Imagine not being able to send or receive email for days, possibly weeks. Don’t think this could happen because you have a reputable anti-virus software installed? If so, you are operating on a false sense of security and hackers are praying that you keep thinking that way.
Here are two reasons why operating your business with a false sense of security can be risky.
1. In no time at all, your company’s server and email gets “blacklisted”
Meaning the big email delivery hubs (like Comcast, Google, Verizon, etc.) are flagging ALL emails coming from your server as “dangerous” and won’t let them through; and on the internet, you’re guilty until proven innocent, which means it could take days if not weeks to get your name cleared. During that time, you are completely without email.
2. Your vendors, clients and prospects start receiving inappropriate ads and invitations from your company’s email. Not good.
The best way to make sure this never happens is to invest in a top-grade managed firewall solution from your IT provider. This tiny investment is worth twenty times the cost in peace of mind and saved time. Software firewalls that come with most servers or Internet providers are better than nothing, but they are a weak lock that nearly any hacker will easily be able pick. Ultimately resulting in a data breach that can do substantial harm to your business.
Most business owners think that because they have anti-virus software installed and a software firewall, that their network is “secure.” Not so. One of the most common stunts hackers pull is breaking through a software firewall to hijack a sever. Once the hacker is in, they can use YOUR server to relay spam and other viruses to millions of users in a matter of seconds. Isn’t your network’s security and your peace of mind worth investing into stronger and more advanced solutions to keep your business hacker free?
Contact us today for a FREE Hacker-Prevention Security Consultation.