Essential Steps to Protect Your Business

5 April 2023


At Obsidian Networks, as a Managed Service Provider (MSP) that specialises in excellent IT Support together with a strong focus on business security solutions, we understand the importance of protecting your systems and data.

This is why we recommend implementing three essential security steps to create a good level of protection for your business.

  1. Next Generation FirewallThe first step that we suggest is a next-generation firewall, which provides advanced threat protection and gives you control over your network traffic. This acts as a primary defence tool against potential security threats and provides real-time monitoring and security, giving you peace of mind that your network is secure.
  2. Endpoint Detection and Response 
  3. The second step is a password manager that stores all your credentials securely and generates strong, complex passwords for all your accounts and applications. This tool can prevent brute force attacks by making it impossible for hackers to guess your passwords. It also eliminates the risk of employees writing down passwords in random places. A Password Manager also gives you an indication of whether the password that you have selected has previously been identified within a previous and/or ongoing data breach.
  4. The third essential step is a corporate Virtual Private Network (VPN), which is essential for remote or hybrid workers. It provides an encrypted connection to your network and allows your employees to access your business data from anywhere without worrying about cyber threats. It makes your online activity completely private, hiding device and location details, and anything you download. A VPN is especially necessary when using public Wi-Fi, as it protects against data theft and breaches.

At Obsidian Networks we take a multi-layered approach to security, which involves the implementation of additional tools such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Endpoint Detection and Response software.

MFA adds an extra layer of protection by requiring users to provide multiple forms of identification, ensuring that only authorised access attempts are able to access to your network and malicious attempts are blocked at their source.

Endpoint Detection and Response software prevents and detects malicious programs and activity on your systems, ensuring that your network is protected from malware.

We understand that each business has different priorities and data to protect. Our team will work with you to develop a custom security plan that fits your business needs. We provide ongoing support and education to ensure that you and your employees have the necessary knowledge and tools to maintain a secure environment.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help your business stay safe and secure.