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Gone are the days when all you needed to protect your company’s network was a good firewall and trusted antivirus. In today’s evolving threat landscape, companies are finally realising that basic ‘best-practices’ are no longer capable of fending off cyberattacks. To properly manage cyber security threats, companies are turning to IT Security firms that provide a Managed Security Service (MSS).

Managed Security Services provide a centralised hub for monitoring a company’s network. Analysed by qualified IT Security professionals, companies can rest easy knowing that their networks are being watched 24/7/365 days a year. This round-the-clock care means any unauthorised activity can be picked up and blocked before hackers or any malware have a chance to cause any damage or gain access to vital information.

“Managed Security Services provide a centralised hub for monitoring a company’s network. Analysed by qualified IT Security professionals, companies can rest easy knowing that their networks are being watched 24/7/365 days a year.”

So why the shift? It all comes down to the increase in the complexity, length and quantity of cyberattacks. In 2014, the world experienced:

  • A 23% increase in the amount of data breaches reported by companies.

  • Zero-day vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed reached an all-time high. The top 5 most exploited vulnerabilities were used for a combined 295 days before vendors could create patches.

  • Around-the-clock attacks became more frequent. 19% of attacks reported by companies were of a ‘constant’ nature, and a further 15% reported that attacks lasted for up to 1 month, more than a 300% increase from 2013.

 

Partnering with a managed security service provider allows companies to focus on their own business activities and not worry about security issues such as:

  • Patch management and upgrades – threats from ‘trojanised’ software updates used to target organisations are eliminated.

  • Security assessments – allows MSS providers to identify weaknesses in the company’s network and put security measures in place to avoid exploitation.

  • Cyberattack mitigation – identifying DDoS attacks and other breaches as they occur and interrupt the attempt before the network is compromised.

“Around-the-clock attacks became more frequent. 19% of attacks reported by companies were of a ‘constant’ nature, and a further 15% reported that attacks lasted for up to 1 month, more than a 300% increase from 2013.”

A MSSP can also cut operational costs, with most services being just a fraction of the cost of in-house IT security specialists. This allows companies on a tight budget to benefit from a comprehensive security solution without the need for internal IT specialists.

Defending your companies from cyber threats has never been this challenging, are you doing all you can to protect your business?

 

Need help?

Cybernetic Global Intelligence is a proud provider of Managed Security Services. Unlike other companies we do not outsource to a 3rd party, ensuring that your data is always secure. Our highly trained and certified staff are available 24/7, making certain that your company’s network is protected around the clock and a dedicated team is always ready to step in and fend off any attempts on your business. If you would like more information about our Managed Security Service or a FREE no obligation quote, please call us on: 1300 292 376, or email us at: contact@cybernetic-gi.com

 

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