Just because your network may be smaller, doesn’t mean it still shouldn’t get the same level of protection as a larger enterprise network.
Often, small businesses aren’t aware of unified threat management (UTM) tools that are designed specifically for smaller networks that are affordable but still just as powerful as tools used for bigger companies.
Small business networks are often prime targets for cyberattacks because hackers believe they’ll have an easier time getting through their security. Last year, there was a 424% increase in cyberattacks on small businesses.
Unfortunately, not all business owners understand the need to use more than just an antivirus for their network security. Today’s threats are much more sophisticated than those out just a few years ago, and to defend against them you need multi-layer solutions that have the ability to detect and prevent those threats from harming your business.
One of the tools designed to provide a simple way for small businesses to protect their networks is AccessEnforcer UTM Firewall by Calyptix Security. It’s designed to be an all-in-one solution that brings together multiple safeguards into an easy to manage platform to block things like:
- Phishing attacks
- DDoS attacks
- Drive-by downloads
If you’re still just using a single, non-layered solution like an anti-malware program or unsure how to protect your network against new “zero-day” and fileless attacks, you’ll want to read on to learn more about AccessEnforcer.
How Does Access Enforcer Protect Your Company from Breaches?
Data breaches aren’t just inconvenient, they can put your company out of business for good. 60% of small businesses end up closing their doors within 6 months of a data breach or cyberattack because they weren’t prepared and can’t recover.
This makes the tools you use to protect your data and network one of the most important investments you can make for the health and well-being of your business.
As you’ll see with AccessEnforcer, network security doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. Following are several advantages of using this UTM firewall for the ultimate IT security.
One Price for a Suite of Security Tools
Unified threat management applications are about giving you protection to cover all the areas of your network that can be breached but combining them into a single platform. AccessEnforcer provides you with multiple security tools, everything Calyptix has to offer, so you won’t have anything else you need for strong network defense.
Gain the Benefit of a VPN
A virtual private network (VPN) protects your users when they connect to your network, no matter where they are. It acts as a secure “tunnel” that encrypts your data and provides IP security when browsing online.
You get two VPN services for fast and secure connections to your remote network. This is a great way to ensure mobile employees are connecting securely when using free or public Wi-Fi connections.
Over 71% of targeted attacks involve the use of phishing emails. Phishing is the #1 method used to deliver malware and other malicious code. AccessEnforcer includes a tool that scans incoming emails and checks them against real-time DNS blacklists and makes it easy for users to manage individual spam folders.
It also is fully integrated with Microsoft Exchange email.
Examines Content Before It Enters Your Network
You’re able to keep threats out of your network through advanced intrusion detection and prevention. The UTM looks at every packet of data for anything malicious and will block and log potential threats and ban malicious hosts automatically.
Ensure VoIP & Critical Systems Have Quality of Service (QoS)
If someone is using a lot of bandwidth for an upload or download, it can leave critical systems suffering. AccessEnforcer UTM has a component that keeps that from happening and ensures that non-essential traffic isn’t taking needed bandwidth from vital services such as your VoIP phone system.
Secure Web Browsing
Links to malicious websites are now being used more often than file attachments in phishing emails. Web filtering is included in this suite of security tools and it keeps your users from accidentally visiting a dangerous website.
The filtering also allows you to block any non-productive websites and can filter based upon topic, keyword, extension, and file type.
Always Stays Updated
You never have to worry about your security tool being outdated or having to remember to update it yourself. AccessEnforcer is automatically updated every day to ensure your network is protected against the latest hacking tactics, malware, and spam.
Managed Firewall that Covers All Bases
This UTM blocks threats to your network from every potential entry point and stops them before they cause harm. The intelligent interface can keep up with even the most advanced forms of malware and acts to stop data breaches automatically.
Get Superior Protection Designed for Your Business
The great thing about Calypitx Security products is that they’re designed specifically for the needs of small and medium businesses, offering affordable solutions with superior protection.
Contact Connect2Geek today for a free security assessment and to learn more. Call 208-468-4323 or reach us online.