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Network Security - WHAT is it?

Network security prevents attacks and interception attempts at the point where individual servers, applications and data storage areas are connected together.

It involves the use of a number of tools:

  • Host-based Intrusion Prevention Systems (HIPS) for servers
  • Perimeter-facing and internal-facing firewalls
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) Services
  • Network Access Control (NAC)
  • Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (NIPS)
  • Network-based Data Loss/Leakage Prevention (NDLP) Services
  • Distribution Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection & Mitigation Services

It’s important to emphasize that not all clients need all of these. There’s no ‘standard’ or default approach: you can ‘cherry pick’ from the list, according to your needs.

WHY do I need a Managed Network Security Service?

The rapid adoption of cloud services and smart apps is making network security more difficult and complex.

In addition, there are increasing demands from regulators and law-makers to protect your network effectively. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), privacy laws and data protection acts require all companies to implement effective DLP management – and those who fail to comply can face stiff fines and, sometimes, prison sentences.

External management reduces the pressures – for both Internet service providers and end-users.

WHEN do I need it?

Many attacks take place at the network level, so network security is always needed. We work for our clients full-time, giving them the assurance of constant protection.