Today’s business model needs to accommodate business on the go. Software applications and important documents that are not based in the Cloud make businesses and their employees less efficient.
Business today can be done from your phone. It is imperative that necessary business applications and email are secured and integrated with your mobile devices.
Customers typically trust a business with an email address that matches their domain name. Emails using @gmail.com can look spammy, and it might end up in a prospect or customer’s junk folder.
- Imagineering’s Solution: Microsoft Productivity Suite
As a part of Microsoft 365, Outlook offers world-class security and functionality and integration with your domain name for a sophisticated looking email address. We will forward your emails to your new address, and you will enjoy the benefits of other Microsoft products, such as Word and Excel, with the ability to collaborate on these documents with your team from anywhere.
Age of Computers
If your computer is more than 5 years old, your business is opening itself up for a larger chance of attack as well as slow speeds and incompatibility with newer software.
- Imagineering’s Solution: Dell Certified Partner Program
Upgrading your workstations will secure your business and speed up your business practices. Imagineering is a Dell Technology Business Partner, meaning you will save time, money, and headaches by trusting us to order and install the correct equipment that works best for your business practices, securely.
Your internet speed does not have to be slow. Customize your wireless network to give everyone the access they need to be productive from the back office to the warehouse.
- Imagineering’s Solution: Secure Wireless Access
Wireless access points can be placed to achieve maximum internet efficiency. We can also gauge your internet performance with monthly reports that will tell you when your internet was slow or down, weak spots that need to be addressed, or which websites were accessed most that month.
If your business has 0 or 1 backups in place, the chances your business’s data will be lost or stolen are at high risk. In case of disaster, you should have 3 backups in 2 separate places (1 onsite and 1 offsite) so you can easily restore lost or stolen data if needed.
It is good practice to have antivirus software set up on your workstations to prevent viruses and identity vulnerabilities, keeping your business running smoothly.
- Imagineering’s Solution: Webroot Antivirus Software
Imagineering proudly offers Webroot Antivirus Software, named Best Antivirus of 2021 for Small Size Businesses. Receive complete protection from viruses and identity theft for only a few dollars per machine per month, without slowing your devices or business down.
Installing updates, or patches, to your software and operating systems is the first step in securing your working environment from outside threats. Automatic updates will automatically apply these patches behind the scenes and are best practice for busy business owners.
A firewall is a network security device that separates your internal networks from external network threats, lowering the risk of an attack.
It is no secret that Wi-Fi without a password is not secure. Ensure your Wi-Fi is accessible only to those you trust, setting it up with a strong password. In addition, setting up an additional wireless connection for your customers, separate from your business network, is ideal.
Strong passwords are great, but they don’t mean much if a cybercriminal already has the password in hand. An easy way to combat this is with a password manager to manage all of your strong passwords with only one password to remember. Password managers help protect you from password-related data breaches and take the worry out of trying to remember all of your passwords, or storing them insecurely in your browser settings.
- Imagineering’s Solution: Keeper
Imagineering is proud to be a Keeper Security partner, providing a secure option for your organization to easily adopt a robust password policy. You can manage and audit all of your passwords from one central location, while still maintaining stringent privacy and security policies. In the background, Keeper will also evaluate the imported passwords and warn about weak, reused, or compromised passwords.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a verification method that requires two or more authentication factors to gain access to a website, network, or application.
- Imagineering’s Solution: MFA
Passwords are the most common method of authenticating a sign-in, but they are also the most vulnerable. To provide an additional level of security, your business must enable multi-factor authentication. With MFA, even if a password is compromised, this second layer of protection keeps your data and business safe.
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