hpt online | protecting your data from viral threats

I’m concerned our data might be at risk from viral threats and spyware

Whether it’s protecting your data from natural disasters such as floods and fire or from viral threats and spyware, ensuring your organisation’s assets and data are protected is of the highest importance. But what steps do you need to take to ensure you are covered?

Protecting your data from online threats and viruses

As more of your business and people move online with the rise of cloud technologies and remote working, data security becomes more of a necessity.

  • Your data is at risk from unauthorised users accessing your networks.

  • Your network is at risk from malicious files or spyware being downloaded onto your machines and onto your network.

Both of these examples pose a real risk to organisations and viral threats are only going to increase. Thankfully, there are measures that you can take to limit your exposure online.

Controlling access to your data is handled via firewalls.

These are effectively ‘barriers’ which are placed at either end of your connection to prevent unwanted intruders from gaining access. Firewalls can be setup with different parameters and rules, such as only allowing specific IP addresses (those which belong to your organisation) or approved users to connect to your servers.

You can also protect your servers from inbound threats too. From emails containing malicious files, to spyware being downloaded onto your machines from the internet. Content control can be setup to act as a filter so that any suspicious files don’t get deployed onto your local machines.

Learn more about staying safe online: Network and data solutions

Alternatively, give us a call to chat through your concerns or complete our contact form and we can help ensure your security is up to date.

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