Network Security: Is your network unprotected?

May 9th, 2019
Network Security: Is your network unprotected?

With cybercrime increasing dramatically, businesses small and large need to protect themselves with network security. Securing the data on your network may not seem very important to you until you lose your data or the privacy of your data content because you have no security on your network. Many companies are wide open to attack with low-end modems and firewalls as well as using free anti-virus.

What is network security?

Network security refers to the set of measures taken to protect a network from various security threats. Network security is any activity designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. It includes both hardware and software technologies. Effective network security manages access to the network. It targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering or spreading on your network.

Network security components consist of many pieces, including:

  • Anti-virus and anti-spyware
  • Web protection
  • Email security
  • Backup and recovery

How does network security work?

Network security combines multiple layers of defence. Each network security layer implements policies and controls. Authorised users gain access to network resources, but malicious actors are blocked from carrying out exploits and threats.

What are the benefits of having a secure network?

Minimizing the level of risk: for attacks, infections, and breaches. For most companies, reaching an acceptable level of security can be difficult, if not impossible, to achieve on their own, even for organisations that have their own IT staff and help desk.

 

Protection of Confidential Data: Network security is not just about regulating what enters or leaves a network, it’s also about protecting what’s present inside of it. That is the data it contains. Businesses usually contain a lot of confidential data which when leaked can put a business at stake. Such data security breaches can be prevented through network security.

 

Computer longevity: By protecting your network against various security threats like malware, DDOS attacks, hacktivism etc., you are enhancing the longevity of your computers. Because the more secure your network, the better condition your computers would be in.

 

Closed environment protection: Network security offer a closed environment which is well-protected from the internet and the various external security threats. This is especially true in the case of private networks.

 

Increased profits and productivity: Keeping computer networks operating at peak efficiency is critical for any organisation. With network security tools in place, sluggish systems and downtime, which can eat into profits and render systems unstable, become a thing of the past.

CCTS are experts in network security and protecting businesses and offer customised Network Security solutions for local businesses. Network Security Solutions available at CCTS are:

Smart - regular reporting keeps you in the know when it comes to Internet usage at your business
Strong - our powerful firewall acts as the first line of defence to keep viruses and intruders out
Forward thinking - potentially dangerous sites will be blocked
Mobile - our security solutions cover Wi-Fi or 4G enable devices

If you remain unprotected, it’s only a matter of time before a security threat makes its way into your network. CCTS can assist you and your business to achieve a secure and stress- free network.

Contact the team at CCTS today, call 1800-244-244 or email contactus@ccts.com.au

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