Types of Network Security Solutions

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Most operations in all industries nowadays run on computers. Unauthorized or malicious access by third parties to your computer’s network will significantly compromise your operations. This has, in fact, cost companies billions of dollars and even led to the downfall of others due to lack of trust by clients whose sensitive information got into the wrong hands. Cybersecurity is an integral component of your business to protect processes, infrastructure, assets, and devices from security breaches, theft of data, unauthorized accesses, and cybercrime.

The term “cybersecurity” is an umbrella term for the different services offered by the ServiceNow security incidence response team for various IT security-related issues. Network security, for instance, will protect against the invasion of your internal networks by third parties. It does this by leveraging different software and hardware technologies. The following are some of the solutions currently employed for network security:

Network Access Control

Here, you will control who can access your network through the integration of identification devices into your network. The common forms of identification used in most organizations are passwords, fingerprints, and devices that work with facial recognition. Other than this, behavioral analytical software is used for the identification of any abnormal activities in your network, which can be the source of a security threat. Firewalls are the most common form of access control. They create a barrier between suspicious outside systems and your internal network, thus controlling your staff’s access to dangerous sites.

Antimalware and Antivirus Software

This is designed for the protection of your network from all types of malware, including spyware, ransomware, Trojan, and viruses.  Malware can unfortunately stay in your system for ages, ready to spring an attack and wipe out your data or send it to the wrong person. Antivirus and antimalware software will continually scan your network and track files. This way, it picks out malware that might have slipped through a crack and is lying low and get rid of it before it harms your network.

Email Security

man checking email while having coffeeEmail communication remains one of the most common for official correspondence in the corporate sector. However, email gateways are also the leading threat to your network’s security. Attackers will use your email gateway to blackmail you or even email a client on your behalf and scam or direct them to malware-infested sites. Email security solutions are designed for the control of the messages you send and receive to block these attacks.

Wireless Security

Most organizations nowadays are relying on wireless rather than wired connections for their Internet access. This allows them to access the Internet virtually anywhere on their property. Although convenient, a wireless Internet connection is less secure than a wired one. Hence, you should have strong security software in place to block hackers from accessing your network via the wireless connection.

There are now different online tools for network security that promise high-level protection for the organizations opting for them. Still, in some cases, these are just fronts used by hackers to gain access to your network. The best choice among the security solutions mentioned above is to get a reputable expert to assess your network and recommend the ones that will work best for you.

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