So you’re being the conscientious business owner and backing up your data each and every day. You’ve got policies in place to make sure employees are performing their own backups. You’re off to a great start! Unfortunately, we live in a world that is entirely unpredictable. A horrible storm could blow through and knock out your entire IT infrastructure. Your business could be robbed and all of your data stolen. There are a million different possibilities that could wipe out your data and leave you with nothing. This is why it’s important to keep a copy of your backups somewhere off-site. You’re creating a backup of your backups! Many business owners choose to use the cloud to back up their network data, but you should do some research to decide what storage option works best for your business.
The Importance of Virus Protection
If a virus finds its way onto your network, it can do catastrophic damage that could cripple your business indefinitely. Viruses and malware can come in from nearly anywhere: websites, downloaded files and music, spam emails, instant messages, and even messages from clients and friends. Without UP-TO-DATE virus protection, your network is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. It is crucial that you install virus protection and keep it updated to the newest version. Anti-virus software is constantly updating to protect from any and all threats, so while running all of those updates may seem vaguely annoying and unnecessary you should install updates every time they come out.
For Everything You Must Know About Protecting Your Network
While “maintenance” of your network is not the most important thing (creating a network environment that eliminates problems is), there are measures you can take that can protect your network up to a point. If you liked this blog post and you would like to know more about protecting your small business network, download the full report here.
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