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Detecting Information Leaks

Information that moves over a network might get lost while it is still in transit owing to the reason that the network has been configured incorrectly and is therefore unable to assure the integrity and safety of the information that is moving over it. In an enterprise scenario, information leaks are detected when the files sent from one computer to another do not arrive in the same format as they were sent or get modified in the way. These leaks are not only dangerous, but they also make a system not to run as well as it should due to the fact that the integrity of the file system is corrupted. Whenever you have two applications running on different servers on the same network, information leaks will cause the files not to move from one server to the other and a lot of information is lost in the middle. This is the reason why checksums are usually done on the files that are being transferred to ensure that none of the bits that were intended for the recipient get lost or changed on the way. Information leaks are not good for any company and cause systems to slow down and perform very sluggishly which is not good at all for the business or organization.

Conducting an inspection on the state and nature of your current network system ensures that you don’t get to leak any information and even testing the system and the network protocols before doing anything serious with the system ensures that you are working on a stable system. It doesn’t pay to have a poorly configured network that causes your networks to be slow and not working properly and this only leads to more losses and your computer systems not being in sync with one another. Another common cause of information leaks in a system is the presence of vulnerabilities within the system infrastructure. These might include network devices which slow the movement of information from a section of the network to the other and this could be the reason not all the information arrives at the destination in the format that it was originally sent in.

Whenever you have a buggy network that keeps losing information while it is still in transit, it helps to take the network apart and configure it again to ensure that IP addresses are assigned properly and that all devices have the addresses of all the others in the same topology to ensure that data gets sent to the correct device on the network. As such, not much information will be lost on the way and as a computer setup, the information will be moving from one computer to the other without hitches along the network. A good network configuration will also ensure security for the information as well as integrity for all the data that is in transit. Be sure to check your network for leaks before getting it into operation as this will prevent a leaky system and ensure smooth data operations and transfers.