Network Security Policy
Definition - What does Network Security Policy mean?
A network security policy is a formal document that outlines the principles, procedures and guidelines to enforce, manage, monitor and maintain security on a computer network. It is designed to ensure that the computer network is protected from any act or process that can breach its security.
Techopedia explains Network Security Policy
A network security policy primarily helps in protecting a computer network from network security threats – both internal and external – from the organization or network. It is generally a broad document and varies based on the underlying environment, organization and/or legal requirements. Typically a network security policy documents:
- Rules and legal procedures to access the network and to modify its characteristics.
- Governance and management over Web/Internet access
- Implementation of security procedures (access control) on network nodes and devices
- Role/Privilege based policies, such as identifying authorized and unauthorized services/processes any user can perform on the network
A network security policy is usually part of a broader information security policy.