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Why you need proper network security

Without a proper network security and abuse report handling solution in place from a company like
Fortinet, your organization might be at high risk.

We’ll discuss things like user access and account activity in this post, but basically we’ll walk through how to create the basic documentation, approve and update a user, and remove them from your network.

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This will be a quick overview of what is involved, but there’s a lot more that goes into preventing user access and protecting your networks than we’ll cover here. For example, we’ll also discuss how to customize your security policy to prevent users from compromising your networks and sharing the most sensitive information. For that, we’ll explore common network security practices and techniques in our next post.

Creating User Documentation

We’ve already covered how to create a basic documentation (e.g. using a simple.pdf file) for a user. We also have setup our accounts in a security group to make it more difficult for people to gain administrative access to our environments.

However, there are still security concerns that can happen. For example, could an attacker easily gain administrative access to your environment and use that access to get into the network we’ve setup?

If the answer is yes, you need to make sure that your organization is prepared to defend itself from any potential threats. The best way to do that is to start documenting everything that could possibly happen in the network.

One simple way to do this is to create documentation for every user in the network. By writing documentation for all of the network users you’re concerned about, you can document their information, how they interact, and even how they go about accessing resources and accessing other systems.

As an example, if your organization already has network administration set up in our DigitalFirewall configuration, create a page for every network admin in the organization. You should have documentation for every user in your network.

If you’re using our IP Address Manager or any other utility to get network names, look at the section below for network admin addresses.

This will help you find your network admins so that they can easily locate each other and keep their information secure.

Allowing Users to Access the Network

Before you can provide a secure environment for users, we have to ensure that they can successfully connect to the network. This is where an administrator will often do something like setting up a DMZ.

While it’s a great idea to have your administrators put their tools and interfaces behind a firewall, it’s still possible for someone with physical access to that network to use it. This is typically the user that will get root access to the network and root access is extremely dangerous in a security context. This means that by allowing them access to the network, you risk exposing yourself to the entire attack surface that exists on the network.

On top of that, there is nothing to prevent other users from adding a DMZ behind the firewall. There’s also no defense in-depth needed to identify each user and determine which user should run the DMZ to protect them. In other words, by having a DMZ enabled, the risk of a security breach is likely increased significantly.

If you’re going to have a DMZ, there are a few things you should be doing to ensure it works. First, you should ensure it’s properly secured by using different network names and permissions for each user on the DMZ. This will also give your security team better access to the network when one of the admins needs to access the network.