So much goes into proper network security that it can be daunting to know where to start. Thankfully, there are plenty of great ways you can, and probably currently are, protecting your business, even if it’s on a basic level. You can consider this a checklist of crucial network security tools that are important to have for your company’s success.
What’s better than stopping threats before they even hit your network? There’s nothing quite like a good firewall. They are the very definition of proactive security measures, effectively limiting the amount of threats you have to deal with to a bare minimum.
For the threats that do make it past the firewall, you have solutions like antivirus and antimalware software that can swiftly quarantine and eradicate threats. These solutions are constantly being updated with the latest threat definitions, meaning they evolve as the threat landscape evolves.
Another proactive solution is spam blocking, which prevents dangerous and unwanted messages from hitting your inbox in the first place. Too often messages with suspicious or dangerous links are sent to businesses just like yours, so you can eliminate the room for user error that they create with a spam-blocking solution.
The Internet is a dark and dangerous place filled with distractions and other types of content your team has no business accessing on a work network. Whether it’s the employee wasting time on social media or the employee who gets redirected to fake or dangerous websites, a content filter gives you control over which sites are whitelisted and blacklisted by your organization on a user level.
Virtual Private Networks
Virtual private networks, and encryption in general, are great tools that can be used to protect your data whether it’s sitting in storage or being sent across networks or devices. VPNs in particular are important for employees who work out of the office and routinely send or receive data from your home base of operations.
Access Logs and Controls
It’s helpful to know who has access to what data on your network, but also helpful to know when it is accessed and why. Access logs can help you determine when something fishy is, indeed, fishy enough to investigate, and access controls allow you to control the damage such events could cause.
Wolk9IT can help you implement all of the above solutions so you can protect your business from countless threats. To learn more, call us at (646) 741-1166. For more newsletter content from Wolk9It, click here.