NEW YORK—Align, the premier global provider of IT infrastructure solutions, today announced they are enhancing and expanding their security practice. The enhancement devotes Align experts to understanding a client’s security posture and developing and implementing a tailored security program. Align has named Seth M. Arbital, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), to lead the practice.
With tight IT resources, downsized staffs and a shortage of security experts, companies are having difficulty adapting to an increasingly complex and dangerous cyber climate. The cloud and workforce mobility have released data onto a myriad of devices used in uncontrolled environments, while the Internet of Things is forecasted to grow 30 percent this year, making a total 6.4 billion points of entry. 1Cyber criminals are attacking on all fronts at a stunning rate of 118,000 events per day,,2costing American companies $15.4 billion in 2015. 3Many companies hold such poor visibility into their complex environments they cannot answer the question, “Are we secure?” unless it’s already too late.
The enhanced Align security offering is uniquely positioned to enable companies to meet the diverse list of security needs, from next-generation firewalls to endpoint monitoring through managed services. “After 30 years of experience, we know where the risks are and what needs to be done to eliminate them,” explained Jim Dooling, CEO of Align, “Our assessment and remediation process will help you mitigate risk, while continually improving your security posture.”
Align’s holistic approach, “The Align Six Pillars of Security,” includes core infrastructure network protection, endpoint control, identity and access management, data protection, application security and vulnerability and threat assessment. Certified Align consultants, architects and engineers implement and support best-of-breed solutions for reducing and managing risk, while continually assessing security posture for complete security confidence.
“We apply our expertise to each client’s specific compliance, governance and business needs,” explained Arbital, “This way, we ensure our clients are properly managing risk, maintaining compliance, and protecting brand reputation.”
For more information, visit www.align.com/security
Align Communications Inc.
Seth M. Arbital
1Gartner. Gartner Says 6.4 Billion Connected ‘Things’ Will Be in Use in 2016, Up 30 Percent From 2015. November 2015. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3165317
2Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corporation. A Transforming World. Summer 2015. https://mlaem.fs.ml.com/content/dam/ML/Articles/pdf/ml_ATW_Cybersecurity_0622.pdf
3Ponemon Institutes. 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Study : Global. October 2015. https://ssl.www8.hp.com/ww/en/secure/pdf/4aa5-5207enw.pdf