IT Brief NZ - Why your network's security may still be at risk


Why your network's security may still be at risk

Network security can be an intimidating discipline for most organisations.

The threat landscape is becoming increasingly dangerous, as malicious actors focus their energy on developing sophisticated, targeted attacks.

At the same time, the anywhere, anytime mobile workforce, digital workplace transformation, IoT applications, and the move to the cloud are increasing the size and complexity of IT infrastructures and their associated attack surfaces.

This all means that in the era of digital transformation businesses have become vulnerable to a host of threats.

Due to these broad threat spectrums traditional security policies simply no longer cut it.

These policies were mostly binary, denying or allowing access to the network for users with an unmanaged or managed device.

Security policies like these simply do not account for the complexity of today’s business networks, which include access for non-employees, as well as IoT devices like telephones, manufacturing robots, cameras, or drones.

To address the scale and scope of IT initiatives and digital transformation, CISOs must adopt a closed-loop approach to network security.

There are five key elements to a closed-loop approach, these include, end-to-end user visibility, granular network access policies, strong network security controls, connection behaviour analytics and remediation action.

In aggregate, the Aruba network security portfolio can help any organisation address the scale and scope of digital transformation with tighter access controls and more effective incident detection and response.

Aruba ClearPass NAC is a template-based policy management and enforcement system that allows for granular controls for different user groups and IoT applications, as well as integration into a broader security architecture. 

ClearPass is a vendor and device-agnostic NAC available through NetWireless.

This means that it can easily integrate into the existing network security infrastructure, improving its efficacy in the process.

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