Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Unlimited, Limited, or No Internet

With the pervasiveness of Viruses, Spyware, Trojans, Root kits and the likes. The question has to be asked, is it better to have full Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware software running on a machine with unlimited or limited internet access or is it better to run with No Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware and run 2 separate networks 1 with internet access, and 1 with out, therefore limiting the exposure to problems and data loss before there is a chance for an infection and public relations nightmare.

Some options to consider are how would you send and receive email with the people outside the company, would it be possible to have remote access to the machines? Do business owners even care about internet access and the risk of Data loss? Would businesses pay for a segmented network? Is a network with "no Internet access' really safer?

-- Tim Krabec

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The two network approach is currently used in some highly secured organizations.

The overriding problem is a lack of management understanding and commitment to securing information in their organizations.

Tom Ianuzzi