Network security is any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. Attacks can happen within any layer of the network security layers model, your network security hardware, software and policies must be designed to address each area.
Physical Network Security
Physical security controls are designed to prevent unauthorized personnel from gaining physical access to network components such as routers, cabling cupboards and so on. Controlled access, such as locks, biometric authentication and other devices, is essential in any organization.
Technical Network Security
Technical security controls protect data stored on the network or that is in transit across the network. The need for protection is two-fold – ensure data and systems are protected from unauthorized access, and any potential malicious employee activity.
Network Access Control
To ensure that potential attackers cannot infiltrate your network, comprehensive access control policies need to be in place for both users and devices. Network access control (NAC) can be set at the most granular level. For example, you could grant administrators full access to the network but deny access to specific confidential folders or prevent their personal devices from joining the network.
Antivirus and Antimalware Software
Antivirus and antimalware software protect an organization from a range of malicious software, including viruses, ransomware, worms and trojans. Software not only scans files upon entry to the network but continuously scans and tracks files.
Firewalls act as a barrier between the untrusted external networks and your trusted internal network. Administrators typically configure a set of defined rules that blocks or permits traffic onto the network. ResoluteGuard offers seamless and centrally managed control of network traffic, whether it is physical, virtual or in the cloud.
Virtual Private Networks
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) create a connection to the network from another endpoint or site. For example, users working from home typically connect to their employer’s network over a VPN. Data between the two endpoints is encrypted and the user must authenticate their connection to allow communication between their device and the network. ResoluteGuard’s Secure Enterprise SD-WAN employs our Next Generation Firewall solution allows organizations to quickly create VPNs using drag-and-drop technology.
Network Security for Businesses and Consumers
In the 21st century, network security must be a high priority for any organization. In addition to protecting assets and the integrity of data, network security can also enhance network performance and ensure secure data sharing.
ResoluteGuard offers a suite of network security solutions that centralize and simplify what are often complex processes to ensure robust, enterprise-wide network security