Is My Business’s Network Really Secure?

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Is my business’s network really secure? Why we ask this question is to let you know another company has reported a security breach with their products. Networking device maker SonicWall reported this past week it is investigating a security breach of its internal network after detecting what it described as a “coordinated attack.”

The company posted on its knowledge base portal saying that “highly sophisticated threat actors” targeted its internal systems by “exploiting probable zero-day vulnerabilities on certain SonicWall secure remote access products.”

The company has included a series of mitigations to help provide more security for its products. SonicWall recommended deploying multi-factor authentication and disabling access to the NetExtender VPN client to its SMA 100 line of firewall appliances.

The networking device maker, whose products are often used to secure access to corporate networks, now becomes the fourth security vendor to disclose a security breach over the past two months after FireEye, Microsoft, and Malwarebytes. For more information on the breach click the ZDNet link for the complete article.

The reason we bring this to your attention is to help you understand there is a constant barrage of cybersecurity attacks happening to companies large and small. If you’re a smaller company with an IT person or you as the owner handle it, you may want to ask yourself a few questions:

·      Is my company’s network and business systems truly being protected?

·      If I’m attacked by cybercriminals what would the cost be if my business isn’t operating?

·      Do I truly have enough protection and security for my network?

·      How am I handling back-ups if there is a breach?

·      Can I truly be up to date on technology that is available and am I able to protect my company 24/7/365 days a year?

If the answer is no, then you may want to partner with an IT company that has a team of professionals that are constantly collaborating on the vulnerabilities happening daily and providing solutions to protect your company. Usually, companies don’t act because they don’t know what questions to ask that will secure the answer to their question. Is my business’s network really secure? Many business owners have no idea what questions to ask or where to begin. That’s precisely why you need to talk with an IT company because they will have discussions with you and do assessments to see where your vulnerabilities might be and come up with a plan that fits your needs.

How nice would it be if you had a team of IT professionals monitoring your business and warding off cyber-attacks, monitoring your network for signs of system failure and repairing it before you even knew there was an issue? Wouldn’t it be a relief knowing your employees will have direct contact with IT professionals who could handle their problems with one phone call or the relief knowing your companies critical data is being backed up in a secure environment? Providing peace of mind when it comes to vulnerabilities to your business would allow you to focus on the business at hand, and that’s running and growing your business! For information and articles dealing with IT then the news page link.

So, Is my business’s network really secure? If your not sure, then it’s time to contact the professionals who handle IT Management and device a plan that will work for you. Contact the professionals at Catalyst IT, a division of Century Business Products. Contact us by e-mail at, call 877-843-9611 or go to our contact us page. “We’re Your Proactive Approach to IT Management”

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