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What is Network Security?

Network security is the implementation of policies and security measures to monitor and prevent unauthorised access to your network which may result in, misuse, modification, or denial of your IT network and resources.

Network security refers to any activities designed to protect your IT network. Specifically, these activities protect the usability, reliability, integrity, and safety of your network and data. Effective network security targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering or spreading on your network.

Because SMEs often lack the IT resources of larger organisations they are particularly at risk because their network security may not be sufficient to protect your business from today's sophisticated Internet threats. With ever changing threats staying one step ahead is becoming ever harder.

How EBC Group help with network security

To understand network security, it helps to understand that no single solution will protect your organisation from the variety of threats and that you will require multiple layers of security to protect different areas of your network such as email or data and that if one is breached, the other layers will still protect you.

Network security is accomplished through hardware and software. The software must be constantly updated and managed to protect you from emerging threats.

With network security in place, your company will experience many business benefits. Your company is protected against business disruption, which helps keep employees productive. Network security helps your company meet mandatory regulatory compliance. Because network security helps protect your customers' data, it reduces the risk of legal action from data theft.

Ultimately, network security helps protect a business's reputation, which is one of its most important assets.

At a glance:

Our multi-layered network security consists of many components, working together, which helps to minimise the threat, they include:

Mail Defence

Cloud based control and protection of your email

Watchguard

Advanced firewall protection to prevent unauthorised access to your network

Kaspersky 

The leading anti-virus and anti-spyware software

Shadow Protect 

Gain control of your Windows servers and networks

"‘Having partnered our IT services with EBC Group, our infrastructure has been completely refreshed having overhauled a tired and dated system. The EBC Group team has transformed an underperforming IT system providing Jupiter Marketing with centralised support and an IT partner that really understands the importance of flexibility and future proofing our systems'. "

Ian Grubb, Financial Controller at Jupiter Marketing