Today nearly every business and organization relies on information technology for every aspect of operations. This increased reliance on technology makes combating vulnerabilities an ever-increasing priority. To minimize risks, Vision offers a suite of security services that focus on the preservation of confidentiality, integrity of data, and availability of network resources.
Our services aim to:
Government agencies must maintain safe, continuous operation of their network in order to meet mission goals and objectives. With the growing threats of viruses, intrusions and other attacks, however, securing systems, networks, applications and critical information resources and integrity is a constant challenge. Maclink Integrated Service's security experts maintain the highest level of professional certifications to ensure that your network is equipped against external and internal security breaches, threats and potential risks and to quickly identify and mitigate vulnerabilities.
Maclink Integrated Services uses a multi-layered approach to analyze your agency’s IT security and implements appropriate measures to keep your system safe. Our comprehensive plan delivers policy, procedures, and protection for all layers, including:
In order to provide services and efficient operations, Federal agencies must be able to depend on the reliability and security of their information and infrastructure. To protect against the ever increasing number of internal and external security threats, policies and requirements demand flexibility to meet ever-changing security demands. Maclink Integrated Service's integrated approach to planning, deploying, staffing and maintaining Security Operations Centers ensures that your agency can proactively and effectively meet security challenges.
Maclink Integrated Service's certified Information Assurance (IA) experts work with your agency to assess your security structure and map out a solution that complies with myriad IA policies and mandates. Maclink Integrated Services monitors and manages intrusion detection and prevention; ensures implementation of an overall security policy across an enterprise; provides prioritization, oversight and disclosure of key risks and vulnerabilities; and provides end-to-end risk management services throughout the risk life cycle.
Maclink Integrated Service's security experts utilize the latest Enterprise Security Management tools and technologies in your SOC and provide timely updates to keep current with rapidly evolving threats. Our experienced subject matter experts are fully trained and able to leverage the technology and processes necessary to ensure the security and availability of your networks. With our well-designed IA capability and SOC, we are able to reduce regulatory compliance costs, increase your IT infrastructure security and overall efficiency, and fully integrate your security program.
Security Operations Center services include:
Maclink Integrated Services Security Management is comprised of two key tasks. Fault Management ensures continuous operation of the security infrastructure through monitoring of client security devices, fault detection and signaling; fault reporting; corrective action determination; corrective action implementation; and system recovery, if necessary. Configuration Management ensures the continuous enforcement of firewall rules tailored to customer needs. It applies to all equipment managed by the SOC and includes data packet discard/acceptance rules between an external source and an internal destination (or vice versa) based on source address, destination address, network protocol, service protocol, and traffic log.
To determine the overall security of your systems and operations, Maclink Integrated Services utilizes a twofold approach to Security Assessment. Vulnerability assessments search for known weaknesses of systems and software and are accomplished through specific technologies configured and customized for each assessment. Penetration tests isolate and exploit known or unknown vulnerabilities of systems, services, and installed web applications and attempt to quantify the threat level and potential impact on each system.
Maclink Integrated Services technical assistance experts are ready to support you on any issue regarding system operation, system violations, system update, security hardware, software update, and configuration. For your convenience, our assistance can be provided remotely or on site, depending on your needs and the level of service. Benefits to these services include:
Proper planning and procedures are essential to ensure that Certification & Accreditation (C&A) aspect of your IT system operates cost effectively and efficiently. Maclink Integrated Services thoroughly understands all phases of C&A and implements the crucial processes that enable your agency to support and sustain an efficient process in accordance with your budget and regulatory requirements. Maclink Integrated Services understands that documentation of security controls and process of IT systems is only the first step in the C&A process. Systematic risk assessment and vulnerability analysis are necessary to identify potential areas to improve the C&A process.
