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, February 21 2019
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 Best Practices Technology Business Computing Privacy Cloud Network Security Productivity User Tips Cybersecurity Malware Tech Term Communications Smartphones Microsoft Managed IT Services Backup Hardware Passwords Efficiency Business Google Internet Email Communication Software Hackers Browser Ransomware Innovation Business Management Android Outsourced IT Hosted Solutions Small Business Collaboration Data Backup VoIP Mobile Device Wi-Fi Windows 10 Data Recovery Data Internet of Things Smartphone IT Support IT Services Network Social Media Holiday Alert Mobile Devices Cloud Computing Applications Save Money Microsoft Office Users Miscellaneous Saving Money Employer-Employee Relationship Access Control Wireless Bandwidth Router Computer Managed IT Services Business Intelligence Password Apps Twitter BDR Excel Government Office Office 365 Workplace Tips Blockchain Data Management Automation Analytics Phishing Word VoIP Virtualization Networking Data Breach Business Continuity Information Patch Management Settings Marketing Vulnerability Gadgets Data Security VPN Hacking Workers Dark Web Mobility Virtual Assistant Website Managed Service BYOD Paperless Office IT Support Chrome Cost Management Tip of the week Remote Computing Company Culture Virus Politics Remote Monitoring Compliance Law Enforcement Computers Spam Mobile Device Management Windows Artificial Intelligence WiFi Cybercrime How To Scam Wireless Charging Facebook Physical Security Managed IT Service Battery Remote Monitoring and Management Data Protection G Suite Cortana Retail Gmail Productivity Medical IT App Tech Terms Connectivity Bring Your Own Device Amazon Remote Support Laptop Printing Authentication User Tip Unified Communications Antivirus WhatsApp Spyware Hiring/Firing Big Data GDPR Google Drive Comparison Data loss Profitability Voice over IP Operating System Personal Information Remote Control User Security Network Attached Storage Streaming Media Technology Tips Hybrid Cloud E-Commerce Education Hosted Solution Smart Technology Paper Work/Life Balance Authorization Phone System Staff RAM Training HP Database Managed IT Upgrade Storage Specifications Eliminating Downtime eCommerce WannaCry Environment Botnet SaaS Spam Blocking Business Technology Server Management Downloads Office Tips Automobile Telecommuting Backup and Disaster Recovery Plug-In Payment Copy Apple Ink Websites Microsoft Teams Cables Security Cameras News Document Management Tactics Error Multi-Factor Security Staffing Conferencing Wireless Internet Licensing Online Shopping HIPAA e-waste Hard Drives Email Management Sales Trends Gadget Millennials SSD Proactive IT instant Messaging Paste Information Technology iPhone IT budget PowerPoint Two-factor Authentication Troubleshooting Managing Stress Voice over Internet Protocol Wearables Telephone System Digital Internet Explorer Server Touchscreen Content Filtering Help Desk Travel Hard Drive disposal Reporting Printer Server Tablet Machine Learning A.I. Google Maps Shortcut Inventory Vulnerabilities Entertainment Biometrics IT Management Sports Tech Support Update Dongle Safety Healthcare Disaster Recovery Edge Threat Microsoft Office 365 Recovery Certification Maintenance Live Streaming Processors Value Cleaning Printers Knowledge Telecommute Movies Outlook Files CrashOverride Telephony Lead Generation Mobile Security Analysis Telephone Systems Access File Sharing Spotify DDoS Competition Instagram Customer Relationship Management IP Address Money Computer Care Net Neutrality Employer Employee Relationship Fun Customer Service Freedom of Information Mobile Office Gaming Console Emergency Domains Quick Tips Scalability Yahoo Synergy Encryption Windows 10 Video Games Worker Public Speaking Regulation IaaS Credit Cards Search Presentation Television Lithium-ion battery Emoji Vendor Management Printer Autocorrect Augmented Reality HaaS Wireless Technology 5G Avoiding Downtime Dark Data Unified Threat Management Scheduling IBM Samsung Hacker The Internet of Things Current Events Managed Service Provider Cryptocurrency Leadership Budget

Newsletter Sign Up