Learning how to protect your company from network security threats is essential for the health of your business. In a recent study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 55 percent of respondents said they expect cybersecurity breaches within their organization, since attackers now use malware and other programs to damage your network. This is a good problem to have!
But how can you protect your network against all these threats? You could start by using network security services, simply call Treasure Valley IT for for network maintenance in Boise, ID.
What if you could have security products like firewalls that weren’t just there for the sake of making the whole thing easier, but that actually helped keep you and your customers safe?
So what can we do, what’s the simplest way to provide this kind of protection? It’s easy to find out the cost of firewalls, and it’s easy to figure out the cost of security products. But what about the other end of the spectrum, the security product you might need when you just need a little extra help?
Here’s a simple security checklist to get you started.
Create a list of requirements
Before you invest in a security product, you need to make a list of all the things you expect it to protect you against. The better the list, the better the security product will work. When I started working with a security product, I didn’t have a list. The product I was interested in at the time (and still am, actually) was a web-based firewall. It’s an easy step to get started. First you create your rule. Then you copy the rule into a text file and use that file to run the rule as an administrative command. The result is that you will see the firewall rules being created and running, making sure that they all run as expected. It’s like this for every security product out there. For example, with ZEN Enterprise we have a good rule called “Disable all firewall rules that match this rule in the rulesets created” that is called “Enable all firewall rules that match this rule in the rulesets created”. We don’t disable those rules if they do not match our rulesets, because it’s more efficient.
The other thing is, in most cases we don’t create rules based on rulesets, and instead we create rules based on user’s user credentials or domain credentials. In ZEN Server, the following example was created that I’ll explain, to show how to use rulesets in ZEN Server.
Here, I’ll create a new rule called RuleGroup and add it to the group that is defined in the Group Rule Editor. Group Rule Editor When you select the Group Rule Editor, you’re presented with a window like the following. Note that you don’t have to add any rules to the group. You just need to create some new user accounts to use with your rulesets. You can use the same user accounts you used in the first step of the procedure. You’ll see the default settings, but we’ll also have a few rules that will add custom functionality for us. If we use the same user accounts in the first step, we’ll have some trouble when we try to set up our group. To be able to set up our group as we want, we need to be able to set the permissions for users and groups. So, we’ll have to create a new group named “Custom Users” with a member of the same group as we did in the previous step.