What exactly is Network Security?
- 1 What exactly is Network Security?
- 2 The benefits of Network Security
- 3 The types of Network Security Protections
- 4 Robust Network Security Will protect against
- 5 Securing Your Network with Check Point
Network Security protects your network and data from data breaches or intrusions as well as other threats. It is an expansive term that refers to both software and hardware along with processes or rules and configurations related to access to networks, network usage, and overall security.
Network Security includes access control, antivirus and virus software applications security, network analytics, various varieties of security related to networks (endpoint internet, wireless,) firewalls VPN encryption as well as more.
The benefits of Network Security
Network Security is essential to protect the information and data of clients and ensure that shared data is secure as well as guaranteeing the reliability of the access to networks and their performance and protection against cyber-attacks.
A well-designed security system for networks minimizes overhead costs and shields companies from expensive losses caused by an incident of data loss or another security-related incident.
Providing legitimate access to systems applications, data and systems allows companies to operate efficiently and also provide products and services to clients.
The types of Network Security Protections
Firewalls regulate the flow of traffic on networks, based on established security guidelines.
Firewalls block undesirable traffic and are an essential component of everyday computing.
Network Security is heavily dependent on Firewalls, particularly Next Generation Firewalls that are focused on preventing malware and attacks on the application layer.
Network segmentation is the process of defining boundaries between segments of networks where assets of the group share the same purpose or risk within the company.
For example, the perimeter gateway is a gateway that separates an enterprise system from the Internet.
Threats outside the network are blocked by ensuring that the company’s sensitive information remains within the network.
Businesses can take it further by defining additional internal borders within their network. This can improve security and control over access.
Access control defines the individuals or groups of people and the devices that can access applications and systems on the network, thus blocking access that is not sanctioned or even threats.
The integration of Identity and Access Management (IAM) products can identify the user, and the Role-based Access Control (RBAC) policies guarantee that the device and person have the right to gain access to the asset.
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Remote Access VPN
Remote access VPN offers secure remote access to a network of a company for clients or hosts like mobile users, telecommuters, and users of an extranet.
Each host generally includes VPN client software or utilizes a web-based client. Security and privacy of sensitive data are guaranteed with multi-factor authentication as well as endpoint compliance scanning along with encryption for every transferred information.
Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
Zero trust is a security concept that explains that users should only have access to and rights they need to fulfill their duties.
This is a distinct method of access from traditional security tools, such as VPNs, which grant the user access to the network they are trying to.
ZTNA, also known as zero trust network access (ZTNA) is also known by the name software-defined security perimeter (SDP) solutions that allow the organization to grant access to its applications for users who require access to fulfill their job.
Security for email refers to the procedures, products, or services that are designed to keep your email accounts and content from threats external to it.
Many email providers include built-in security for email features that are designed to protect you from threats, however, they may not be sufficient to prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to your data.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Prevention of data loss (DLP) is a security method that blends the latest technology with best practices to avoid the disclosure of sensitive information to outsiders of the organization, particularly restricted data such as personally identifiable data (PII) or compliance-related information: HIPAA, SOX, PCI-DSS, and others.
Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
IPS technology can identify or protect against security breaches in networks like brute-force attacks, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks as well as exploits of known weaknesses.
A vulnerability is a flaw in the software system. A vulnerability is an attempt to use a flaw to obtain control over the system.
If an exploit is disclosed attackers usually can take advantage of the vulnerability before the security patch is put in place.
An Intrusion Prevention System can be utilized in these instances to stop these attacks quickly.
Sandboxing is a security practice in which you run your code and open your files within a secure isolated, secure space on a host computer that mimics operating systems used by end users.
Sandboxing watches the codes or files as they are opened and searches for signs of malicious behavior to block threats from gaining access to the network.
For instance, malware found in files like PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is easily detected and removed before the files are distributed to an uninitiated end-user.
Hyperscale Network Security
Hyperscale refers to the capacity for infrastructure to expand according to the demand that can be added.
This is a solution that allows for rapid deployment, and scaling up or down to accommodate changes in security requirements for networks.
Closely integrating computing working resources into a software-defined system allows you to make the most of all hardware resources that are available in a clustering system.
Cloud Network Security
Workloads and applications are no more only hosted on-premises in local data centers. The new data centers require more flexibility and creativity to keep up with the shift of workloads for applications into the cloud.
Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Software-defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions enable network security solutions in private, public, hybrid, and cloud-hosted Firewall-as-a-Service (FWAAS) deployments.
Robust Network Security Will protect against
- Virus: It is a dangerous s download file that could remain dormant and reproduce itself by altering other programs on computers with its code. After it has spread, the files are infected d may be transferred between computers to the next a, and/or destroy or corrupt the data on networks.
- Malware: This could slow down the computer netwbyrough taking up bandwidth, and also slowing the computer’s ability for processing information. A worm is an independent malware that can propagate and function independently of other programs.
While a virus requires the help of a host program to be a trojan: Trojans can be described as backdoor software that allows criminals to gain access to the computer system through something that appears to be a legitimate program, but soon is discovered to be dangerous. The trojan virus can erase files, activate malware that is hidden within your computer network, for example, viruses, and even steals impstealst information.
- Spyware: Like its name, spyware is a computer virus that collects data about an individual or an organization without their consent. It can transmit the information it gathers to a third party without the consent of the person who is using the information.
- Adware: This could redirect your search queries to websites that advertise and gather information about your marketing preferences to ensure that personalized ads will be displayed according to your search history and purchase past purchases.
- Ransomware: It is a trojan cyberwar specifically designed to make cash from the individual or business’s computer it’s installed. It works by encryption of data to ensure that it cannot be used by blocking access to the system by the user.
Securing Your Network with Check Point
Network Security is vital in protecting information and client data It keeps shared data safe from viruses, and improves the performance of networks by reducing overhead costs and the cost of security breaches.
Additionally, because there is lower downtime due to malware or virus attacks, it could help businesses save money over the long term.
Checkpoint’s Network Security solutions help you improve your network security, without affecting performance. They offer a comprehensive strategy for smooth operations and allow you to grow your business.
Request a demonstration to understand the ways Check Point protects customers with secure network security branches, on-premises as well as cloud public and private environments.