The Best IT Security System for Small Business

August 9, 2021 nicole

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When you’re a small business, you need a competitive edge. Not only are you competing with the big dogs in terms of marketing dollars, but small businesses also face unique challenges when it comes to things like cyber security.

Specifically, over two thirds of small businesses today have no IT staff dedicated to cyber security. This is one of the biggest reasons why small businesses also account for more than half the security breaches in the U.S.

Your IT security needs include:

  • Identifying the best solution for you
  • Initial deployment of solutions
  • Total configuration of solutions
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Ongoing monitoring and reporting

At Computer St. Louis, we regularly recommend WatchGuard as the security solution for small businesses. We bring you years of expertise implementing it, too. This means our service won’t stop at system installation—we’re in it for the long haul.

What is WatchGuard?

WatchGuard is a cybersecurity technology company with more than 25 years of proven performance.

One of the most competitive elements of the software is its industry-leading network and endpoint security.

WatchGuard also secures Wifi and provides multifactor authentication, plus intelligence products.

WatchGuard currently serves more than 250,000 small and midsized enterprises around the world. If that’s not social proof, we don’t know what is.

3 Benefits of WatchGuard

The top three benefits of implementing WatchGuard are:

  1. Intelligent protection

    Protection against today’s ever-changing threats means multiple services must work together to prevent, detect and respond to attacks.

    WatchGuard enables this fluid coordination in its integrated platform with automated policies specific to your business.

  2. Simplify management

    WatchGuard also helps you simplify the management of your security plan. No more juggling multiple logins—just keep tabs on WatchGuard and maintain your security with permissions and rules that can get as granular as you want.

  3. Visibility

    You can also use WatchGuard to monitor and report on the health of your overall IT infrastructure.

How to Enable Secure Remote Access for Employees

These benefits are even more valuable post-Covid now that 90% of companies are supporting at least some employees working from home.

This new model of work is re-shifting security playing field in a big way.

Just remember: remote work networks are 3.5 times more likely than corporate ones to be infected by malware. Using a service like WatchGuard helps efficiently set employees up to patch this new vulnerability.

Give us a call to learn more.