Rethinking 802.1x

This article continues our series on “Multi-Layered Access Control,” which seeks to explore various approaches to network visibility and access control. While our last piece dealt with ARP-based strategies for securing endpoints, we now consider how the 802.1x protocol can be used as part of a broader, multi-faceted approach – offering operators a range of [...]

2019-01-15T08:54:15+00:00December 14th, 2018|Tags: |

Genians’ virtuous NAC triangle to secure the IoT era

In the current world of ever-increasing cyber threats, network managers face a common set of fundamental challenges on a daily basis. Keeping one’s network safe and secure from the very real and myriad cyber dangers that exist today requires that one possess several key capabilities: first, the ability to know exactly what devices are accessing [...]

2018-09-11T14:43:49+00:00September 11th, 2018|Tags: |

Secure your network by leveraging ARP

Even the most fledgling of network administrators are familiar with the ARP protocol and the role it plays in helping operators manage their networks. Indeed, ARP, or “Address Resolution Protocol,” is a stateless communication protocol critical to enabling basic packet transmission in every ethernet network. Its job is quite simple: ARP inspects incoming packets to [...]

2018-12-20T15:45:43+00:00July 24th, 2018|Tags: |

Multi-Layered Access Control

Today, the Internet is a vast network of connections: people to people, people to Things, and Things to Things. This results in a complex melting pot of security and network management challenges because of the convergence of so many tools, technologies, and platforms. How successful are you in managing your network security in the new [...]

2018-12-14T12:50:34+00:00July 24th, 2018|

Achieving Government Cybersecurity Compliance – NIST

Over the past few years, there has been much attention paid in the technology security trade press to the need for companies to become “NIST SP 800-171 Compliant.” Much of this has focused on the need for compliance to be achieved by the end of December 2017. However, with the deadline now 6 months behind [...]

2018-07-16T17:06:28+00:00July 16th, 2018|Tags: , |

Genians wins Cisco Hackcamp 2018!

Genians’ Next-Gen Network Access Control solutions enhance Cisco’s DNA framework We’re very pleased to announce that Team Genians has just won first place at the Cisco Hackcamp 2018 competition on May 25th, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea. As part of Cisco’s “DevNet” program, the purpose of Hackcamp is to bring together and challenge advanced developers from [...]

2018-06-22T14:57:24+00:00May 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Part II – Empower Your IT/OT Convergence with Genians Next-Gen NAC Capabilities

Converging and integrating OT and IT therefore often requires a “modernization” effort to bring legacy OT systems up-to-date so they can safely be connected to an enterprise’s network without compromising overall systems availability and business continuity. Most legacy OT systems will require some level of upgrading or outright replacement in order to be manageable, secure, [...]

2018-07-27T12:48:14+00:00May 9th, 2018|Tags: , |

Part 1 – The age-old separation of IT and OT (Operational Technology) has begun to erode with the emergence of IoT

Over the past few years, we have heard a great deal about the rapidly emerging revolution in the Internet of Things (IoT). Indeed, major analysts like Gartner and Forrester have predicted that we are now in the process of moving from some 10 billion network-connected IoT devices to approximately 25 billion in the next 3 [...]

2018-07-27T13:10:34+00:00May 8th, 2018|Tags: , |

Genians helps global bank secure all enterprise endpoint devices

With Genians, this global bank achieves optimal visibility for all IP-enabled devices across its branches in 24 countries, where it consistently ensures the highest levels of systems security, availability, and regulatory compliance. Background & Requirements This customer is a large financial services company with more than 1,000 branch locations across the United States, [...]

2018-05-09T17:14:03+00:00May 7th, 2018|

Genians helps nationwide postal system fully automate IT security

With Genians, Korea’s major postal services now manage network access far more securely and productively Background & Requirements South Korea’s postal system is comprised of two major divisions, many affiliated agencies, and several thousand regional offices across the country. This large, highly-distributed organization is required to ensure the highest levels of security and [...]

2018-05-09T17:10:11+00:00April 15th, 2018|