What is persistent security with ConsoleWorks? Traditional security practices focus primarily on normal operations and require documentation to be performed manually. ConsoleWorks achieves full security and automated documentation in all modes, including maintenance, configuration, and system failure. This “always-on” connection, which covers many of the traditional approach’s “blind spots,” is what we mean when we talk about persistent security. ConsoleWorks remains in a persistent state of security by retaining its connection in all states, locking out unauthorized access, and automatically capturing forensic records of all User activity.
Persistent Security in Action
A leader in healthcare technology chose ConsoleWorks to help them ensure the protection of patient records, delivery of mission-critical healthcare services, and compliance with HIPAA regulations.
This company didn’t want to risk leaving their systems vulnerable to potential security risks through the “blind spots” of traditional security practices – that is, anyone accessing devices or systems through a means other than the normal network, such as through a serial or configuration port.
ConsoleWorks monitors these ports and establishes a persistent connection that detects and reports on events in real-time. It also creates forensic records of all actions taken, in all operating modes, down to the keystroke – invaluable in protecting the organization from litigation and HIPAA violations.