Network Security is very important because it provides security to the network. Network Security prevents unauthorized access to your network. It is the job of a network administrator to adopt preventive measures to protect their networks from potential security threats.
Computer networks that are steadily involved in regular transactions, communication and flow of data packets in and out requires network security. It is not enough to just protect network devices with passwords. Nowadays Hackers can brute force login and even harvest passwords.
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TYPES OF NETWORK SECURITY
UNIFIED THREAT MANAGEMENT
These devices serve as an all-in-one security device. Unified Threat Management appliances includes firewalls, content filtering, web caching, intrusion prevention system, application filtering, gateway anti-virus, spam anti-virus, captive portal, bandwidth management, Network Access Control, Screening of Web sites or pages, E-mail filtering, Screening of e-mail for spam and etc. They combine most of these features to provide network, data, and application security. Content of web page can be screened for pornographic content, drugs, weapons and violence or hate oriented content. Organizations can also exclude shopping, banking, YouTube video streaming and job related web page contents.
A firewall is a network security system that manages and regulates the network traffic based on some protocols. A firewall establishes a barrier between a trusted internal network and the internet.
Most Unified Threat Management appliances come with inbuilt firewall system. Firewalls are commonly used in private networks to prevent unauthorized access from the internet. Every data entering or leaving the network goes through the firewall to be examined for security threats. A firewall makes it harder for hackers to attack your network.
ANTI-VIRUS ENDPOINT SECURITY
An Endpoint security antivirus is a tool that is used to detect and remove malicious software. It was originally designed to detect and remove viruses from computers. An anti-virus protects not only from virus, but also from worms, Trojan-horses, adwares, spywares, keyloggers, etc. Some products also provide protection from malicious URLs, spam, phishing attacks, botnets, DDoS attacks, etc. They also provide encryption of data on your hard drive, and protect your internet banking by providing a strong VPN to encrypt your browsing activities.