When it comes to network security, it is easy for small and medium sized businesses to say "not me, they are only after the big guys." The reality is that attacks on all networks are increasing each year. Ransomware has allowed hackers a profitable reason to come after small and medium size businesses. The hackers know you will pay because you must have your data to continue to generate revenue.
A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks would be compromised. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.
There are a number of ways NowX Corporation, located in the DFW metroplex, helps to ensure that you are at minimum risk:
- Ransomware/Antivirus/Antispam - Most people know that some type of protection software is a necessary component of network security, but many people don't realize why it's so important until they are infected with ransomware, malware, a virus, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues. NowX doesn't just tell you that you have a virus - we have an entire remediation team ready to minimize any threats.
- Updates - Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
- Firewall - A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
- Passwords - Password and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords.
No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start with an internal security audit, our team can help get you on track.