Endpoint Security: Essentials

As a small business owner, you’re responsible for protecting your organization from cyber threats. This starts with endpoint security.

Here are four essential measures to guard against threats:

  1. Keep software up to date: Unpatched software is a common way for cybercriminals to gain access to your network. Furthermore, by patching your systems and applications, you can reduce the risk of an attack. Patching will be automated and managed by your provider easily.
  2. Install antivirus software: In addition to patching, antivirus software protects your endpoints from various types of threats, including viruses and ransomware. Your security provider will monitor and respond to alerts generated by this software.
  3. Implement access controls: Access controls further restrict user access to sensitive information.
  4. Backup data: Backing up your business data is equally important to endpoint security and perhaps the most important. Specifically, if your endpoints are compromised by a cyber attack, having an active backup plan will help recover your data quickly and get back to work.

These four essentials will grant you returns far beyond their cost. As part of your security plan, it’s important to regularly review and update your endpoint security measures. These updates are done based on cyber threat trends and based on your provider’s recommendations. We will work with you to tailor the products you need to fit the mission of the business and together we will keep threats out of your organization.

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