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Layers of Security

Layers of Security

Defense in Depth

IT threats are everywhere, and new ones continue to be discovered every day. Multiple layers of defense are now necessary to properly mitigate the risks against your business. 




An analogy of this is seen with home security. While it may be adequate in some scenarios to simply lock the door at night, many homeowners opt to install security cameras and lighting to further protect against home invasion – especially if the home is in an area with high rates of crime.

IT threats are everywhere, and new ones continue to be discovered every day. Multiple layers of defense are now necessary to properly mitigate the risks against your business. Here are several examples of common layers in a business IT environment:

A security appliance takes those functions traditionally performed by a firewall and adds intelligent features such as intrusion detection, intrusion prevention and sandboxing. Each of these features in themselves is an additional layer of security.

DNS protection helps to keep employees from access known malicious websites, and in the event malicious software does somehow infect a computer on the network, DNS protection can help to prevent the software from being able to perform the attacker’s desired actions.

Endpoint protection software takes the concept of traditional anti-virus for your home computer and adds enterprise scalability and management with advanced threat protection.

These are just 3 common examples of many potential security layers you could employ in your own corporate network.

A healthy IT strategy will consider the biggest risks for an organization and deploy the cybersecurity layers that offer the highest value in mitigating those same risks.


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