How Managed Services are Vital to SMB Network Security

January 21, 2020
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Network security measures and data protection are vital to any business that relies on the Internet and uses a wireless connection. Hackers use increasingly sophisticated methods and equipment, and it takes mere seconds to hack into networks like yours. Thanks to the affordability of managed network services, an adequate level of network security is achievable even for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The following are three reasons network security should be a top priority.


Protect Employees


Corporate devices are at risk and so are the employees who use them. Businesses must equip themselves with network security tools. Office 365 is an example of a software and security solution that can help protect company data and sensitive information such as employee identities.


Increase Productivity


The increasing amount of data that companies store and need to protect requires greater bandwidth and speed, which increase productivity. Meanwhile, cyber threats are also ever-expanding. In order for SMBs to be able to focus on growing their business, a high level of technical support is needed.  The overwhelming demand for continuous network security can roll off of the shoulders of IT personnel and onto managed network services.


Protect Against Ransomware


Whether using Apple or Windows computers, anti-virus software, anti-malware protection, and firewalls are critically important. Ransomware attacks are very real threats. Studies show that in just the year 2017, worldwide ransomware attacks increased 350 percent. Failing to ensure network security puts a company at a greatly increased risk of suffering a devasting cyberattack.


Managed network services offer multi-layered network security and a level of protection that’s needed in today’s online environment.


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