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It Makes Sense Financially to Secure Your Network

It Makes Sense Financially to Secure Your Network

Are you prioritizing your business’ network security? It’s remarkably important that any modern business focuses its efforts on this aspect of running a company. Still, it can be challenging to implement the right tools for the job—particularly if you are a future-minded business. You want to get the best return on your investment, which makes sense. Let’s help you get there.

Ideally, your security solution will keep your network safe from most threats throughout the workday. Here are some ways you can maximize the security of your network while saving your company resources and capital.

Firewalls and Preventative Measures

If you don’t have a firewall protecting your network infrastructure, you’re doing yourself a disservice. A firewall essentially shields your business’ network from threats that might try to attack it head-on, as well as any that might try to sneak in through your ordinary traffic. It analyzes the traffic to discover threats and minimizes the chance that you experience a breach. Taking preventative steps like this is paramount, as responding to a breach that could have been prevented with a little foresight can be extremely costly and wasteful.

Regular Security Audits

Taking action as needed to prevent more serious problems will be the key challenge for any business that wants to secure its business effectively. To this end, you want to conduct regular security audits to ensure that you’re staying on top of the many intricate parts of network security, like patch management and updates, to address potential entry points for threats. If you discover these issues before an actual breach, you can save yourself from the much higher costs later.

Employee Education Training and Programs

If a hacker can’t find their way through your defenses, they will turn to the easier way of breaking through: your employees. It’s often easier for hackers to conduct phishing attacks and steal credentials than it is for them to brute force their way through sophisticated security systems. Train your team on how to identify these practices and conduct frequent testing to ensure they stay knowledgeable and vigilant.

Implement Proactive Security Measures Today

No matter how small, you cannot accept any risk to your business’ data infrastructure. Do all you can to protect your company by working together with Washington Works. Our professionals will secure your network and watch it so you can rest easy. To learn more, call us at 301-571-5040.

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