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Changing IT Network Security Trends

In wake of changing network security trends, it becomes imperative to design and draft new security strategies that may help us in keeping all our IT network connections secure. Small and medium scale businesses need to realize the importance of IT system and network security as they’€™re increasingly dependent on digital data and processes now.

Listed below are some important trends that may impact network security substantially in the near future:

IT Network Security

1. Mobile Users

For the basic reason that networks have become highly mobile and users can connect to a server from any place, they have become prone to be targeted by hackers and competitors. Employees can easily access services from their personal devices such as PCs, iPads and firewalls of the systems are increasingly becoming porous. Availing dedicated IT networks security services is therefore a need of the hour.

2. Web Server Protection

There are several hackers active across the globe working 24/7 with just one goal – to attack web apps with all sorts of damaging codes so as to extract confidential information or hurt a business’€™s reputation. The stolen data is often sold to various interested parties later on. These cyber criminals work through their own web servers. In order to escape their attacks, you need to make sure that both your local network and VPN are fully secured. Employ an IT network security company to do the needful.

3. Evolving Cloud Solutions

Enterprises across the world are now adopting cloud solutions and Saas (Software-as-a-service). With the easy availability of applications in cloud technology, there is an urgent need for cloud services to evolve. Thus, you must come up with your personalized security models in order to trim down the chances of multiplication of passwords, permissions and other security infrastructure concerns.

4. APTs

IPS or web filtering services has played a major role for the past many years in countering attacks on IT networks. However, APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats) correspond to the next generation of internet crime-ware. As hackers are devising newer and more intelligent ways to attack IT networks and servers, your security frameworks should improve accordingly.

5. IPv6

The latest internet protocol, IPv6 has helped a lot in making available many more IP addresses. But, there are numerous fundamental changes which should be considered in the protocol while framing a security policy.

In order to protect the privacy and integration of data, encryption is what should be deployed at every layer. With encryption, however, more hassles begin to emerge.

Devise an IT network security strategy that amalgamates the network security of organization with other layers of security which may include endpoint or mobile devices.

Ensure that your IT network security system is keeping pace with latest advancements in the system if you want to protect your data. While a regular software engineer or network administrator can sure make some preliminary arrangements, only a dedicated cloud solutions and IT network service provider can indeed provide actual security guarantees.

Written By

Ng Wei Khang, CEO at a Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Services, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT Support Services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, Cloud Solution Configuration, Network management and Data security & Theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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