The dictionary defines network security as “the protection of a computer network and its services from unauthorised modification, destruction, or disclosure”. Network security in today’s online world is a challenge for organisations, with new and increasingly more complex threats emerging daily.
Computer networks are complex, they consist of many different parts which include devices such as firewalls, routers, and switches whose responsibility is the transmission of data both into and out of the network. These devices require professional management and configuration as without proper management they use be utilised by the attacker and allow access to the network.
Security Threats come in many forms, the most common of which is from hackers, who exploit networks for their own personal gain or to cause malicious damage.
Network security is critical because threats to computer networks can cripple communication channels, as well as cost time, money and resources. Networks First provide a complete network security service and protection against viruses, threats and other unauthorised network access. Networks First keep up to date with new and emerging threats to secure and protect critical network resources.