Your company’s IT network is critical to the success of your business. To keep your network up and running, ensuring network security is essential. Here are some of the best ways to do that.
Lock it Up
It may sound like common sense, but the easiest way to ensure network security is to make sure that the network hub itself is kept safe. Make sure the door to the server room is locked either with traditional deadbolt locks or an integrated access control system that uses card reader technology. Once you have tightened the physical security around your network, you need to increase virtual security as well.
When you use firewalls, you dramatically increase your cybersecurity. This is because the firewall not only protects your individual computers, but also the network as a whole, denying access to anyone who can’t provide the correct login information.
By far one of the best ways to increase network security is to simply keep an eye on who is attempting to access it. For instance, network administrators should receive the most access privileges. Everyone else should still get what they need in order to complete their work, even when they work remotely. A major part of ensuring cyber security involves verifying the integrity of user accounts. Lock out any accounts that may be compromised, and change login credentials frequently. Security alerts should also be set up so that you will know when any suspicious activity or previously unknown devices attempt to connect to your network. By doing this, you can prevent the creation of false accounts that spoof authentic user accounts.
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