Network support services are designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. This includes both hardware and software technologies. Effective network security manages access to the network and targets a variety of threats to stop them from entering or spreading on your network. Some of the more popular securities we work with include:
- Access Control: Not every user should have access to your network. To keep out potential attackers, you’ll need to recognize each user and each device, then enforce security policies. Certain devices can be blocked or given limited access. This process is network access control (NAC).
- Application Security: Is any software you use to run your business and needs to be protected. Unfortunately, software and hardware may contain holes, or vulnerabilities, that attackers can use to infiltrate your network. Application security encompasses the hardware, software, and processes you use to close those holes.
- Wireless Networks: These types of networks are not as secure as a wired one. Without stringent security measures, installing a wireless LAN can be like putting Ethernet ports everywhere, including the parking lot. To prevent an exploit from taking hold, you’ll need products specifically designed to protect a wireless network.
Antimalware and Email Security
“Malware,” short for “malicious software,” includes viruses, worms, trojans, ransomware, and spyware. Sometimes malware will infect a network but lie dormant for days or even weeks. The best antimalware programs not only scan for malware upon entry, but also continuously track files afterward to find anomalies, remove malware, and fix the damage.
Email is especially susceptible to malware and is the number one threat for a security breach. Attackers use personal information and social engineering tactics to build sophisticated phishing campaigns to deceive recipients and send them to sites serving up malware.
There are many other types of network security such as firewalls, data loss prevention, and web security, just to name a few. It’s important to know what network security support you need and have so that you can prevent a possibly devastating attack on your network. Rad Computing has the knowledge and experience to handle all these network securities and more.