If you think your business is at low risk of a cyberattack because it’s too small for cybercriminals to notice, it’s time to change your thinking.

This thinking doesn’t reflect how cyber-crooks actually work. Profit -driven attackers do not sit around surfing corporate web sites, manually picking targets. Typical attackers do not target individuals or businesses – they target vulnerabilities. They use automated tools that know how to exploit certain computer vulnerabilities, such as security flaws in Internet Explorer or Windows. The tools scan the Internet at super speed, and whenever they find any computer that is vulnerable, the exploit executes automatically.

“I Have Anti-Virus, So I’m Safe, Right?”

Is anti-virus software enough to protect your business network? Sadly, no. The security threats to computer networks today are multi-faceted and go far, far beyond what anti-virus products address. Anti-virus products (called AV for short) certainly should be part of your network defenses. They certainly should not constitute your entire network defense. Would you ever say, “I have a lock on my front door, so I can safely leave all my windows open”?

What defenses does a business network need, in addition to anti-virus? Most network security professionals agree that the following are “musts”:

  • Firewall
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Virtual Private Network
  • Anti-spam
  • Web filtering

Solutions has been deploying WatchGuard Security Appliances for 10 years. WatchGuard offers the widest variety of network security services in one box, ranging from standard IPS, URL filtering, Gateway AV, application control, VPN and antispam, to services for combating advanced threats such as file sandboxing, data loss prevention, ransomware protection and more. By choosing WatchGuard you choose total security.