Hacker versus Honeypot

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The perfect addition to the security of your network

Honeypots are very much on the rise and for good reason: they have already proven to recognize hackers effectively and have a number of important advantages compared to other systems, such as Firewalls. Are you wondering if a Honeypot can also mean something to your business? Then keep reading!

How a Honeypot works

Most security systems protect a network from the outside, while a Honeypot offers protection from the inside. In this way, hacks are immediately recognized, and you receive an immediate warning so that timely action can be taken. With other antivirus and anti-spam solutions, it can sometimes take a long time before a hack is detected and the harm is then often already done. A Honeypot is therefore the best way to detect intruders who have managed to bypass the other lines of defense.

Do you suspect your security won’t be able to keep hackers out? Then it is certainly advisable to place one or more Honeypots within your network.

All advantages in a row

In addition to the real-time detection of hacks and malware, the Honeypot has many other interesting advantages over other security systems:

  • It is easy to implement
  • Honeypots have a low management load because they do not generate ‘false positives’.
  • They aren’t very intrusive in contrast to, for example, a Firewall. Such a system can be completely flooded with packet-loss events. Most of these have nothing to do with possible threats. The relevant events must, therefore, be fished out.
  • A Honeypot looks at the security of your network from the inside. So if an attacker manages to break through your firewall, or bypass your anti-virus program, the Honeypot will still be able to detect it.
  • Honeypots also have advantages when using Identity and Access management solutions. After all, the threat can also come from within your organization. Honeypots of course also detect employees who try to access unauthorized systems with legitimate login details.
  • DeepBlue’s Honeypots are passive. They do not approach your own systems.
  • It is not necessary to monitor and filter all traffic with a Honeypot.
  • DeepBlue’s Honeypots do not collect data about your network unless there is an attack. When an attack occurs, you can see at a glance where it came from and what the attacker tried to do.

So overall, a Honeypot ensures that hackers don’t get a chance to get in and that your systems are well protected. This gives you a sense of security and peace of mind.

DeepBlue Security & Intelligence is a cybersecurity specialist that stands for quality and trust. We provide all the necessary services to get and keep your security in order. Think for example of penetration testing, threat intelligence, detection software and consultancy. Should you unexpectedly become a victim of cybercrime, our forensic and network specialists can help you with taking the necessary steps.

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