How to reduce your cybersecurity risk with network cards

June 18, 20200


How to reduce your cybersecurity risk with network cards

With cyber-attacks continuing to be one of the biggest risks to data security, network cards offer an effective way to monitor and secure individual UPS systems by connecting them directly to the network. 

Connected devices are par for the course in today’s rapidly changing world in the digital arena, along with cloud-based technology. With this greater connectivity comes a far higher risk of cyber-crime, however. Cyber-attacks often happen through devices connected to networks. Careful monitoring to determine potential security risks in connected devices is essential for peace of mind, helping to ensure that business continues as usual and that networks are always available. Network cards can, therefore, be a very important measure to increase cybersecurity.

Network cards for increased cybersecurity

Network cards serve as a conduit for device data, enabling alerts and remote capabilities and keeping you on track of potential problems as soon as they may arise. This ensures that problems can be addressed early, reducing the need for shutdown in the event of power issues. There are four primary types of network card: IT-based, industrial protocols, relay, and environment monitoring probe.

  1. IT-based. IT-based or SNMP cards work by connecting UPS systems to networks through ethernet. They offer a comprehensive UPS monitoring solution within an IT network, with control provided through internet browsers.
  2. Industrial protocols. These cards connect to building management systems, providing real-time management and monitoring of UPS systems.  
  3. Relay. This type of card gives the signal to devices through open or closed contracts. As it is web server-based, any type of browser can connect to the card, including mobile devices. 
  4. Environmental monitoring probe. This card allows temperature and humidity levels to be read in rack enclosures, allowing to monitor this type of data remotely in a web browser or through a dashboard.

Investing in the right tools is the most effective way to ensure that your data stays safe, in the event of outages, power disruptions or load shedding. Making use of network cards will allow you to get full peace of mind knowing that your networks are protected against power issues that put your data at risk.

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