631-905-9617    Get SUPPORT

Suffolk Computer Consultants Blog

Tip of the Week: How to Manage Your Network Profiles

Tip of the Week: How to Manage Your Network Profiles

Your Windows computer has all kinds of different settings that let it connect to different networks. While this might not seem like major difference, it could have a drastic effect on your organization’s cybersecurity. This week’s tip is dedicated to helping you make sure that your network profile is as secure as possible.

What’s a Network Profile?
Every time a Windows 10 device connects to a new network, you’ll be asked if it should be discovered by other devices that are connected to the network. If you choose “Yes,” the network will be set to Private. If you choose “No,” it will be set to Public.

Private and Public settings are referred to the type of network that your device connects to, as well as what kind of security the device is responsible for. If you are connected to a company network, as well as all of its security measures and other users who collaborate, you’ll want to make sure it’s a Private network setting. If it’s a public device that is “publicly” accessible, you’ll be placed at more risk of a hacking attack.

Changing the Network Profile
Windows 10 provides your organization a few ways to change your device’s network profile. You can use the built-in Settings application to do this.

From the Start menu, access the Settings application. Next, you have to go to Network and Internet. Select the kind of connection that your device will be connected to from the left panel menu. If you are using a physical network connection, choose Ethernet. If you’re using a wireless router to access the network wirelessly, click on Wi-Fi. Once you’ve done this, click on Network in the right panel. You can choose to select either a Public or a Private network profile here.

Domain Networks
Enterprise workstations can also take advantage of a third network profile--the domain network option. Only a network administrator can set its use, making it distinctly different from the traditional Private or Public profiles. It can only be set, and accessed, while the device is in the workplace itself.

Does your business need a hand with managing its network settings? Give Suffolk Computer Consultants a call at 631-905-9617.

Your Network is at Threat from the Inside, Too
How Alexa Can Become Your Most Valuable Employee


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, September 20 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Business Computing Technology Best Practices Cloud Privacy Cybersecurity Managed IT Services Malware Tech Term Network Security Communications Smartphones Backup Hardware Hosted Solutions Microsoft Passwords Hackers Business Outsourced IT Productivity Communication Ransomware Software Business Management Google User Tips Social Media Android Internet VoIP Wi-Fi Email Save Money Small Business Alert Applications Efficiency Router Collaboration Computer Data Twitter Data Backup Smartphone Microsoft Office Browser Bandwidth Data Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Cloud Computing Innovation Business Intelligence Virtualization Patch Management Settings Saving Money Data Breach Vulnerability BDR Mobile Devices IT Support Blockchain Password Internet of Things Access Control Excel Office Apps Government Network Gadgets Automation IT Services Analytics Windows 10 Data Management VoIP Miscellaneous Phishing Holiday Gmail Tech Terms WiFi Cybercrime Information Business Continuity Managed IT Services Wireless Scam Spam Mobile Device Dark Web Mobile Device Management Virtual Assistant Retail Battery Cortana Chrome Tip of the week Remote Computing Virus VPN Workers Computers App Hacking Compliance Word Productivity Artificial Intelligence Marketing Company Culture Paperless Office Politics Cost Management Networking IT Support How To Wireless Charging Website Office 365 Remote Monitoring Data Protection Windows Law Enforcement Physical Security Managed IT Service Telecommute Movies Information Technology Remote Monitoring and Management Processors Value Gadget Microsoft Office 365 Live Streaming Connectivity Knowledge Lead Generation Mobile Security Hard Drives Telephony Laptop Printing Telephone Systems File Sharing Bring Your Own Device Printer Server Medical IT Files Server Remote Support Data loss Entertainment Unified Communications Biometrics Analysis User Tip Spyware Facebook Shortcut Authentication WhatsApp Network Attached Storage Streaming Media Disaster Recovery Google Maps Amazon Google Drive Comparison Operating System Recovery Voice over IP Paper Maintenance Remote Control User Security Two-factor Authentication Technology Tips Cleaning Hybrid Cloud Printers GDPR CrashOverride Hosted Solution Staff RAM Access Managed Service HP Database Authorization Server Management Downloads Workplace Tips Specifications WannaCry Environment eCommerce Antivirus Ink Spotify Spam Blocking Business Technology Tech Support Backup and Disaster Recovery Storage Tactics Copy Apple Websites Microsoft Teams BYOD Telecommuting Safety Document Management News Education Trends Smart Technology Plug-In Multi-Factor Security Conferencing HIPAA e-waste Phone System Hiring/Firing Licensing Online Shopping IT budget PowerPoint Cables Email Management Sales SSD Error Digital Internet Explorer Work/Life Balance Paste iPhone SaaS Managing Stress Millennials Managed IT Telephone System Big Data Machine Learning A.I. Proactive IT Content Filtering Hard Drive disposal Touchscreen Travel IT Management Sports Office Tips Automobile Voice over Internet Protocol Tablet Users Inventory Staffing Botnet Edge Threat Dongle G Suite Reporting Encryption Upgrade Television Yahoo Mobile Office Credit Cards Domains Emoji Printer HaaS Search Vendor Management Windows 10 Public Speaking Unified Threat Management Autocorrect Presentation Avoiding Downtime Scheduling Leadership Dark Data Lithium-ion battery Current Events Augmented Reality Samsung Emergency Wireless Technology 5G Computer Care Managed Service Provider Net Neutrality Instagram IBM Personal Information DDoS Quick Tips The Internet of Things Hacker Money Employer Employee Relationship Budget Gaming Console Customer Relationship Management Fun Regulation Competition Freedom of Information IP Address Scalability Synergy Video Games Worker Customer Service IaaS

Newsletter Sign Up