Network Security

Secure your network infrastructure and vital corporate data from outside attacks and virus threats that can cripple your business. By implementing proper security audits and proper permissions policies, you can minimize and block these threats from entering your network and causing it harm.

External Security Threats

External security threats are those that come from outside the LAN, usually over the Internet (but sometimes through dial-up connections to a remote access server on the LAN). These threats are the ones we usually think of when we talk about hackers, crackers, and network attackers. They are capable of finding flaws and characteristics of computer operating systems and software applications. They attack and exploit the way various network communications protocols work. Here's what they have the potential to do:

  • Enter a system and access (read, copy, change or delete) its data
  • Crash a system and damage or destroy its operating system and application files
  • Plant viruses and worms that can spread to other systems across the local network
  • Use the system to launch attacks against other systems or networks

A breach can be deliberate or unintentional, and some results can actually be relatively benign. For example, a teenage hacker reading a non-sensitive company file will not trigger much harm. On the other hand, some breaches can prove to be devastating. An entire network being disabled for hours or days, loss of worker productivity, loss of revenue, and loss of customers’ confidence are much more severe.

Reasons to Safeguard Your Business

  • Labor and materials required for IT personnel to detect, repair, and contain the damage to breached resources costs more in the long run
  • Loss of worker productivity while the system(s) or network is down
  • Lost business due to unavailability of e-commerce sites, customer information, or databases needed by sales personnel
  • Public relations costs to address questions from the press and public
  • Legal costs involved in collecting evidence and prosecuting an attacker
  • Legal costs incurred as a result of lawsuits if confidential client information is breached
  • Fines and penalties incurred if the breach violates regulatory requirements
  • Insurance premium increases