Local Area Network (LAN)

Local Area Network

The more devices that connect to your network, the more potential security holes you have. Total Computer Solutions (TCS) has extensive experience in providing Local Area Network (LAN) Security.  

Most LANs connect workstations or personal computers. Each node (individual computer) in a LAN has a CPU with which it executes programs, but it can access data and devices anywhere on the LAN. This means that many users can share expensive devices, such as Storage Area Networks, laser printers, shared faxing, etc.   

The most significant security hole on any LAN is the computer user. Social engineering is a substantial problem as users tend to be trusting when the phone rings, and someone says, “This is Joe in IT, and I need your password.” or they receive an email with a “special one-time offer, click here.”    

LAN security is not a one-time proposition but is an ongoing multi-layered process that is continually watched. A user who brings in a wireless access point or who plugs in their home laptop via a VPN, all create vulnerabilities that make your LAN less secure.   

If a home laptop has malware software, and the user connects to the corporate network, they just compromised the company network unknowingly.   

TCS has more than 30 years of experience in managing networks. We can help you secure your local area network against malicious intent so that you can focus on your business’s success. 

Call us today for a free no-obligation consultation 336.804.8449 or fill out a form here to be contacted by one of our representatives.