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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