It used to be the large enterprises that made the news when they were hacked by cybercriminals but that is no longer the case. Security breaches are happening more and more to small and midsized businesses (SMBs) because of they often lack the resources needed for an effective plan of defense.
SMBs are more susceptible to cyberattacks and often are forced to close their doors after a breach. It is estimated that 60% of small businesses will close within six months of a cyberattack. A small to midsized business needs help to ensure the right measures are put into place for ongoing protection. The best line of defense is a layered approach to security and that is where a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can help.
If your business is one of the over sixty percent of firms who don’t have an up-to-date or active cybersecurity strategy–or any strategy at all, you are at risk.
First and foremost, an MSP will provide IT peace of mind to leave you to focus on growing your business. Downtime, lost revenue, and reputation damage are by-products of not having a plan in place. An MSP such as MicroAge offers solutions to reduce these risks. Outsourcing mundane tasks such as monitoring and ensuring patches are updated and installed are just a small way in which an MSP can help. Other measures that overlap each other to protect data are:
- Obtaining and maintaining a Business Class firewall
- Implementing a Business Class AntiVirus
- Applying an AntiSpam Filter
- Educating Your Employees
- Ensuring Backup Solutions
- Monitoring, Alerting, and Emergency Response
No company is too small or insignificant to avoid cyber-attacks, and the results of these invasions can be devastating. MicroAge offers comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that assist to ensure the necessary pieces are in place to secure the environment. We also monitored your IT infrastructure and adjust as needed when new threats are released. Let’s talk tech and find a solution to fit your cybersecurity needs at a price that makes sense.
MicroAge believes in educating businesses to keep them informed and up-to-date on IT issues.
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