Monday, 27 June 2016

The Network Security: Definition and Tips

In this post, we can have a look on the networking security issues. Even wars are focused on computers and network, this topic has got immense value. Please check below:

Network security can be defined as a set of policies adopted in order to monitor and prevent unauthorised access, misuse, modification of a computer network and network resources. The network security measures are designed to check the authorisation of access to data in a network and they are manifested by the implementation of secure hardware, and software.

By applying effective network security, a variety of security threats can be identified and prevented from entering or spreading the network.

The Most Common Network Security Threats:

Network security threat -virus

  • Viruses
  • Worms and Trojan horses
  • Spyware and adware
  • Hacker attacks
  • Zero-hour attacks
  • Service denial attacks
  • Data interception
  • Data theft
  • Identity theft
Network security threat -malware

Network Security Strategy:

No single solution can protect from a variety of security threats, so multiple layers of security are required. If a security layer fails, the other ones will protect.

Network security is implemented by means of both hardware and software. The security software must be constantly updated with the latest versions to protect from the emerging threats.

The Common Network Security Components

  • Anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-malware
  • Firewall, to prevent unauthorised access to the network
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), to protect from quick spreading threats like zero-day or zero-hour attacks.
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), for secure remote access

Network security - firewall

Network Security: Business Benefits

While adopting proper security measures, companies and firms can experience many advantages and benefits. Your firm is protected from threats and attacks, so the business will run smoothly; this help improve the productivity of employees. Furthermore, network security protects company and customer data. After all, network security keeps and protects the reputation of your business which is the most valuable asset.

Network Security Tips

  • Define correct user rights and privileges
       Assigning correct user rights and setting privilege level help avoid the                risk of running malware, data theft, password stealing     etc.,
  • Download files from trusted sites only
       It’s safe to download the files from the source websites only.
  • Change the default IP range of your network, and add firewall rules
  • Block the unused ports in the network.
  • Check the entry points into the network regularly
  • Place main business systems on a different network
  • Do testing of new software on a virtual network
  • Make unused USB ports disabled.

Networking Security Courses @ Soften Technologies in Cochin

Soften Technologies offers network security courses and training along with security certification under eminent and certified faculty who have working experience in the networking domain. Based on network security, we offer the following courses:
  • CCNA –Security
  • CCNP –Security
  • CCIE –Security

Please visit: for detailed information on the course syllabus and outline.

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