Chapter 17. Network Hardening

To reduce the effectiveness of attacks and misuse, security controls can be implemented and configurations made to improve the security posture for network devices and hosts that connect to those networks. This chapter covers many of those techniques.

Anti-Malware Software—This is intended to identify and prevent malicious software from running. Anti-malware software can be either host-based or network-based. Host-based software runs on a single computer and protects that computer. Network-based software runs on a device that is looking at all the traffic on the network to determine whether malware is being sent or received. A cloud-based anti-malware service can be used for dynamic updates.

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