How Secure is Your Network Against Internet-Based Attacks?

June 27, 2018 | By Comodo
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All You Need to Know About Network Security

Protecting an organization’s network from Internet-based service attacks has become a serious concern in the recent years. New threats outplay the existing defense mechanism and it is getting complex day after day. Understanding the real purpose of cybersecurity has become more than necessity. Security experts are on their wheels to create new and effective security techniques to protect business networks from security breaches.

Network-based attacks use multiple devices to target the network server bombarding with a heavy flow of network traffic. It also requests too many services at a time that the target network cannot address the actual demands.
Host Intrusion Prevention System and firewalls are some of the preventive measures that can be implemented to completely deny network-based attacks. The security approaches identify malware interference by deploying various techniques to understand the pattern and if there is a clear difference in the pattern they are instantly denied from entering the network.

The Current Scenario of Network Security

Most of the cybersecurity attacks that happen today are mainly due to the ignorant practices of the employees that make the organizations’ network vulnerable to attacks. The following are the reasons why the current day’s business network is vulnerable to attacks
–> There is a use of outdated anti-malware software
–> Employees implement the use of easy passwords
–> Applications or the software are not updated with security patches
–> There are no proper backup of data
–> Employees unwittingly click on a malicious attachment
These are some of the most common vulnerabilities as hackers find to exploit to gain access to the technology network causing destructive data breaches.

Network Administrators can implement three preventive measures to stay away from network attacks.

  • Host-based Mitigation
  • Network-based Mitigation
  • Proactive Measures

Network Based Mitigation
Implement the use of Intrusion Prevention System
Use firewall, to limit any suspicious files from reaching the internal server. It will entitle the admin to monitor the server so as to understand where to block traffic.
Reach out to the Internet Service Provider by contacting the management team to terminate the possible attacks from reaching the organization’s network.

Host-Based Mitigation
Define a logical time limit for HTTP open sessions.
Frame a sensible time limit for TCP timeout
Implement host-based packet firewall to deny HTTP threads from spreading the attack data packets

Proactive Preventive Security Measures
Install the use of Comodo one – Remote Monitoring Management to ensure constant watch over of the network and the devices connected to it. It also helps to keep all the software, applications and programs required for the system up-to-date staying ahead of security breaches and attacks.

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