Do you have a trusted antivirus program that can be managed from your server? This costs about $40 per computer per year and has a single interface that will summarize the protection of all computers in your network. It will show you which computers are protected and which are not, which have had viruses, what the viruses were, if they were removed or are still there and when this all occurred. A properly managed antivirus will save 20 percent or more in virus removals and in downtime.
Your Network Is Under Attack
You may not realize it but your network is constantly under attack. Every single day hackers, viruses, malware and much more are waiting for an opportunity to penetrate your network. Successful network breaches ultimately result in downtime for your business and profit loss. Having a secure network not only means your data is safe but that you can continue to run your daily business operations and protect your reputation.
What is Network Security and How Does it Work?
Network security is essentially a set of configurations designed to protect the accessibility, confidentiality and integrity of a computer network. An effective network security strategy manages access to a network by targeting threats and stopping them from entering the network.
Network security is comprised of multiple layers of defense, each implementing controls and policies to block malicious attacks. Some types of network security include access control, antivirus software, data loss prevention, email security, firewalls, VPN and web security.
The Importance of a Firewall
A firewall is one of the foundations of any network security strategy. Firewalls inspect all the data flowing in and out of a network to ensure the traffic is legitimate. A properly configured firewall allows users to access all resources they require while blocking any threat attempts. At PC Quest, we highly endorse SonicWALL’s security solutions. SonicWALL products are the industry’s leading brand of network security products and solutions, providing advanced threat protection and streamlined performance. We have the highest certification offered by SonicWALL and you can rest easy knowing your network is monitored by a Certified SonicWALL Security Professional.
If you answered “no” to any of the above, your network is vulnerable and you should contact your IT vendor immediately to discuss corrective measures.