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As a Managed IT Service Provider in Charlotte, NC, IRIS Solutions can say not a single one of our clients got hit with the massive WannaCry outbreak which happened a couple weeks ago.
We are constantly evaluating, improving, and consulting with our clients. Security and monitoring is what we are in the business of doing. Day in. Day out.
We understand the technology threat to small businesses is ever changing and evolving and we work hard to make sure that our clients are educated and aware of the risk.
So what can you do?
Here’s a current checklist. (Disclaimer: This list is subject to change, like with all things in technology.)
The best security approach is multi-layered:
- Have a firewall that has threat management. Frequently called a Universal Threat Management Application or UTMA. This device is scanning and protecting the network in real time. It is stopping things before they can become a problem.
- Anti-Virus software should be installed on every PC on the network and up to date.
- Backups should be located onsite and offsite for redundancy. They should be checked daily to verify their integrity.
- User Education is often overlooked but is critical to overall security. How to know if an email is legitimate or not. Reach out to your IT staff if you are ever unsure of a suspicious email or website.
The team at IRIS Solutions values the role we play in our client’s business operations. We monitor and manage the IT Network and push out updates to all devices. If you think you could benefit from this type of relationship, reach out to us.