Network Security: Protecting Your Business from Hackers and IT Theft

If you have ever experienced identity theft in your personal life, then you probably realize how important it is to keep your network safe from IT theft. It holds information that’s crucial to your company, so losing it could be bad news for your business. But did you know there are some simple steps you can also take yourself to ensure this? It’s true—read on to find out more.

Install firewalls. Firewalls act as a guard for your network. You want to be sure they are always up and running and that you have a firewall installed for both your server and network. Not using a firewall is basically like leaving your front door wide-open—unwanted visitors such as experienced hackers will let them in. As an additional precaution, install strong security software. Great security software will often include anti-virus, anti-phishing, anti-spam and anti-spyware technology.

Audit. After you have installed a strong firewall, you need to be sure there are no weak links in it. We can help you perform a security audit

Keep updated. Windows doesn’t just send out those network updates for its own health—they are meant to keep your network safe, so take advantage of the notices and install the updates. They will keep your computer patched against any attacks. Be sure to stay informed on the latest trends so you will know what to keep your network protected.

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