Data security is one area of technology that has seen some great advancements in the past few years. John Delfeld wrote on GovPro.com that given the increasing number of vulnerabilities and levels of awareness, both public and private sector entities have made adopting new security technology a high priority. However, businesses cannot go into these new solutions blind, as they need to figure out which will work the best for each individual organization.
There are new, powerful solutions, but they are only as good as the network data they are getting for analytics. Delfeld said there is new technology that can help with this in network monitoring that companies should be looking into. Innovations are now available that let businesses get the correct data at the right time and provide visibility across the entire network instead of a smaller, more fuzzy view of what is happening within the network.
Benefits of this technology, according to Delfeld, include:
– Real-time awareness of what is going on in IT environments among users, applications, systems and more. If there is a vulnerability in the system, the company will have the ability to spot and get rid of it quickly.
– Automated security tools that will lower the risk of breaches and data loss
– Control of access to the network, which gives the companies the key to its own security protection
– Scalability, as these tools can be expanded or contracted as the business sees fit
Delfeld wrote on GovPro that these network-monitoring switches can help give power to security officials looking to analyze their network and meet requirements of a quickly evolving threat landscape. With accurate analysis of network data, having these tools in place is seminal for an organization to protect itself with the amount of new threats on the horizon.
These network monitoring tools can add a lot of value to a business' security approach, according to Dark Reading, and the biggest area where this is apparent is fighting against the distributed denial-of-service attacks. The website said there are many different DDoS attacks, but all include a purposeful account lockout.
"However, all DDoS conditions — whether caused deliberately by an attacker or accidentally — will share one key characteristic: unavailability of resources," Dark Reading said. "One of the primary use cases for network monitoring tools is monitoring for that condition."
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