabilities for hackers. So, what’s the solution?  

Obfuscation

As cyber-attackers are becoming more sophisticated with their attacks, leaders need to learn to fight the attackers by embracing cyber defense and threat intelligence solutions that are just as flexible and sophisticated. That is where anonymizing, or obfuscating, sensitive data and user information comes to play. Obfuscation masks user and organizational data through a powerful transit cloud of encryption and IP hopping capabilities. How obfuscation works, is that a bundle of complex pathways and directory nodes send communications through multiple network hops that scramble user, location, IP address, and other data. This makes users completely invisible, untraceable, and their data unusable to potential attackers. 

Obfuscation does not just limit access to data, it makes the data unintelligible in cases where unauthorized access is gained. For example, with obfuscation, a Market Researcher who is in San Diego, CA, could show up as a Human Resource Representative in Madison, WI to a potential observer. 

obfuscated solutions for your cyber security solutionsObfuscated Solutions For Your Cyber Security Strategy

Fognigma’s patented software solution creates on-demand virtual private networks (VPNs) that are completely secure, encrypted, invisible, and traceless. By using VMs leased from commercial cloud providers as Exit Points to the public internet, Fognigma allows your organization’s traffic to hide in the vast pool of IP addresses allocated to the millions of people who are using the Cloud at any one time, recycling IPs that have been used by others in the past and will be used by others in the future. All-access to the Fognigma network is protected by Fognigma’s cryptographic firewall solution, so your organization’s networks and nodes do not appear to exist when scanned, probed, or attacked. 

Additionally, Fognigma’s technology allows it to build networks out of resources leased from commercial cloud providers, without ever revealing to the providers or the networks themselves where your organization’s provisioning Fognigma engine is located. So no one, not even the cloud provider’s network admins, can trace your organization’s networks back to you. 

Fognigma VPNs are completed with obfuscated communication and collaboration solutions such as:

    • Video conferencing with screen-sharing and chat features
    • Private, encrypted telephony networks with conference calling, and chat server integration 
    • Secure file servers
    • Sandboxed VDIs with secure local file transfer, file server integration, and more 
    • End-to-end, user-specific message and file encryption 

Fognigma completely obfuscates your organization’s networks, communications, and collaborations. Contact us to start implementing obfuscation into your cybersecurity strategy today. 

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How To Secure Your Workspace with Office and Remote Employees

Secure Workspace for office & remote empployees using Fognigma

Most businesses that support remote work are not entirely remote. According to Buffer, about 65% of businesses have a combination of office-based employees and remote employees. Businesses with the type of structure tend to face challenges such as unsecure and inefficient team communication and collaboration, outdated technology, unsecure network connections, insider threats, and more business security concerns due to their users being in various workspaces and not having the right tools to do their jobs.

How Can Businesses Solve These Problems? 

To continue business operations without security concerns, businesses must invest in proper technology that allows their employees to do their job effectively and securely from anywhere. Rather than businesses investing in different software solutions for different business needs such as messaging, telephony, video conferencing, VPNs, VDIs, and file sharing. They can make it easier on themselves and their employees by investing in a solution that allows them to do everything in one invisibile, secure workspace. Fognigma’s patented software solution spins up virtual private networks equipped with completely secure and encrypted communication and collaboration tools.

An All-In-One Security Solution

Utilizing Fognigma’s Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), businesses office-based and remote employees are just as secure, can communicate and collaborate, and have access to all their company resources just as if they were in one office space. By just clicking their mouse a few times, no matter where they are, users can completely secure and obfuscate their network activity. Inside Fognigma VPNs users have access to secure, encrypted messaging, telephony, video conferencing, file sharing, remote access to private resources, and VDI solutions.

Fognigma’s solutions make it so no one in the outside world know what communication and collaboration is taking place, what websites are being visited, and where users are physically located – users are truly invisible and untraceable. Fognigma was designed to protect users, intellectual property, communications, collaborations, internet traffic, and other organizational assets. Fognigma provides businesses with complete security and invisibility, all the tools they need to effectively do their job anywhere and can be up and running inside of a day.

How It Works 

Using innovative hardware and software solutions Fognigma has the capabilities to secure individuals, entire teams, and entire organizations – whether users are in one workspace or various workspace’s across the country.

Remote employees simply download the Fognigma software client onto their device (only need to do this once), enter their user credentials, connect to their specific project and select an entry and exit point to secure their connection, and then can securely access all protected communication and collaboration tools.

(Projects can be created for specific individuals, teams, or the entire organization. Users will only have access to projects the administrator has given them access to.) 

Employees in the office simply open any web browser and are automatically directed to the User Interface. Office employees will sign in using their user credentials, select a project, entry and exit point to secure their connection, and then can securely access all protected communication and collaboration tools.

Be Proactive When It Comes to Adapting To The New Normal

COVID-19 has turned working from home into the new normal. Rather than continuing your old unsecure, inefficient ways that you think are securing your user’s various workspaces, be proactive and invest in the right technology your business needs to continue business operations no matter where your employees work. With Fognigma’s all-in-one secure workspace solution, your users can work from anywhere!

Schedule a demo to see Fognigma in action.