Advanced Border Control

Enterprise networks change at a breathtaking pace, creating a constantly shifting perimeter. Keeping track of the software, hosts, and services installed on this external border is a heavy burden, but it’s a task information security teams cannot afford to neglect.

Vulnerable, unpatched, or misconfigured perimeter systems and services give an entryway to hackers and put the entire infrastructure at risk. In order to do their job, security teams need up-to-date lists of Internet-facing hosts.

PT Advanced Border Control Service (PT ABC) resolves this problem quickly and simply. Regular scans conducted from our hosted infrastructure provide a full, objective, and independent assessment of perimeter security as it changes over time.

PT Advanced Border Control Service: Key Benefits

  • Reveal hosts you were unaware of
  • Identify obsolete software versions
  • Uncover evidence of unauthorized access
  • Detect remote access interfaces
  • Expose insecure protocols
  • Diagnose errors in access control and network traffic filtering

Scan results and recommendations for mitigating risk are presented via a secure web portal and as weekly reports. The hosted service ensures rapid and hassle-free deployment, but PT ABC can also be installed at the client’s own data center (on premises) by request.

See Your Network the Way a Hacker Sees It

PT ABC scans help to pinpoint the flaws that attackers look for in your perimeter, including:

  • Unmonitored hosts and services—the first step to securing hosts and services is to be aware of them.
  • Outdated or vulnerable software versions—identifying critical vulnerabilities in software installed on your perimeter is essential for effective risk assessment and management.
  • Remote access interfaces (SSH, Telnet, web interfaces)—these are essential tools for administrators, but when used inappropriately they can be exploited for brute-force attacks, phishing, or traffic sniffing.
  • Insecure protocols—these can be used by attackers to eavesdrop on confidential information.
  • Errors in access control and network traffic filtering—misconfigurations can expose internal services to outsiders or lead to disclosure of infrastructure information.

Scanning by PT ABC of newly opened ports (including non-standard ports) can also reveal evidence of malware infections and vulnerability to unauthorized network access.

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