Best Practices For Avoiding Malware in the Workplace
Malware takes on many different forms and attacks in different ways. That’s why ongoing user education in the workplace is essential to ensuring that your network is secure. Employees need to understand the criticality of downloading and running unknown software and blindly opening phishing emails. One of the many benefits of engaging with a Managed IT services provider such as Advanced IT Solutions, is secure 24 x 7 monitoring of your network. By controlling access to systems on your organization’s network, through the use of proven technology and methodologies—such as using a firewall, IPS, IDS, and remote access only through VPN—we can help minimize your organization’s exposure to malicious attacks.
Through the use and administration of reputable antivirus software, we can provide your organization with ample fortification against unwelcome and disruptive malware attacks. When properly installed, a suitable antivirus solution can detect, and in some cases remove or quarantine, any existing malware on a system, as well as monitor for and mitigate potential malware installation or activity, while the system is running.
Another significant aspect of Managed IT services is the peace of mind that comes from having regular website security audits performed on a 24 x 7 basis. By regularly scanning your organization’s website for vulnerabilities and to detect if known malware has been installed, our experts can stay ahead of anything that might compromise your organization’s security, thereby maintaining a secure network that protects your employees, customers and visitors from external threats.
Our team will also establish regular, verified backups for your data that are current and automated. This can mean the difference between smoothly recovering from a destructive virus or ransomware attack, versus stressful, frantic scrambling with costly downtime and data loss. With Managed IT services verified backups you’ll never have to rely on old, outdated backups. The criticality of having regular, ongoing backups translates into usable, up-to-date documents that can get your business back up and running in hours or days, versus weeks.