By having these two software packages running concurrently LOTRs IT division

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installation of malicious applications and stopping dangerous processes. By having these two software packages running concurrently, LOTR’s IT division will be in a position to monitor and recognize any security threats ( Alotaibi and Almagwashi 4). Besides, the daily use of the software will aid in the elimination of security threats using suitable mitigation procedures. What is more, the data the software gathers can be beneficial to LOTR. For instance, reviewing and reading real-time security reports can prepare the firm for IT audits since the NAC reports are able to prove that the firm is actively monitoring and controlling its network. Potential Issues Related to NAC There are potential issues related to NAC in the firm’s network design that require improving. A major concern with the network design is that it is established where the Internet connects has
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Surname 4 two external firewalls (one for each of the company’s two locations). Each location’s network comprises of routers, servers, switches, and end devices. For instance, LOTR has a single external firewall between the network router and the Internet for its two locations. Consequently, the firm ought to incorporate an internal firewall. Every firewall must be from a different manufacturer since dissimilar firewalls have varied characteristics ( Campbell 161). Having this arrangement would ensure that the external network does not communicate with the internal network directly. Moreover, this provides an added layer of security since it is unlikely that an intruder would be capable of bypassing both firewalls. This architecture is perceived as a demilitarized zone (DMZ) within the network. In particular, the internal firewall only permit traffic from the DMZ to the internal network while the external firewall only allows external traffic to the zone. This ultimately protects the internal network from unwanted traffic and unauthorized users. The other concern is that LOTR’s network lacks a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that can augment the NAC. In this regard, it is recommended that the firm implement a VPN to ensure that remote users can securely access internal resources within the private network. Having a VPN given the network an extra layer of security whenever users and workers need to access the network remotely. If the company does not conceal the location of remote users, an intruder can use the vulnerability to access to the network ( Flores et al. 4). If the firm fails to adopt measures like a VPN whenever employees use remote access, criminals can hijack their connection and install software to remove password defenses and access their login details. Once a hacker has
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