“With everything business owners have on their plate, we want to help them focus on what matters most IT-wise,” said Andrew Streetman, president, Vysion Technology Solutions. “These are the top five IT security issues we see facing businesses in the new year.”
1) Getting control of BYOD/mobile devices using Mobile Device Management (MDM):
Although mobile devices have become a staple in the workplace, the management and oversight that should govern these devices is for the most part ignored. MDM allows businesses to gain oversight and insight into where each and every mobile device (Android/Windows/
2) Securing the Public/Private/
The cloud isn’t new; however, with its rise to prominence, it needs to be part of the business owner’s strategic security vision in the coming year. Many business are now entertaining the cloud for at least backup of data if not more. Ensuring that your cloud or cloud provider is meeting the industry defined SAS70-Type II data security standards can help your business maintain its security obligations.
3) Upgrading to Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW):
Traditional packet-based firewalls no longer meet the standard for edge/perimeter security. Numerous stories over the past year have made headlines regarding data leakage and data compromised from businesses. To secure against threats, Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) with Intrusion Prevention (IPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), SSL Inspection/ Decryption (DPI SSL), application inspection, antivirus, antimalware, real-time monitoring and signature verification are needed in the 21st century world that businesses now operate within.
4) Investing in Desktop/Workplace as a Service (DaaS/WaaS) / Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI):
With the rise of BYOD, the traditional PC has fallen from its perch as the center of the business technology ecosystem. As the price of PCs has decreased, so has the price of data center infrastructure and alternate delivery platforms (thin/zero client, tablet, hybrid, smartphone, chrome book, etc.). As many employees now conduct their primary business functions via these alternate delivery platforms, Workstation/
5) Vetting Business IT/Technology Security Policies:
Are your security policies up-to-date? Do your policies include Mobile Device Management, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and Cloud/Server security policies? Having these provisions will help your business be better prepared to fulfill legal obligations.
Vysion Tech Provides Practical Solutions for Business Owners
Vysion Tech works with business owners to provide proactive monitoring to prevent issues before they occur, a major differentiator. By monitoring the client’s systems and applications remotely, Vysion Tech is able to keep systems online and avoid the loss of critical data. Longer-term benefits include the delay of capital expenditures, lower operating costs, increased profitability and improved ROI.
About Vysion Technology Solutions
Vysion Technology Solutions, doing business as Budware Technology Solutions since 1996 and originally specializing in network infrastructure, custom business applications, systems administration and web design, has been rebranded as Vysion Tech to align with its new mission and vision, which is to be a leader in the growing IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) space. For more information and to learn more about our service offerings, visit us at http://www.vysiontech.com.