Network security consists of the policies and practices adopted to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources. Network security involves the authorization of access to data in a network, which is controlled by the network administrator.
Users choose or are assigned an ID and password or other authenticating information that allows them access to information and programs within their authority. Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs; conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals. Networks can be private, such as within a company, and others which might be open to public access. Network security is involved in organizations, enterprises, and other types of institutions. It does as its title explains: It secures the network, as well as protecting and overseeing operations being done. The most common and simple way of protecting a network resource is by assigning it a unique name and a corresponding password.
Endpoint security or endpoint protection is a technology that takes an upper hand to protect computer networks that are remotely bridged to users’ devices. The use of laptops, tablets, mobile devices and other wireless gadgets connected with corporate networks creates vulnerability paths for security threats. Endpoint security attempts to ensure that such devices follow a definite level of compliance and standards.Endpoint security management systems is a software approach that helps to identify and manage the users’ computers to gain access over the corporate network. This involves the network administrator to restrict certain website access to the user in order to maintain and comply with the organization’s policies and standards. The components involved in aligning the endpoint security management systems include a VPN client, an operating system and an updated antivirus software.Computer devices that are not in compliance with the organization’s policy are provisioned with limited access on a virtual LAN.