Nowadays, IT systems are constantly under the threat of cyber attacks. The average cyber crime costs organizations around $4 million. Only a few small to mid-sized companies prioritize IT security in a proportional way to the risk.
The best way to protect your business is by utilizing experts in the field. Luckily, many external IT support providers employ only the best IT experts that provide the best security options for your business. Here’s how upgrading to an external IT provider can help your business:
THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE LATEST SECURITY THREATS
Because external support providers hire experts, you can be sure your business is getting the most updated security possible. These experts look out for the latest trends in IT security and keep tabs on cyber threats. External IT support providers are so effective when it comes to security because they have multiple clients in a variety of business fields where they encounter different types of cyber threats. These companies can give your business the best IT support because they have encountered almost every kind of attack used by hackers throughout their experience.
THEY CAN KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY TECHNOLOGY MISUSE
No employer wants to keep tabs on their employees. It’s tedious, it feels like you don’t trust them, and it takes away from your business’ main focus. However, external support providers often provide system monitoring that can keep your employees accountable for any dangerous IT practices. And because they are a third-party vendor, it’s not as awkward for an external support company to hold employees accountable. By trusting an external IT support provider, you get the security that your company needs without having to go through all the tedious, resource-consuming steps yourself.
THEY KEEP IT SECURITY UPDATED WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Security patches and updates get released almost daily for every different application on your devices. It’s difficult to keep up with every different update to make sure that these applications are secure and running well. It’s even more difficult to figure out which updates will interfere with other applications. By choosing an external IT support provider, your trusting someone else to worry about these tedious issues. Instead of torturing yourself or your employees over IT needs that keep your business running, focus on your bigger business plan by having someone else maintain your IT security.
Don’t wait for your IT security to become a threat to your business. Contact us as your IT support provider to ensure your business is secure from outside threats. Not only will you get security from the best in the field, you’ll also be able to focus on what’s important to your business.
*Blog post updated September 10, 2020.