IT Support Team, Consultancy & Installation Specialists, providing services across the Northwest, including Wigan, Lancashire, Liverpool and Greater Manchester
Whilst security has been a real challenge for large organisations for a number of years, it is becoming an increasing threat and worry for even smaller customers. Hacker’s are using more and more sophisticated attacks, which if successful could lead to incredible consequences. From the potential for years worth of data loss, organisations could also find themselves lumbered with signficant fines one the General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. As well as targetting client data, hackers are now attempting to encrypt user files. This so called “ransomware” will hijack a user’s computer or network, and render the files unusable until a fee is paid. Even then, there is no guarantee that you will get access to your files.
Whilst it will never be possible to prevent every single attack, there are a number of steps that organisations can take to secure their data and networks. Security experts will tell you that layered solutions are the only way to protect yourselves, which is a technical term for ensuring you have taken every possible precaution. That’s why, at The Little IT Company, we recognise there are a number of areas that we can target to reduce your risk:
- Ensure your network is regularly patched with the latest security updates
- Audit your file servers and network restrictions are appropriate
- Have a properly configured perimiter firewall
- Use Sophos Intercept X to protect against ransomware
- Have a rigorous and well tested backup system in place
What can Sophos do to protect me…
Sophos also offers it’s own firewall and web filtering solution. The sophisticated firewall not only keeps you safe, but it also has functionality to track everything your users do. Contact us today to find out more information on any of these Sophos solutions. We would be happy to arrange a demonstration, or put you in touch with organisations using the Sophos suite.
We highly recommend Sophos, as a UK based company their security software is second to none, at affordable prices. Organisations buying the complete suite also benefit from additional integration tools to make every-day management easier.