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No matter what size or kind of business you run, security needs to be a top priority. Small businesses are often even more prone to security breaches than large corporations, but 31% of all organizations that experienced security breaches experienced more than eight hours of downtime. And if you’re involved in a breach that puts your customers’ personal information at risk, that can spell disaster for your company.
That’s why so many organizations will turn to a managed services provider to prevent these kinds of events from occurring in the first place. When you outsource these duties, you’ll gain access to reliable managed services — their sole purpose is to monitor your business and keep your information secure. There are all types of managed services available to you, but we’ll discuss three of the best kinds for your security needs.
Perhaps the most well-known type of reliable IT management for security purposes, remote monitoring involves constant tracking of all activity that takes place on your network. These activities are analyzed and determined to either be normal or unwarranted. Remote monitoring will also determine whether inbound connections to your network may be attempts to hack. This service will also look at security trends in your system and sort out any worrisome patterns that might need addressing.
One of the many managed services benefits your company can provide is that you don’t have to wait until a threat is imminent before taking action. Services like vulnerability testing are available to assess how easy it might be to hack your system or software and then take steps to prevent this from occurring. These tests typically involve simulated malicious attacks in conjunction with software scans to find the areas of your system that would be most vulnerable to said attacks. Vulnerability testing is usually focused on your system’s perimeter and how simple it would be for hackers to make their way into your system without authorization. Once these tests are performed, there are many steps you can take to improve upon your existing system and make sure cyber criminals stay out.
Your business likely depends on a rather complex system network to operate. With any kind of complicated network, there are always risks involved, especially if you have a large company or collaborate with those outside your organization. Risk assessment services will help your entire organization understand the potential threats to your business’s capital, specifically as they relate to IT. This will help everyone at the company minimize their risk when sharing information and streamline policies to control and alleviate these threats as much as possible. These types of managed services can also help you understand and implement new security technology as it becomes available.
No matter what types of managed services you need for your company’s tech, we’re here to assist you. For more information on how we can make your business safer, contact us today.