The Essentials of a Computer Network Security System


The right network security solution should ensure that the authorized system users are protected from losing their credentials. The solution should further ensure that the unauthorized access to the network is detected, stopped and reported for appropriate action to be taken. Any system that lacks in these two basic system features falls short of the ability to guarantee that the company’s information is safe.

When procuring for a network security solution, care is necessary to ensure that the solution meets the above elementary goals of any security system. The secondary features that we should also look for include the identity access management, ease of use, tiered user structure, complexity of determining the encryption methods used as well as the ability of the system from to keep audit trails for assessment of system use.

The identity access management security feature allows for the user session management to ensure that logged in users have their sessions protected and that no other person may use their sessions when the said users are logged in. The feature also ensures that after users have used the system from, their sessions are completely destroyed so that no further system access is permitted for them. This feature can be incorporated on the existing user directory so that users do not have to additionally create other login details for them to access the network.

The identity access management ensures that there is a centralized place where user credentials are stored and managed. From this directory, users are able to access as many systems as are available within the organization by just using a single identity. When this is the case, users are more certain to adhere to the security policies of the organization and this further reduces the loopholes that the attackers may use to compromise the network. Know more about network security at

Tiered user structure, on the other hand, ensures that users are allowed access to the system based on their roles within the organization. At the lowest level of the structure, there are general users whose main tasks may include normal data inputs. Second in line comes the data input verifiers and authorizers. Past these two there are the administrators and the superusers. Although the admins and the super users may both do the same tasks, the roles may differ slightly from one organization to the other. Basically, both should be able to add new users to the system and monitor the activities of existing users.


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