Today, data security is more than just a challenge for your business. It is an opportunity to win customer loyalty and improve employee productivity. And it all starts with protecting your data across your network.
Networks face a growing number of new threats each day, stretching your IT department too thin. Implementing the right security solution will help reduce attacks from various cyber threats and unauthorized access. Look to a managed security service to not only combat impending threats but to relieve stress on your IT department.
Managed security is a fully managed, cloud-based security solution enabling businesses to manage information security and efficiently monitor network activity. With an increase in cloud computing usage, sophisticated attacks, and the complex nature and high costs related to on-premise deployment, it is no wonder businesses of all sizes are making the switch. Several factors make managed security the preferred security solution for businesses of all sizes.
The arrival of virtual networking technologies like network functions virtualization (NFV) creates an opportunity for a virtual security solution to be developed. Cloud-based managed security providers can scan network traffic for common attack patterns and promptly notify you if a breach is detected. Through this constant monitoring of network traffic and combating threats, cloud-based security providers are frequently learning new ways to mitigate future attacks and adding new capabilities. This cross-organization application visibility gives an enterprise the ability to stop attacks in the cloud before they reach their data center or applications.
Taking a multi-layer protection approach is ideal for the threats companies face today. Having a managed security service that provides security policies and gives you the flexibility to configure your own allows for easy maintenance and safeguarding. Further protection involves incorporating a scalable Layer 3 and Layer 4 firewall as well as DDOS protection.
Standard vs. Advanced Firewall
The type of firewall can vary based on the needs of your business. There are two types of firewalls to consider: standard and advanced. The standard network security system allows you to protect access and provides superior DDoS protection in the cloud. Additionally, you get visibility into what apps are being accessed. The advanced network security system affords all the benefits of a standard version as well as next-generation firewall and Web gateway features such as the ability to control user activity by identity, URL filtering policies, and application-specific policies.
Managed security can be an integral part of your data protection plan. In addition to incurring minimal capital investment, managed security will reduce the workload for your IT department and provide peace of mind with around-the-clock network monitoring. Here’s a brief comparison of Managed Security to other systems.
By mitigating the risk of a data breach across the company with managed security, your team members can stay focused on their jobs without the distraction of network threats. To learn more about how RCN Business Managed Security services can help protect your business data, visit www.rcn.com/business or call us at 877-726-7000.