Many questions have been asked in regards to our companiesâ€™ security needs for our network. Deciding what we may need in terms of any hardware or software that could help to protect our assets. The purpose of this report is to offer recommendations as to what we should do to enhance our network security as well as explain what and why these components are in place. We will also examine what it means to have an intrusion and what we can do to circumvent that from happening. We will also determine what these security option will mean in terms of man power to monitor and maintain.
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If we want to have just reports that we can go over and alter the IDS settings from these reports the staffing needs will be minimal in order to maintain the network. This is due to the fact that we are relinquishing control in real time to generate reports and statistics that will let us see the intrusion attempts. If we choose to go with the IPS that allows a more active view we will be able to track and protect our data from intrusions in real time. This will obviously require more personnel to monitor and maintain the security protocols. This allows us, especially with our ecommerce business. To make sure that our data as well as our clients data is safe in secure while in our systems we need to have a plan and these tools in place.
Looking at our options in terms of what hardware to choose from I would like to recommend the Cisco ASA with Firepower Services. This device gives us an excellent firewall service with a generous next generation IPS to provide threat focused protection to our network. This will also give us protection against advanced malware and outside threats. There is also a software option that would fit our needs...