There are 5 key aspects to securing your network against ransomware, malicious viruses and cyber attacks.

1. Firewall

Implement a corporate firewall as your first line of defense.  Firewalls are configured with specific criteria to blockor prevent unauthorized access to a network.  They work as filters for your network traffic by blocking incoming packets of information that are viewed as unsafe. 

 

Firewalls can be configured to filter by several variables: IP address, domain name, protocol, port or event specific words or phrases, base don your businesses specific needs.

2. Content Filtering

You can control the websites your users visit, and ensure they do not end up on infected websites unsuspectedly.  you can set up custom content filtering policies, website blacklists, time and content based browsing policies for the entire organization, by workgroups or by user.

3. Antivirus

Be sure that your users have a corporate Antivirus (AV) solution in place.  We recommend a solution that is managed allowing AV definition updates to be pushed out to all devices, automatically, when connecting to your corporate Network.  Users that connect to your network from home should be mandated to use the same AV solution too.

4. SPAM Protection

SPAM Protection solutions identify email from known spammers and determine whether website links embedded in email lead to known spam or malware domains.  It can leverage many industry leading techniques to protect again attempts to get email into your inbox.

5. Remote Network Monitoring

Your network should be monitored remotely and configured to notify your IT administrator proactively in the event a threat is detected. Being able to address issues quickly can greatly minimize the severity of an attack, downtime that can occur, and the recovery time involved with restoring data.

 

Remote monitoring and management solutions not only allow you to detect threats that occur, but they also monitor the health of your physical network (server health, drive failures, firewall/ISP connections, switches and PCs).

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