People Access Your Company's Network Via Remote Devices? Tips On Keeping Everything Secure

If you have anyone that accesses your company's network via any type of remote device, such as laptops and any other wireless and mobile device, you need to be sure you keep everything secure from things like viruses, spyware, and hackers. This is because each device that connects to your network creates an entry point for security threats. If you do not take the steps to secure everything, your entire network can be compromised, and you can lose some vital and personal information. Follow the tips below, and you won't have to worry about anyone infiltrating your network.

Use Encryption

If your network is wide option, anyone can get through a wireless access points (AP). This means someone sitting outside your building in their car, someone sitting in their house, etc., can get into your network. When they do this, they often record sensitive information. Some hackers will go further and cause problems with your network, such as locking down MAC addresses.

The best way to deal with this is to use encryption on your network. Encryption allows a user to hide any information from other people. It will turn plaintext data into a series of random characters, which is also known as ciphertext. This data then becomes unreadable by anything if they do not have a special key in order to view this text.

There is software that you can install on your network to encrypt your data. Follow the instructions on how to set it up and how to use it. You can find this software at most computer shops or online.

Hire A Network Security Company

A better solution to protecting your network is to hire a network security company to come to your business. This is especially true if you do not have experience in this field. The network security company will install security software on the accessible and managed server or gateway within your network.  They can also set up the software to encrypt your data. Once installed, the software will authenticate logins coming from all devices that are trying to come through an entry point. If the login cannot be authenticated, the device will be blocked from accessing the network.

The security company will make sure the security software stays updated. They will also provide you with firewall, antispyware, and antivirus software for another level of protection.

It is very important that you take the steps to ensure your network is safe to keep your business running smoothly. Click here for more information on endpoint security.