All businesses need to regularly assess and review their current network security. One study from 1&1 indicated that 67% of people knew someone who had had information stolen from them by online criminals. Your business could be vulnerable. It’s essential to protect yourself against security breaches, so consider these three network security measures.
Anticipating problems means you’ll be prepared if a security threat looms. Your network administrator should be monitoring your network for the danger signs. Regular security scans are essential to repel threats to your system and keep your online operations safe. It’s impossible to keep out all threats that might damage your system, but if it happens, then catching the problem early is half the battle in dealing with the problem. If something gets through then at least you know it wasn’t because of a failing on your part.
Quikteks offers a Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution to protect your network from cybercrime and online threats. Our trusted IT professionals maintain and monitor your network and proactively detect threats and suspicious activity before more serious damage can be done. It allows you to have a ‘hands-off’ approach to your IT, since we deal with updating your software and managing important tasks like renewing licenses or installing new security patches.
The UTM is an all-round suite of security measures but, as mentioned, nothing is perfect and cybercriminals are innovative. Minor vulnerabilities are quickly spotted by hackers who speedily take advantage of every opportunity. Implementing maximum security will go a very long way to protect your data, but you can never be too careful. The survival of your business could be at stake. Even the big corporations, who spend big on security, can get caught out (think of the 2014 hacking of Sony Pictures, which put confidential data and employee details at risk). A Backup and Data Recovery (BDR) solution is the way forward to ensure business continuity if cybercriminals do manage to compromise your system.
Quikteks provides a BDR solution that will allow you to keep functioning in the face of a cybercriminal attack, or any other scenario in which your vital business data becomes inaccessible. Whether it’s a hacking attack or a natural disaster, your data can be restored, right up to the moment that your system went down. With a BDR you’ll also have access to a device which acts as a server if your system fails for whatever reason, so your business continuity is assured.
Do you understand what ‘redundancy’ is, and why it’s important? In computing, it means having an identical server where an extra backup copy of all your data is stored. Quikteks provides this, so that if there’s an outage, your data is secure and accessible. Along with a BDR, this redundant copy can be utilized, minimizing downtime and saving you money.
At Quikteks we know that the latest technology is important for your company. Our cloud-based servers offer many benefits for business owners. You’ll be able to cut expenditure on IT maintenance and general upkeep, as well as saving on your electricity bills.
These three elements of network security demand serious attention if you want to be confident about security and business continuity. The IT experts at Quikteks can advise you on support and solutions to suit your needs. Call us on (973) 882-4644 for more information.
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