Viruses are an everyday concern for anyone using a computer. Any network equipment you have deployed that supports a web interface is vulnerable to malicious virus attacks, even your network monitoring gear.
Your monitoring devices are tasked with an important job: monitor your critical network equipment to ensure optimum reliability. If your monitoring equipment is compromised by a malicious virus or malware attack, your wider network will be vulnerable. You can't afford to let a security hole with your monitoring gear expose your entire network.
Security for Compliance
On top of having a more reliable network monitor, you'll also comply with many security standards. Many organizations are faced with standards and regulations that must be met (for example, NERC regulations) and deploying security-enhanced monitoring gear can help you attain that compliance.
Malware attacks eat profits in 2 ways
Accessing your monitoring devices via web interface on consumer-grade hardware will always be risky. Malicious viruses can sneak into your system and expose your sensitive network data.
These kinds of virus attacks create two problems. First, a virus always comes with a repair bill. You're going to have to spend time and resources fixing any computer that's infected. This wastes manpower and resource costs. Secondly, any downtime caused by a virus attack can easily upset your customers - causing them to take their business elsewhere. These two issues are easily avoided when using security-enhanced features for your network monitoring gear.
Security-enhanced features for your network monitoring
Which security features make DPS Telecom monitoring equipment so secure?
Having control over your user access and permissions can protect you from an unauthorized user from causing damage. All DPS gear supports user-level permissions - giving you complete control over the privileges you grant to your users.
Know that these products have been tested with multiple industry-standard vulnerability assessment tools and that they all passed.
Learn more about how to secure your network monitoring
There's a lot you can do to protect your network monitoring. Your sensitive and important alarm data should never be vulnerable to malware and outside attacks. Simple precautions and the right vendor can provide you with the secure equipment to truly protect your network.
If you're ready to protect against viruses and malware, contact the DPS Telecom secure monitoring experts. Even if your security need is unique, DPS will work to create a specific solution just for you.
For one security-conscious client, DPS created a one-way protocol and removed control relays from the device. This allowed their remote sites to report information to their master, without their master being able to control or access their sites. This prevented any hacker from gaining control over the equipment in their network.
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