Not All Security Providers Are Created Equal

The importance of ISO certification when selecting a cybersecurity partner

Not All Security Providers Are Created Equal

The cyberattacks keep coming. According to NETSCOUT’s latest Threat Intelligence Report , an explosion of new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack vectors has occurred recently, demonstrating the rapid innovation occurring within the ranks of threat actors.

These growing security threats have put a greater emphasis on the importance of choosing the right cybersecurity partner. Knowing which experts to work with can make the difference between adequately protecting your business and leaving yourself vulnerable to intrusions and catastrophic disruptions. This is where ISO 27001:2013 certification can help.

What is ISO 27001:2013?

ISO 27001:2013, which is the most up-to-date certification available, is an international standard that provides a framework on how to manage Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) in order to provide continued confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, as well as legal compliance.

This highly respected certification demonstrates that a cybersecurity provider can be trusted to offer information risk processing and security management solutions that meet the most stringent industry standards.

Enterprises that decide to work with ISO-certified security partners often see important benefits, such as lowering the chances of security breaches within their IT environment, which in turn reduces possible damage and resulting costs. When security is improved, businesses are viewed as more trusted by partners, customers, and consumers.

Security Should Extend Across Your Supply Chain

Because businesses today are sharing an increasing volume of data with “trusted” partners, vendors, and suppliers, security vulnerabilities within the supply chain are taking on increased scrutiny. These partnerships create a wider array of attack entry points for bad actors.

Cybersecurity providers that have obtained ISO certification have tools in place to minimize supply chain cybersecurity attacks. Certification demonstrates that these companies have been scrutinized and tested and are highly adept at protecting their own data, as well as facilitating the protection of customer data.

NETSCOUT Achieves ISO Certification for Security Management

NETSCOUT has a long track record in security management solutions. We have been using the ISO 27001 framework for more than a decade. And as of 2021, NETSCOUT has successfully received ISO certification for our product development and technical operations, customer support, and business support functions. These specifically include:

  • Arbor Cloud
  • Visibility-as-a-service (VaaS) services
  • Service assurance
  • Security products

“We have been using the ISO 27001 framework for more than a decade,” says Deb Briggs, chief security officer for NETSCOUT. “Receiving this certification assures our customers that we have implemented security measures and countermeasures that protect us from unauthorized access or compromise. In addition, the third-party auditors found our IT staff to be conscientious and knowledgeable in best practices.”

ISO certification means NETSCOUT’s Information Management System was tested and met the stringent requirements. This certification demonstrates that we are dedicated to following the best practices of information security. We aim to protect our customers’ data throughout its lifetime, including all transactions as well as storage.

Bringing Greater Intelligence to the Fight Against Cyberthreats

NETSCOUT has leveraged the principles of ISO certification with the introduction of its innovative, scalable network security software solution, Omnis Cyber Intelligence (OCI). OCI is built on the foundation of the industry’s most prominent network monitoring and packet recording and analysis technology. It uniquely detects and investigates suspicious activities in real time and retrospectively, identifying threats before they spread.

Using market-leading visibility technology, OCI increases the range and depth of security intelligence and makes it accessible to security teams in real time.

“With enterprises worldwide facing threats to the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of customer data and information, we’ve built our culture to adhere to leading security management best practices to support our customers,” says Michael Szabados, chief operating officer for NETSCOUT. “It’s built into our DNA.”

Learn more at the NETSCOUT Data Security and Privacy Center.