Apcela’s Tips For Network Security and Management
First, What is Network Management?
Network management describes the process of not only operating a data network, but organizing it so that performance is at its ideal capacity. Both software and hardware tools work in conjunction to establish a successful network management system. The goal of network management is to ensure that network resources are being used efficiently and thus to the satisfaction of its users.
The Importance of Network Management
Without network management, there can be a detrimental detachment between enterprise management’s priorities and the way that the network functions. The network may also be disorganized and thus experience more frequent delays and even complete shutdowns. By employing a system of network management tools, enterprises can better align their goals with their network architectures and detect any disruptions earlier in the process.
What is Network Security?
Network security describes the process of implementing technologies and processes that protect the confidentiality and integrity of a network. The central purpose of network security is eliminating instances of unauthorized access and misuse of the network.
Common network security technologies include access control, firewalls, and anti-malware software. All of these technologies working together make up network security.
Network Security Best Practices
Recent years have seen dramatic surges in the prevalence of cybersecurity attacks. At the same time, enterprises are more unprepared, as nearly 80% of senior IT and IT security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks, according to the new IDG Research Services survey.
As workloads also increase in the cloud, there is increasing need to deploy security necessities such as firewalls, intrusion detection, and secure web gateways from the data center to the cloud. Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is a model that has also been gaining popularity. Essentially, it is based upon the principle that a user need only have access to data needed to fulfill their role. It has been proven to minimize the risk of security breaches.
Investing in a network management partner such as Apcela allows you to leverage expert opinion in your approach to boosting the performance of your network while building your network security.
How Apcela can help you with Network Security and Management?
With a broad expertise and network management offerings, Apcela provides a holistic approach to your enterprise’s needs. Balancing your priorities to create the plan best fit for you, Apcela proves to be a valuable partner in helping you achieve your goals.
Apcela’s highly successful platforms include our AppHub and Arcus Platform.
- Apcela’s AppHub model provides enterprises the flexibility to ‘lift-and-shift’ their security platform the cloud with ease, or to rethink their model entirely with a software-defined architecture.
- Apcela’s Acrus Platform is a service that enables enterprises to transition their existing WAN towards an SD-WAN architecture while maintaining on-ramps to SaaS and IaaS applications in the cloud, as well as overlaying security and intelligence stacks. Apcela’s security platform includes Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems (IDS/IPS), Secure Web Gateways (SWG) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB).
Regardless of where your enterprise stands with their cloud architecture, Apcela can work with you to take it to the next level of organization and efficiency, all while protecting your network from threats using the latest technology.
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