Network Security is a term we all have heard of and understand but do we know enough to set up a secure network system for our own business whether big or small.

Network Security refers to steps designed and taken to protect your network against unauthorized access, misuse or destruction. With every day advances in technology and the moves to their convergence, networks are exposed to new vulnerabilities as every connected user can be a potential attacker. Through a combination of hardware, software and best practices, one can minimize these risks. If Network Security seems too complex to you, following steps will help you get started on securing your network.

The points listed above are generic. Your specific business needs will help you prioritize them. Security and usability may not go together. In an attempt to make the network secure, it may become difficult to use, hence it is very important to find the right balance.