IT Security & Consulting

IT Security & Consulting

June 2, 2018 0

Network Security Services

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The Need for Network Security.

As businesses continue to rely more to help them gain that crucial competitive edge, they must now also adopt better computer and network security. For instance, if your business relies on your website to make money, like an eCommerce site, it needs to be reachable. That means every moment it is unreachable by a buyer, it's actually costing you money. Probably more money than you may think. If that website becomes hacked, then you also lose the faith of your customers. They may not believe that you can protect them and their identity. Your business may never recover from it. The best way to avoid that is to prevent it.

In the previous case we are only talking about website security. However, the principle is the same. If your business relies on Information Technology, then start implementing Network Security today.  Sync IT Online, now offers the following IT Security Services.

Security Audit

The first step in securing your network is to know where you are vulnerable. Once contracted to perform this service, Sync IT Online will attempt to penetrate your network using a range of strategies. These strategies may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wireless Network Penetration Testing
  • Wired Network Penetration Testing
  • Website Penetration Testing
  • Social Engineering
  • Server Port Scanning and Exploitation

Each of these services can help you protect your network's integrity. However, there is no way to prevent all attacks. Once we find the soft points in your network security, we need harden them.

Secure Your Network

Once we have found your vulnerabilities, we can advise your IT staff on how to strengthen your network against future attacks. We can also perform the services ourselves if you do not have IT staff that aren't willing or able to implement our recommendations. These services may include the following:

  • Security device installation and configuration. Physical Security (Door locks, cameras etc.) measures will be contracted out.
  • Staff training on security best practices and how to avoid exploitation
  • Server¬† hardening and Enterprise level Antivirus installation
  • Forming Security policies and procedures.

Now that your company is ready for an attack, the last major step is work on setting up redundant IT Infrastructure. The purpose of this is to make sure that, in the event of a successful hack, you business can recover as quickly as possible.

Disaster Recovery

Data Backup and Recovery

As we mentioned earlier, there is no way to prevent all attacks always. The next best thing you can do is be able to quickly recover from such attacks. There are several facets to this. One such strategy is implement data backup and recovery services. You can make sure that your data does not get lost or corrupted by attackers. In 2017 the WannaCry virus swept across networks all over the globe. This brought banks, hospitals and businesses to a grinding halt. By implementing data backup solutions, you simply wipe your devices and reinstall data from the last known good configuration. This will get you back up and running quickly.

Alternate Secondary Site

This step is not for every business because it can be prohibitively expensive to adopt. The idea here is to have a second site, separated from your primary location, waiting to be turned on. In some cases this may include an actual physical location. With cloud computing technology, you can now set your network to default recover to a cloud environment. Since Cloud Computing uses a pay as you go model, in many situations this is the most affordable option for small and midsize companies because you won't pay much until you need to turn on your environment.