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Best Practices: Securing and Managing Your Network

Infrastructure Management

What does a secure and reliable network mean to you?

This question can be answered in several ways:


As a network engineer or network security professional, it means that the network has been configured and is managed proactively to prevent or detect breaches or malicious activities as early as possible. The network is continuously monitored to prevent outages or minimize their effect.


As server administrator or data management professional, it means that information stored and accessed through the network is protected and can only be opened and viewed by those who are authorized.


As a CIO or CSO, it means that the network is dependable to ensure business continuity and that adequate systems and controls are in place to prevent loss, control risk and prove compliance with all applicable laws or industry initiatives for the protection of patient, consumer or financial data.