More roaming users, and more corporate devices accessing the internet from other untrusted networks. More cloud apps, letting users get work done off the corporate network (and the VPN). And more branch offices connecting directly to the internet.
When a user is “off-network”, they are more vulnerable, and the organisation lacks visibility and protection. If you rely on perimeter security alone, you are not fully protected. These gaps open the door for malware, ransomware, and other attacks.
Is it time to reassess your cybersecurity strategy?
Why Do Businesses Need Reinforced Cybersecurity?
Businesses cannot be too careful when it comes to protecting their data, networks, and systems from external and internal threats. Research shows that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the small to mid-size business market, believing they lack the resources to adequately fortify their sensitive and proprietary data, leaving them easy victims for exploitation.
Cybercriminals are relentless in their approach to penetrating a business’ IT system, usually operating around the clock, 24/7 using automated scripts to find weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
If successful, a security breach can be extremely costly for the affected business. Not only do businesses face strict penalties for compliance violations, but they also must deal with the consequences of lost faith in their ability to safeguard the data entrusted to their care. No business can afford to sustain these blows, and many succumb to pressure and simply close their doors for good.
The good news is this doesn’t have to happen to your business. Commstec IT Solutions assists companies every day with achieving the critical security they need by providing those businesses with the confidence that their data, networks & systems are safeguarded against predatory attacks. We believe in the implementation of a proactive security measure to prevent the need to be reactive.
With our Endpoint Protection solutions, you can make the most of industry leading intrusion detection, firewalling, antivirus and anti-malware facilities without the need for costly infrastructure, licensing or management headaches. Using a multi-layered approach, we can protect your business and critical data from simple human error, back door trojans and viruses, along with internet browsing and phishing protection as standard.
With remote working and cloud adoption, the Endpoint really is your new company Firewall.
Managed Firewall Services
Commstec IT offers managed firewall services to ensure your company’s firewalls are set up correctly and updated regularly to prevent future cyber attacks. We configure and monitor your firewall to maintain network security, which involves setting up rules for your firewall, monitoring compliance logs, and tracking any changes.
Our managed firewall services also take care of the day-to-day management of your firewall operations. We test and audit rules to avoid rule conflict or vulnerabilities in your firewall setup and provide ongoing maintenance and support. Our team also manages your firewall software, including updating and patching, as well as logging changes to policies or rules.
Data Protection Management
Regular backups are the single most important measure you can take to protect your critical business data. However, implementing and maintaining a regular backup schedule can be a daunting and altogether frustrating process.
Small businesses especially lack the resources and methods for establishing a disciplined data protection approach. The costs and considerations associated with hardware, software and administrative resources for backup often represent stumbling blocks that get in the way of properly preserving and protecting data.
We have decades of experience managing and maintaining effective data protection techniques, why not see how we can help you save time, money and resources whilst giving you peace of mind your data is always secure.
Identity & Access Management
Network access control and policy-driven security make sure that your core networks remain secure and only grant access to people and devices that you trust. Traditional access controls on business systems and data are based on permitting access only from specified trust locations. This is then sometimes layered with basic username and password authentication to provide additional security. This can all fall apart if an internal machine is compromised or if credentials are exposed. Additionally, with users working from remote locations, including from home, we can no longer explicitly trust a device.
To learn more about how we can help you ensure only trusted devices are connected to your network, get in touch.
NCSC Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. The NCSC advice is designed to prevent these attacks.