What is network security?
Network security is the combination of measures and activities that protect networks and the computers and resources attached to them from unauthorized access, misuse, modification or denial of service.
Network security can be accomplished through a multilayered defense, including protecting the edge of the network at the router (where it connects to the internet) and using endpoint security to safeguard individual computing devices.
Why you need network security
Online criminals are skilled at infiltrating home and business networks for profit. Their schemes range from stealing personal identities and information such as bank account numbers to encrypting your computer files and preventing you from opening them until you pay a ransom.
While the term "network security" conjures images of large corporate networks with hundreds or thousands of attached computers and devices, a small-business network or even a few computers attached to a home router are also networks. Protecting them is every bit as important, because the data and personal info they contain are yours.
How ESET network security works
Home Network Protection
Blocks Wifi threats by shielding your home router and shows you everyone who is connected to it.
Network Attack Protection
This ESET feature inspects incoming packets for signs of an attempt to infiltrate the computer at the network level, and blocks those as well.
Regular updates at each endpoint, plus ESET LiveGrid® information about new threats, both work to keep devices safe from the latest threats.
Over a 12-month period, 55 percent of small businesses suffered a cyberattack, and 50 percent experienced data breaches involving customer and employee information.