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This article is part of the February 2009 issue of Improving your network security strategy in a recession
Times are tough for the good guys, but a recession is always an opportunity for criminals. Threats to your sensitive data, your customers and your infrastructure are increasing dramatically, from compromised and malicious websites, to unhappy employees, to poorly controlled partners. The good news is that you can tighten your security and tighten your belt at the same time. Quick-payoff strategies can help you stay on top of evolving security threats without neglecting your network infrastructure. There are many clever ways to do this. We'll look at 10 steps you can take to improve your threat management posture that require minimum costs, manpower and give you a fast return on your investment. 1. Secure powered-down switches. For a small effort, you can lock down unused network ports and at the same time save money by reducing your overall power consumption with switches (from Adtran and D-Link, for example) that turn off or power down when they're not needed. Your investment in this new equipment will pay for itself in a year or less. Auto shut-off is a ... Access >>>
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10 tips to improve your network security strategy in a recession
Here are 10 steps you can take to improve your threat management posture that require minimum investment, manpower and give you a fast return on your investment.
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