As a small business owner, how many times have you asked yourself Is My Network Secure? Truthfully, most small business owners do not ask themselves this question often enough, or at all. A secure network is extremely important to your business.
The age of the internet has opened up a world of possibilities that a decade ago we couldn’t have even imagined. However, it has also opened up a new era of risks that must be proactively planned for. Any computer in your company that is directly or indirectly connected to the internet could be vulnerable. Hackers and viruses can wreck havoc on an organization. Firewalls are a good starting place, but in no means the only action a small business owner should take.
Does your organization allow remote access of employees? Is the remote access secure? Are there strong authentication techniques in place? Additionally, it is extremely important to make sure that you have updated Anti Virus software on the server and the individual workstations. Many organizations focus on protecting the network but completely neglect the server. You need to protect the infrastructure as well.
All small businesses should be auditing and monitoring their own security. A Vendor Managed IT company will audit your network and review server and user logs to look for irregularities. These firms are many times able to catch an attack before it is deployed and make adjustments to protect the small business.
Finally, backups are the last defense in network security. We recommend to all of our customers to utilize a cloud backup service such as iDrive. In the worst case scenario, you will be able to restore all your data and get the company back on its feet in as short a time period as possible.
Code Blue Computing is a Broomfield based IT Firm that specializes in small businesses. They can help with securing your network, computer repair, desktop support, server setup and maintenance, virus removal, and data backup and recovery. For more information please call 720-746-9763.
Code Blue Computing
12303 Airport Way, Suite #200
Broomfield, CO 80021