BYOD Security: 5 Ways Meraki Manages Networking in The Cloud [Cisco]

BYOD Security: 5 Ways Meraki Manages Networking in The Cloud [Cisco]Besides being cost-efficient and quick to deploy, cloud-based services are flexible and scalable to fit your needs and your budget as they evolve over time. And cloud-based service providers usually take care of major issues (and costs) related to security, backup, storage and computing capacity – so you don’t have to.

What cloud-based networking brings to BYOD

Today’s cloud-based networking solutions also have an incredible array of BYOD management  and security  features baked right into them. It makes sense when you look at the risks involved with something as common as a guest WiFi network, for example. Many companies provide guest WiFi networks so customers or partners can use the Internet while visiting their offices. But what if a guest’s smartphone is infected with mobile malware that’s programmed to automatically infect any network (like yours) that it comes into contact with? It could make for an unpleasant visit – especially if your firewalls aren’t up to date and your guest WiFi network isn’t completely isolated from your internal corporate network!

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Optimize your network with due-diligent security controls [McAfee]

Most companies already have some form of protection against cyber-threats and malware, such as anti-virus software. But the threat landscape changes at warp speed, and it’s hard to keep up with the latest threats, and even harder to manage a diverse set of security tools.

One solution you might want to consider in your security toolkit is a Network Intrusion Prevention System, or IPS, which is an out-of-the-box hardware- and software-based system that helps take the guesswork out of security.

Not only does an IPS solution protect against the latest threats — including malware, botnets and denial-of-service attacks — it also streamlines security operations and can even unify network security management across physical and virtual environments.

If the current solution you have in place is causing more management headaches than peace of mind, you might want to consider IPS. Here’s why: An IPS solution inspects network traffic in near real time, identifying attacks using known vulnerabilities, as well as attack patterns with unusual activity. Not only can an IPS solution help prevent attacks on your data, it can also provide proactive protection for unpatched systems and zero-day attacks. [Read more…]