The Common Deficiencies Plaguing the Network Security Strategy

The Common Deficiencies Plaguing the Network Security Strategy

Enterprise Networking Mag | Thursday, June 13, 2019

FREMONT, CA – An enterprise network is an ever-evolving platform that grows with the incorporation of new components. However, the addition of new elements often leads to increased threats and reduced visibility. A failure to address the flaws creates openings for cyber attackers to breach the network infrastructure. As a result, it becomes inevitable for organizations to upgrade their network security strategies over time.

Often, the volume of data in the network exceeds its capabilities. Hence, the existing security solutions of the network cannot monitor the threats effectively. To counter the risks, security solutions should be capable of tracking the network activity from endpoint to endpoint. For instance, the domain name system (DNS) logs do not offer high visibility during data transactions.


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The incorporation of multiple technologies with the network can lead to the compromise of security policy enforcement. For instance, the employment of different firewalls on a single network will enable the implementation of similar policies in distinct ways. This flaw escalates whenever new security products are integrated into the network.

Network tools require constant maintenance. Hence, the management of policies and configurations become difficult when operating numerous applications at different locations. Also, various networks have different security requirements. As a result, a security strategy designed for global threat intelligence feeds cannot adapt to customized policies, which prompts constant replacement whenever the network changes.

Many of the tools utilized in enterprise networks are often outdated, as a result of which, the network fails to adhere to open standard and offer application program interfaces (APIs) for exchanging data. Hence, security teams face complications in effectively transferring data between different tools. For instance, even if they can collect traffic flow data via one kind of tool, they cannot share the data with another tool with higher analytics capability.

Enterprise network integration is a growing challenge, especially when it comes to the inclusion of cybersecurity tools. The continuous evolution of networks has led to the creation of new threats, which many organizations have failed to counter. Hence, there is a need for adapting the network security strategy according to the requirements.

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