Top tips on why even small businesses need advanced security solutions


Cyber Security is a top priority for small and medium businesses, which can no longer get by with standard solutions. SMBs need industry-leading protection. But a holistic SMB security solution must also provide affordable and flexible protection across the entire company.

Why SMBs need advanced security solutions.

Over 50% of cyber-attacks are aimed at small and medium-sized businesses and more than 80% are not financially prepared to recover from an attack.

The average SMB IT team lacks staff resources to effectively manage hybrid work and cybersecurity. SMB's face security threats on many fronts, and the more users, devices, and applications they add, the more vulnerable their network becomes.

Digitisation has transformed our world. How we live, work, play, and learn have all changed. Every organisation that wants to deliver the services that customers and employees demand must protect its network. Network security is vital in protecting the usability and integrity of your network and data.

Here's Redway Networks’ top 6 tips for securing your business.

    1. Closely monitor your traffic.

Monitor the traffic coming in and going out of your firewall and read the reports carefully. Don't rely on alerts to flag dangerous activity. Make sure someone on your team understands the data and is prepared to take the necessary action.

    2. Stay up to date on new threats.

Keep an eye on new threats as they're discovered and posted online.

    3. Regularly update your frontline defence.

To prevent threats from getting in, your business must deploy a strong frontline defence at the edge of the network. Make sure your firewall and anti-virus software is secure by enabling regular updates.

    4. Train your employees on security protocols.

Educate employees on an ongoing basis so they understand any changes to your acceptable use policy. Also, encourage a "neighbourhood watch" approach to security. If an employee notices anything suspicious, such as not being able to log into an email account right away, he or she should notify the appropriate person immediately.

    5. Protect against data loss.

Install a data protection solution. This type of device can protect your business from data loss if your network's security is breached.

    6. Additional security options.

Consider additional security solutions that will further protect your network as well as expand your company's capabilities.

At Redway Networks, we're network and cyber security experts, and are ideally located in Milton Keynes to help with all your network and security needs.

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