Once your users are connected on your company’s network, you must be able to monitor and detect any suspicious activities or connections within your network. This is where the importance of having an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) comes into play. An IDS system will analyze and then display the information to your IT analysts so they can take action when required.
3. Do you have a way to validate that the risks detected by your firewall are complete?
Firewalls are programmed to detect specific threats but how can you validate whether the firewall is actually blocking everything that should be blocked? Being able to count on an IDS system that can scan the internal network is important. This will help your security department confirm that your firewall is doing a good job at protecting your company and at the same time add an extra layer of security.
4. Can you validate that the security problems flagged by your system are accurate?
Having a second alert or complementary tool that can confirm or overturn what shouldn’t or should’ve been blocked by another security system will help your analysts feel more comfortable taking decisions.
5. How can you tell if your user’s computers are only communicating with devices and systems with which they are allowed to communicate?
Your firewall policy rules that grant access to the internal network of your company through VPN connections might be too flexible or complex and this can lead to involuntary errors. An IDS application will help you verify that the users have access only to the machines they are supposed to access. By giving you the source and destination of a connection, you IT department will be able to see exactly what information is being accessed in your network.
Remote work has its advantages but as you can see, allowing remote access can also put your network’s security at risk. Rest assured, solutions and tools exist to help you mitigate these external dangers. A NSM solution can definitely help you improve your network security on that front.
Join Gerhard Mourani at blësk’s next webinar on this subject to find out how blësk can help your company go beyond.
When? Thursday June 4th @ 11:00 am*.
*Webinar will be given in French.