What is a network?
A network is a collection of connected devices. They can be connected with a wired Ethernet cable or with a wireless router, but the connection between the devices are what defines a network. The network includes computers, printers, servers, backup devices, mobile phones, tablets, and anything else on your wireless network. Everyone of those devices needs to be safe and secure and needs to be monitored for malicious activity if it is going to be on the network. Phones and tablets can get hacked and take your network down just as easily as a computer. By keeping the network safe, your employees will have a place to work that is conducive to productive collaboration. Network Security is an effort to keep your network safe.
How to secure a network
Network security keeps your business safe and has to be provided by a company that monitors your network. By gathering data over time, we observe trends and spikes in activity around devices and we analyze them. Engineers identify and isolate malicious activity by any of the devices, so that viruses and Trojans don’t spread to other devices. In addition, the way users login to their computers should also be controlled in such a way that users have access only to the files they need access to and nothing more. Moreover, having a server on the network controlling user logins can help secure the network and its data.
When you have a wireless network, you have a very convenient way for your employees and your customers and guests to get on the internet. However bad guys can get online too over your wireless network and cause problems on your network. If not setup right, a wireless network will let in hackers and attackers and put your data at risk. Considering that a hacker can be miles away and hack into your wireless network, it really needs a tough defense to be considered business worthy. To be very direct: off the shelf home routers won’t cut it.
Why care about any of this?
If nothing so far has scared you, you really haven’t been reading closely enough. Network security causes a major pain point for businesses because the network is so important to how their business functions. Employees work on the network and get online over the network. Data for clients and customers goes over the network. Also, wireless devices have access to the same data over the network. Everything on the network needs to be secured, or else your data can be stolen. GetMorePC manages client network and makes sure that they are safe and secure, monitoring for potential problems and patching security risks. Call Daniel at 865-406-4015 and get a network scan to make sure your network is safe for business.
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