porttracker - security
Monitoring network activity can play a major part in establishing and maintaining network security.
In a recent survey* that questioned over a hundred IT and Network Managers working in companies with more than a thousand employees, it showed that 95% had real difficulty keeping track or what devices were connected to their network.
If you do not keep track or who or what is using your network, you would not be able to know if and when unwanted users or devices are connected", said Julian Rigg, CEO, porttracker. "Having a complete overview of all the users and devices connected to your network will not only reduce your security risks but it will enable you to manage the switch port estate in a far more efficient and cost effective manner".
porttracker can help to maximise your network security:
- Assist in the identification and location of rogue hosts, machines and the network devices to which they are or have been connected
- Physical access to a building shouldn't mean physical access to the network. porttracker can identify ports which have been left open and which should be shut down to prevent unauthorised connection, whilst rapidly identifying where the rogue device is connected
- Identify vulnerable up/down switch ports; you can ensure that unpatched floor boxes aren't live and do not represent a security breach
* Survey undertaken in March 2008 by porttracker Limited. The survey questioned over a hundred IT and Network Managers working in companies with more than a thousand employees.