Bolstering Enterprise Security, A Federal Priority


By Julian Critchlow, General Manager, Extreme Networks, Australia and New Zealand

The Government’s latest Australian Federal Budget in May 2021 prioritised a $50 million investment in cybersecurity services in government, data centres, and telecommunications networks. This spending reflects the growing need in Australia to ensure organisations are hardened to online threats.

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Cloud networking provider, Extreme Networks, implores businesses to consider these points when reviewing enterprise security measures.

  • Breach Prep– As the saying goes, “it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.” Ensure proper backups are in place and because your enterprise likely requires compliance with HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR, or other regulations, this data demands encryption. Proper preparation begins with a “Trust No One” mindset.
  • Training– As we know, successful breaches can take months to discover and root out. Yet, phishing and brute force attacks continue to put crooked numbers on the scoreboard due to a lack of training. How are you training your workforce around possible security threats?
  • Zero Trust– Hackers want your data. The modern perimeter against attack is identity. Zero Trust leverages advanced multifactor authentication to ensure only necessary parties gain access to necessary resources. While network segmentation and taking a layered approach to network security is pivotal, Zero Trust is your lockdown closer.
  • Cloud-based or bust?– Cloud security and architecture delivers centralised configuration orchestration as well as network monitoring, reporting, alarms, and statistics to address the demands of today’s edge. Gain the flexibility necessary to support the hybrid workforce, and continue to move forward with the right partner. For the modern enterprise, the cloud is the gateway to a more efficient, secure and reliable network.

Fortis Security specialises in understanding the sophistication of malicious attacks, cybersecurity attacks and helping organisations protect themselves by taking a multi-layered approach to network security. Working with Extreme Networks, we can help you bolster your network security, from the edge to the core, to the data centre, to the cloud.


Contact our team to discuss a customised solution to protect your organisation against cyber threats.