Security

Security

Anti-Virus

For as long as computers have been and will be in existence, whether connected to the Internet or not, there will always be a need for antivirus software. There will never be a time when people, whether mischievous youths seeking a thrill or a hardened cybercriminals looking to exploit billion-dollar companies, will stop looking to find ways to commit fraud, cause widespread damage, or just experience the rush of breaking into a computer.

Antivirus software is an important tool to help prevent such attacks. Not every type of cyberattack can be prevented with antivirus software, but it can be a great asset when trying to prevent intrusion into a computer.

We can help you get setup with a number of different antivirus products. We feel that an antivirus product with a central management will give you a better picture of how well protected you are and allows you to quickly identify systems that are potentially vulnerable or un protected.

Other Way's to Stay Protected

While having antivirus software protection is an important step in keeping a computer free of malware, there are still some other things a person can do to keep their computer as clean as possible.

Keep computer software updated – Operating system software is one of the key points in which cybercriminals attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in remote computers. However, to keep up with known attacks, operating system producers constantly update their software for free in order to help protect their patrons. These updates are free, and can be set up to happen automatically.

Practice safe Internet habits – There are many ways that cybercriminals can insert malware onto computers, and some of these methods involve fooling ignorant users into accepting the offending software freely. Never open attachments or follow links from unknown sources. Never give out confidential information, such as passwords, even if it appears to come from an administrator. Use strong passwords on a regular base.

Network Security

Network security is implemented by the tasks and tools you use to prevent unauthorized people or programs from accessing your networks and the devices connected to them. In essence, your computer can't be hacked if hackers can't get to it over the network.

There are a number of aspects to network security and we know that the list can be rather daunting! And that is why we are here to help! These are some of the Key aspects we can help you with:

  • Access Control - Blocking unauthorized access to files, devices etc.
  • Ani-Virus - preventing rouge software from performing malicious actions or data destruction
  • Application Security - Protection of applications that may contain sensitive data, this can be achieved with hardware and or software
  • Data Loss Prevention - Human beings are inevitably the weakest security link. You need to implement technologies and processes to ensure that staffers don't deliberately or inadvertently send sensitive data outside the network.
  • Email Security - Preventing Spam and Phishing attacks
  • Firewalls - Perhaps the granddaddy of the network security world, they follow the rules you define to permit or deny traffic at the border between your network and the internet, establishing a barrier between your trusted zone and the wild west outside. They don't preclude the need for a defense-in-depth strategy, but they're still a must-have.
  • Mobile device and wireless security - Wireless devices have all the potential security flaws of any other networked gadget — but also can connect to just about any wireless network anywhere, requiring extra scrutiny.
  • VPN - A tool (typically based on IPsec or SSL) that authenticates the communication between a device and a secure network, creating a secure, encrypted "tunnel" across the open internet.
  • Web security - You need to be able to control internal staff's web use in order to block web-based threats from using browsers as a vector to infect your network.
Device Encryption

Despite some of the complicated math involved, encryption isn’t difficult to understand—simply put, it locks your files and data away using a secret code, just like a pair of spies might talk in code to hide what they’re really saying. If anyone else overhears that conversation, it sounds like gibberish, and it’s the same with encrypted files.

When your device is encrypted it means that should it fall into the wrong hands, the data is practically useless. With more and more users working remotely on mobile devices and laptops, the chances of these devices getting lost or stolen increases significantly.

We can help you setup device encryption across all of your devices

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