RESULTS Technology Creates Unique Cybersecurity Tool

RESULTS Technology Creates Unique Cybersecurity Tool

RESULTS Technology Creates Unique Cybersecurity Tool

New Tool Makes Cybersecurity Affordable for Small Businesses in Regulated Industries

Last week, RESULTS Technology unveiled a new cybersecurity tool aimed at protecting small businesses in regulated industries like banks, credit unions, doctor’s offices and nursing homes. RESULTS’ new tool, known as Invicta VPS (Invicta is Latin for Invincible, VPS stands for Vulnerability Protection System), is a breach detection service that is both affordable to the typical small business and fulfills most IT compliance requirements. (HIPAA, FFIEC, PIC, etc.)

"Because we manage the IT for many banks, we noticed that there was a big hole in the cybersecurity industry for small businesses with compliance requirements" said Patrick Murphy, President. "They were either forced to rely on just the basics (firewall, antivirus and spam filter) or pay a steep price point for software that was developed for large companies with large IT budgets. So we created an affordable option that would protect them AND keep the regulators happy."

Most cybersecurity tools are antivirus tools that focus primarily on the actions performed by executable files and heuristic-based detections. Invicta VPS is different because it hunts for unaddressed techniques hackers use to maintain access to their victims, specifically, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). APTs are the threats that can sit dormant in a company’s network for months or even years, waiting for the right time to start harvesting sensitive information. When Invicta VPS discovers an APT, it immediately isolates the threat, locks down the hardware and creates alerts and remediation recommendations.

In addition to detecting APTs, Invicta VPS looks for suspicious change, such as changes to the network registry, changes to permissions and administrative accounts, and changes to network configurations. All of these changes are techniques hackers use to bring down small businesses that traditional cybersecurity software does not detect.

"More than 70% of all cyber security incidents today are the result of internal security issues that no firewall or anti-virus could have prevented" said Mike Gilmore, RESULTS Technology CTO. "Invicta VPS enables us to fight hackers head-to-head while protecting our clients from downtime, costly cleanup and damaged reputations."

Any business can use Invicta VPS, but it was specifically designed to be used by smaller companies who have regulatory compliance requirements. It was created to easily integrate into existing business networks and does not require a cybersecurity expert to maintain or monitor.

Cybersecurity crime is now one of the largest industries worldwide, costing companies a combined $100-billion or more each year. Small and midsized businesses are preferred targets because they often lack the sophisticated protection that larger companies are able to afford. Often, SMBs are just an entry point into a larger, more lucrative target, like a vendor or client.