How we live, work, play, and learn have all changed. Every organization that wants to deliver the services that customers and employees demand, must protect its network. Securing your network also helps you protect proprietary information from attack. Ultimately it protects your reputation.
How does network security work?
Network security combines multiple layers of defenses at the edge and in the network. Each network security layer implements policies and controls.
Authorized users gain access to network resources, but malicious actors are blocked from carrying out exploits and threats.
- Firewalls put up a barrier between your trusted internal network and untrusted outside networks.
- Email security. Email gateways are the number one threat vector for a security breach.
- Anti-virus and anti-malware software. Sometimes malware will infect a network but lie dormant for days or even weeks.
- Network segmentation. Software-defined segmentation puts network traffic into different classifications and makes it more difficult to breach your data