Whether you are a small business or a multi-location cooperation, managed IT services can help your business optimize its processes, secure your information, and allow you to focus your efforts on what matters most- growing your business. Here, at Quarterhorse, we work our clients on their unique IT needs. Our main priority is to find solutions that best fit each individual business. Our solutions are created to: Fortify the... Read More
- Written by Ken Fletcher
- Published: 04 Dec 2020
All businesses worry about data security, and those that must meet compliance requirements even more so. It can be overwhelming to read through the articles and ads, warning that a single data breach could both financially cripple your business and ruin your reputation. With a significant rise in the frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks, now is a better time than ever to get secure.
As a business leader, your problem isn’t a lack of awareness of threats, but a lack of resources to help get secure and stay compliant. We recommend working with an IT provider with a security first mindset who will ingrain cybersecurity methodologies into your business strategy.
What is a security-first mindset?
A security first mindset means you consider the security implication off every decision. Security becomes the first concern and question when evaluating a decision becomes “how does this impact our security?”. Though you might not always know the answer, asking the question and leveraging an IT partner’s advice is the first step towards creating a culture of security.
Security first helps you take a holistic approach to your business’ security and never make it an afterthought. Compliance standards and regulations attempt to establish best practices for data security, but you will constantly be behind the ball if you are just working to meet them.
It can be tough to adopt this mindset and put it in action. We can help.
The QTI Security solution provide businesses with the IT support and resources necessary to stay up and running, secure, and compliant.
Unified Threat Management
UTMs, which are typically purchased as cloud services or network appliances, provide firewall, intrusion detection, anti-malware, spam and content filtering, intrusion prevention and VPN capabilities in one integrated package that can be installed and updated easily. We can implement and configure a UTM to fit your business’ security needs.
Endpoint security solutions protect devices from malware, ransomeware, and overall security to the desktop and remote users, reducing access to corporate networks.
Patching and Updates
Firmware and software updates are critical to systems to prevent data loss to maintain stability, consistency to plug holes that the manufacturer has identified and rectified.
A preventive maintenance program establishes consistent practices designed to improve the performance and safety of the equipment at your property. We want to continuously test and maintain your IT infrastructure so we can avoid prolonged downtime and reduce threats to the device’s integrity.
Data Loss Prevention
When sharing sensitive information, encryption helps protect that information from falling into the wrong hands. Data Loss Prevention or DLP helps prevent accidental sharing of information. IT can stop data at rest, data in motion, and copied information. Whether a laptop was stolen (data at rest), an email was intercepted (data in motion) or someone is trying to copy sensitive information and paste it in an unsecure location. With the right tools and policies, DLP can keep you protected.
Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
IDS/IPS security application provides another security layer to your existing security infrastructure to detect and prevent a potential breach.
Intrusion prevention and detection gathers and analyzes information from various areas within a computer or a network to identify possible security breaches, which include both intrusions (attacks from outside the organization) and misuse (attacks from within the organization). This constant monitoring alerts us at the onset of a potential attack and allows us to prevent it from causing extensive damage.
These strategies are just components If you’re ready to stop worrying about your business’ security and compliance, give us a call. You can book an introductory call with us anytime here. We can help remove the guesswork from security and compliance and give you back time to devote to growing your business.