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Outdated network components make it impossible to run high-performance networks. A fundamental re-engineering of networks reduces security risks, enables the implementation of quality-of-service levels and improves performance.44 trillion gigabytes – in numbers: 44,000,000,000,000 gigabytes.
In the Assess Phase, your organization needs to take an inventory of managed desktop systems and determine their hardware specifications, operating systems, applications, and whether antivirus software or other malicious software-detection software is currently installed.
Business Challenges Lack of basic security standards to protect against malicious software and attacks Antivirus updates are not managed well, increasing attack risk Help desk is reactive, spending majority of time on security-related issues IT Challenges IT workers manually perform updates and deploy patches on each machine Irregular, unpredictable server outages mean outages in network services, reducing end-user productivity Network administrators individually manage IP addresses to avoid duplication, and manually apply configuration changes to workstations Projects Deploy firewall with lock-down configuration (possibly a multi-tier firewall solution) Implement networking services such as DNS server to easily find and access network services, and DHCP server for automatic, centralized IP address management Implement a managed, standardized antivirus solution for desktops Business Benefits Established policy standards provide a more consistent computing environment Improved desktop security by rapidly and reliably delivering patches to targeted vulnerabilities IT Benefits Centrally managed patches provide a more stable and secure infrastructure Efficient and reliable TCP/IP network configuration helps prevent IP address conflicts and conserves the use of IP addresses through centralized management of address allocation Controlled, robust environment that can withstand attacks through security ”layers” at the perimeter, server, desktop, and application levels Reduced complexity of hardware and software operations lead to smoother change management processes The Standardized level of optimization requires that your organization has standard antivirus software installed on clients, a centralized perimeter firewall, basic networking services, and availability monitoring for critical servers.
You should read this section if you do not have antivirus software with automated signature updating running on 80 percent of more of your desktops.
Introduction The Nature of Today’s Attackers The Firewall to the Rescue Types of Firewalls How a Firewall Works Host-Based Firewalls Network Firewalls Firewalls for Small Offices and Home Offices Firewalls for Enterprises Firewall Products Summary Firewalls are a key part of keeping networked computers safe and secure.
All computers deserve the protection of a firewall, whether it’s the thousands of servers and desktops that compose the network of a Fortune 500 company, a traveling salesperson’s laptop connecting to the wireless network of a coffee shop, or your grandmother’s new PC with a dial-up connection to the Internet.