Managed Web Security: Protection Against the Next Cyber Attack
Many businesses are striving to stay in business and eyeing their competition as their primary ‘enemies.’ That belief is true in part, but it would be foolish to overlook a growing global issue that threatens the security of every business everywhere: cyber attacks. Everyone has heard of them, maybe some companies have opted for installing software to ‘protect’ their networks. One and done, they think. However, if this is the case with your enterprise, you’ll need to think again. Here are some eye-opening cyber attack statistics compiled and provided by US government agencies that will put this issue and the need for Managed Web Security into sharp focus:
- As of July 1st, 2022 cybercrime has caused $6 trillion in damages via network security breaches.
- 75% of botnet attacks (i.e. cyberattacks that occur when a group of internet-connected devices are infected by malware controlled by a malicious hacker) target the financial industry
- It is estimated that over 33 billion personal accounts will be breached next year.
- From 2018 to the present, ransomware attacks have increased over 350%.
- About 60% of Americans have experienced cyber crime or report that their systems have been hacked.
- It takes a professional hacker about 12-hours to infiltrate an organization without their knowledge.
- 70% of small businesses are completely unprepared for a cyber attack.
So let’s continue this posting about the need for Managed Web Security by agreeing on a few facts:
Fact 1: To stay in business your networks and their data must be protected. By data, we are not only referring to proprietary information but also the personal information of your customers, clients, and staff. Every desktop, every cell phone, every tablet, in-house, and especially when using public servers.
Fact 2: Your business is not too small in size or insignificant compared to your larger competitors. Every online business is susceptible to cybercrime.
Fact 3: Cybercrime is not going to be remediated. It is here to stay. Vigilance must be constant and updated frequently to keep pace with ever-evolving cybercriminals’ methodologies.
Fact 4: A few years ago the biggest cyber threats had been viruses that would impact a few desktops. Period. Today advanced threats not only seek to destroy your networks, but to harvest personal data and profit from it. Anyone who has had their identity stolen knows how negative an impact that can have on their lives. There is a workable solution, however. Converged Technology Group’s team of network security consultants can assist your company with our Managed Web Security solutions that will mitigate risk for your business.
Now that we have your attention, let’s define Managed Web Security Services and how they can protect your enterprise, and your livelihood. Converged Technology Group provides your network’s first line of defense against Internet threats to deliver total visibility into online activity across all locations, devices and users. In-house or in the field, our security services block cyber threats before they reach your network or its endpoints. Additionally, Converged Technology Group’s cloud-based service integrates seamlessly with your existing security stacks to deliver live threat intelligence in real time about current and future threats.
Let’s also face a harsh reality. New York TriState area companies of all sizes are under constant threat by cyber criminals. Our Long Island headquarters is ideally situated to assist our clients who opt for either our partnered, help-desk supported, or fully-managed web security services. In addition to our renowned Web Security services detailed above, here is what you can expect:
All-Seeing Edge Security (Next Generation Firewalls)
Converged Technology Group offers ML-Powered NGFW physical appliances to stay ahead of future threats.
Converged Technology Group’s endpoint protection solution employs deep learning, an advanced form of machine learning, to detect both known and unknown malware. This advanced solution features Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). In addition, Converged Technology’s Managed Web Security offers superior defenses, real-time incident response, and tracking to eliminate threats before they attack your network.
Most business owners realize that their email system is often the primary source of network breaches. Converged’s email security solutions provide an optimal defense against phishing, business email compromise (BEC), malware and ransomware. It protects against malware in email attachments, and offers our industry’s leading threat intelligence to combat malicious links.
As another component of our Managed Web Security solution, we employ our managed detection and response (MDR) solution for sharp-focus visibility into our cloud, in-house, or hybrid work environments to identify the remediation steps required to reduce network exposure to hackers and cyber threats. Included is an intrusion detection system with security monitoring and threat analysis, by certified security experts. This way threats can be readily detected and potential vulnerabilities eliminated. This approach also enables our clients to meet any compliance mandates more cost-effectively than with traditional approaches.
Identity Access Control
No matter if your industry is regulated or not, a critical component of any zero-trust strategy is securing workplace connectivity. Our Identity Access Control offers a dynamic and automated approach to policy enforcement by simplifying highly secure network access control delivery methodologies.
In the event of a cyber breach, Converged Technology Group’s Incident Response service offers your business a predictable incident response. Our professional services include thorough investigation, containment, and recovery. Additionally, access to crisis and communications management is available to address internal communications, brand protection, and legal liability.
We invite you to contact our professionals to learn how we will identify your business’ specific security requirements, and integrate new security upgrades and assets using the most advanced and current configuration, patches, and policy updates. Converged Technology Group’s Managed Web Security Services not only provide peace of mind against malware, online threats, and malicious attacks. It is a cost-effective way to preserve and protect all your business assets, and the future of your enterprise itself.