Different Types of Network Security
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Different Types of Network Security

By CIOReview | Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A well-designed network security solution lowers operating costs and protects businesses from severe damages caused by a cyberattack or other security breaches.

FREMONT, CA: Any organization's network and data are guarded by network security against breaches, invasions, and other threats. This is a broad word that incorporates hardware and software as well as processes, regulations, and configurations relating to network use, accessibility, and overall malware protection. Protecting client data and information, keeping shared data secure, guaranteeing reliable access and network performance, and protecting against cyber attacks all require network security.

Types of network security protections

Firewalls

Firewalls use established security rules to regulate incoming and outgoing traffic on networks. Firewalls are a crucial feature of everyday computing because they keep unwanted traffic out. Firewalls, particularly Next-Generation Firewalls, are critical for network security since they focus on preventing malware and application-layer attacks.

Email security

Any practices, products, or services meant to keep your email accounts and information safe from external threats are referred to as email security. Although most email service providers include built-in email network security mechanisms to keep you safe, these may not be enough to prevent fraudsters from gaining access to your data.

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)

Brute force attacks, Denial of Service (DoS) assaults, and exploits of known vulnerabilities are all examples of network security attacks that IPS technology can identify and block. A vulnerability is a defect in a software system, for example, and an exploit is an assault that makes use of that flaw to acquire control of that system. When a vulnerability is reported, attackers often have a window of time to exploit it before the network security fix is adopted. In these situations, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) can be utilized to immediately stop the attacks.

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

According to the zero trust security paradigm, a user should only have the access and authorization that they need to perform their job. Traditional network security solutions, such as VPNs, provide complete access to the target network, whereas this is a fundamentally different approach. Zero trust network access (ZTNA), also known as software-defined perimeter (SDP) solutions, allows users who need granular access to an organization's applications to do their jobs.