The Importance Of Logical Access Control in Every Organization

Logical access control are tools that provide credentials, validation, authorization, and accountability in computer information systems, this can be either physically or remotely located. Logical access control is often confused with the term physical access control which is used to restrict access to physical space within a building, though they both provide different forms of security, they can be fused to produce a top-notch security system.

With the constant rise in the trends of cyberattacks during this COVID 19 pandemic, these systems are required in organizational networks to ensure safe and trusted communications within the organization and also when there’s communication with the outside world.

Access control measures for systems, processes, and information should be enforced by logical access control systems, that are embedded in operating systems, applications, add-on security, or databases. The various systems should include sophisticated password programs, secure smart cards/tokens, advanced biometric security features, or any other setups that can effectively identify and screen users at any level in the organization before they are given access. Logical Access control policies should be also drafted and implemented to prevent intrusions due to human error.

Logical access control policies are the rules, regulations, and guidelines formulated by an organization to reach a long term goal and they are accessible to members of the organization, these policies serve as precautionary measures to prevent a data breach or unauthorized access to the resources of the organization.

Examples of Logical Access Control Systems

Intrusion Detection Systems

Intrusion Detection Systems are software applications that monitor malicious activities or policy violations on a Network. IDS can be either Network-Based or Host Based.

Intrusion Prevention System

Intrusion Prevention Systems are network threat prevention technologies that continuously monitor network traffic flows to detect and prevent malicious attacks

Host IDS and IPS

A host intrusion detection system monitors malicious activities or policy violations on a single host only. They are usually found in system antivirus software

A host intrusion prevention system are technologies and software application that examines network traffic flows to detect and prevent malicious attacks on a single host. They are usually found in system antivirus software


A honeypot is a network security mechanism that is set to detect and deflect attempts of unauthorized use of information systems. Honeypots consist of information that looks real to the attacker, but they are there to waste the time of the intruder.


A sniffer is a software or hardware tool that allows the user to monitor the internet traffic in real-time capturing all the data flowing in the network.

As cyberattack exploits improve on a daily bases, the intrusion detection systems learn more and apply changes to be able to prevent hacks and attacks.

Contact Trivest Technologies today for all your logical access control systems, Email: [email protected] Phone: +2348022306494

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