Each company has specific challenges to manage efficiently the security features of their perimeter.
According to the survey “Enterprise Networks in Transition: Taming the Chaos”, security is the main challenge for network management, and challenges grow as corporate network architectures become more complex.
At the same time, the volume of cyber threats and the variety of applications adopted by corporate users also impose new problems in managing network resources efficiently.
To face this scenario, under favorable conditions, organizations must adopt tools to monitor their IT environment and rely on the support of experts who work constantly to keep the configurations well adjusted to network performance and protection needs.
But many companies have limitations to invest in resources to manage networks, increase security and ensure more visibility.
Of course challenges are many, but it is worth paying attention to three aspects that are constant obstacles:
Here are 3 common challenges to managing your network:
- Lack of cybersecurity specialists
Another recent research shows that the global market lacks professionals prepared to tackle cybersecurity challenges. Globally, the gap is estimated at around 2.9 million thousand positions.
63% of respondents say that their companies do not have specialists dedicated to information security and 59% believe that the lack of experts creates serious or moderate risks for their companies.
Encourage cybersecurity training to your workforce is especially important because the threat landscape and cybercrime techniques evolve rapidly. Investing in industry skills and certifications and encouraging professionals to participate in training focused on the information security technologies used by the company are crucial measures to keep your team up to date.
- Failures in security configurations
The lack of experienced professionals may result in flawed management of network security tools, such as a firewall.
If technology that must protect the environment is configured incorrectly, can create various gaps. For example, allow unauthorized access to network resources.
To avoid this type of problem, the company’s security policy must always be objective and the specific rules of each security technology must be periodically reviewed.
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- Unmanaged mobile devices
When all devices used by a company are within the perimeter it is easier to ensure visibility and correct security management.
But today mobile security is one of the most important factors for network protection.
Distributed structures that require mobility make asset protection more complex.
In other words, your company’s cybersecurity features should provide minimal support for the remote devices that connect to the perimeter.
The main solution to this challenge is to adopt a security policy that establishes rules for the use of mobile devices. As a practical measure, it is worth adopting multi-factor authentication and forcing devices to connect with enterprise