Cyberthreats are among the biggest challenges businesses today face. Luckily, there are ways to overcome most cyberthreats or minimize their impact on your business. One of the most effective methods is by getting the cybersecurity services of a managed IT services provider.
Why should you enlist the help of an MSP to help manage your cybersecurity?
MSPs are teams made up of experts in different fields of IT, including cybersecurity. They can use their expertise to bolster your company's IT infrastructure and make it more resistant to various cyberthreats. What's more, they use advanced tools to detect, analyze, and address those threats.
MSPs can provide your staff with round-the-clock IT support. They can also help you in developing and implementing policies for reducing data loss and ensuring file recovery following unplanned outages. Thus, MSPs can help you prevent downtime and quickly resume your operations.
What cyberthreats can MSPs keep at bay?
As cyberthreats become more harmful and grow in number and sophistication, MSPs develop and incorporate fresh methods to improve their clients' cyber defenses. These are some of today's most common cyberthreats and how MSPs can address them:
MSPs can deploy firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems to prevent hackers from infiltrating your network. They also monitor your network 24/7 to identify irregular traffic and user behavior that may indicate the presence of unauthorized parties.
MSPs can implement advanced identity authentication methods, such as multifactor authentication, to make it more difficult for hackers to access your data. They can also help you limit the amount and variety of data users have access to through access management solutions. These methods are critical to minimizing the damage hackers can cause if they infiltrate your network.
In phishing, cybercriminals send out messages to trick victims into divulging sensitive information, sending money, or downloading malware. Email remains the most predominantly used channel for phishing. MSPs can address this threat by deploying email filtering solutions that detect potentially harmless messages and prevent them from reaching your employees' inboxes.
Cybersecurity awareness training, another service offered by MSPs, educates your staff on various cyberthreats. This can help in making your employees less likely to fall for social engineering tactics employed by phishers.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks employ massive traffic flooding to disrupt the normal flow of traffic to and from your network. This traffic can slow down or even take down your website or network, leading to downtime. Thankfully, network monitoring and DDoS mitigation tools can detect irregular traffic patterns and neutralize attacks.
MSPs can also help you create a hybrid cloud setup that can reroute traffic to a reserve network during an ongoing DDoS attack, mitigating the disruptive effect of the attack on your network or website.
Malware is a type of software that can harm your IT systems. Ransomware, one of the most dangerous cyberthreats today, is a type of malware that prevents you from accessing data, therefore disrupting your operations. MSPs can help you defend against ransomware and other malicious programs in several ways.
MSPs can install and configure antivirus and anti-malware software that keep ransomware and other malware from infecting your IT systems. They can also help you set up a data backup process that duplicates your files to reduce the impact of ransomware attacks.
Cyberthreats are a challenge you need to overcome if you want your business to grow. At Fidelis , we can assist you in achieving this goal through our expertise and by giving you access to the right solutions. Download this eBook today to learn more about the cybersecurity solutions you need to maximize your defenses against cyberthreats.