Organisations around the globe are constantly under threat from many varied IT related sources. Security breaches cause huge disruption, and outages can bring your business to a halt, resulting in lost productivity, and major inconvenience.

It is vital in today’s IT landscape to have a security framework in place to minimise the risk, and ensure that as many penetration attempts as possible are thwarted. The potential consequences of a breach are worrying, with loss of business, loss of productivity, reputational damage, and regulatory fines all possible outcomes.

The IT Team recognise this, and we have compiled a suite of security tools we call Security Stack.  Our goal is to help our clients minimise the damage an IT security breach can cause. Security Stack takes a layered approach, where we use a number of different tools, all working together, and all highly specialised to serve a very specific need. These tools have been very carefully reviewed, selected and benchmarked, so we are confident we are only utilising premium products in our efforts to keep our clients safe.

The first layer uses the internet’s infrastructure to block malicious destinations before a connection is ever established. By delivering security from the cloud, not only do you save money, but it also provides more effective security. DNS level security can stop threats over all ports and protocols — even direct-to-IP connections. This stops malware before it reaches your endpoints or network. URL and file reputation scores are referenced from constantly updated blacklists to block malicious content. You directly benefit from daily analysis of millions of malware samples and terabytes of data.

The second layer is an addition to the email client, specifically designed to interrogate and test all inbound email attachments, and links within email. Malicious attachments are prevented from impacting your messaging environment, even if their signatures are not known. All suspicious content goes through a real-time behavioural malware analysis that uses machine learning techniques to evaluate the content for suspicious activity. Unsafe attachments are sandboxed in a detonation chamber before being sent to recipients. The advantage is a malware free and cleaner inbox with better zero-day attack protection. Link protection expands on this by protecting your environment when users click a link. While the content is being scanned, the URLs are rewritten to go through an interrogation channel. The URLs are examined in real time, at the time a user clicks them. If a link is unsafe, the user is warned not to visit the site or informed that the site has been blocked.

The next layer is the world class Anti Virus protection, provided as standard with all of our I.T. Support plans. Virus definitions are automatically updated daily, and pushed to your devices by The IT Teams monitoring agents. This means you can concentrate on your business, knowing that your digital security needs are covered. The IT Team also monitor for problems with patching and will manually intervene if for any reason a workstation does not update.

Finally, The I.T. Team can work with you to deploy a number of other optional measures that can be deployed to further enhance and strengthen your security. These can be discussed with The IT Team on a case by case basis to establish whether they would be suitable for your business.

If keeping your business safe and secure from I.T. related threats is important to you, and you’d like to learn more, then chat with us now.