Implementing network security best practices and a bit of employee training can help protect your livelihood. Other things to consider to stay up and running are local and cloud-based back-ups, uninterruptible power supplies, and current virus protection software.
We routinely implement:
- Prevention, Protection, and Detection
- Endpoint Protection
- Active Threat Protection
- Network Security Policies
- Web Filtering and Anti-Spam Protection
- Wireless Security
- Two-Factor Authentication
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Auditing and Compliance
- Vulnerability Assessments
- File and Data Auditing
No Obligation Network Audit
A non-invasive, no-obligation audit puts you in an offensive position against evolving cyber attacks. Even if your network runs smoothly, viruses burrow in, and misconfigured access points create operational risks. It takes a trained technologist to detect hardware and software vulnerabilities.
Hardware audits cover servers, workstations, printers, switches, routers, and old unused computers sitting on the network. The technologist will look for illegal outbound access to the network, misconfigured user access to network sharing, inconsistent security policies across the network, and content filtering to block non-business website surfing and illegal downloads.
Software audits cover missing patches, service packs, security updates, anti-virus and anti-spyware, plus firewall configuration and weak passwords.
Disaster recovery ensures your business can meet client expectations for on-time service delivery, regardless of server crashes, fire, floods, and security breaches. Insist on a detailed and easy to follow recovery plan with any new network installation or re-design. Knowing where and how your data is backed up will keep you from losing client trust or going out of business. Depending on your network configuration, daily or weekly backups would happen in a secure on-site location on servers, in an off-site cloud, or a combination of the two.
Mission-critical components required to meet clients’ expectations need backup devices. Industry best practice requires identical servers for any part of a business that cannot be down for more than an hour. This practice applies to organizations that cannot be without Internet connectivity and/or hosts their own email or web server. Having additional switches, wireless routers, and laptops on hand minimize downtime inconveniences.
Connectivity and Security
Today’s workforce is on-the-go and mobile dependent. Deciding where and how data gets stored and who has access to what data needs to be part of the network design plan. With security in mind, firewalls and access servers need to be selected and configured accurately, so on-the-go usage won’t slow down operations.