Cybersecurity – a complex subject made simple. This blog series was created to help businesses develop a better understanding of cybersecurity from a broad perspective. In Part 3 of this 3-part series about cybersecurity essentials, we review the solutions, tools and vendors that support a robust cybersecurity program.

Given the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape and the sophistication of cyber attacks, it is almost impossible for a SMB to keep up. Smart businesses will partner with a MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider) to help them protect their systems.

In order to properly manage cybersecurity risk, businesses must use a layered approach. There isn’t one magic bullet that will solve all your cybersecurity challenges. Most businesses will have to mix and match and put together a customized cybersecurity program that will address its specific budget, goals, challenges and compliance requirements.


Automation is an integral component to keeping businesses protected against sophisticated and continually-evolving cyber attacks. Solutions like AI (artificial intelligence) can help improve security in three main areas:

Threat detection: Solutions that monitor for threats 24×7 will analyze, recognize and monitor for known threats and predict novel threats. Some advance threat detection is done in real-time.

Threat response: AI platforms will automatically create and deploy security protections to address detected threats. The faster the response to a detected breach, the less time hackers have to steal and/or damage your data and networks.

Human augmentation: AI security solutions can help eliminate alert fatigue by automatically triaging low-risk threats and automating data analysis and other repetitive security tasks, freeing staff up to focus on more sophisticated tasks.

Cybersecurity tools

Some of the most common cybersecurity tools, that every business should consider as part of their layered cybersecurity program.

  • Identity Access Management (IAM)
  • Firewalls
  • Endpoint protection
  • Anti virus, anti malware
  • Intrusion prevention/detection systems (IPS/IDS)
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Endpoint detection and response
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Encryption
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Virtual private networks (VPN)
  • Cloud workload protection platform (CWPP)
  • Cloud access security broker (CASB)

Trusted Cybersecurity Vendors

ACE IT Solutions works with the most respected and innovative cybersecurity vendors to help our clients establish robust security and risk management programs. These vendors have built solid reputations for developing cutting edge cybersecurity solutions.

  • IBM
  • Alert Logic
  • Huntress
  • Cisco
  • Skout
  • Cyberfish
  • KnowB4
  • Azure
  • Okta
  • Microsoft
  • DNS Filter
  • SonicWall
  • Sentinel One
  • Duo

Not sure where to start with cybersecurity for your business? ACE IT Solutions offers a comprehensive suite of customizable cybersecurity services to meet your organization’s specific risk profile and compliance needs. Contact ACE IT Solutions at 646.558.5575 or

Read Part 1: Why cybersecurity is important

Read Part 2: Cybersecurity threats and challenges

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