The creation of the Internet was the dawn of a new era. This new era has played a vital role on how we do business. We use the Internet to have a presence by advertising, marketing, and selling our products and services. For the better, the Internet forever has changed the way we do business with cost saving technologies (Email vs. postage), video conferencing and webinars, along with smartphones, tablets, and cloud computing. New technology can open the door to new opportunities for your business. Unfortunately, embracing new technologies can introduce new threats to your business.
Before the microcomputer, the biggest threat your business was your front door. As long as you locked the doors, you felt some sense of security and peace of mind. One of the most common things our Chicago IT Consulting Firm notices when visiting prospective clients during our Free Network Assessment is a wide open door to the Internet. A wide open door to the Internet is potentially the most dangerous mistake small businesses make. We use our computer networks to transact business daily. Bank accounts, customer information, proprietary information, and trade secrets can be easily accessible to hackers with an open door. All it takes is one instance to ruin your business, and potentially the lives of others.
Protecting your business with a Managed Firewall is the first step in closing that door to hackers, viruses, spyware, and malware. Hackers will be locked out by our Chicago IT Consultants with Intrusion Protection. Gateway anti-virus and spyware/malware blocking will keep employees productive and safe from common Internet threats before they ever reach the PC. A safe network from Internet threats will keep employees productive by increasing sales, profits, and success.