Types of Network Security
Network Access Control – Restrict access to resources on your network ensuring potential attackers cannot infiltrate your network.
Antivirus and Antimalware Software – Protection from a range of malicious software, including viruses, ransomware, worms and Trojans.
Firewall Protection – Prevent unauthorised access from the untrusted external network into your internal network.
Virtual Private Networks – Create a secure connection between two devices allowing for remote access to your business network, data and systems.
Physical Network Security – Prevent unauthorized personnel from gaining physical access to network components such as routers, cabling cupboards etc.
Technical Network Security –Technical security controls protect data that is stored on the network or which is in transit across, into or out of the network.
Administrative Network Security – Consisting of security policies and processes that control user behaviour, including how users are authenticated, their level of access and more.
Why do we need Network Security?
There are many reasons why we need network security and below are just a few points why:
- Protects against internal and external network attacks.
- Prevent known attacks and adapt to new threats
- Protection from harmful spyware
- Reduce risk of data theft and sabotage
- Monitors all network activity and flags abnormal behaviour.
- Ensures privacy of all communications.
- Controls access to information.
- Protects data from unwanted editing, accidently or intentionally.
- Protection against disgruntled employees
- Makes your business more reliable.