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4 Ways to Protect Your Business from Malware and Ransomware

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After lying relatively low for a few months, malware and ransomware have once again reared their ugly heads. Last week, Google removed more than a dozen malware-infected apps from its Google Play store. And variations of the CryptoLocker and CryptoWall viruses, which plagued the IT world in 2014 and 2015, have started appearing as well, in email attachments and through fake Java and Adobe Flash updates.

These news stories reflect the fact that total network security is difficult to achieve. But with the right dynamic tools working constantly to assess changing threats and their evolving delivery methods, you and your employees can thrive without constantly worrying about the safety of your systems and data.

So how can you protect your business from the perils of the Internet?

  1. Do not open any email or attachment from any sender you don’t recognize.
    Most malware and ransomware viruses spread primarily through malicious PDFs, ZIP files, and other attachments that computer users unwittingly click on. If you don’t know the sender and aren’t expecting a file, don’t click on it!

  2. Enlist a professional IT provider to perform a security assessment on your systems.
    The requirements for online security fluctuate from day to day, making the decision-making process about security complex for the typical business owners. Working with a trusted, reliable partner who delivers proven IT solutions that meet your needs and defend your systems can make a major difference.

  3. Put comprehensive security to work for you.
    CMIT Solutions has the ability to deliver heightened levels of protection. We analyze Internet traffic for malware, botnets, and phishing attempts before they affect your system. By identifying targeted attacks, blocking threats both on local networks and mobile devices, and enforcing acceptable use policies through content filtering, the proactive monitoring “umbrella” approach can deliver an unprecedented level of security. Of course, no one layer of security provides surefire protection, which is why we also specialize in…

  4. Critical backup and disaster recovery that keeps your data safe, no matter what.
    In a worst-case malware or ransomware scenario, the only way to prevent data loss is if your information is backed up by a remote, regular, and redundant solution that creates comprehensive image-based off-site backups several times a day. Those backups also need to be easily retrievable — solid solutions like CMIT Guardian can even fully virtualize servers and restore data in less than an hour. Remember, a local backup plugged in to a computer will still be susceptible if malware or ransomware infects your system!

You don’t have to feel threatened by what seems like an endless stream of cyberattacks, exploits, and other security compromises. That’s because elite levels of security are possible.

At CMIT Solutions, we consider proactive monitoringbackup and disaster recovery, business continuity, data encryption, email archiving, and a host of other services crucial to surviving (and thriving) in today’s complicated IT world.

To learn more about the high price of malware and pirated software – click on the image below:

Infographic - The High Price of Malware and Pirated Software
If you want your network to be defended, your data to be secured, and your staff to be empowered to be more productive, contact CMIT Solutions today. We worry about your IT — and you can worry about growing your business.

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