A Multi-layered Approach
Keeping your network safe from malware attacks, hackers, viruses, and other security threats is consuming more of your resources. With increasing numbers of remote users potentially compromising your network, among a host of other new security risks, implementing multi-layered security can protect your data and safeguard your organization.
Get to Know the Security Risks
Data breaches can carry heavy legal consequences including financial loss, regulatory fines, and other liabilities. Maintaining a strong security stance ensures you’re compliant and that sensitive information and confidential data cannot be accessed or exploited.
But, as quickly as your IT staff can track down security threats, infiltrators can break through from new directions. It’s a worthwhile pursuit to become aware of your network’s vulnerabilities in order to take immediate measures to remediate any security weaknesses. A security assessment is an ideal first step to develop a 360° view of your network infrastructure and uncover any security weaknesses.
How to Build a Tough Perimeter
A robust and comprehensive network security system involves components like firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spyware software, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and employee education initiatives. These components work together to mitigate risk and minimize network downtime and maintenance.
Firewalls are mission critical to a sound network security plan. These hardware and software systems block unauthorized access and can immobilize malware, worms, phishing, and other tactics at the gate that try to invade your network and infect your systems.
The prevalence of spam and social networking websites puts users at greater risk for clicking on an infected link. Users can compromise not only their own identity and system, but also their colleagues and customers. Fortunately there are comprehensive software solutions that work in conjunction with firewall hardware to protect notebooks, desktops, and servers.
Making sure remote and mobile workers, customers, and partners have secure network access is also a concern. Implementing advanced VPN clients using multiple encryption methodologies and tunneling protocols simplifies remote network deployments and allows you to add new applications without disrupting network performance.