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July 12 2016

Layer your approach to security for a total defense

Posted by Shandi

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Does news of the latest Ransomware or CryptoLocker virus have you on edge?

What about one of the other 49 million new strains of malware?

Any one of them could take down your system. According to a 2015 Kaspersky Lab study that evaluated over 5500 companies in 26 countries worldwide, the average direct costs of a security breach for a small business is a whopping $38,000! Can your business afford downtime for hours/days or suffer the loss of sensitive data all because of a vicious virus or merciless malware?

Stories of organizations being hacked occur daily in the news. With cyber attacks and threats appearing more and more common worldwide, data security has become an important area of concern for business owners. When we consider how much data we store virtually, including financial records and client information, it’s easy to see how one breach can cause serious damage to a business.

Anti-virus software, email security and consistent backups are valuable, but they are no longer enough. With CryptoLocker, for example, it’s often not detected until the virus has already started to encrypt your files.

What’s needed is a layered approach to security that will mitigate risk and reduce the chance of downtime even when a virus strikes.

An Intelligent Business Continuity solution can verify backups, deliver instant cloud virtualization, has the ability to see into your files and know when the virus took hold, and perform a restore that takes minutes versus hours or days.

People are the common denominator in most cyber intrusions, and the best part about people is that they can be trained. Education and training helps you team to recognize threats and minimize human error.

Your Firewall should extend beyond blocking network threats to protect, manage and control application traffic. A next-generation firewall’s high performance platform covers all the bases: deep packet inspection, intrusion prevention, application intelligence and control to deliver a comprehensive security solution with superior protection.

Ancero partners with industry leading providers Datto, Layer 8 Security and Dell to meet this growing need with robust, cost effective, security solutions for the SMB client.

The impact of a breach can have a profound impact your company’s finances and reputation. Complete IT security requires a layered approach with a tactical focus that involves people, process and technology. This approach with multiple points of security reduces vulnerabilities in the key areas that hackers exploit.

The right consultant applies risk management across many dimensions to ensure better protection for assets, staff and critical information. That’s why Ancero’s comprehensive approach to security is what organizations truly need to protect themselves against threats. Remember, the cost of a security breach is always higher than the cost of protection. It is important that you take a proactive approach to protecting your business from a cyberattack.

Explore more resources –

Layer 8 Security Cyber attacks: big impact on small business

Datto The Business Guide to Ransomware

Dell Security 11 Ways your firewall should be working for you