In this new age, cybersecurity has always been a key problem for organizations. However, as businesses move to a remote workforce and operate in a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Internet of Things (IoT)-rich setting, the advent of COVID-19 has placed an even greater need for advanced network security. Some of the issues with these new modes of operation stem from heavy reliance on software for the Virtual Private Network (VPN) plus the cloud to provide employees with mobile efficiency.
And while these innovations carry the advantage of improved efficiency, reliability, and operability to companies, they also place a tremendous burden on in-house IT teams to pair multiple vendor solutions with traditional infrastructure and firewalls, especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
The Managed IT Advantage
The beauty of Managed IT Services is that, even though the business may lack an in-house IT team, the Managed IT Service Provider will put solid, cutting-edge, sophisticated network security protocols beyond the scope of SMBs. And, Managed IT services helps defend the data from endpoint to endpoint and also offers protected cloud service by deploying the advanced network services in the current climate that stresses a distributed and mobile workforce. Here are other advantages that come with Managed IT services:
- VPN and Cloud Security – Mobile devices are more secure with the app-based VPN features that extend an overall firewall system with secure communication. An intuitive VPN link will provide safe access to the details to get the jobs done well while keeping confidential data secured. Secure the cloud with seamlessly optimized protection and compliance checks, keep watch on misconfigurations, and achieve access management visibility, in addition to firewalling.
- Multi-Factor Authentication – To ensure the identities are safe, controlled access is a major step. More IT firms are now shifting towards Multi-factor authentication as a way of safe IT practice. Why do you think this is? It is all done to ensure that the confidential data is safe. As compared to single password use, it will reduce the chance of stolen identity by 99.9 percent, a convincing justification to incorporate this basic strategy into your cybersecurity toolbox.
- Firewall Protection – For robust defense, firewall protection has grown to provide both endpoint and cloud security. To reveal secret threats and allow you ultimate leverage over your network, a firewall provides superior visibility to your device. Unknown threats are avoided by deep learning and intrusion security options, whilst the automatic threat response function isolates compromised devices to mitigate any incursions.
- Protecting Endpoints – Endpoint identification and response is taken to the next level by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Anti-ransomware functionality can stop ransomware and boot record attacks, as well as deter password stealing, prevent persistence, and help track any malicious behavior through successful adversary mitigation.
Single Point of Contact has an expert team that is well versed in offering technologically advanced service to help small businesses stay safe and work with the best cutting-edge solutions to enhance the operational excellence of the business. Our continuous remote assistance and 24/7 tracking and surveillance ensure that your remote, or in-house staff is safe from any data breach.
In the worst-case situation, frequent data backups, redundancies, and a good emergency recovery plan help, further secure you, ensuring that the enterprise can keep up and running in the event of a data loss.
Single Point of Contact stays on top of everything related to cyber security and data protection. We are more than just a Managed Security Service Provider. We take swift and thorough action to ensure your business is protected around the clock and to solve any security threats when they occur. Constant monitoring of any network is a requirement nowadays, and we are pleased to provide the most comprehensive security solution to our clients. To learn more about how we can help protect your business from cyber-attacks, contact us today.