When it comes to network security, time and again we hear small business owners say “I don’t need to worry about all of that, they’re only after the big guys.”

The reality is that statement couldn’t be farther from the truth. Small businesses are affected every day because of their relaxed or non-existent security policies that make them easy targets. Hackers view it as easy as taking candy from a baby. They have become more sophisticated, and attacks on networks of all sizes have increased year after year.

Computek can help ensure that your business risk is minimal. There are a number of simple, often overlooked steps that any company can enforce that will go a long way in protecting their assets:

  • Updates – Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
  • Firewall – A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
  • Passwords – Password and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. Using fairly un-sophisticated software and tools, hackers can easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords.
  • Antivirus/Antispam – Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.

No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start, contact us today or fill out the form on the right and we will schedule a free (no strings attached) Computek Network Security audit.

Let Computek help you get your business on the ‘safe track”!