Network Security on Router
Network security is very important because users need privacy for their data. More than one reason is there for computer and network security. The primary goal of a network security is to protect the company assets. Assets mean the information that is in computers and their corresponding networks. Network security is related to the protection, integrity and availability of information. Internet financial services and e-commerce needs the best network security. Network security is concerned with information assets of an organization. Information security means the data must be kept confidential, integrated and readily available for authenticated users. Confidentiality of data is important and refers to the protection of information from unauthorized users. Authentication refers to the proof who you are or what you claim to be. Since there are several threats, vulnerabilities and attacks that can effect network protocols, security measures should be followed. Routers are the electronic devices that identify the data packets and direct it to the correct destination. Security measures must be taken for the protection of routers.
- Importance and issues of network security
- Why security?
- Router security
Importance and issues of network security
Several reasons are there for the need of computer and network security. The primary reason is to protect the information assets of an organization. Network security is related to the protection, integrity and availability of information. In order to secure every one’s positions and future carrier aspects in an organization, network security is a must.
Security is needed because of reasons like threats, vulnerabilities and attacks. Something that can disrupt the operation, functioning, integrity and availability of a network can be called as threat. The inherent weakness in the design, implementation and configuration of a network system leads to vulnerability. Viruses are programs that cannot exist independently. It gets attached with any other program and destroys the whole data.
Security of the router is an important factor in network security. Administrator password, firewall, universal plug n play, encryption and password for wireless communication can be done to increase the router security. Every router will be provided with a control panel so that its various functions and settings can be controlled.
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