Business Security Solutions

How secure is your business?

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history – with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila” – Mitch Ratliff

The protection of your organisation and its data from malicious attacks is a vital component in the survival of your company these days. It is not uncommon to hear of a major corporation that has just had a major security breach.

While there are many real threats from hackers, cyber-thieves, external sources or even your competitors. Quite often however, the biggest threat to your company’s security is from within. Whether it be a disgruntled former employee; an employee that is not in keeping with current IT security trends, or simply put poor or non-existent security technologies. Many small businesses rely on a simple broadband router supplied by their ISP to connect to the internet and in turn secure their network. This honestly is not enough when it comes to your company’s IT security policy.

So what should your business be using for its computing security?

Below is a list of the bare necessities for a secure network.

  • The broadband modem from your ISP, with default passwords changed and it’s wireless connectivity turned off
  • A good business/ enterprise class firewall with only the necessary ports and services open
  • Smart switches and VLANs to segment your network
  • Remote Access to your network with the use of an SSL enabled device
  • A good web content filter for your employees. With the statistics regularly released on the use of social networking sites during business hours, can you afford to not deny access to these technologies?
  • Separate wireless access points, secured and controlled via your firewall

The items in the above list can be purchased separately and for a large organisation of 100 employees or more it is recommended to use individual devices. For a small business however, many of the functions are available in one single device. This is where Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices come in.

Even with all the advancements in computer & networking technologies, there is still a chance that you, or your business could be targeted by hackers or other types of cyber-criminals. You may be familiar with various scams which have been prominent in the media recently, such as those “Banking Scams” from certain callers residing in Nigeria or the “Unsolicited Support Calls” from Agents claiming to be working with Microsoft. Each day, the scams and technologies become more advanced.

However, that said, with the right IT security equipment as mentioned above, and our Business Security Solutions can help you stay one step ahead and protect your business from such unlawful attacks.

To find out more on how you can better secure your business, please get in touch with us today so we can help you keep your business safe.