Network security is one of the most important technological issues plaguing companies in the world of today. Network security includes provisions and strategic initiatives taken to safeguard and protect information as well as the network based communication and data sharing system from malevolent attacks from hackers as well as those with malicious intent from inside and outside the organization.
In order to implement network security, policies and guidelines are developed which are implemented by the network administrators. The protection measures are taken against incidents or likelihood of unauthorized access, and the inefficiency of the network, the data, as well as its related resources
The following paper explores the concept of network security highlighting ho network security is applied to the field of telecommunication and why it is important for organizations. The future trends in the network security are explored along with the discussion of regulatory issues and companies that are involve din providing protection to networks.