Fast and easy cloud security, protecting you everywhere
When you check your email in a public place, has it ever occurred to you that a malicious attack on your device could be taking place at that very moment? As users connect from many locations and devices, the need to protect the information on those devices is critical. If just one device gets compromised, it could take down your whole network. You need a fast, easy way to protect users anywhere they access the internet.
While threats continue to increase in sophistication, attackers often reuse the same infrastructure in multiple attacks — leaving cyber fingerprints. What if there was a way to use those fingerprints to uncover attacks before they launch? You can’t wait for malware to come to you before you try to stop it. You need to be able to identify, and block, threats sooner.
Over the last year we’ve seen Cybercriminals increasingly target small and mid-sized businesses with ransomware, phishing, and other threats. To provide the best defense possible, we’ve deployed cloud security platforms, like Cisco Umbrella. This form of cloud security provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet. Because Umbrella is delivered from the cloud, it’s the easiest way to protect all your users in minutes. There’s no hardware to install or software to manually update, and the browser-based interface provides quick setup and ongoing management.
So how exactly do cloud security platforms work? Cisco Umbrella, for example, uses the internet’s infrastructure to block malicious destinations before a connection is ever established. By delivering security from the cloud, not only do you save money, but you also get more effective security. By gathering billions of internet requests from millions of users across 160 countries every day, we can see the relationships between malware, domains, IPs, and networks across the internet. Similar to how Amazon learns from shopping patterns to suggest your next purchase, we learn from internet activity patterns how to automatically identify attacker infrastructure being staged for the next threat.
If you’re curious as to how many security attacks are happening at this very moment, check out the Norse Map.
In this day and age, you need to safeguard your business and know that your users are protected – both on and off your network. To get started with a cloud security platform, contact our sales team.
IT Resource is an IT provider in Grand Rapids, MI. We serve clients throughout Michigan, from Kalamazoo to Traverse City, and in Northern Indiana.