Friday, October 18, 2013

Uplogix supports National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Uplogix compliance reporting records who 
has accessed devices and what was done.
Both Uplogix and the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) are celebrating 10-year anniversaries in 2013, and share a relevance in today’s technology landscape that more important than ever.

The month-long NCSAM event aims to raise awareness of cyber security issues to create “a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment.” Uplogix local management enhances enterprise security by extending role-based administrative access policies to network and communications devices and by providing detailed auditing and reporting in support of attaining and demonstrating regulatory compliance. All of these capabilities are maintained even in the event of a network outage.

The Stop. Think. Connect. campaign provides resources to the public to promote awareness of online safety. For industry cyber security, the campaign offers suggestions for reducing the risk of cyber threats from the loss of sensitive customer and employee data to network security.


One security role of Uplogix in corporate networks is supporting industry-specific IT audit and compliance reporting, primarily through in-depth reporting of changes made to the IT infrastructure. Regulations requiring this type of accountability include Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCIDSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Energy Policy Act (NERC/FERC), and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

“By leveraging the Uplogix Local Manager’s dedicated serial connection with managed devices and servers,” said Uplogix founder and CTO James Dollar, “Uplogix Local Management Software logs all changes made by users and the results of these changes. Our customers are able to document who did what, and with what impact to the network.”

While NCSAM materials say that everyone has a role to play in cyber security, Uplogix is working hard to remove some of the human contributions to cyber insecurity. Human error is largely responsible for the majority of cyber security infractions, whether accidental or due to the human nature to skip steps or try to shortcut procedures aimed at ensuring security. Uplogix automates many of level-1 network management tasks, removing humans—and their shortcomings—out of the process entirely.

Uplogix is a registered Industry Champion of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month for 2013.

For more information about Uplogix functionality for secure network administration, please visit www.uplogix.com/security.