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AhnLab: Delivering Robust Security Management
More Security, More Freedom—this motto aptly defines AhnLab’s objective to make the world a safer place. Leveraging an experience of more than three decades, the South Korean company delivers agile, integrated internet security solutions for corporate organizations alongside comprehensive protection of endpoints, networks, transactions, and essential services. The company’s best-of-breed threat prevention scales easily for high-speed networks, by combining cloud analysis with endpoint and server resources. With the distinction of being the first managed security service provider (MSSP) in Korea, AhnLab's multidimensional approach coupled with exceptional service creates truly global protection against attacks that evade traditional security defenses. AhnLab's competency spans an integrated product range to services that encompass a wide business spectrum. “Our ability to comprehend the various aspects of security in a comprehensive way is what differentiates us from other players in the security industry,” says Kwon Chi- Jung, the CEO of AhnLab.
As one of the largest security services provider with more than fifty percent market share of the Korean security market, AhnLab’s managed security services (MSS) encompass three divisions of security—endpoint and network security, and security service. The company is also the domestic leader in cloud security service and is expanding the scope of cloud control through cooperation with various cloud IaaS providers.
AhnLab’s MSS protects information assets of enterprises and effectively responds to the security threats that impact businesses by deploying its multi-layered module service architecture.
Our ability to comprehend the various aspects of security in a comprehensive way is what differentiates us from other players in the security industry
The architecture design is based on malware analysis technology and security incident response proficiency of the company. The company’s comprehensive managed services portfolio includes firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), unified threat management, web application firewall, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection that ensures business continuity by protecting networks from DDoS attacks. All these services are provided on an on-demand basis after understanding the business issues or requirements of the clients.
The managed firewall service provides network security in deploying, monitoring, response, and assessment while protecting the client’s network systems from external threats and maintaining business continuity. Detection and response to internal or external intrusions in real time along with maintaining and managing the latest intrusion signatures to reduce the false-positives is delivered by the managed IDS service. The managed unified threat management service detects incoming threats on the basis of network-based detection function for comprehensive threat defense while blocking external threats. The managed web application firewall service on the other hand blocks and responds to web attacks by analyzing and inspecting security breaches and attempted attacks to offer appropriate countermeasures.
AhnLab also has in its arsenal a host of services for forensics, vulnerability management, penetration testing, system hardening, anti-spam, and email security. All these services are aimed to protect clients’ information by analyzing and inspecting potential vulnerabilities. AhnLab’s security operations center (SOC) operates 24 hours, 365 days on three shifts a day. Their computer emergency response team (CERT) adopts a cautious approach to deal with critical disruptions and automates repetitive tasks to reduce employee stress and prevent human error.
At the threshold of new opportunities, AhnLab plans to forge strong international partnerships en route to tapping the overseas markets. Taking into account the new market trends and customer’s increasing interest in endpoint visibility using endpoint detection response, the company is planning to release a threat hunting service that can detect pre-warning signs of accidents. Also, on the anvil are plans to develop a security incident response platform (SIRP) that will allow CERT to automate tasks, orchestrate workflows, and support other SOC tasks. “By deploying the new MSS system, our customers will receive faster and more accurate managed security services,” concludes Bang In-Goo, Director of Service Business Group of Ahnlab.