The only constant in life is change. Unfortunately, the same holds true in the IT security universe. It often seems that every positive creation is met with ever-changing maliciousness and wrongdoing. Attacks, Spoofing, Trojan Horse, Phishing, Spyware, Malware, Ransomware…. the security threat list is endless. That is where Compass Consulting’s Managed Security comes to the rescue. A strategy for security and compliance should be at the forefront of every business operating plan. If your network isn’t secure, then neither is your business.
Compass Consulting understands that security is a layered approach requiring proactive planning and ongoing monitoring to be effective. Many common IT firms and end-users falsely believe that a single solution will make them secure. But there is no silver bullet for protection. All companies need updated and on-going managed antivirus protection as well as next generation firewalls. Don’t rely on point products (devices that provide a solution to a single problem rather than addressing all the requirements that might otherwise be met with a multipurpose or multiservice product) that set a base level of security, but instead on leading edge equipment that embeds network firewall security throughout the network. As a result, network security becomes a transparent, scalable, and manageable aspect of the business infrastructure. Equally important is a company culture that encourages end user training and is diligent with internal security policies.
Likewise, many firms place themselves in peril because of little emphasis on system backups, cloud replication, operating system patching, or Disaster Recovery plans. These items require strategic planning and need frequent testing to ensure their reliability when needed. Operating System patching is often overlooked and very easy for attackers to take advantage of unpatched systems. And not all backups are created equal. Weekly backups may seem sufficient, but what are the results when disaster strikes the Monday following a Friday backup? – several days’ worth of data lost. Let Compass Consulting create a tailored business continuity strategy for your office with hourly snapshots that allow closer Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and faster Recovery Time Objectives (RTO).
Much like their software and network peers, Compass security engineers are relying heavily on intelligent network change automation, a process known as Security Policy Orchestration. Through this process, security engineers design network changes while simultaneously using automation tools to promptly assess risk and provision those changes. Security threats are minimized, and applications move safely and securely to and from the cloud. Compass Consulting’s certified security experts will identify and help you fix these weaknesses before they are used against you.
The value-added benefit of our Managed Security expertise leverages technologies that keep your data and your business secure. We will create a safe and reliable network that protects your company from unauthorized visitors, intent on accessing valuable business resources and inflicting harm. Contact Compass Consulting today for a free security consultation.
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