As individuals, we’re warned repeatedly about the dangers of online identity theft. Well, as a business owner, you’re in double jeopardy because a hacker might not only steal your personal identity, but also — or alternatively — hijack your company’s brand.
In today’s world, where so many people are working from home, and data threats are continually evolving and threatening your business’s security, it can be challenging to maintain the security and efficiency of your data systems. Now more than ever, it is vitally important to employ the services of information technology (IT) experts.
At Aldridge, Borden & Company, we take a unique approach to information technology. We’re independent consultants, so we aren’t beholden to specific products and services, and we’re free to recommend and tailor the best solution for your needs. We provide a variety of IT services and work with you to train your personnel to handle the various aspects of your IT administration.
Below, we discuss the three most important things you need to do to keep your systems updated and secure.
#1 Hire an IT Consultant to Train Your Team
Adding a salaried IT professional can be very expensive, especially for smaller businesses. Many businesses don’t require this type of position to fulfill their needs anyway. Most often, you simply need an expert, such as the highly-trained consultants at Aldridge, Borden & Company, to install new technology and train current employees on how to use and manage it.
Our IT experts provide several services to ensure your business has what it needs to function efficiently and securely. Additionally, we’ll work closely with you to evaluate the health of your network to deliver a robust IT and security plan that will scale as your business grows. If you encounter issues or interruptions, our remote access provides quick and reliable support to ensure you’re back and running in no time.
#2 Keep Your Technology Up To Date and Maintained
One of the most important things you can do to keep your data secure is to ensure that your systems and technology aren’t outdated. Our IT consultants can help you get the latest systems installed. With our services, you can rest assured that your new technology will be managed appropriately.
We offer the following services for managing servers and workstations:
- 24/7 performance monitoring
- Proactive maintenance
- Microsoft Windows and 3rd party patch management
- Configuration management
We use a state-of-the-art patching engine that allows us to update operating systems and third-party software behind the scenes. You can rest assured that your systems will always be secure and up to date.
#3 Boost Your Data Security When Updating Systems
If you’re updating your system with new business technology, data security is always a concern. The threat of a data breach is continually evolving. To protect your company, you need an in-depth defense. Our highly-skilled professionals advise you on the safest technology to use for your purposes and identify any security holes in your existing systems.
Managed security services we offer include:
- Antivirus deployment, monitoring, and management
- Proactive network monitoring
- Vulnerability scanning and reporting
- Email protection monitoring and management
We also monitor firewall configuration, manage and track backup jobs, and analyze traffic flow to prevent and react to potential attacks.
Learn More About the Information Technology Services Offered by Aldridge, Borden & Company.
As independent consultants, we’re dedicated to finding the best solutions for your business needs. Don’t wait for a crisis to ensure your systems are updated and secure. When you work with our highly-trained IT professionals, you can rest assured that your data is safe and your systems are running at optimal efficiency. If you’d like to learn more about our information technology services, contact us today.