A network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules.
A firewall typically establishes a barrier between a trusted internal network and an untrusted external network, such as the Internet.
It also allows users from external networks to connect to internal networks remotely and securely.
Access Control systems are the most critical security components.
Access Control controls all the passwords centrally, notifies the user if the username and password were entered incorrectly and/or if it was used from an unknown location, and it automatically locks out the user if the username and password were entered incorrectly five times.
Logs are like security tapes; monitors, surveillance, and keeps records of previous tapes so that they can be accessed at any time anywhere.
With the use of logs, users, as well as the business, can check, regularly, if anything happens on the device, and if something does happen, the user will be able to make active decisions to prevent major disasters before they happen.
IT policies and procedures set up today's businesses for success. Each manual is temporary, but it is important that it is kept up to date, periodically, or else it could cause risk to you and your business.
The survival of the business is dependent on how good and up to date your policy is and knowing what to do when something happens.
Policies and procedures go hand in hand and must be regularly reviewed and kept up to date.
Endpoint Security is a centralized approach to protecting all endpoints - servers, desktops, laptops, smartphones, and other IT devices - connected to the corporate IT network from cyber threats.
This methodology enables efficient, effective and easier security management. Some vendors offer Endpoint Security systems that include antivirus, firewall and other high defined security software.
In most cases, businesses do not safely protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
With many newly enacted laws, you might be responsible for any damages and fines caused by not complying and/or leaving your business vulnerable.
You need to meet compliances for your industry, or just common sense for the business in order for you, then, to train your employees to meet them.
Software updates perform multiple tasks. They are available for the operating system and individual software programs.
Performing updates will make your computer perform better, reduces the risk of vulnerabilities, removes outdated features, updates drivers, and fixes bugs.
Without updating your devices regularly, it causes your devices to become vulnerable, and bound to attract viruses such as the “Wanna cry ransomware attack”; this attack targeted every device that did not update to the new software, causing over 300,000 computers and devices to be infected.
Backup is one of the most import aspects of IT but is often overlooked. There are two types of backup methods; local and remote.
By doing a local backup, the files that are backed up will/can be accessed locally, commonly used for an average person, but is more vulnerable than a remote backup.
But by doing a remote backup, the files that you want to backup will not be local and will be saved remotely, but will take a slow and long time to download those files, commonly used for businesses that have huge amounts of files.
However, a remote backup costs more than a local backup because remote is more secure than local. By backing up you make a copy of your most important files which can then be used to restore them if the original file is lost, damaged or infected.
Today, emails are sent publicly with important information such as passwords to admin logins or credit card credentials.
With the exponential growth of technology, nothing will be safe, that’s why by sending encrypted emails from secure locations your emails will be safe and secure.
With the help of a third party, we can detect bad/vulnerable emails or even spam.