Network Security protects network infrastructure, physical and virtualized gateways, firewalls, wireless access points, routers, and switches, from unauthorized access, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure. To reliably implement network security controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your data, ensure you have an up-to-date documented network architecture. You must know the current state and how to prioritize your efforts to improve the security of the network, including:
Your organization can ensure a secure configuration of the network through continuous monitoring, analysis, detection, and response capabilities through a strategy that includes the following controls/processes.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is an emerging network security strategy that centralizes WAN capabilities with network security functions such as Secure Web Gateways (SWG), CASB, firewalls, and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). SASE is identity-driven, cloud-native, globally distributed, and securely connects all edges (WAN, cloud, mobile, and IoT). Computing is happening at the edge of the network, i.e., branch offices, SaaS apps, users working from home, BYOD, etc., it is critical that all aspects of edge security are included in an organization’s Information Security Program.
The protection of digital assets and data stored online via cloud computing platforms from theft, leakage, and deletion is cloud security. Assets are frequently found spread across hybrid and multi-cloud environments – public clouds, private clouds, and software-defined networks (SDNs) – all need to be secured against attacks.
More specifically, controlling and monitoring how data flows in and out of an organizations network is perimeter security. This includes:
NDR products monitor east-west traffic or communications within the network itself and apply advanced behavioral analytics like cloud-scale machine learning to rapidly detect, investigate, and respond to threats. Integrations with EDR and SIEM products enable seamless data correlation that provides end-to-end visibility and security across your entire network.
All of these concepts provide a robust and comprehensive network security management program to secure your organization’s network. Implementing the appropriate network controls to meet your business requirements reduces cyber risk and improves network security. Find out how Solutions II is helping organizations develop and/or strengthen network security every day!