Securing the Network is Critical in Today’s Distributed World

The network is the blood system of the organization, needed to guard networked computer systems and protect electronic data that is either stored in networked computers or transmitted in the networks.

Understanding security means first understanding the nature of evolving threats, including the aspects of your network that could become prime targets, and how such targets could be attacked. Network security functions are designed to provide:

  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity
  • Nonrepudiation
  • Availability of useful data (transmitted in public networks or stored in networked computers)

Compromises affecting corporate and internal networks increased to 40% in 2015, up from 18%.
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Layered Defense Systems Create a More Powerful Resistance Structure

Improving network security in today’s dynamic threat landscape requires a deep layered defense system that includes multiple layers of defense mechanisms used to resist possible attacks. Attackers are often characterized as black-hat hackers, script kiddies, cyber spies, employees, and cyber terrorists.

Basic network security models are comprised of four components: crypto systems, firewalls, anti-malicious-software (AMS software), and intrusion detection systems (IDS system).

6 Methods for Activating Networking Security

Network as a Sensor

Malicious activities can hide in the floods of traditional alerts generated by your system, so using the network to activate sensor capabilities for suspicious activity, intrusions and breaches can make all the difference.

See Threats in the Noise

By collecting network traffic and other sources of metadata, systems can analyze and document every transaction that takes place on the network so you can see threats among all of the noise.

Block Untrusted Devices

As your extended network grows in complexity and as more devices try to access it, the more vulnerable you become—so find ways to identify threats that can find their way in even before an actual breach.

Set Clear Rules

Creating a clear corporate network security policy and then training employees across locations is critical to establishing an effective network security strategy. Clear rules remove the ambiguity around security ownership across every aspect of the system.

Enforce the Policies

Use defined segmentation to enforce access rights consistently anywhere in the network and use advanced tools to interprets ISE policy to enforce the right level of access to users, prevent the lateral movement of malicious actors, and limit the impact of breaches.

Fortify Branches

Branch networks introduce a new level of complexity and greatly expand your attack surface, so it’s critical to protect your extended network with the same encryption, visibility, and ease of management that you employ at your home campus.



7 Characteristics a WAF Should Provide


Checklist of characteristics to look for in a WAF offering

Attack Mitigation Service Brochure


Protecting enterprises against cyber-attacks with always-on, hybrid DDoS protection service

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Networks


Delivering network-based advanced malware protection that goes beyond point-in-time detection



DDoS Protection and Attack Mitigation

Enterprise Security Platform for State, Local, and Provincial Governments

Palo Alto Networks

Supporting and securing modern city, state and provincial government networks

Lancope StealthWatch and the Cisco Secure Data Center


Increased visibility of data center threats for accelerated time to remediation

Next-Generation Security Platform for Lower Education/K-12 Districts and Schools

Palo Alto Networks

Managing the delicate balance between freedom of learning and cyber safety

PA-7000 Series

Palo Alto Networks

Next-generation firewall appliances blend power, intelligence and simplicity

Security Update Subscription


A security advisory and managed monitoring/ detection system

SSL/TLS Mitigation Solution


As part of its hybrid attack mitigation solution, Radware offers DefenseSSL

Using the Threat Visualizer: A Practical Guide


Darktrace’s Threat Visualizer provides insight into network activity and emerging threats in real-time

What Darktrace Finds


Example anomalies of what Darktrace discovers