Your workplace is a huge part of your life. In fact, you may spend so much time there that at times it feels more like home than your home does. So you understand how important it is to keep your business secured, both physically and digitally. The need for security services in business is so great that it has become an industry on its own. Here are some things you need to know as you start thinking about your intrusion detection system.
Your intrusion detection system should help you keep the physical premises of your business secure. It should allow you to monitor who comes and goes and restrict access to some or all of your space. There are multiple systems that an intrusion detection system can use to monitor access. The first is security cameras, but most commercial systems are more than just cameras. They often allow cloud storage and remote access to the stream. Another option is motion sensors, which is a great choice for areas that need to be locked-down and empty at certain times, such as after business hours. The sensors can send out an alert if they’re triggered and some even monitor for the sound of breaking glass. Finally, access control systems are going to be your best bet for restricting and monitoring access. These systems are security points used to allow entry based on authorized credentials. In addition to providing an audit trail, they are good security measures for the times of day when no one should be in your building, but also for the times of day when people need to come and go but the doors shouldn’t be fully open. A solid intrusion detection system will cover multiple entry points and use a combination of these elements.
Your physical building isn’t the only thing you need to protect. You must also secure your network and data from outside threats. Network intrusion systems monitor hub packets, network taps, and span ports to determine who should have access to the network and what is going on. When the activity seems out of the ordinary the system can flag it. Alternatively, a host-based system monitors on a device basis and can alert the user to suspicious activity, like malware.
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