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Which Compliance Standards Require an IPS?

What Is an Intrusion Prevention System?

An intrusion prevention system (IPS) is a network security tool that monitors network traffic and analyzes it for signs of malicious activity or policy violations. If such activity is detected, the IPS can take various actions to prevent the activity from succeeding. These actions might include blocking the traffic, sending an alert to a security administrator, or quarantining the offending traffic. Also known as an intrusion detection system (IDS), an IPS aims to detect and prevent security threats in real time rather than waiting for the threats to be detected and dealt with after the fact. This makes IPS an important part of an overall security strategy, as it can help to protect networks and systems from attacks that might otherwise go undetected. (more…)

What Is GitOps and How Can It Help Your Compliance Efforts?

What is GitOps?

GitOps is an architectural design pattern that can be applied to many infrastructure and cloud-native applications. It uses Git as the primary source of truth for coding infrastructure and continuous delivery systems.


PCI Compliance for Kubernetes

What is PCI Compliance?

Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is a standard enforced by credit card companies to ensure the security of credit card transactions in the payment industry. It is a set of technical and operational standards companies follow to secure credit card data, whether provided by cardholders or transmitted through card processing transactions. The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) develops and maintains PCI compliance standards. (more…)

HIPAA Cybersecurity Requirements: A Practical Guide

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It was created to modernize the flow of medical information and to specify how organizations should protect personal health information (also known as PHI). These rules apply to anyone processing sensitive patient data. (more…)

Endpoint Protection Requirements in Common Compliance Standards

Endpoint protection solutions are deployed on endpoints, such as employee workstations, mobile devices, servers, and cloud virtual machines (VMs), to protect them against cyber threats. These solutions cover the security gaps left by traditional antivirus technologies. Endpoint protection provides multiple layers of protection that can address advanced threats such as data leaks, sophisticated malware, advanced persistent threats (APTs), and zero-day exploits.

Most compliance standards have specific requirements regarding cybersecurity. Endpoints are a weak link in the security posture of many organizations. So endpoint protection is an important part of achieving and demonstrating an adequate level of security for a corporate network. In this article, I’ll cover several important compliance standards and how endpoint security can help your organization achieve compliance. (more…)

HIPAA vs. PCI DSS for Healthcare Organizations

Why Is HIPAA Important for Healthcare Organizations?

HIPAA facilitated the secure transition of the healthcare industry from paper to electronic records of health information. Healthcare institutions use HIPAA to streamline healthcare administration functions, ensure protected healthcare information is securely shared, and improve security and compliance. (more…)

Scalable Hosting

One of the key benefits of cloud computing is having the ability to scale your infrastructure on-demand. Cloud scalability gives the user the ability to provide more and less computing resources when needed. A managed service provider hosting platform will typically scale-up, scale out, and scale in; this is sometimes referred to as vertical and horizontal scaling. (more…)

Cloud Backup vs. Local Backup: The Safest Way to Store Data

The decision about whether cloud backup or local backup is the safest way to store your data often comes down to your specific backup needs. (more…)

Announcing Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Desktop Experience

The Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform (ACP) announced support for Windows Server 2022 in November 2021. We were one of the very first cloud providers to offer the very latest version of Microsoft’s award-winning Operating System.

Today we are proud to support the Windows Server 2022 Datacenter Desktop Experience, a finely tuned desktop-focused edition customized for the Atlantic.Net cloud platform. (more…)

Best Penetration Testing Practices You Need To Know

If your organization relies on the Internet to conduct business, you need to perform penetration tests regularly. Penetration testing is the practice of launching a simulated cyberattack on your system to identify flaws that hackers may attack. By identifying and fixing these vulnerabilities, you can improve the security of your systems and protect your data from being stolen or compromised. This blog post will discuss the best practices for penetration testing and how to choose a good penetration testing service provider. (more…)