There are two points of interest when it comes to securing your company’s computer network – securing against an external network attack and securing the internal company network.
The first line of defense is the main point of entry from the Internet or other external networks. We can install and maintain firewall devices that will enforce the access policies and services allowed to authorized users. Along with the firewall, an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) will help to detect malware such as computer worms and will monitor network traffic for suspicious events, such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. And to further protect the network, a perimeter anti-virus and email scanning device is recommended. For most small businesses, we like to provide one device that can handle all of the firewall, IPS, anti-virus, and email scanning duties. This helps to simplify installation and ongoing support, not to mention is a better value for our customers.
The second line of defense is inside your own internal network. This means securing the company servers and desktop workstations. The company server needs to be monitored and updated with the latest software updates to ensure it is secured against new threats. The company server is also responsible to correctly authenticate the network users and provide access to specific company files. The individual desktop workstations can also be secured by keeping the operating system up to date and running local anti-virus and anti-spyware software applications.
The experienced technology experts at ACE Computer Technology can give you peace of mind with a properly structured and secure network environment.