When it comes to network security, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find themselves in a unique spot. They can’t afford the same kind of security luxuries that bigger-budget large businesses can, but the data on their computers, servers, and devices is still far too sensitive to leave in the hands of a simple security suite like a home office.
Starting with the basics, DesktopReview makes note of endpoint protection software, and the three ways it can protect an SMB’s data: “by securing online communications, securing communications between your PCs and devices, and limiting intentional and unintentional violations of company privacy policies.” That’s entirely useful, but beyond that, SMBs will need to choose products that let them manage user profiles, Web usage, application files, and more. A system that lets them protect against different types of computers, servers, and mobile devices is also necessary, and something that can stave off inherent threats from BYOD is worth considering too.
But the important thing to remember is that products alone cannot keep a SMB safe. Cyber-attacks can happen to anyone, so DesktopReview recommends four simple tips to keep an SMB’s security at the top of its game: assess the risk, minimize the risk, educate employees on risks, and be prepared for more risks to arise in the future. But to get a more detailed explanation on what this all means, just head on over to DesktopReview and read its complete How To guide for keeping one\’s network secure.