What is Enterprise Network Security?
Enterprise Network Security (ENS) is a solution, which offers a strategic approach to digital security; it secures data and digital assets on computer network infrastructures against any number of cyber attacks or unauthorised access, especially for large and distributed enterprises.
ENS does not only mean keeping bad guys at bay; it is a preventative and real-time defence method that helps to protect data and company assets, including secure Wi-Fi, virtual private networks (VPNs), against potential threats that may impede or paralyse the system.
The Importance of Network Security
In today’s digital world, for any business network to function correctly and efficiently, organisations require real-time protection and preventative network security mechanisms. Minor disruptions to network infrastructure—can cause damage to an organisation’s reputation, bottom line, or even long-term viability.
On the other hand, constantly changing threat environments such as Trojan horses, Distributed Denial of Service, self-propagating worms have no signs of slowing down. In this case, ENS becomes a vital tool for any organisation to keep business safe and running by taking security precautions.
Why Enterprises Require a Security Fabric
Security-driven Networking “in simple language” is designed to simplify managing an organisation’s network infrastructure and security architecture. The security fabric accomplishes this by integrating all deployed security end products centrally and monitored. The next-generation firewall approach is crucial for effectively and efficiently defending today’s highly dynamic environments by implementing Security fabric.
At Ducentis, we use Fortinet Security Fabric. It is the highest security performing Cybersecurity platform in the digital industry, powered by Forti OS. It allows us to enable self-healing security and networking to protect devices, data and applications from any attack.
Best Practices for Enterprise Security
There are many different ways to secure enterprise digital assets. Several best practices that Ducentis utilise when implementing Enterprise security solutions:
- Guard data, both at rest and while in transit: Data provides a critical foundation for every operation for any organisation. It is the best practice to apply encryption across the entire network to protect data from a malicious actor, who will try to eavesdrop on transmissions.
- Set up strict controls for identity and access management (IAM): Ducentis use the concept of the Zero Trust security model when securing your network. With a zero-trust security model, a user with privileges that need to access a web sector or a business-critical application is allowed in. If someone else wants to get in, they are prevented from interacting with that area, application, or data. This protects the network against even accidental events
- Set up effective disaster recovery plans: In the event of a disaster, all critical systems must be backed up and running as quickly as possible. To provide effective DR, the following are vital factors: Inventory hardware and software, Define tolerance for downtime and data loss, Create a communication plan, Layout who is responsible for what and identify backup personnel.
- Teach employees how to promote cybersecurity: One of the most vital factors that can reduce/limit the rate of security breaches by educating employees regarding their responsibilities in connection with security can prevent many common errors related to severe violations. For example, At Ducentis, users are taught how to recognise phishing attacks that use email or text attachments to entice people to click and download malware.
- Manage endpoints and their access: Endpoint security is often seen as cybersecurity frontline. It is as essential as all the above points to make sure endpoint devices are adequately secured. End Point Security system protects these endpoints on the network and the cloud from cybersecurity threats.
Author: Amit Sachdeva