Insiders are companies’ worst enemies for downtime

Insiders are companies’ worst enemies for downtime

April 21

It appears that organizations don’t have to look very far when trying to pin down the cause of their network outages and subsequent downtime. According to the results of a poll conducted by firewall management solutions provider AlgoSec, insiders are most often responsible for these situations.

“Poor visibility into what is occurring in the network, insider threats, and poor processes that result in out-of-process changes are responsible for much of the day-to-day risk,” AlgoSec vice president of marketing and business development Nimmy Reichenberg said.

According to the poll of more than 180 IT professionals, 50 percent said their companies had suffered a network outage that resulted from an out-of-process change. This not only places an emphasis on the need for companies to better control their processes, it also showcases the need for robust backup and recovery software.

Network outages and the downtime that follows are a fact of life for most organizations. The key is how they respond and recover from these incidents.

With the appropriate technology and priorities in place, the IT department can limit the amount of downtime suffered by its company, thereby ensuring that productivity and operations return as quickly as possible.