Does Your Business Have A Multi-Layered IT Security Solution?

by | Jun 9, 2018 | Business IT News and Information For Small to Large Companies In Polk County

Model Your IT Protection After The Great Wall.

The Great Wall of China is one of the seven wonders of the world. At over 13,000 miles long, it is the largest ancient piece of architecture on earth. It provided strong protection for the Ming Dynasty. Yet, the Emperor knew that he needed additional layers of security to keep the Mongols out. The city of Beijing built its own outer wall, and The Forbidden City built one as well. One single solution wasn’t enough for them either.

The Chinese believed in a layered security approach to protect their most important assets. The team at Alltek believes the same. A firewall or antivirus alone isn’t enough. You need a combined, multi-layered security solution with antivirus, firewalls, backups, remote monitoring, and other security tools to protect your vital IT assets from intruders. There’s no question that today cyber-thieves work around the clock to penetrate the walls of every organization. And, they are always looking for weaknesses they can exploit.

Part of the reason why businesses like yours find it difficult to protect themselves is that today’s bad actors use multiple methods and threat vectors to gain access to your data.  They combine a range of IT threats and deploy them over numerous stages to maximize the likelihood of infection success.

Computer/endpoint protection isn’t enough. Today’s organizations must prevent these threats from reaching endpoints in the first place. And, with hackers’ multi-pronged approaches, you need a security architecture that does the same – destroy the intended exploits on multiple levels.

Single Solutions Have Never Been Enough

Since the beginning of civilization, people have believed that they were more secure than they really were. Babylon fell to the Persians even though they had a massive wall and sturdy gate surrounding their city. They hadn’t considered that the river passing beneath the wall was an entry point for intruders.

Like them, many business owners and managers believe that one layer of security like an anti-virus or firewall will protect their technology. History has proven that, although useful, single solutions aren’t enough to stop attacks. Today’s advanced malware exploits are so broad that single protections inevitably fail.

The key to an effective security posture is to use multiple solutions with different techniques to block attacks – solutions that alert you if there’s a breach, provide reports and analysis for follow-up, and to help remediate the security gaps that allowed the intrusion in the first place.

This requires a multi-vector solution that protects your devices and users across all the stages of an attack. It must prevent infections that come from activities like web browsing, email, infected files, counterfeit URLs, ads, social media, and devices like flash drives with the potential to deliver malware into your system.

The Growing IT Security Threats You Face

Uncontrolled internet access is a huge threat to your security. Detecting threats before they can harm your IT system is crucial. If you don’t do this, these threats can go undetected and do major damage to your IT network, data, and organization. Threats that come from the Internet include:

  • Malware in the form of worms, Trojan horse attacks, and viruses.
  • Spyware that hides in your computers and steals your data.
  • Identity theft and impersonation to access data.
  • Zero-day attacks and exploits.

Consistent 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting is the primary component of good, layered security. With an added layer on top of security and an integrated workflow for remediation of detected vulnerabilities, you’ll have the advanced tools and processes to detect and eradicate threats before they damage your network and halt your operations.

Our automated, multi-layered solution runs behind the scenes to provide complete IT security on a 24 x 7 basis. We’ll oversee your network without disrupting or interfering with your business operations.

Our solution includes:

  • Managed Anti-Virus
  • Managed Anti-Spam
  • Managed Anti-Malware
  • Managed Firewalls
  • Web Anti-Virus
  • Web Anti-Spyware

Plus, we provide:

  • A network-based Intrusion-Detection System.
  • Real-Time Remote Network Monitoring.
  • Mobile Device Management.
  • Patch Management and Upgrades.
  • Customized Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Scans.
  • Workstation, server, and network device configuration and management.
  • Full network/infrastructure redundancy.
  • Tiered isolation between security zones.
  • A Virtual Private Network (VPN) Security Management Solution.
  • Advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
  • A Single Sign-On (SSO) Solution.
  • Emergency Response.
  • A Dedicated IT Security Advisor who will tend to your unique needs.

Additionally, our cloud-based, domain-layer protection solution will secure your users’ computing activities externally, rather than relying solely on endpoint protection. This ensures that most internet threats are contained before they even reach your network.

Protect, Detect, Eradicate

With our multi-layered, network-based intrusion protection system, 24 x 7 remote monitoring, and ongoing risk assessments, your organization will be armed with the actionable solutions and insights that provide protection, early detection, and eradication of viruses, worms, malware, Trojans, and other dangerous intrusions.

Safeguarding your network and important data will provide greater peace of mind. It’s essential in today’s business world. Contact us for more information about protecting your IT systems on all levels.