Importance of Security For Businesses

For businesses, most of the investment revolves around computer networks. Businesses use it for ordering, inventory, and accounting. Security of computer network is very important. Viruses, spyware, worm, and ill-intentioned employee can cause a big loss. You can navigate this site to get the best IT security services for your business.

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The first step is to identify vulnerabilities, always keep up to date with your operating systems and applications. If you are using Microsoft products, always check for a new patch and service pack.

Always keep back up your critical data and create a boot disk. Restrict physical access to your network computers. Make a policy for an employee to use strong passwords.

If your computers are connected with the internet install anti-virus software, firewall, spam filter and restrict the transfer of confidential data via email, instant messages. 

Web browsers are more vulnerable than any application, always keep them up to date, block automatic ActiveX control installation, try to avoid ads-on.

Prevent pop-ups and spyware from flooding the computer networks. Try to block all unnecessary pop-ups. Webroot Spy sweeper is a good choice to get rid of spyware.

Always train your user to never open attachments if they don't know the sender. Never try to run an application if they are not sure about it. Also, disable hidden filename extension for know files. So you know which is the actual extension of that file.