Have You Implemented These Security Best Practices?2 Min Well Spent

We can’t say enough how vital network security is to your business. The number of threats increases every day. The longer your network sits unprotected, the higher the chances are you’ll get hit. That changes today. Keeping your network secure is a lot easier than you might imagine. Take a look at a few of the essential security solutions you can make for your organization.

Patching and Updating Software

One of the most effective ways to keep your network secure is also one of the easiest. Simply installing software patches and updates can significantly decrease the areas that leave your network vulnerable. A few clicks of the mouse are all it takes to keep your software up-to-date. Even with its simplicity, there are still roadblocks that keep updates to being correctly implemented.

At IT Support Guys, our remote software monitoring and maintenance systems keep your network up-to-date. The 24/7/365 monitoring checks all software and devices to ensure that no patch or update goes uninstalled. Best of all, our systems automatically update all software, so not having time is no longer an excuse for being unprotected.

Endpoint Security

Having up-to-date software is just one part of keeping your business’ network secure. For a truly robust network, you need to have the right security tools in place. The two most vital tools are a licensed firewall and antivirus software.
A firewall is what separates your internal network from the rest of the Internet. While acting as a barrier, the firewall keeps track of all traffic flowing in and out of the network. If an unauthorized piece of data or information sneaks through, the firewall will block it off before it can make it to the rest of the network. This is when the antivirus kicks into gear.

The antivirus’ job is to track down any malicious software and eliminate it before it can do any damage. Ideally, the firewall will isolate the threat. If the threat makes it past the firewall undetected, the antivirus will find it. Threats can be external and internal, so it’s more important than ever to take network security seriously.

These security tools, along with spam protection and content filters, can be implemented using a Unified Threat Management (UTM) strategy. It’s a comprehensive tool that brings enterprise-level tools to businesses of all sizes.

Putting Practices into Action

There is no better time than the present to start putting these security practices into action. Your network and data depend on it.

Figuring out the right network security solutions for your business is difficult. That’s where IT Support Guys come in. We provide a free network assessment to see your network and infrastructure in person to build a security strategy specific to your business needs. Call today to schedule your free network assessment at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).