croom new

Eclipse Integrated Systems 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 Eclipse Integrated Systems a call at 800-340-0505.

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
Sunday, February 24 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Business Computing Privacy Cloud Network Security Internet Google User Tips Hackers Productivity Malware Software Microsoft Business Management Innovation Tech Term Efficiency Hosted Solutions Computer Backup Email Windows 10 Business Browser Smartphones Mobile Devices Apps Cybersecurity Hardware Managed IT Services Productivity Data Backup Windows Communication Collaboration Passwords Small Business Smartphone Internet of Things Data Recovery Saving Money Holiday Android communications Cybercrime Virtualization VoIP Data Security Microsoft Office Wireless Network Ransomware Disaster Recovery Mobile Device IT Support Business Continuity Workplace Tips Mobility Operating System Data Law Enforcement Office 365 Windows 10 Cloud Computing Miscellaneous IT Services IT Support Users Social Media Update BDR Mobile Device Management Telephone Systems Quick Tips Password Money Outsourced IT Gadgets Phishing Chrome Wi-Fi Server Government Vulnerability Unsupported Software Upgrade Best Practice Google Drive Risk Management Social Facebook Cost Management Application Employer-Employee Relationship App Health Information Technology Artificial Intelligence Antivirus Managed Service Provider Alert Information Blockchain Computers Shortcut Patch Management Identity Theft Hacking Data Management Streaming Media Politics Bandwidth Managed IT Services Save Money Two-factor Authentication User Error Sports Marketing Managed IT Networking Work/Life Balance Current Events Automation Office tips Proactive IT Spam USB Personal Information Going Green Mobile Security Transportation Legal Apple Wireless Charging Internet Exlporer Google Docs Wireless Technology Search Office The Internet of Things Fraud Analytics Data Storage eWaste Managed Service Hosted Solution Business Intelligence Flexibility Cleaning WiFi Connectivity Samsung OneNote Mobile Computing DDoS Data Protection Word Encryption Compliance VPN Applications Maintenance Router History Social Engineering Outlook Training Telephony Humor Touchscreen End of Support Battery Television Instant Messaging Audit Remote Computing Private Cloud Save Time Excel Company Culture Storage Recovery BYOD iPhone Managing Stress Devices HaaS SaaS Commerce Cortana Remote Monitoring and Management Computer Care Gmail Automobile Access Control Tech Support Meetings Medical IT G Suite Legislation Reputation Analysis Keyboard Updates Movies Eliminating Downtime Proactive Webinar WIndows Server 2008 PowerPoint Authentication Vendor Management Laptop Upgrades HBO Gifts Virtual Reality Google Assistant GDPR E-Commerce NFL Bring Your Own Device Comparison Black Market Identity Robot Adobe Microsoft Word Entertainment Wireless Internet Websites Amazon IT solutions Data Breach Authorization Touchpad Microsoft Excel Identities Consultant Trending Credit Cards Education Value Dark Web Payment Scam Nanotechnology Data storage Running Cable Edge Big Data Hybrid Cloud SharePoint Screen Mirroring Specifications Data Privacy Hiring/Firing iOS Lithium-ion battery Unified Communications Help Desk Scalability Data Theft Virtual Assistant Windows 10s Administrator Evernote PDF Worker Commute Downloads Bluetooth Distributed Denial of Service File Sharing Language Managed IT Service IT Management Error Vulnerabilities Employer Employee Relationship Root Cause Analysis Windows Ink Ciminal Books Cast Sales Hard Drive Benefits Licensing Device Security Experience RAM Certification How To Computing Plug-In Solid State Drive Access Text Messaging Trends Troubleshooting Settings Uninterrupted Power Supply Operating Sysytem Fax Server Cables Electronic Medical Records Budget IT Solutions FAQ Point of Sale Internet Explorer Microsoft Office 365 Cryptocurrency Computer Accessories Augmented Reality Google Maps Project Management Teamwork Retail Chromebook Reporting Smart Technology Computer Fan Travel Phone System Microsoft Teams Security Cameras App store Hacker Hard Disk Drive Sync Workers A.I. Profitability Avoiding Downtime Virus Voice over Internet Protocol Safety Emails Chromecast Charger Advertising Threat Data Loss IT budget Video Games Files Conferencing Printing Healthcare WannaCry Wearable Technology Tablets Spyware Music Wearables Unified Threat Management Remote Monitoring Emergency CrashOverride Monitors Disaster Worker Printers Twitter Relocation Regulation Cache Paperless Office

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Latest News

      Eclipse Integrated Systems launches new website!

      Eclipse Integrated Systems is proud to announce the launch of our new website at The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

      Read more ...

      Account login