Secure Network Infrastructure

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The Need

When organizations are growing through acquisitions or are expanding geographically, there is an inherent business need, and demand on network administrators, to maintain the Performance, Reliability and Security of the network.

Network segmentation is the process of isolating hosts onto smaller segments based on their function for better management and troubleshooting. This strategy offers a quick and cost-effective means of boosting network performance and easier way of troubleshooting. 

At the same time it is becoming more and more apparent to IT and Security managers, the need to ensure that the internal network itself is protected from “insider threats”.  The reasons for this trend are the growing number of attacks and other malicious activity by people who have access to the corporate network as well as the widespread use of office productivity tools, which due to their universal usage, become the preferred vehicle for hackers and malicious code authors.

The profound truth however, is that many organizations in their effort to implement swift solutions to meet expansion and other urgent needs, do not follow an agreed-upon corporate blueprint, exposing the organization to unnecessary risks.

Protecting your Organization

Our secure and robust Network Infrastructure design and Implementation services are crafted to assist you in enhancing both the performance of your internal network, as well as the level of security protection. Drawing knowledge from our ever-growing expertise, our approach to (re)designing a Secure Network begins with a detailed examination of your existing network design and services running on critical systems, as well as your current and future needs

A proposed secure and robust network design is presented to you, including your network and systems environment’s strengths and weaknesses and the description of the identified issues.  Our proposed secure and robust network design recommendation stems from our assessment findings, and represents a strategy that would better fortify your organization against threats and security outbreaks, while continuing to provide to legitimate users the necessary access to resources and data as required by your business needs.

Doing it right: Our Secured Internal Network Design and Implementation Solutions’ Key Features and Benefits

Our Secure Internal Network Designsolutions are largely characterized by the following Key Features and Benefits:

Key Features

Benefits

Reduces congestion

Minimizes local traffic on network segments

Aggregation of multiple adapters/links to a single virtual link

Improved Performance

Failures will affect small individual network segments and not the entire Internal LAN

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), ensures that no loops will be created when you have redundant paths in your network.

Easier Network Management

Port-Based Network Access Control (802.1x) offers the capability to allow/deny network connectivity, control VLAN access and apply traffic policy based on user or machine identity

Port Security – Using dynamically learned or static MAC addresses, restricts a port’s ingress traffic by limiting the MAC addresses that are allowed to send traffic into the port

Broadcasts will be contained to local network

Improved  Security

 

Remaining Functional and Compliant – Support tailored to your needs

We very well understand that to remain effective, a Secure Internal Network requires constant monitoring, fine-tuning, updating and maintenance.  These requirements may prove a burden your organization is not poised to undertake.  We have, therefore, structured our post-deployment services so that you may have the level of support you need, in order to achieve maximum return on your investment, with the least of worries.

Our suite of post-deployment services range from simple Maintenance and Support, to full- fledged Managed Security and Outsourcing Services.

This solution comprises part of the “Design & Implement” phase of our Information Security Continuum (D&I).