PROFESSIONAL NETWORK SECURITY
Network (net-work, n.) any widespread, highly organized system; two or more computers connected together to share files, exchange data, or communicate digitally with each other. Data networks are referred to as either a local area network (LAN), which is a network within a small geographic area, like a business office or home; or as a wide area network (WAN), which is often located over a large geographic area, and may contain several local area networks. A firewall is typically the security control point between LAN and WAN networks.
Security (se-cu-ri-ty, n.) safety; protection; defense; freedom from financial concerns.
Network Security is comprised of the policies and practices used to maintain the usability of the network resources and the integrity and confidentiality of the data. The methods used to achieve this are challenged daily by a world that wants access and control of your information. This present-day battle of technologies to attack and to defend is ancient in origin, and will be on-going.
Risks from a Network Breach – the Playing Field
The average time to discover a data breach is over 200 days. Approximately 70% of breaches are financially motivated, and about 25% are espionage related. Current estimates are that you have a 30% chance of a second breach within 24 months. In other words, once breached, your network is a known and easy target.
Network Security is a process of Policies
The policies adopted to safeguard your network resources and data are unique to you and your network, while adhering to generally accepted best-practices. An inventory of network assets and a risk assessment based on an evaluation of your most valuable & critical business processes will reveal where and which security processes should be employed.
Local Network Security Support & Service Leader
Lockwood Moore, Inc. (LMI) is a leader in technology service and security support, providing over 45 years of consistent, reliable performance. LMI repeatedly out-works and out-performs others with a deeper skill set, broader product knowledge and a dedication to training and professionalism.
To find out more about our security support services, call us. See for yourself.