Day 21: Popular Terms Used in Networking Security and Their Meanings

Your network and data are safeguarded by network security against hacks, intrusions, and other dangers. This is a broad and all-encompassing phrase that refers to processes, regulations, and configurations pertaining to network use, accessibility, and overall threat protection, as well as hardware and software solutions.
Network Security comprises of the policies, procedures, and practices used to prevent, detect, and monitor unwanted access to a computer network and resources that are available through a network. Popular tools useed in this regard are as follows;

  • Firewall: This refers to a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic based on rules set.

  • VPNs: A VPN connection establishes a secure connection between you and the internet. A VPN connection is also secure against external attacks.

  • Proxies, quite similar to VPNs act as a firewall and web filter and provide shared network connections, and cache data to speed up common requests.

  • Honeypot: Just like a mice-to-cheese baited trap, honeypot acts as a simulation of a network that attracts cyber criminals into attacking that instead of the main network unknowingly.

  • IDS: An intrusion Detection System is a network security technology originally built to detect vulnerabilities against a target application or system.

  • IPS: Intrusion Prevention System continuously monitors your network, looking for possible malicious incidents and capturing information about them.


Hope you enjoyed this blog post on Network Security. Well, that will be all for the Day 21 post. Catch you in the next post 😉 

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