Security risks are a fact of life when dealing with computers, networks and servers. There are internal and external threats that can get into your system and wreak havoc with your data and in some cases outright steal valuable information from your company without you even knowing it happened. Securing your computer and network system is essential to protecting your data and keeping your business’ network safe from harm.
Information technology moves at a breakneck speed but unfortunately so do the threats that are created to disrupt the flow of information, hack into systems to steal data and passwords and turn some systems into zombie computers from which hackers can use the network to send out viruses, malicious code and other harmful software. Why some people decide to spend their time destroying and stealing the work of others will probably never be answered. But as a business owner with a computer network and system it is your responsibility to ensure your database, server and network is well-protected and safe from common internal and external security threats.
Security can be broken down into several categories:
Once you know the dangers that exist, you can take proactive steps to try and prevent them. You should protect your computers, servers, database and network through a variety of security solutions. Network monitoring support, managed Microsoft security patches, firewall installation, intrusion detection programs, managed anti-virus and anti-spyware software, all take a part in securing your line-of-business applications and in some cases restricting use of the Internet to only work-related sites.
At ASG Information Technologies, we know how real the threats are and how much damage a simple string of malicious code can do to a network or server. If not secured and managed correctly, your business could be ruined in an instant by phishing, spoofing, email spam and viruses.
When you put the ASG team to work for you, we take the time to understand your specific security needs, and then recommend a comprehensive evaluation of your site’s security standing and what products would be best in protecting your system.
ASG offers an array of security products and services that are designed to meet your security needs and will help you personalize a security plan that can define different users of your network system and risks associated with each. Once these measures are put in place, your network, server, workstations and data can be protected from many external and internal threats.