Crouse and Associates
“We experienced a week-long outage because of a network virus infection last year which cost us significant time and money to resolve. We chose Securli® to insure that our network will be secure and that we are protected from similar attacks in the future. We love the way the Securli® Service is designed and we know we can always count on Netswitch for the smartest and most professionally responsive support.”
About Crouse and Associates
Crouse and Associates is independently owned with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Oregon and Atlanta and has been successfully writing Property, Casualty, Directors & Officers Liability, Professional, Transportation, Umbrella, OCIP/Wrap Up and Workers Compensation coverage for over 40 years.
They partner with over 100 of the best insurance companies in the US providing insurance for challenging underwriting issues in markets ranging from construction, OCIP/Wrap UP, product liability, and transportation, to property/DIC, management liability, and excess programs.
Crouse’s administrative staff is free to surf the web and explore business-related interests during their work day. Occasionally, employees inadvertently download material from the web that contains malware which can expose network vulnerabilities to attack and compromise.
In 2014, Crouse lost their network for one week as the result of an infected malvertisement that was inadvertently downloaded by their receptionist. This event awakened their management to the need for institutional protection to defend against a similar event in the future.
Crouse selected Netswitch’s Securli® Advanced Threat Defense platform as the security backbone to their entire network infrastructure. Their choice was based on Securli®’s integrated best of breed technology stack for intrusion detection and prevention, and post-infection detection supplemented by forensic and remediation services.
In particular, Crouse wanted to make sure that any malicious code that gets through their perimeter defenses would be immediately identified before it was able to infiltrate and set up housekeeping on their network.
Securli®’s post-infection, pre-detection breach solution identifies and contains malware before it has a chance to explore vulnerabilities and establish a two way communication with its command and control center.
Over 90% of network infections occur as the result of inadvertent downloads or entry from other benign access points like USB ports on portable devices, so it is imperative that layered defense support addresses core network protection as well. This is what Securli® does.
After the implementation of Securli®, Crouse has been protected and free from network attacks as our network behavioral analytics are able to detect and deliver attack evidence in real time and within context about the systems we are protecting.
Securli® sharply focuses attention on the runtime integrity of assets so it can apprehend malicious behaviors before they transform into a breach.