Network Technologies of Kansas Blog

Network Technologies of Kansas has been serving the Topeka area since 1999, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Without These Tools, Your Network Isn’t Secure

Without These Tools, Your Network Isn’t Secure

Your business might have a limited budget, but this shouldn’t hold you back from implementing the best and strongest security solutions. However, security is a complicated process for any business. This is problematic, especially since common threats and vulnerabilities show up frequently in the business environment. We’ll walk you through some security basics so that you can optimize your organization's protection.

First and foremost, the basic tasks of security tools can be accomplished through the use of preventative solutions found in a Unified Threat Management (UTM) device. A UTM includes a firewall, antivirus, spam blocker, and content filter, allowing you to reduce the number of threats your business is exposed to and prevent hacking attacks entirely.

Firewalls are generally considered the bouncers to your business’ network, as they keep track of the traffic that flows into and out of it. This keeps harmful threats from entering and causing trouble, and keeps dangerous traffic from spreading to other parts of your network. You can then isolate and destroy any threats that are identified as problematic. Most computers these days come with a consumer-grade firewall pre-installed, but you don’t want to rely on these for your business’ security. An enterprise-grade firewall found in a UTM can be just the thing you need to keep your network secure.

While your firewall is busy keeping threats out of your network, the antivirus will be the force responsible for quarantining and eliminating any that do slip past the defenses. Antivirus programs scan your computer for any abnormalities, and then take action to eliminate them.

Spam Protection
Spam is something that even the average PC user will encounter, as these messages in your inbox waste your time and threaten the security of potentially important information. If you don’t take a preventative stance against spam, it could bother your employees and trick them into clicking on the wrong links or attachments. Spam is the preferred method of travel for threats, as it’s easy to hide malicious code in embedded links or images, as well as attachments. With spam protection, you can keep these messages from getting to your inbox in the first place, saving you the time and effort required to comb through it for threats.

Content Filtering
If you have some employees who can’t seem to keep themselves off of social media or YouTube, how do you keep them on task? The best solution to this is a content filter, which allows your organization control over the website users’ access on the Internet. This also allows you to keep your employees from accessing sites that contain malicious, dangerous, or distracting content, allowing you to get more productivity out of your workers while maximizing security.

To take your business’s security to the next level, consider a UTM solution. To learn more, reach out to Network Technologies of Kansas at 785-409-6286.


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Internet Technology Email Privacy Hackers Cloud Malware Software Computer Productivity Hosted Solutions Business Business Computing Google Microsoft Hardware Network Security User Tips Upgrade The Internet of Things Backup Efficiency Bandwidth Mobile Devices IT Support Workplace Tips Small Business Gmail Social Media Smartphone Operating System Ransomware Saving Money Big Data Two-factor Authentication Apple Business Continuity Best Practice Communication Facebook Apps Networking Data storage Windows Innovation Data Disaster Recovery Content Filtering Money Safety Website Mobile Device Management Quick Tips Windows 10 Passwords Android Hacking Smartphones Outlook Microsoft Office Retail Compliance Tech Support Drones Experience SaaS Automation Unified Communications Managed IT services Browser Printer Alert IP Address Deep Learning Office 365 YouTube Bluetooth Encryption Document Management Law Enforcement Disaster Office Laptop Streaming Media Hacker Memory Network Congestion Recovery Education Augmented Reality Vendor Management Save Money Data Management BDR Proactive IT WiFi LiFi Remote Computing Monitors Holiday Cryptocurrency Music Network Google Docs Running Cable Visible Light Communication Firewall Displays Downtime Cleaning Lithium-ion battery Gadgets Customer Service Documents Advertising History BYOD Wireless Technology Spam Black Market Office Tips App Information Technology End of Support Phishing Windows XP Business Growth Micrsooft Artificial Intelligence Domains Writing Sports Society Search Analytics Google Wallet Robot Social Internet of Things Windows 8 Cybercrime Hosted Solution Virtual Desktop Mobile Computing Securty communications

Blog Archive

Newsletter Sign Up

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *