Network System Architects helps organizations improve their security postures by building better network and system architectures. The ways we do that are:
- Designing secure network architectures
- Implementing network firewalls
- Designing and implementing secure dial-up access into your network
- Designing and implementing secure Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s)
- Securing Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and NetWare servers
Designing secure network architectures
Where should your POP server be placed in your network architecture? Do you know? Network System Architects can help you. We will meet with your staff to create an overall vision of the services provided by your existing network. We will then create a network architecture that provides these services in the most secure manner possible without limiting functionality to your users.
Implementing network firewalls
Installing a firewall involves a great deal more than installing software. What ports should you allow? What ports should you deny? What ports are the applications on your network currently using? Network System Architects’ experienced and certified staff can help you answer those questions.
Designing and implementing secure dial-up access into your network
At Network System Architects we have found that many of our clients protect themselves from the Internet using firewalls, but then allow ordinary dial-up modems to be attached to critical servers inside their network security perimeter. This gives hackers an easy backdoor into their networks.
A properly designed and configured dial-up access server can improve the security of your network, while at the same time reducing costs to your organization.
Designing and implementing secure Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s)
Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) use secure encryption to securely transport your date across insecure network links. What this means to you is that you can cancel your expensive leased lines and send your data across the Internet, securely and inexpensively.
Securing Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and NetWare servers
Many corporate networks are like M&M’s; hard and crunchy on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside. Once the hacker gets past the perimeter firewall, there is little to prevent him from doing whatever he wants. And if the hacker is a disgruntled employee, there is no protection at all.
Host based security is an important part of any data security plan. Network System Architects will help you make certain your critical systems stay one step ahead of security vulnerabilities caused by Operating System bugs. Network System Architects will also review the configuration of your critical systems to make certain that no vulnerabilities have been created that will open them to attack.