If you can’t beat them, join them. At least when it comes to employees bringing their own device onto the network or IoT (Internet Of Things) devices on the network. In this piece we detail six typical generic steps network administrators can take to ensure a fast and effective installation of their NAC (Network Admission Control or Network Access Control) project. However, the order of these steps will depend on the individual project, so remember to adjust your process accordingly.
Despite increased awareness of the need to secure electronic health records, cybercriminals are still finding a way to access sensitive patient records.
We’re happy to announce the production readiness of our new and innovative capabilities: a cloud-based Guest Network with a highly customizable CLEAR Captive Portal.
A network administrator can only be as strong as her toolbox. Every day, an admin faces a myriad of network problems, big and small. To efficiently solve a problem, an admin needs a “toolbox” of programs and solutions that can time and time again handle troubleshooting, monitoring, passwords glitches, IP allocations and any situation that can slow employee progress.
Mornings can be rough. If you’re a network administrator, the beginning of a day can be particularly difficult.
Network visibility or endpoint visibility, is the essence of cybersecurity. How can you protect something that you don’t know exists? How can you identify the weakest links in your network when you don’t know what they are?
Are you frustrated by your network mess? Ever wonder where a network cable goes once it joins a tangle of other cables that run behind a heavy, dusty piece of storage equipment that no one dares touch?
It’s no fun herding cats. They are difficult to control, and it’s nearly impossible to tell one cat from another when they’re scattered all over the place.
Access to digital information is typically password protected. A password is something only you know (with the help of the yellow Post-it on your computer screen!). But is a password enough to protect a digital asset?
According to cio.com, IT executives (not IT professionals) often have misgivings about traditional security platforms such as firewalls and Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems IDS\IPS. It argues, “That false sense of security can have IT executives not only disconnected with the reality of their security situations, but having a blind spot from what threats are really going on.” This highlights the importance of network visibility in building any kind of reliable security apparatus. In the world of network security and management, visibility into events as and when they occur allows networking teams to react in real-time and take appropriate action. This can include alerting about or blocking a rogue device, monitoring user or device activity, creating audit and trail reports, trend spotting, forecasting or scanning for threats.