Did you know that according to Small Business Trends, 55 percent of survey respondents say their companies have experienced cyberattacks within the last two years? Not only that, 50 percent reported they have experienced data breaches with customer and employee information during that time, too. Cybersecurity is essential for large corporations (the greatest focus of cyber criminals) but for small businesses as well.
So what kinds of attacks have these small businesses experienced? According to the respondents, they have fallen prey to web-based attacks, phishing attacks, general malware infections, SQL injections, stolen devices, denial of service attacks, advanced malware infections including ransomware, and cross-site scripting. While antivirus software and backups are essential, these measures alone can only do so much. The new solution is managed services.
Managed services offerings include a full range of proactive IT support focusing on effective prevention and protection, advanced security measures, real-time monitoring, and a dedicated team of IT professionals ready to assist with any technology issues your business may experience. Since managed services software can identify issues with your hardware and software – even potential weak spots in your IT infrastructure – and often resolve those issues on the fly or at least notify monitoring technicians of the issues, you’ll enjoy the benefits of optimized systems, faster performance, business IT continuity and planned disaster recovery as well as minimal downtime.
Being proactive when it comes to your cybersecurity is the only way to protect what you’ve worked hard to build. If you’d like to know more about how managed services can benefit your business, just give us a call, we’re sure we can help.