6 Ways Managed IT Services Can Protect Your Business Against Cyber Attacks
Managed IT services can provide your business with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your network is being monitored 24/7/365. Cloud-managed services can also help to save you money by reducing or eliminating the need for on-site IT staff.
Here are six ways Managed IT Services can protect your business against cyber-attacks:
1. 24/7 Monitoring:
Your IT staff is likely feeling overwhelmed with the concept of protecting your data around the clock. Fortunately for you when you have a company like BTI Communications Group monitoring your network, you can rest assured that someone is always keeping an eye on things, even when your IT Director is out or on vacation.
2. Software Patches and Updates:
One of the most common ways cybercriminals gain access to a network is through unpatched or outdated software. Managed IT services can take care of applying updates and patches as they become available, keeping your systems up-to-date and secure.
3. Reduced Downtime
ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting) Server and Hardware Reliability Report found that 44% of firms said a single hour of downtime in 2021 cost their businesses from one million ($1 Million) to over five million ($5M), a 2% increase from 2020 and they expect the cost to continue rising. The biggest reason a company will have downtime is due to a cyber-attack. Having a team of managed IT experts proactively monitoring your systems for failure and attack attempts can greatly reduce the amount of time your business is down in the event of an attack.
4. Data Backup and Disaster Recovery:
Data loss is a scary thing for any business, but it can be especially devastating for small businesses. According to a study by Symantec, 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. Managed IT services can help you create a solid data backup with redundancies and a disaster recovery plan so that in the event your data is compromised, you can rest assured knowing you have recently tested and secure backups available.
If your business deals with sensitive data or is subject to any type of regulations, like HIPPA, managed IT services can help you ensure you maintain data sharing and storage compliance. Depending on the industry, there may be specific regulatory requirements that need to be met in order to avoid hefty fines. BTI Communications Group has over 35 years of experience in working with logistic, healthcare, government agencies, townships, and environmental companies to help them maintain compliance standards, our experts know what you need.
6: Optimized Network Performance:
When you have a managed IT service monitoring your network, they will be able to identify and fix any type of issues that could be causing your network to run slow. This can help improve the overall performance of your network, as well as the productivity of your employees. With plenty of employees working remotely, now is the time to invest in a managed IT service to protect your business against any type of cyber-attack.
Perhaps the most important benefit of having a managed IT service is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your business is always protected. You can focus on running your business and leave the worry of cybersecurity to the professionals. BTI Communications Group offers free assessments of your network security. To learn more about our managed IT services contact us or schedule a consultation.