Business Networks Are Constantly At Risk.
There are many ways that a network can be compromised. A common and dangerous one is leaving it to chance and hoping that nothing will go wrong "behind the scenes". Some of the common key issues are:
- Email-based viruses getting through unprotected mailboxes.
- Worms, viruses and malware infiltrating outbound port/protocol access, backdoors, and "command and control".
- Trojan applications and phishing schemes.
In addition to the potential damage to networks and data, there are other critical business risks that you need to be aware of but not so obvious:
- Employee productivity – such as wasted time by accessing Facebook, ESPN, shopping, porn sites. In the case of a news organization such as yours, the requirements may differ somewhat from the standard business profile.
- Using a substantial amount of Bandwidth for non-business apps that can be slowing down critical business applications and services.
- The unauthorized downloading of programs and the malware that may be attached.
- Loss of proprietary business data and information from the inside.
Installed Security Products Are Not Enough.
There are a number of very effective tools and techniques that can help you address many of the common threats and problems that affect your business network. Some of these tools include firewalls, virus production tools, Internet Content filtering, and more. However, if any of these tools were 100% effective, there would be no security breaches to worry about. New threats are appearing all the time and usually there is a lag time from when a threat is discovered to the time that it can be addressed. As soon as a known threat is addressed by these tools, a new one emerges. There’s not a product out there in the world today that can create security policies that are 100% effective.
It is the responsibility of your IT department to specify, install, and manage these tools. It is critical for the health of your network that these tools are working properly and checks must be made on a regular basis to ensure that they are. Even if the hardware and software are performing perfectly month after month, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be working tomorrow.
What Exactly Is A Security Assessment?
A Security Assessment is basically a measurement of how good or bad your system in terms of its vulnerabilities. Security Assessments are risk-based assessments, due to their focus on vulnerabilities and impact. They are provided to determine your networks weaknesses and provide recommendations for them. It provides you with a score, a measurement, in which the posture of your system can be gaugedSecurity in today’s IT infrastructure is more about protecting the outer layer or “Endpoint” of your network than about single points of defense. With Biz-Net’s Care For Your IT Endpoint Security, your system is monitored to ensure protection is active and enabled. Currently, the most common source of infection is websites with potentially dangerous content. Other methods of transmission include e-mail or transmission by worms or viruses. When these types of threats are detected, our security component will remove or block them automatically, working like a resident shield to scan applications in the background as they run. Updates are handled automatically and detailed logs of any incidents are available for management reporting.