Types of Network Security Protection

Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Protecting information, securing shared data, and ensuring reliable network access are vital for protecting confidential data and information.

FREMONT, CA: The world is undergoing a data revolution. A wealth of potentially harmful online information, ranging from basic shopping habits to private financial transactions. A network of interconnected devices transports data. The data remains secure during transit so long as the mechanism responsible for transmitting it is secure. It is during this phase that most corrupted data originates.

Types of network security protection

Sandboxing: A sandbox is an isolated, safe environment that simulates the operating environment of an end-user on a network. Code that has not been tested or is untrusted is frequently sandboxed to prevent malware from getting on the network.

Hyper-scale: As a system's demand increases, hyper-scale technology architectures improve and scale accordingly. A distributed computing network includes the capability to provide and add more resources to it.

Remote access VPN: Virtual private networks provide encrypted connections between devices and online networks. An encrypted connection can be used to transmit sensitive data securely, and it does not allow unauthorized parties to eavesdrop on all communication. Personal and business networks both use VPNs.

Intrusion prevention system: Monitoring for harmful activity is a key component of intrusion prevention systems. An IPS responds when harmful activity is detected by reporting, blocking, or discarding it. There can be a combination of hardware and software used. Unlike intrusion detection systems, which merely detect harmful activity and warn administrators, this system is more sophisticated.

Zero trust network access: Zero Trust Network Access, an IT security solution, provides secure remote access to applications, data, and services.

Firewall: Security rules determine which network traffic is allowed and denied based on incoming and outgoing traffic. Security has been a primary concern of firewalls for over two decades. A firewall provides a barrier between trustworthy, regulated, and protected internal networks, and shady, unregulated external networks, like the internet.

Cloud network security: Monitoring and management of network security can be centralized using cloud-based network security. Security across cloud environments can also be simplified by integrating solutions with on-premises solutions.