Monday, 26 September 2016

Why network security is important for your business

Protection of your computer network is vital. It plays a crucial role in preventing companies from falling prey to numerous fatal cyber attacks. Just like the popular saying goes, “It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world”, setting up a rock-solid network security system in advance is always the best way to protect your expensive digital assets.

ACIT, a leading Mumbai-based network security training centre, understands the importance of network security. In this article, it talks about the common network threats and how network security is imperative for businesses.

What is Network Security?
Network Security is a specialized domain of computer networking. It involves a system administrator who protects the online network and keeps a check on the resources and assets linked to it. Typically, the entire system of network security is based on creating multiple protective layers of monitoring, security software and hardware components. These include Firewall, Intrusion prevention systems (IPS), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), anti-virus and anti-spyware.
Coordination and well-planned functioning of these components assure effective overall security of the computer network from internet threats listed ahead.

Most Common Network Threats
Cyber threats that can hamper your business are:

      Spyware and adware
     Viruses, worms, and Trojan Horses
      Hackers’ attacks
      Identity theft
      Zero-day attacks, also called zero-hour attacks
      Data interception and theft
      Denial of service attacks

Importance of Network Security for Businesses
There are numerous business benefits of Network Security, such as:
      Complete protection against operational disturbances
      Protection of confidential business data and client details
      Reduced risk of legal actions associated with illegal hacking and data theft
      Enhanced productivity of web-based assets and employees
      Adherence to mandatory regulatory compliance

Network security, as the name suggests, secures a business network and protects the most important asset, which is the business's reputation. We, at ACIT Education Pvt Ltd, impart advanced training to students on innovative network security solutions. ACIT Institute offers 100% legal IT certifications in programs, such as Cisco, Juniper, VMWare and Checkpoint. Visit know more.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

ACIT Explains Five Main Features of Checkpoint Firewall

Role of a firewall is to control the traffic between external and internal networks. Firewall is the core of a reliable network security policy. According to the top educationist, ACIT Institute, networks are under constant threat. This is why developers keep inventing new firewalls besides upgrading the existing ones.
Checkpoint firewall is one of the most advanced firewall systems. ACIT has explained its main features below.

1.   It controls and detects application usage

Checkpoint firewall identifies, blocks, allows or limits usage of applications. It ensures your internet usage is safe and protected from different types of malware. With checkpoint firewall, you can block or limit usage of widgets and web applications like social networking, instant messaging, VoIP, video streaming, games and more.

2. Intrusion prevention

Checkpoint firewall secures your network by inspecting data packages crossing through the gateway. It is a fully loaded IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), providing geo-protections and regular, automated threat definition updates. Frequent updates are extremely important as threats get their own updates too.

3. Ease of expanding the firewall system

Security needs are bound to increase in this ever-growing world of Internet. A checkpoint firewall allows you to add plugins or add-ons to the existing software. Additional features can include threat extraction, data loss prevention and threat emulation.

4. Internal URL web filtration

The web filtering feature screens incoming URL requests. Checkpoint firewall uses this feature to determine whether URL request should be allowed or blocked. Web filtering is done by predefining few categories made up of URLs. In this way, complete web pages or sites containing objectionable content can be blocked.

5. Internal antivirus scanning

Checkpoint firewall comes up with an inbuilt antivirus. The team of ACIT ran a number of tests and the scanning system seemed highly effective. The antivirus engine will block or let the data go through, depending on the response from the antivirus engine.

ACIT institute has an experienced team of IT geniuses. While their team never underestimates the reach of malware, they do think checkpoint firewall system assures a well secured network to its user.