IT is now on transformation age due to IoT. Transformation is on the base of increasing number of inter-connected devices through internet (as mentioned in earlier articles, 50 billion devices will be inter-connected by 2020) and approximately 30% of live data will pass through cloud. Due to this tremendous growth of network, monitoring, controlling, managing and securing the network requires an intelligent network architecture which must be capable enough to deal with the change in methods of network designing, managing and operating as each and every new threat demands new defense-in-depth strategy.
There are many more reasons to deploy Intelligent network security , for example along with the extensive implementation of software defined wireless networks , network functions virtualization and Bring-your-own-device ( BYOD ) programs , these technologies are also emerging with new challenges and threats to an already comprehensive complex networks. Designing a network to be capable for these continuously-growing new challenges and strategies should be a priority of an organizational IT management.
Intelligent systems are evolving computing systems based on methods that have provision of “behavior based “continuous monitoring of user, devices and resources. Further, it must know how to control those activities (user or resource based) with an incident management methodology along with the enhanced real-time capabilities and have preemptive approach to forecast for possible attacks in support to user’s actions.
Intelligent network security System may have following features:
- IPS ( intrusion prevention system ) and IDS ( Intrusion detection system )
- Network discovery, forecast / monitor weakness.
- Check User logging ; name resolution methodology should be taken as a security event
- Decryption of SSL inbound and outbound for inline and passive deployments
- Compliance;Events should be connected with Compliance monitoring and enforcement tool.
- Connected with multiple defense centers
In order to achieve maintaining the integrity, confidentiality and availability of systems and services tasks even with the increasing number of connected things through Internet or intranet. Concentrating on behavior-based IDS to detect attacks in real-time fashion and to maintain knowledge-base through intelligent agents is the way to achieve state-of-the-art security parameters.