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Overview of on-premise and Cloud Network Security Controls

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Network security in On-Premise and Cloud is one of the most important moments for safe and correct working of the computer systems and networks. 

There are few types of network security devices:

  • active devices – firewalls, antivirus scanning devices, content filtering devices, which block the surplus traffic;
  • passive devices, such as intrusion detection appliances, which identify and report on unwanted traffic;
  • preventative devices – penetration testing devices and vulnerability assessment appliances, which scan the networks and identify potential security problems;
  • Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices, such as firewalls, content filtering, web caching, which serve as all-in-one security devices.


With regard to network-based controls, consider the following network security devices and elements. 

  • Defence in depth
  • VLANs
  • Access controls
  • Secure protocol usage (that is, IPSec and TLS)
  • IDS/IPS system deployments
  • Firewalls
  • Honeypots / Honeynets
  • Separation of traffic flow within Host from guests via the use of the separate switches
  • Zoning and Masking of storage traffic
  • Deployment of virtual security infrastructure
  • Implementation of SIEM solution
  • Critical Security Controls 
  • Strict Change and Management Controls 
  • Link and End to End Encryption 
  • Traffic flow Security
  • Physical devies secueity  

Must have Cloud Security Features

  • Advanced Perimeter Firewall
  • Intrusion Detection Systems with Event Logging
  • Internal Firewalls for Each Application & Databases
  • Data-at-Rest Encryption
  • Tier IV Data Centers with Strong Physical Security

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