Regardless of the size of your business, being secure is more important now than ever. Security breaches are on the rise and are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Therefore, coming up with effective security measures for your business networks is vital. A strong defence system will protect your data and preserve your sensitive information. While implementing a system is vital, it is a relatively straightforward process.
There are many tools you can use to help you achieve the highest level of security. The first line of defence for your network would be to introduce a firewall. Firewalls protect your business by acting as a filter between your computer network and the internet. They control what traffic travels in and out of your network. You can prevent employees from sending certain types of emails or transmitting sensitive data outside of the network. You can also prohibit the access that unwanted eyes have to your sensitive data. More importantly, you can block malware and malicious attacks on your systems.
Firewalls control the flow of information both in and out of the network. This is important as security threats are not only from external sources. The information allowed to pass through a firewall is tailored to fit your business needs. This provides you with a practical but non-restrictive security safeguard.
Cyber attacks are a lot more common than you may think. In just one-quarter last year, UK businesses received an average of 65,000 attacks each via the internet. The good news is that by taking the appropriate preventative security measures you can stop these attacks in their tracks.
As well as installing a firewall onto your system, you can also use a range of software to prevent data loss and threats to your network. Anti-virus and anti-spyware software control the data entering your systems. This minimises the risk of harmful data that could potentially penetrate your network. By also installing monitoring software on your devices, you can keep up-to-date with the status of your system. That way, if you are under attack, you receive a notification so that fast and effective action as and when.
Implementing a firewall and anti-virus software is just some of the ways you can secure your business. This is something that we can help you with. When it comes to network security, we provide a proactive approach. Our solutions are simple, yet effective. By working ahead of a potential attack, you can put the appropriate steps in place to keep your business safe. This is a much better strategy than leaving it too late and having to deal with the consequences.
Our goal is to give you peace of mind, knowing that your business has effective protection against threats. We work closely with you to improve your network security, implementing any appropriate measures on your behalf. To take the first step towards becoming more secure, call us today on 01204 860050 to speak to a member of our team.