A vast majority of people understand how to utilize the Internet today thanks to the wide accessibility of technology. There is, however, a reason why most of those same people pay for someone to install, monitor, and maintain their ability to connect online. It takes someone with an expert knowledge of network hardware – the devices and equipment that make the entire experience possible – to consistently do the job right. Here’s a look into several devices that are found at home and in the office:
Now more than ever, people are relying on their home networks for the various occasions that they need to connect to the Internet. This includes streaming movies and television, playing video games with friends, browsing social media, and working from home. A typical home network does not include many devices, but on average will consist of a modem, router with or without Wi-Fi, and potentially a network switch.
On a corporate network, you'd find similar devices to a home network. You might even find them bundled together in the same box, or with other features such as firewalls, VPN gateways, or Hardware Security Modules (HSM).
You might also find other devices that perform tasks like deep packet inspection (DPI) or ones that do network address translation (NAT).
Finally, corporate networks can have private domain name servers, file servers, web servers, backup servers, application servers, or mail servers.
Now that you have a better understanding of what network hardware is, it’s time you learned more about how to properly protect it. Q-Net Security produces our own type of hardware that provides the strongest drop-in security for your existing critical infrastructure. Instead of offering a replacement, we’re simply positioned on top of your current network to create an impenetrable network segment.
Specifically, the Q-Box weighs less than a kilogram and connects directly in line with a computer, server, IoT element, or network device. This hardware system delivers quantum compute-resistant encryption, is decentralized for robustness, and renders network nodes invisible to attackers.