Network security services are designed to protect internal company infrastructures and connected devices from undesired access, mishandling, and attacks. Network security providers can offer a comprehensive assessment of network architecture and evaluate the security of internet and intranet connections. Providers then use this information to implement firewalls and other protective measures that are customized to meet the client’s needs. Network security providers can also help monitor device inventories and wireless access points, and provide up-to-date visibility into the overall security health of individual devices and the network as a whole.
Network security services often overlap with vulnerability assessment and threat intelligence to determine gaps and track possible security risks across a client’s network and connected devices. These services go hand-in-hand with endpoint security, application security, and other cybersecurity services to keep companies aware of threats, safe from attacks, and prepared to respond in the event of an incident. Businesses can deploy network security software and other IT security tools in lieu of or in addition to network security services to maximize protection efforts.