- November 15, 2017
- Posted by: Daniel Clements
- Categories: IT Audits and Healthchecks, IT Support Contracts, Mail Security and Continuity, Managed Antivirus
A business IT system is often comprised of many different parts, pieces, software, and hardware, not to mention the countless people that use the system each and every day. With such a wide variety of factors involved, there can be numerous ways in which the security of your IT can be compromised. Read on to find out how an IT security audit can help prevent this.
Why it’s important to run IT audits on your system
Unfortunately, the nature of threats that can harm IT systems continue to develop. There were 40% more data breaches in 2016 than 2015, and hackers have numerous ways to target systems. With viruses, phishing attacks, spam emails, DDoS attacks and more, there are multiple options available to those who want to breach systems.
On top of this, there are other ways in which your security can be at risk. Perhaps it’s because of outdated software, employee negligence, or simply antivirus solutions that aren’t up to scratch. So how can we help?
IT audits and healthchecks
The first and most important step to ensuring that any IT system is up to scratch is by running a full audit and healthcheck on it. We’ll examine all areas of your business IT infrastructure, be it hardware, software, data lines, or the ways in which your employees browse the internet.
This comprehensive IT security audit will provide us with an extensive range of results; results which we can use to recommend upgrades, improvements or replacements. All of this is done with the aim of making your business safer, more productive and more efficient.
While some are sometimes hesitant to invest in this approach, taking the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” approach, it’s difficult to know exactly when disaster may strike with IT systems. This is why you must be proactive, rather than reactive!
Mail security and continuity
Tied in with the security of your IT systems is the security of your emails too. Emails are still one of the most common forms of communication for businesses, but it is also one of the easiest ways for hackers to attempt to gain access to your systems.
To help prevent this, you’ll want to consider a mail security and continuity solution. This will keep unwanted access out, as well as ensuring that your emails are running around the clock.
Further bolstering your continuity services is a managed backup solution. Should disaster strike, email continuity will ensure that your most important communication systems are still open, while a backup service will prevent any important information being lost.
IT consultancy and strategy from us here at Shesh Tech
To ensure that your system is always running as well as it should, it’s important that a consultative and strategic approach is taken. The world of technology is always changing, and we’re here to help make sure that you change alongside it. You can find out more about this from us directly here.
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