Achieving network security is trickier than ever. While network security threats are evolving and multiplying, the very the nature of the network is changing, too. No longer is it enough to lockdown the in-house enterprise system: Employees now work from everywhere and on all sorts of devices, both company-owned and personal.
This guide gathers in one place the latest news, information and guidance that will help you achieve the best network security possible for your enterprise. Learn about network security issues and approaches, from best network security practices to mobile security to the latest types of tools available to make your job easier and your security more effective.
Network security best practices
The best way to achieve network security is to practice good network-security habits right from the start. The articles collected here explore key obstacles to achieving the best network security and the latest means for battling these security threats.
Stronger network security can be key to preventing ransomware, a top network security threat. Expert Kevin Beaver offers five ways organizations can improve their networks to stop this threat. Continue Reading
Most companies take reasonable steps to protect their networks from virus attacks, but too often security teams overlook infections that original in employees’ home networks Continue Reading
Improve enterprise security with a single pane of glass approach to networking and security projects. Expert Mike O. Villegas explains what enterprises need to know about it. Continue Reading
Combatting the latest threats to your network
The types of threats that infosec pros are likely to face these days are multiplying and getting more sophisticated. Fortunately, the means IT has at its disposal to safeguard the network are also getting better. Learn how software-defined networking, machine learning and other technological advances are coming to the rescue and helping to ensure the good guys have the best network security possible.
Software-defined networking promises to improve efficiency in network server virtualization and boost security as well. Here's how. Continue Reading
Advanced machine learning, despite challenges, can help to distinguish between false alarms and real network threats, saving valuable time for IT employees. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking may be the key to better security. In this tip, expert Lee Doyle explains how to improve SDN network security and prevent breaches. Continue Reading
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Network access control
In today's fast-changing security landscape, a big part of achieving the best network security possible is controlling who accesses the network. This section explores the challenges for controlling both on-site and remote access, the impact of recent developments like the internet of things, and new methods like behavioral analysis.
The next-generation firewall is a focal point of an enterprise security strategy, which benefit from their integration of cloud-based threat analysis and endpoint management. Continue Reading
The ways in which attackers might assault the internet of things means network-level defense is no longer sufficient. We need a paradigm shift now in network security. Continue Reading
Network intrusion detection
An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a key product to help create the best network security. An IDS sets off an alarm when there is a security breach, violation of company network security policy or some other indication that there's a security issue with the network. Read on to learn the benefits and best uses for an IDS and also how to select the right one.
Detecting network intrusions requires immense amounts of information and a big-picture view of the network. Expert Kevin Beaver explains why. Continue Reading
The challenges of network risk analysis, proper segmentation, and policy and change management are legion, but must be overcome to secure the network. Continue Reading
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Wireless and mobile network security
Achieving the best network security means you must also ensure that Wi-Fi networks are locked tight and that mobile devices don't create an entrée for potential intruders. Here's what you need to know about how to make Wi-Fi secure, as well as some of the attack vectors your network is up against.
The latest FCC compliance rules being proposed have complications for Wi-Fi security. Expert Kevin Beaver explains what enterprises need to know about the FCC's proposal. Continue Reading
With workers requiring access to their company's network anytime, anywhere, mobile network security is a priority, and a constant challenge for IT. SDN and NFV could help. Continue Reading