The consequences of a data breach have the potential to be catastrophic. From cyber-theft resulting in enormous revenue loss, to potential lawsuits and ruined reputations, no organisation today can afford to operate without a thorough IT security strategy in place.
Ransomware is an ever increasing threat and small businesses are likely to be targeted – they have more digital assets than a consumer but less security than a larger enterprise. So what’s the solution to IT security
You need to take a multi-layered approach to IT security and pay as much attention to educating your staff as you do to protecting your infrastructure. We can provide the key elements to help improve your security and protect your environment from data breaches, ransomware and hacking.
Your business network needs to be protected from the internet. An unpatched PC directly connected to the world wide web will be compromised in minutes. Your first line of defence is a good quality hardware firewall with up to date security software. We supply SonicWALL firewalls complete with Comprehensive Gateway Security Services. SonicWALLs will prevent intrusion attempts, provide scanning of network traffic and can help prevent malicious code from being downloaded.
Every business must backup critical data. We have been providing cloud backup services for over 10 years and understand how important it is to ensure that your key information is regularly and frequently backed up off site. If your business suffers a ransomware attack you will need to recover files from your most recent backup. With our services ranging from basic daily backup through to complete disaster recovery solutions, there is no reason not to be protected.
Every device on your network – servers, PCs, laptops and tablets – should be protected with anti-virus and anti-malware software. We partner with F-Secure, who provide a comprehensive security software solution that ensures your devices are secured against running malicious code. F-Secure can also update your 3rd party software applications as well – a vital part of improving your defences as more and more malware is targeting holes in applications.
With so many phones, tablets, and even watches accessing your wireless network, you need to make sure that you have thought about security. If you have a wireless network in your business you should run separate networks for your staff and your guests, so that guest traffic is kept off your private infrastructure. Find out more on our wireless networks page.