Network Security

Network and data security has never been more important to computer users and businesses alike. Everyday vulnerabilities are discovered in some of today’s most utilized software and hardware products. Affordable high-speed internet access has improved the way we do business and even live our lives. At the same time it has increased the threat from viruses, hackers, and internet worms.

When thinking of your organizations security you must also consider your internal security. Firewalls, VPNs, SSL encryption are great for external threats; however don’t provide any protection against an individual sitting at one of your computer stations.

Security vulnerabilities have multiple ways of affecting businesses and computer users. Servers and computers can crash; important data can be lost or worse stolen. When these things occur it’s more than an inconvenience, it costs money.

Areas of Expertise:

  1. Network/Wireless Security

    • Companies must evaluate the level of risk associated with their network infrastructure, whether it is hard wired or wireless or a combination of both. We can help you assess these risks and make necessary changes to correct them.

      Many small businesses don’t think about the potential risks of unauthorized equipment accessing their network, or have a method to prevent such access. There are many ways to secure your physical and wireless networks from VLANs to segment networks to port security that only allows authorized devices, to user-based wireless authentication or guest networks.

  1. Firewalls

    • Firewalls provide a single point of entry to the internet for multiple devices, this helps to “hide” your systems from predators. Our consultants can assist you in finding a security appliance to suit your needs.

  1. VPN

    • VPNs allow businesses to utilize low-cost high-speed internet connections to link offices around the globe. A VPN (virtual private network) secures your data as it travels between offices using the “public” internet. Whether you are looking for VPN solutions for mobile workers or connecting offices our consultants can help.

  1. Antivirus/Spyware/Malware

    • Security is no longer as simple as having a firewall and maintaining usernames and passwords. Threats such as viruses, spyware and malware, can have crippling effects on a business’s technology infrastructure. Businesses must employ and maintain solutions that provide a method for protecting against hidden threats such as viruses, spyware, malware, spam, phishing emails, and more; not just at the PC level but over the network as a whole.

  1. E-mail Security

    • Today it’s a requirement to have some form of threat protection for your email system. Without effective protection, malicious threats such as viruses and malware can come into our network via email; not to mention the flood of spam and phishing messages that not only cost you time, but slow your systems down and put you at risk of giving out sensitive information.

      Today you must also be concerned with outbound email protection. There are many regulations such as HIPAA in the healthcare industry that require that any sensitive information that you email out be encrypted so unauthorized recipients cannot access the information within them.

  1. Web Security

    • Solutions to filter internet traffic from within your network not only help eliminate wasted productivity from employees surfing the net on company time, but also help to filter out malicious internet content such as malware, spyware, and viruses that may be hidden in that internet traffic.

  1. Server/Storage

    • It’s a good practice to periodically audit your servers and storage devices security policies. Making sure all applicable updates have been installed as well as maintaining strong username/password security and auditing file access rights.

      Internal threats from employees do exist, whether it is a disgruntled employee or someone accidentally hitting the delete key. Making sure end users have access to only the data they require for their job can reduce your risks.