Everything changes in due time. Computers grow less secure, malware grows more sophisticated, and hackers' methods change. According to Processor magazine, 80 to 90 percent of attacks are targeted at devices rather than networks and servers. Just like the weakest link in a fence, all it takes is one weak point for a hacker to take down your entire network.
This is perhaps why we see so many attempts at comprehensive protective solutions. Without paying close attention to all parts of your network, devices and all, it is very possible that something will slip through and cause mayhem. This is especially true for Advanced Persistent Threats (APT's), an increasingly popular type of malware which continually targets a particular organization for whatever valuable information it can find. Signature-based antivirus and anti-malware software cannot keep these threats at bay. You can't keep these threats away by simply hoping that it will leave you alone and go after someone else.
According to James McCloskey, executive advisor at Info-Tech Research Group:
Now, we're seeing that much more in the APT world. The focus is to find a way in, so you have to make sure you have a security program that addresses all of the entry points and exit points, where data could leak out, otherwise you could find yourself suffering a breach that has some material impact to the organization.
What can you do about this increasingly powerful threat? You can start by making sure that your security applications are able to communicate with each other, and cover any and all bases. This keeps your network protected on all sides, and threats will have a much more difficult time getting to your network.
SMART Services's Unified Threat Management solution is one way that you can keep your information safe from these advanced threats. You'll receive a comprehensive defense mechanism for your network, including antivirus and firewall solutions, spam protection, and web content filtering. SMART Services will also closely monitor your system to ensure that nothing can easily infiltrate your network.
A UTM solution reduces the need for multiple software vendors that don't cooperate with each other. Our UTM solution uses multiple mediums to keep your network as safe as can be from outside threats. We'll also handle any patching of your software with our patching and optimization services, making sure that everything is up to date and operating properly.
In short, SMART Services handles everything from installation, integration, and optimization. Your systems will never be more secure. For more information about our UTM solution and other IT services that we provide, contact SMART Services at 586 258-0650. We'll help you combat a new age of malware.