There are a lot of threats out there that can place some pressure on your business to think and act a certain way, but unless you are actively searching for threats on your network, you might find yourself coming up short in regards to network security. Why is monitoring your network so important, even with preventative measures in place? It all starts with imagining the worst-case scenario.
Your network infrastructure is a complex mechanism that has countless moving parts associated with it. You have several endpoints where threats could infiltrate, like servers, workstations, and mobile devices like smartphones or laptops. With so many employees working remotely, often from unsecured locations, it can be difficult to ensure your network is properly defended against threats. While implementing enterprise-level security solutions on your in-house network is easy enough, when that network becomes so spread out, it becomes harder to protect.
Still, you need to have these types of solutions implemented, as you are putting your business at risk without them. But what happens when something does slip through the cracks? Maybe it’s a piece of spyware that lurks in the background and logs your every move. Maybe it’s a Trojan that installs a backdoor for later use. Maybe it’s even a piece of ransomware that is waiting for the right opportunity to release its payload! In any case, a threat on your network is nothing to take lightly, and you’ll need to be wary of when they do eventually make it through.
This is why it’s so important to monitor your network. There are usually signs associated with attacks like these, and it’s incredibly important to be on the lookout for them. Maybe it’s an increase in network traffic, or maybe it’s some suspicious user login activity. In any case, you won’t know unless you’re looking for it, and if you’re not looking for it, unresolved threats on your network have more time to cause even more trouble for you.
We know that it’s not pleasant to imagine your network getting infiltrated by some sneaky threat that weasels its way through your defenses--especially after you have invested so much time and effort into reinforcing your security infrastructure—but at the same time, if you are not actively looking for threats, you are essentially giving them free rein on your infrastructure if they do manage to break through. This is not the approach you want to take with your network security.
We urge you to consider remote monitoring for your business’ network, but we know that you don’t have time to sit in front of a computer and keep track of your business’ complex infrastructure, either. This is where Advantage IT Management comes in. We can take care of all the network security-related tasks your organization does not have time for, including the upkeep of its systems, implementing new security measures, and—you guessed it—monitoring your infrastructure for any signs of suspicious activity.
We can even train your employees on how to stay on top of network security! Security doesn’t stop and end at the top, after all. You’ll want your entire team to be on board with your security efforts. Otherwise, you’re just begging for someone to slip up and make a mistake.
To get started today, reach out to us at 251-662-9770.
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