Threat prevention solutions from CDW Canada's security experts can reduce the risk of attack, keeping information secure and operations online.

Threat Prevention Solutions

    What is Threat Prevention?

    • Though the seemingly constant stream of new viruses, worms, rootkits, denial of service (DoS) attacks and other security threats achieve substantial publicity, such threats don't usually receive notice until significant damage has already occurred.

      For most companies, the network perimeter has expanded and blurred with the proliferation of mobile and remote users. In addition, operations like yours are frequently required to provide a degree of network access to vendor partners and customers so that they can access pertinent information. With all of these potential access points, it has never been more imperative for IT administrators to be proactive in implementing threat prevention devices.

      Threat prevention describes a series of strategies that collectively build a multi-layer security protection plan that prevents malicious attacks from entering your environment and corrupting your systems and data.
    • How Will Threat Prevention Solutions Benefit My Business?
      Implementing threat prevention solutions can deliver big benefits, including:
      • Limited exposure to threats - comprehensive multi-layer security minimizes risk potential
      • Safeguards against data loss and crime - sensitive data remains secure
      • Enhanced productivity – threat prevention can block access to questionable websites, protecting against web-based attacks and preserving bandwidth
    • How Can I Help My Business Embrace Threat Prevention Solutions?
      When evaluating threat prevention solutions, be sure to:
      • Deploy a suite of products. Many vendors bundle several threat protection technologies into sets, enabling cost savings and improved interoperability.
      • Understand where your most sensitive data resides.
      • Determine network vulnerabilities.
      • Outline remediation actions necessary to minimize system and data threats.
    • What Comprises a Threat Prevention Solution?

      There are five key network areas to consider when developing your threat prevention strategy:
    • Gateway and Network
      Gateway protection is critically important. Effective threat prevention solutions include: antivirus, antispam, content filtering, intrusion detection, firewall and virtual private network services, and network access control.
    • Server Security
      Attackers see servers as keys to the kingdom. If the server doesn't contain the information sought, it provides a means of accessing it. Anti-malware protection, authentication, IP security and content filtering can help minimize this threat.
    • Client Security
      Attackers often attempt to compromise client systems to gain access. Threat prevention tools include antivirus, personal firewalls, threat protection and antispyware.
    • Data Loss Protection
      Data loss or theft can result in additional losses in customer trust and revenue. Implementing Data loss prevention solutions can help find the critical balance between protection and access.
    • Application Security
      Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities in application code to access or manipulate the information within it. Employing firewalls and authentications to protect applications, and implementing security policies can mitigate these risks.
    • Getting Started with Threat Prevention

      Your CDW Canada Account Manager and certified specialists are ready to assist you with every phase of choosing and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. Our approach includes:
      • An initial discovery session to understand your goals, requirements and budget
      • An assessment review of your existing environment and definition of project requirements
      • Detailed vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design and proof of concept
      • Procurement, configuration and deployment of the final solution
      • Ongoing product lifecycle support


  • To learn more, contact your account manager or call 800.972.3922.
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