Network Security Pact OneWhen it comes to network security, it is easy for small to medium sized businesses or practices to say “not me...they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated. The “not me” crowd is being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.

A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks will be compromised. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.

There are a number of ways Pact-One Solutions helps to ensure that you are at minimum risk:

  • Updates- Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security threat.
  • Firewall- A common mistake is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business and practice owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall.
  • Passwords- Passwords and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to networks through simple or default passwords.
  • Antivirus/Antispam- Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.

No matter the size of your business or practice, network security is a definite requirement in the digital age. Don’t fall prey to costly mistakes you can prevent by having up-to-date security measures in place.

If you are in Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area and worried or unsure of where to start with an internal security audit, let our team help get you on track!