Tips To Improve Network Security

By: Courtney Hamby on April 30th, 2014

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Tips To Improve Network Security

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Computers have become an important part our lives, helping us to stay connected to the world through its wide network. It is used in domestic places as well as commercial places for several purposes. Now, almost all the tasks are done with the help of computers whether it is banking, paying bills, or handling the business activities. Hence, the computers have become an integral part of our lives. However, most of the times, not much attention is paid to its security. Network Security is a big concern looking at the extensive usage of computer in several fields.

Computers can contain very important confidential and personal information that can be misused by offenders, especially the computers in business organizations. Hence, it becomes of paramount importance that the network is secured using the right practices to prevent any unwanted elements to access your personal information. Here are some practices that you can follow to make your network safe and secure.


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- Only connect your computer to the networks that are trusted and secure. Gateway network allows the computer to access other networks but the gateways are not secured. Hence, it is important to keep the gateways secure with the help of spyware.


- Enable and configure firewall to control the flow of information between your computer and internet. Once, the firewall is enabled, it keeps the computer protected from any unwanted access and changes.


- Use antispyware and antivirus software on your computer to protect it against the damaging attacks of viruses and malwares. Some of the examples of malicious software are Viruses, worms and Trojan horses. Even anti-malware tools are used to treat the infected system.


- Remove unnecessary software and non-essential services from the computer. The intruders can use the vulnerability of the software and exploit it. Hence, it is important to keep only the important software. Lesser the number of software, fewer the chances will be of attacks.


- An intrusion prevention service is a protection method that is used to prevent the computer against intrusions. It offers protection to applications such as web, file, email and database servers that are at risk of worm, phishing, spam, and Trojan and IM/P2P attacks.


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