Network Security is designed to protect your network and its data from multiple layers of breaches and intrusions with hardware and software solutions. Network Security is a vast and overarching term, and not just one thing, but is a broad term used to describe many different types of technology and various processes used to define a set of rules and configurations relating to network use, threats, accessibility, and overall threat protection.
Network Security typically consists of three different controls: physical, technical and administrative. Network Security involves access control, virus and antivirus software, application security, network analytics, many types of network-related security (endpoint, web, wireless), security gateways/firewalls, VPN encryption and many more.
Cloud security helps network users secure their network since Cloud security is more secure, more scalable, with reduced time to market, and usage-based costs. Traditional IT Security is onsite and can be associated with higher up-front management costs, slow scaling, with in-house data centers that can be more prone to cyber attack than cloud-based security.
Firewalls control incoming and outgoing traffic on networks, with predetermined security rules. Firewalls keep out unfriendly traffic and is a necessary part of daily computing. Network Security relies heavily on Firewalls, and especially Next Generation Firewalls, which focus on blocking malware and application-layer attacks.
Hyperscale is the ability of an architecture to scale appropriately, as increased demand is added to the system. The solution includes rapid deployment and automated management capabilities that make scaling out simple and hassle free for businesses of all sizes. By tightly integrating networking and compute resources in a software-defined system, we can fully utilize all hardware resources available to us.
Access control is controlling who can access your network and knowing which devices belong in order to weed out the devices that do not belong, and may be threats. Recognizing what devices belong on the network will better enable the network administrator to enforce security policies.
Network Security is vital in protecting client data and information, it keeps shared data secure, protects from viruses and helps with network performance by reducing overhead expenses and costly losses from data breaches, and since there will be less downtime from malicious users or viruses, it can save businesses money in the long-term.