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The importance of keeping your software and systems updated with the latest patches really can’t be overstated, since it limits exposure to cyberattacks and helps to keep your business-critical data safe from hijacking or corruption. You should make best use of all the security features that your apps have built-in, as well as the other security measures your company has in place for combatting cyberattacks.
However, all that may not be enough to discourage all possible cyberattacks, since the computing environment today commonly includes both local and remote applications that make use of the cloud, and a very hybrid type of computing environment. The more IT gets stretched out to support remote workforces, the more exposed it is to risks. To make your life easier, you should seriously consider availing yourself of the services of a managed cybersecurity provider.
- Regular updates and patches
If you’re still doing this in-house, it can get to be a real chore, keeping up with all the latest patches and updates issued for your software and hardware. Yet, if you don’t apply them all promptly, you’ll be exposed to a number of cybersecurity threats, all of which could be thwarted by faithful updating of your patches. A services provider will handle all this for you, so you can focus on running your business.
- Don’t need those skillsets in-house
When you have a managed cybersecurity provider, you won’t need to have those same skills in-house, and that means you won’t have to pay someone a hefty salary for doing the work right on the premises. Security professionals are getting more expensive all the time because they are in such high demand, and for what you’d have to pay a pro, you can easily arrange for managed services with a reputable provider.
- Experts in the field
Because it’s their business to stay on top of all issues related to cybersecurity, managed services providers tend to be aware of all the latest threats, as well as all the latest software and hardware designed to thwart them. They know about things that your company probably would not be privy to, so you can get better protection from a service provider.
- 24/7 service
Your company probably doesn’t have anyone in-house who is dedicated to cybersecurity around the clock, but a managed services provider does. That gives you the best possible protection, and it even covers times when your entire staff might be in bed, dreaming of a world with no cybersecurity threats.
- Better communications
When you have a managed services provider, they make a point of contacting you about even the slightest threat to your network and business assets. Many of these communications might be overlooked if they were managed in-house, but a services provider will pass them along to you, so you know they are being vigilant and doing their jobs.
Contact us to learn more about our managed cybersecurity services
The never-ending area of cybersecurity can be a huge headache for any company, but it’s one that just can’t be overlooked. If you lack the personnel in-house to implement strong security measures, contact us so we can help you close any vulnerabilities, and make your business-critical data safe from attack.