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How Layering your Security can Benefit Your Company.

This week we have focused on online and email threats. When it comes to security in the workplace many people think that having Norton’s Antivirus is good enough when that is untrue. It is important to have layered security to keep the risk of something detrimental happening down. We offer a Managed Services Software that allows us to implement multiple types of security precautions to keep your business as safe as possible.

1: Managed Anti-Virus; This is professional Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus solution. This comes HIGHLY recommended because of how well it protects your systems. With our Managed Anti-Virus software we can remotely monitor your computer; we also receive live updates on your computer if there is a threat or virus.

2: Patch Management; The purpose of a patch is to update defects in software. There are two main types of patches Microsoft and 3rd party software updates (Adobe, Flash, Java, etc.). Microsoft’s patch updates come out on Tuesday nights; as for 3rd party updates can come out hourly/daily/ weekly.

3: Common Sense Browsing Tools; With our Managed Services Software we can apply time-based browsing rules and web content filtering policies across a wide range of website categories, helping to reduce non-work related browsing such as social networking, auctions, games and more.

4: Backup; There are two types of backup to consider the first is online backup. Online backup is the MOST IMPORTANT one to have; it backs up files and folders from your server/computer continually so in the event of a pipe break you can just download those back onto a new computer. The second we recommend is called Shadow Protect. Shadow Protect is licensed software that is installed to your server or workstation.  The software takes a snapshot of your entire server/workstation, compresses the snapshot into a backup file and saves it to a local USB hard drive or NAS (network attached storage).

5: IT Policy and Browsing Procedures; Having policies and procedures in place for your employees can help keep them focused and keep your systems running with fewer problems. A popular thing that employers do is make their employees sign an agreement on web browsing policies. This keeps them accountable and on track for any browsing that they might do on their work computer.

If you are interested in implementing these security precautions, please contact us today! Next week we are going to tell you why having Managed Anti-Virus is the best option for your company, so stay tuned!


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