Networking - Security Device

Security Device types

Cybercrime is among the rapidly increasing types of criminal activity. On average, it is estimated that an amount equivalent to $6 trillion will be spent in the world trying to combat cybercrime by the year 2021. This is double the damages witnessed in the year 2015. Some reports state that on average, a cyberattack costs upwards of $1 million. The figure is expected to rise.

If you are a managed services provider, it is essential now more than ever that you ensure your customers are provided with top-notch network security. Cyber attackers and hackers are, unfortunately, unethical and unwavering. You, therefore, need to leverage tools in networking security proactively. Only this way will you be able to maintain the efficiency of your line of defense.

Consequently, it is essential that managed services providers (MSP) assist customers in understanding the necessity and essence of keeping the best network security practices.

This article offers an analysis of the main things you are required to know on the various network security device types. The essence of powerful network security has been shown by modern attacks on MSPs.

About network security

Network security is the different countermeasures established for the protection of the network, data passing through, or stored on it. It works to maintain the safety of the network from cyberattacks, employee negligence, hacking attempts. There exist three parts of network security: software, hardware, and cloud services.

Software

The software, which comprises antivirus applications, may be installed on nodes over the network and devices to offer extra threat correction and detection.

Hardware

Hardware devices are appliances or servers that carry out particular security roles within the networking surroundings. They may be installed "out-of-line", or out of network traffic path, though it is usually done in the traffic path, or "in-line."

Cloud Services

In cloud services, the infrastructure is offloaded to a cloud server. The organization is in general the same as how network traffic flows via in-line hardware devices. Incoming network traffic however is redirected instead to the cloud service. The cloud service plays the role of scanning and shielding off potential threats. This is done before allowing the traffic onto the network.

Cisco WS-SVC-IDS2-BUN-K9 Networking Security Device Control Board

All amazing network security control devices employ a combination of various types of tools in network security. This is employed in Cisco WS-SVC-IDS2-BUN-K9 Networking Security Device Control Board.

The theory backing the strategy is that in the event a threat is able to go slide past one security countermeasure, it will be blocked from entering the network by other layers. Every layer offers active monitoring, identification, and remediation of threat capabilities. With this, the network is maintained securely.

Types of network security tools and devices

A variety of networking security tools may be incorporated in your services line-up. The list below outlines some of the security tools you can get:

  1. Access control
  2. Behavioral analytics
  3. Anti-malware and antivirus software
  4. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) prevention
  5. Firewalls
  6. Application security
  7. Data loss prevention (DLP)
  8. Email security
  9. Mobile device security