Network security can be tough; there’s a lot to know, and you often need to have trained professionals on your side to ensure your systems are as secure as possible. With the right solutions on your side, however, it can be made much more manageable. Let’s discuss some of the most important security features your organization should implement and why.
A UTM is an umbrella term that describes a comprehensive security appliance. A UTM typically includes a content filter, spam blocker, and antivirus software, among other solutions. It’s designed to protect you from the plethora of threats out there through the implementation of a singular hardware-based tool. It’s one security measure that your organization definitely does not want to be without.
With so many people still working remotely or from a hybrid setting, managing your team’s mobile devices and their access to important data is an incredibly important thing to work toward. Mobile device management tools can be used to control user permissions and access to data, as well as whitelisting and blacklisting applications.
It’s important that your company understand how permissions, access control, and monitoring work in tandem to protect your company’s assets. In essence, your team should have permissions for only the data they need to fulfill their day-to-day duties, and you should actively monitor who is accessing which parts of your infrastructure.
VPNs create encrypted tunnels between your network and devices that want to access its data. This protects data from being intercepted or observed while it’s traveling to and from your device. They are particularly valuable for any worker who spends time working outside the protections of your in-house network, and in today’s world of remote and hybrid workflows, they are extremely important.
Washington Works wants to be your business’ go-to security resource. We can help you implement any of the above solutions and monitor your systems for any security threats you can imagine. To learn more about what we can do to keep your business safe, reach out to us at 301-571-5040.
Washington Works has been serving the Bethesda area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.
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