Our comprehensive C&A services include:
Our services meet or exceed regulations and standards including:
Our personnel have earned the highest professional industry certifications, including:
At Maclink Integrated Services, our Enterprise Security Management (ESM) solutions extend well beyond software selection and network installation. We develop solutions that integrate your processes and personnel, and align security with your agency’s goals and processes. Maclink Integrated Service's team of security experts thoroughly assess your needs and develop a solution that meets your regulatory requirements, staffing levels and expertise, and most importantly your budget. We determine not only your current requirements, but also the scalability of the ESM for future expansion and added security features and functionality. Because the security threats are constantly evolving, we ensure that your ESM solution can respond to meet these challenges. Maclink Integrated Services has the knowledge and staff to work with you every step of the way to deliver an ESM solution that becomes the hub around which your security infrastructure is built, providing security to your infrastructure and value to your bottom line.
Maclink Integrated Service's Enterprise Security services will help your organization to:
Today, increasing threats from terrorist attacks, natural disasters, hackers, and viruses have highlighted the need for Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) plan. Mission essential functions (MEF) and national essential functions (NEF) are mandated to continue regardless of the impact or scope of events by the government. Maclink Integrated Services professionals understand these threats as well as your essential functions and aim to deliver high availability of systems and infrastructure every day, not just in times of crisis. Using an enterprise-wide approach, we identify essential business functions, assess your state of operations and recommend policies to reduce disruptions and risks, train your staff in preparedness techniques, and provide documentation and control for critical systems and networks.
From startup to execution, Maclink Integrated Service's structured approach to COOP and DR is based on industry best practices and processes recommended by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST). Our cost-effective, realistic solutions are based on the seven-step contingency process in NIST 800-34:
Maclink Integrated Services ensures that your COOP and DR solution fits within the overall framework of your risk management and enterprise security requirements, change management practices, incident response policies and procedures, and Certification & Accreditation (C&A) life cycle. Additionally, all Maclink Integrated Services solutions meet requirements set forth in OMB A-130, HSPD 20, DoD 3020.26, and DoDI 3020.45 and follow NIST guidance for COOP planning (800-34) and testing/training/exercises (800-84).
Our Disaster Recovery & Continuity of Operations services include:
Maclink Integrated Service's Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations services will help your organization to:
In a multi-layered security plan, firewalls serve as the critical first line of defense to keep malicious traffic out of the network while allowing valid traffic to enter. Maclink Integrated Services analyzes your network traffic and works with your user groups and system administrators to determine services, protocols, and the normal port usage for your network. Based on this analysis, we tailor a firewall configuration to simultaneously secure your IT resources and provide seamless network access for your agency. We regularly review this configuration to ensure that outdated access and obsolete rules are removed to prevent vulnerabilities.
Maclink Integrated Services evaluates, approves, and documents requested changes to the firewall policy. We locate public-facing services, such as web traffic, email, and remote access to bar invalid traffic from the Internet from entering the internal network. We service all externally sourced traffic to protect the internal systems from hackers and malicious code. Maclink Integrated Services uses established industry best practices for regular maintenance of security patches to the firewall operating system and application software. Logs are sent to a secure syslog server and monitored daily.
Our Firewall Administration services include:
Maclink Integrated Service's Information Assurance (IA) experts understand that risk analysis and assessment are essential to securing your IT resources. Our professionals analyze each of your IT assets to identify all possible threats and vulnerabilities and determine the probability of each event and its impact. Once risks are identified and assessed, we select and implement the necessary preventive, corrective, or detective control methods.
Because networks, systems and personnel are constantly evolving, the risk management process is continuous and ongoing. Maclink Integrated Services conducts periodic reviews to uncover new threats and vulnerabilities and to evaluate the effectiveness of existing control methods. We also develop a security policy to support the IT infrastructure to securely transfer sensitive information.
Our Risk Analysis and Assessment services include:
Maclink Integrated Service's comprehensive product and service portfolio meets the requirements of PDD-63 and addresses more current Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs) and national policies including: incident management and response (HSPD-5), identifying and prioritizing national CIKR and public-private partnerships (HSPD-7), national preparedness goals (HSPD-8), and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
Benefits of Maclink Integrated Service's Risk Analysis and Assessment services include:
Maclink Integrated Services provides Information Assurance (IA) expertise to assist your agency in creating policies, plans, and procedures in compliance with government regulations before an incident occurs. Based on incident response methodology specified by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Maclink Integrated Service's experts work with your existing incident response program or establish a new capability for your agency to:
Benefits of Maclink Integrated Service's Incident response services include: