Network security monitoring represents an integral aspect of your company’s cyber-security, yet it is often misunderstood by non-specialists who are often more familiar with reacting to cyber risks rather than proactively monitoring for them. It can also be something that they don’t know how to approach, especially for smaller companies with no on-site IT support technicians. However, network security monitoring has the potential to be a formidable weapon against cyber threats to your company.
Network security monitoring involves the collection and analysis of data to see how your systems are used and, consequently, to identify when they are misused or under attack. Within a modern business setting, the threats to network security are numerous and far-reaching. For instance, as well as the external threats of hackers and malware infiltrating your systems, there are other threats you may not always perceive such as careless or sometimes even malicious employees, the weaknesses within some third-party service providers and the issues raised by outdated devices. Your business needs continuous automated monitoring designed to suit your individual business systems and the way you work.