Network Security Monitoring

 

The most important aspect of a computer network is the Network Security. A minor security hazard may lead to a loss of huge amount data on your server as well as the other client computers. Therefore you should perform regular scanning of the server, turn off the computer when it is not in use and use a strong password for both Network and system administration. Along with these there are some tips to keep in mind while doing Network security monitoring. These are:

 

  • Attack of virus

  • Policy of security and good network monitoring tool

  • Scanning of email

  • Prevention of unauthorized access

  • Checking of accidental deletion of the files


Attack of virus


You should be extremely careful regarding the attack of virus which can come through network. A virus can destroy the hard disks, processors and crash all the systems and stall the Network system. Therefore you should always be aware of the latest viruses that can cause problems and always keep and updated antivirus program and install it in the network.

Policy of security and good network monitoring tool


You should always have a security policy in your Network and always talk to the Network users about the threats that can harm your Network. You should also have a good Network monitoring tool installed in your Network for checking activities such as Network traffic, shared folders and open ports.
Scanning of email

You must know that emails are the main sources of viruses and various malwares. Therefore you should have an email monitoring and scanning program installed in your Network. There should be a tight security policy for your proxy server also and you should always block the ports that are not used and the web applications that are prone to virus attacks.
Prevention of unauthorized access

You should only give access to authorized person. All the folders and the resources that are shared in your Network should always be accessed by the authorzied people only and they should also be monitored and scanned at regular intervals.
Checking of accidental deletion of the files

It is absolutely necessary to prevent accidental deletion of any important file. Therefore you should have a good data recovery software installed in your Network. There are many good software available in the market which you can buy and install to be prepared so that such accidents do not occur.
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