Fortifying the Network Security

Enterprise Security Magazine | Thursday, February 28, 2019

The secure network is a top priority. Network security combines multiple security layers of defense protecting proprietary information from cyber attacks. Network security can be delivered in 3 ways through the use of hardware appliance, software or a cloud service.  

A rigorous and consistent security strategy is required to reduce cyber-attack risks. The need to utilize Network Security Tools becomes essential to stave off threats:

Endpoint security

Corporate networks use endpoint security to protect data when accessed through remote wireless devices (laptops or mobiles). Comodo advanced endpoint protection software has seven layers of protection which include antivirus software, auto-sandbox, web URL filtering, host intrusion prevention, firewall and so on.

NAC (Network Access Control)

NAC helps in protecting the access control of the network. NAC recognizes any third-party user possessing potential attacks and enforces security policies for the network system.

DLP (Data Loss Prevention)

DLP technology helps in preventing any uploads, forwards or even printing information in an unsafe manner and provides network security measures.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

VPN uses IPsec or Secure sockets layer to authenticate the communication between a network and a device. Virtual Private Network is also capable of encrypting connection from any endpoint to a network system.

Antivirus and Antimalware Software

Antivirus and antimalware software are used to protect the data and information against malware like spyware, ransomware, Trojans, worms or viruses.

Application security is also vital to identify vulnerabilities or holes in the organization's network system.  

Manipulation or data theft can be costly to business companies. It can also have long-term negative ramifications on a business and its profits. Effective security steps like to identify connectivity susceptibilities, review policies and educate end users, fortify access points and to filter media access control addresses is very much essential. Network security practices are necessary to overcome cyber threats in any business company.

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