Nearly every day you hear about another security threat spreading across the internet. As a small or medium business, or a not for profit organisation (SME) how vulnerable are you to these threats?
SME’s are connecting to the internet in record numbers to support improved and greater market opportunities, to increase productivity and to strengthen communications with staff, management, customers and suppliers. The problem is, the more you open your network and business to the internet the more your confidential business information and data is at risk.
So you think you are too small to be a target?
Think again, if you use Microsoft software then you are a target by default. Microsoft is not bad but it has the largest market share, therefore any released virus, worm or application created by a hacker can achieve more with less. These programs spread rapidly and inflict damage on a global scale and you, as an SME can be caught in their net.
Security threats are constantly emerging and evolving, the job of securing your business information becomes all consuming. Little jobs take time – updating and checking anti-virus, patching and updating operating systems and applications, checking firewalls with renewed rules and policies are a critical requirement of your business risk analysis.
They still have to be done regularly.
The importance of checking these components in a timely manner cannot be underestimated. Consider the cost in lost productivity, reputation and non-compliance penalties that a breach could visit on your business. Effective security can be costly, time consuming and difficult for SME’s to implement successfully. Skilled security people are often difficult to find and cost prohibitive to have on staff. As a result the job often falls on the technologically savvy staff member who is already snowed under with other ICT matters or their own job to implement security features properly.
Today’s security threats are business size neutral. They leave a SME with the same security challenges as large corporations. The trouble is that SME’s do not have the depth of resources to handle them. This is where a Managed Services Security Providers (MSSP) can be of benefit to your business.
What are the benefits to your business of outsourcing your security?
You can focus on your core business
Outsourcing allows all of your staff to concentrate on revenue generating business initiatives instead of computer, security and infrastructure issues. Having limited IT resources on staff takes business resources away from your core business.
Outsourcing security sources provides your business with access to “big business” security protection at an affordable price. The expense is more cost effective than hiring or contracting a security expert and the consistent monthly billing helps ensure security services that you need are available without unforseen hassles and expenses. An integrated and comprehensive solution that can help reduce the expenses of maintenance, upgrades and add on security solutions is a benefit to any business.
24 X 7 (always available) expert security staff.
You’re on staff, in house expert is normally available only during working hours. In most cases your outsourced Security Company can act as an always available security and ICT management department. They can also provide your business with access to an internet security expert without incurring the cost of hiring, training and retaining highly skilled staff.
Gain Customised Service
All MSSP’s have service plans and you can select the service plan that will fit your requirements.
Receive up-to-date protection
Technical security solutions such as firewalls, antivirus software, content filtering solutions, and virtual private networks (VPNs) are far more effective when they are maintained regularly with the latest system updates. Changes to your business resilience and regulatory requirements can also have a detrimental effect on your business stability.
Why R & I ICT Consulting Services is right for you!
How do you know you are getting what you paid for?
- Company reputation – see what our clients are saying about us. We have references and referees that you can ask.
- Plans and services – we have a comprehensive assortment of plans and services depending on your business requirements and size.
- Service Level Agreement – all of our plans and services have a service level agreement incorporated into them so that you know what will be delivered in protecting your business.
- Guarantee – We guarantee all of our technicians work with a 100% money back guarantee. We also stick to any pricing that we put forward to you. All projects are priced on a per project basis so that no matter how long it takes it will not cost you anymore. No more “time and materials” projects based on how long is a piece of string that have costs blowing out uncontrollably.
- Monthly Reports – we supply monthly reports that are delivered with your next month invoice. We like to prove how much we have done for your business in the last month.