If you're like many business owners, you have no idea what type of cybersecurity you need. You might remember the days when it seemed clear. You needed an anti-virus on your work computers and your computers at home. Now, you don't know. Do you need anti-virus or firewall? If you pay for software, will it work better? Why do managed service providers (MSPs) tell you they offer cybersecurity? What program(s) are they using — an anti-virus, a firewall or something else?

Today's Cybersecurity Challenges

Essentially, what experts have found is that cybersecurity isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. Every business demands a specific strategy. An MSP will offer what they will call cybersecurity or a cybersecurity package. However, it's rarely one component. It's usually comprised of a variety of programs and applications that have the power to secure the specific technologies that business uses every day.

For years, businesses could decide on one software provider like Kaspersky, Avast, AVG, Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro and many others. The software provider upgraded their platform to ensure it blocked new cyberthreats every year. That was it. However, hacking strategies began to morph and change to become much more advanced.

A Constant Battle

Annual updates are no longer enough. Only human monitoring can catch malware and intrusions in large organizational data networks. Only human expertise can keep up with the landscape of cybersecurity that changes almost daily.

Your organization's machines are contending with the likes of:

  • banner ads with infected pixels,
  • viruses that can turn a device connected to a network into a botnet,
  • Facebook videos that contain rootkits,
  • social engineering scams that get gatekeepers and even high-level executives to give hackers secure data and system permissions,
  • ransomware,
  • distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks
  • and so much more.

The only way to simplify cybersecurity is to hire an expert to handle it. However, it's important to work with an organization that puts your business's needs first and then creates a targeted solution to give you the coverage you need.

To learn more about cybersecurity, contact TelWare at 1-800-637-3148 or TelWare is a national leader in the installation of voice, video, data and unified communications solutions. TelWare is an authorized Avaya, Star2Star, SimpleWAN and 3CX dealer.

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