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Hardening Network Defenses

Whenever there happens to be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access into your networks, there is always that challenge to improve your network defenses. Hardened network defenses will not let unauthorized or suspicious-looking parties into your network. Still, they will instead keep them locked out of the network, which will be very useful to maintain the security of your network systems. The network defenses are also made harder to access or for the hackers to gain entry into them by ensuring that proper protection applications are installed onto your network. All the traffic that goes in and out of the network gets to be inspected.

By carefully inspecting all the information passing over the network, one will be able to easily track down, identify and flag suspicious traffic that tries to make its way into your network. The observation of the traffic that is flowing over a network also enables the applications that have been charged with the responsibility of keeping the network secure to observe patterns that are evidence of hackers and other malicious parties within the traffic. This enables the security applications to stop any attackers’ right in their track and redirect their traffic to very secure parts of the network.

Redirection of the traffic in a network is also another means of ensuring that the systems are well-defended, and only the users that have been known to access the system securely will be let into the system, with the rest of the traffic being made to fly around in circles like planes waiting to land at an airstrip. This is also very useful in the administration of any modern network. The redirection ensures that all unwanted traffic is safely guided out of the network, and the network is kept safe and flowing without obstructions.

The observed patterns over a given period of time make it possible for the current defense on a network to be made much stronger and gain access to them much harder. It can be compared to finding out the unauthorized network patterns and which ones are familiar to the network security applications to restrict what goes in and what stays out of all the connections. The process of hardening the network defenses is also useful for networks with all kinds of traffic flowing into and out of them.

In conclusion, network defenses should never stay the same but are encouraged to stay constantly improved and in a state that makes it possible for them to keep the bad elements out of the network and only give authenticated users and those on the IP whitelist. Blacklisted IP addresses are kept back from the network and are unable to gain entry into the network owing to the restrictions that have been employed by the networks. Any modern information system should make a difference between what is allowed onto a network and what has been sealed off from gaining entry into the network.