The internet was originally designed to help individuals get access to the information they need, freely and easily. For business organisations there’s a tricky balance to be struck.
On the one hand, you need to make it easy for employees to collaborate, communicate and access the resources they need outside the network. On the other hand, it’s vital that they do so safely and securely, and that no unauthorised traffic can get into the network.Productivity with Security
The only way to deliver effective web protection is to use a solution that combines accessibility with security, control, and insights. At the same time, it’s vital not to hamstring employees with slow, inefficient network performance that will damage their productivity.Combining Gateway Security Solutions
For the optimum solution in gateway security, you require complex firewall technology, combined with mobile device management, web and email proxy solutions and specialist web application firewalls.
Modern firewalls intelligently learn to protect against new threats before they can manifest within the network. Exploits such as ransomware, bots, worms, hacks and breaches can be stopped and risks exposed so that any infected systems can be isolated before malware spreads.Complete Network Visibility and Control
Administrators need detailed visibility of the network, its users and applications, so they can monitor network health, set policies and manage users through a single, central firewall console. The rich, reporting capabilities of Sophos and Forcepoint provide administrators with snapshot status updates so they can remain compliant and save business managers having to worry about security matters.
Everyone has their own mobile device these days and it’s almost impossible to stop employees bring them into the office without severe controls. The only way to manage this is to combine management of business-owned devices with access management for personal ones using a unified endpoint management solution.The Smart Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Solution
Your employees want to use their mobile devices because it improves their productivity. So your mobile device security management solution must not disrupt that. A solution such as Sophos Mobile offers administrators a way to keep business documents on all personal devices protected against viruses, malware and malicious content via a single console – without intruding on the user.
While browsing, your network users may stray to websites where they could inadvertently pick up malicious software. Secure web gateways filter out malicious internet traffic in real time to protect office and remote users against website borne malware and prevent data loss. Email gateways act in much the same way, filtering out email-borne threats, spam and spear phishing attacks.Effective Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
Your email or web gateway solution’s DLP capability will automatically prevent sensitive business data from being accidentally shared or intercepted. Emails and attachments can be automatically scanned, encrypted and digitally signed. Website traffic can be filtered or blocked, and web applications controlled. All your policies can be managed easily from a single control interface.
Changes to Chess ICT Ltd Terms and Conditions
Changes to Chess ICT Limited’s Terms and Conditions from 1 June 2020
Changes have been made to the General Conditions which apply to all our products and services as well as to some Schedules which are terms and conditions specific to our products and services. The Schedules which have been changed are Schedule 3.1 Voice Services, Schedule 3.2 Internet Services, Schedule 3.4 Cloud Voice Services, Schedule 4.1 Fault Management for Connectivity and Schedule 3.2 Maintenance Support Services.
The latest cyber crime report is never far from the headlines, whether it's a data breach, phishing attempt, or an email extortion campaign. However, one area that is often overlooked is phone fraud, where a hacker uses your phone system to either provide free calls to expensive foreign destinations or to gain some form of value from calling premium-rate numbers. If this happens you may be left with a significant bill.
At Chess, we offer a fraud monitor service where we check customer call profiles and lock them down if we notice unusual activity and I've noticed a definite uptick in fraud since the COVID-19 lockdown began. Here are a few security points that may be worth thinking about
BackUps and Recovery
Most people will by now have navigated the first month of lockdown and be working successfully from home. Your business may have moved to the cloud before COVID-19, or moved more recently. Many will still be working remotely on servers and devices with the data stored locally.
Wherever you are working and however you store your data, here are 5 key reasons to be taking BackUps and Recovery seriously.