Managed services are continuously growing to be a popular trend. The biggest threat to the service being breach of security, the service providers are seeing to it that advanced security measures are being put in place to make sure that data for enterprises and IT company Mtextbox is being kept safe in the cloud. A multilayered security approach has since been adapted since its effectiveness and reliability has been proven to be worthwhile. This approach has been set up such that its main area of focus is what one needs to protect and how the people who interact with the enterprise’s data and assets create, share and store them.
The security approach then segments and segregates uses of the network. This has the following advantages:
- A threat in one segment will be detected and it will not propagate to the next segment.
- The workloads become isolated and easy to deal with.
- Audits on the network become east to carry out.
The most recent and secure way of segmenting a network is known as tempered network. A tempered network allows segmentation even for the devices used to access the network. A tempered network has two components which include:
- Virtual private LAN service (VPLS) – This component serves to encrypt each network segment further and hide the way data moves at the same time. It also allows network terminals that are in areas that don’t seem to equal geographically to communicate. This, it does, by creating a virtual network laid on top of the physical one to allow the endpoints to link. Overlays can also be used to create more partitions in the network to enhance the security
- Software defined segmentation (SDS) – this is the tool used to partition the network and its elements into segments. The segments are then given high quality encryption then allowed to communicate with each other.
- The software serves to give an administrational control, over the network.
As much as layering a network seems advantageous, creating too many segments on the network requires that the system is flexible enough to support it. Without flexibility, the system may fail to run and operations brought to a halt. To prevent this from happening, the above mentioned tools should have the following:
- A single overall network controller that will ease the work of implementing network policies.
- Each segment should be able to support the end to end encryption in place comfortably without tampering with the network elements.
- The partitions should let the network administrator to create and implement policies depending on the type of topology network uses, the location of the network, the packet transformation services in place and the amount of bandwidth the administrator needs to allocate.
When implemented, the multi-layered approach improves the network security such that it is able to remove the points that fail end up creating breach points, intercept threats from other network connections, protect customers from SPAM messages that may introduce malware and viruses and also alert the network administrator of attacks before way before they get to be undertaken.