Your network is the single most important component of your business IT environment. Networks control the flow of data coming into, as well as leaving your business. Well crafted computer networks can monitor the data being passed through them and filter out any harmful or potentially malicious content trying to make its way in. Your network in simplest terms, is the first line of defense between bad actors and your business.
Many business owners are aware of the risks of a poorly secured network and take steps to focus on locking them down. In many cases however this is simply not enough. A device once previously trusted on the network can even pose a risk if itself is compromised. With the increase of remote work, such risks have increased.
How can I keep my network secure?
Network security starts with up to date supported hardware and software for your network. Using outdated network equipment makes it a breeze for hackers to penetrate your network. It is also critical to have this equipment configured properly. An improper configuration can leave openings for unwanted traffic on your network.
Network security also includes securing the devices within the network such as computers, tablets, smartphones, etc. All of this can be a huge and expensive undertaking for a small/medium sized business. Working with an experienced IT Service Provider is the best way you can get your network built, secured, and maintained in the most cost efficient manner. Do you need a network built out for your business? Do you need an evaluation of your existing network? Tech Mesa has the expertise to do so, contact us for a free consultation.