Network security is a combination of policies and configurations of software and hardware systems designed to protect your network from undesired attack.
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As business networks evolve, their complexity increases. As a result, when IoT devices enter the network, security becomes highly important for businesses of all sizes.
The lack of a reliable network security process can compromise your business because you may not be aware of an issue until the damage has been done. Security attacks can hurt your brand, cause data loss, and damage your business in general. In addition, many companies suffer from numerous network security problems without ever actually realizing it.
Being able to rely on a good network security process reduces the risk of data loss, theft and attacks.
Domotz is a valuable addition to any security process, bringing insight and knowledge to you about the various devices on the network and how they may affect your security process.
Network security combines multiple layers of defenses throughout the network. Each network security layer implements a different combination of policies, processes and controls. Above all, network security must be connected and configured through adequate technology.
Domotz helps ensure that networks remain within the company’s policies and processes by bringing awareness to new devices on the networks that have specific controls in place. Using Domotz gives piece of mind that monitored networks are working as expected.
In today’s world, data security is a central concern of any organization. Network security management is mainly focused on identifying key areas of risk and mitigating that risk to the highest level.
Here are some of the main benefits of adopting a comprehensive network security process:
Domotz values the benefits of a good network security process and you can see how we achieve this on our security at Domotz page.
A good Network Monitoring System must identify,classify and proactively alert you to new devices that are on your network. Furthermore, the system should continuously scan the network for changes to the infrastructure and the devices on that network.
When changes occur to devices on the network, or the network infrastructure itself, a good Network Monitoring System will promptly bring awareness to the operator through active alerts, or even into the PSA tools and documentation systems being used by the network administrators. Being able to quickly act upon these changes through secure connectivity helps network administrators resolve issues and close potential vulnerabilities within the network should be another key benefit to a good Network Monitoring System.
Some of the major benefits of using a good network monitoring system are:
A good network monitoring software brings you full knowledge of your connected systems. These tools can help you improve your network security by automatically scanning networks and improving your Network Security Process. Above all, such systems enable IT departments and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to enhance good network security tools, keeping their business more secure.
A network monitoring solution must include the following elements:
A good network security process should rely on network monitoring software that automatically scans your network to discover, identify and classify all the devices that are on that network. The identification and classification should automatically detect information such as MAC Address, IP Address, manufacturer, make, model and type of device. Flexibility to modify location information, or synchronize with your documentation tools, helps keep control of your assets to protect your network and increase your network security. Awareness of device specific details, such as OS Versions and communication ports, help expose potential vulnerabilities that may be on your network.
A Network Monitoring Solution will help you better understand how your network is configured, both graphically in the form of a topology map, but also provide you with back-ups of critical configuration files within the network infrastructure. By documenting the network in such details, you can easily understand real-time changes that are happening on the network. A good Network Monitoring Solution will store the configuration files and allow you to revert to previous configurations in the case of unwanted changes to the network.
When it comes to network security, it’s essential for the users to receive notifications when a new device joins the network, which could be a threat to the network. With Network Monitoring and Alerts functionality you can receive notifications for events like connection lost/recovered, new device discovery alerts, security issues alerts, and alert settings for network performance trigger thresholds. A good network monitoring solution should monitor all network-connected devices on the network. More importantly, such a system should report to the cloud any device status changes in real time.
To help maintain security of the network, a Network Monitoring Solution must take advantage of Multi-factor authentication and/or Identity Access Management tools.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an access methodology that requires two separate forms of identification in order to grant access. This added level of security makes it much harder for unauthorized users to gain access to your systems. Like Two-Factor Authentication, Single-Sign On (SSO) services and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), can be used to ensure the identity of users accessing your networked systems.
A good network security system will leverage SSO/SAML services so that users can have a single Login and Passcode while maintaining tight controls on verification and validation of the users. This further minimizes the ability for unauthorized users to gain access to the network systems you manage.
Enabling 2FA and/or SSO/SAML for your team means that login to your user portal won’t be possible with just the username and password. It will also require verification that can only be obtained from a 3rd party authenticator application.
Any Network Security Process will require proper maintenance, management and awareness of the network, including the infrastructure itself and awareness of the devices that are on that network.
Domotz achieves all the qualities of a good Network Monitoring Solution. More importantly, as cloud-based service, Domotz is continuously up-to-date with the latest security features and functions and will proactively alert you to new devices, changes in the network infrastructure and device status. Domotz is a web-based application and can be easily accessed from anywhere, and has a mobile application, so that you can be informed of any of these changes in real-time, from anywhere in the world.
Domotz leverages the latest Identity Access management technologies and incorporates SSO/SAML and two-factor authentication to ensure that it is you that is accessing your networks.
Domotz has been built with solid principles around the security of our cloud service, we are proud to share those principles, and how they are applied on our infrastructure.
Learn more information on Domotz System Security Standards.