In today’s digital world, where phishing scams and malware run rampant, cyber security is more important than ever before and is crucial to keeping you in business. Network security requirements can vary greatly for each business depending on industry standards, compliance laws, and the size and scope of the business. At a minimum your company’s security policy should be designed….
- To keep unauthorized external users out which will require a professional grade firewall system. A properly configured firewall keeps the outside world out and the inside world in, while allowing for controlled exchange of data between the two
- To keep unauthorized employees away from sensitive company information you will need a user access control system
- To keep your employees from inadvertently compromising your network security an “acceptable use of company computers” section should be part of your employee hand book
- If you have multiple locations and/or remote users you will need encrypted remote access or VPN capability
This is by no means a complete discussion on network security, but hopefully it provides some insight into how to protect your network against intrusion, internal threats and the careless, yet harmful practices of employees. Four Winds Network Engineers will work with you to customize your network security policy.
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