A secure network increases productivity, eliminates downtime, and delivers peace of mind.
CommSat is committed to maintaining the security of networks and data. Our strategies for business include server and firewall maintenance, VPN and secure remote access, commercial caliber antivirus protection, virus removal and remediation, access control, and data security and recovery services.
We also secure QuickBooks software, this is the financial lifeblood of many companies.
Routinely scheduled network security services including intrusion detection, security audits, anti-malware services enhance network performance, resolves network performance issues, and delivers consistent peace of mind.
What influences your network’s security
The exposure of your network increases with the number of devices that can access it, and other factors such as the age of your equipment; any unpatched or out-of-date operating systems and out of date server software. Other potential threats include physical access to your network from inadvertent clicks on malware-embedded attachments and uncontrolled network access.
Steps you can Take to ensure network security
- Establish your firm’s Computer Security Policy, and align your procedures and conduct to conform to your plan. A team of informed, alert employees and support staff can serve as a powerful defense against threats to your network security.
- Ensure that your entire network isn't open to everyone. Determine who requires access to what, and assign those privileges accordingly.
- Explore your network security options with an experienced, reputable computer security company such as the team at CommSat.
CommSat network security services include:
- Firewall installation and support maintenance
- VPN & Secure Remote Access for on-the-go team members
- Commercial Antivirus Protection—very different from retail solutions!
- Virus Removal and Remediation--but this shouldn’t be needed with a good commercial antivirus program.
Network security audit
A CommSat Network Security Audit is a proactive service that provides a comprehensive review and assessment of your current technology environment. This includes your IT internal network infrastructure and policies, as well as those individuals who log into your system from remote locations. This is helpful if you want to double-check the work of your current IT Services provider or also if you are thinking of switching to a company like CommSat.
The components of a CommSat Network Security Audit for Business include:
- Evaluation of your current technical security environment
- Review of network/computer logs relative to prior or existing breaches
- Assessment of threats & risks to your information technology infrastructure
- Straight-forward recommendations for an action plan to ensure business continuity.
Proactive network security measures you can take right now.
Robust network security is not a do-it-yourself project; however, you can begin to protect your network using these suggestions from the Massachusetts Data Protection Standards to significantly strengthen your defenses:
- Install reasonably up-to-date firewall protection and operating system security patches, reasonably designed to maintain the integrity of the personal information installed and operated on internet-connected systems that contain personal information.
- Implement reasonably up-to-date versions of system security agent software, including malware protection and reasonably up-to-date patches and virus definitions, or versions that can be supported with up-to-date patches and virus definitions, and set them to receive the most current security updates on a regular basis.
- Encrypt all transmitted records and files containing personal information that will travel across public networks, or wirelessly.
- Implement secure user authentication protocols including: (a) control user IDs and other identifiers; (b) use a reasonably secure method of assigning and selecting passwords, or use unique identifier technologies, such as biometrics or token devices; (c) control data security passwords to ensure that such passwords are kept in a location and/or format that does not compromise the security of the data they protect; (d) restrict access to active users and active user accounts only; and (e) block access to user identification after multiple unsuccessful attempts to gain access or the limitation placed on access for the particular system.