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Hybrid working is becoming the new normal, with many companies offering employees the flexibility to work from home or in the office. Whilst IT security needs may remain relatively unchanged in the office, extra IT security measures may be needed for those continuing to work remotely or from home networks.

Using managed security services can protect your business and your data, regardless of where your staff work.

What Is IT Security?

IT Security, or cyber security, refers to the security measures and procedures put in place to protect IT systems, business infrastructures and devices against cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, unauthorised entries, denial-of-service attacks and so on.

How Has IT Security Changed?

Global lockdown restrictions led to a rapid rise in remote working which compromised company security. Remote devices and networks aren’t equipped with the same level of security as company managed IT infrastructures.

Find out why your business needs cyber security.

What managed security services can help to protect your business?

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows employees to make a secure and protected connection to another network, such as your business network, via the internet. A VPN provides secure access for remote workers to local resources, such as documents and files, as though they are connected to the office network. VPN connection offers the same level of protection as an office connection. This ensures that your employees are protected against external threats while working from home.

Syscom’s managed security services team can help your business set up a VPN for remote-working staff which they can access with ease. This process is both simple and very quick to implement into your current setup, whether your staff are working from PCs, laptops, or other devices.

Device Encryption

Whether your employees are out of the office at customer sites or working from home, device security is important for any sensitive or important data held on remote devices to ensure protection against cyber threats.

Device encryption ensures that if a laptop, phone, or any other device is lost or stolen, it will be encrypted to minimise the possibility of data leaks. Encryption is established through password protection and device management policies.

Email Security

Email security threats increased dramatically as more people started working from home as they become easier targets for attacks such as phishing and malware.

Email security is vital to ensure business data and communications are kept secure and safe from external threats. End-to-end hosted email security increases detection rates across incoming emails to ensure you only receive what you’re meant to. Advanced hosted security detects and blocks malicious attacks to significantly reduce the risk and number of malicious emails coming into your network.

Managed Anti-Virus Protection

Scattered working locations increase the risk of viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, and other threats. By using anti-virus and anti-spyware software, you can protect your servers and end-points from malicious software entering your network. This is a must for businesses, especially when dealing with a mobile workforce. Our managed security services will help you prevent all known and emerging threats including viruses, rootkits, worms, spyware, and malware. Our managed anti-virus IT security will also filter and scan incoming emails for spam, malicious attachments, and other content with native support for Microsoft Outlook.

Managed Security Services from Syscom

The best way to guarantee your business’s IT security in today’s working world is by using managed security services. At Syscom, we provide a systematic assessment to identify security weaknesses within a company, whether it be a single site or multiple locations.

We ensure that all systems are vigorously checked to evaluate if the system is susceptible to any threats or vulnerabilities and provide severity levels for each point identified to outline the risks involved. We not only outline the key areas in your IT infrastructure that need attention but also provide recommendations so you can understand how these IT security risks can be reduced and eliminated from your current IT systems. Please get in touch for more information - call on 01384 400 600, email info@syscom.plc.uk, or submit a contact form below.