First, read what a Managed Service Provider is before you take a deeper look into how an MSP protects your company. Here are Part 1: Hardware & Software and Part 2: The Human Element, if you missed them.
Let’s explore the advanced threats that can harm your company and why an MSP is your best option.
According to Google, malware (short for “malicious software”) is software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems. It can include phishing threats, viruses, ransomware, spyware, etc. Back in the day, malware was very simple. Many attacks came from curious hackers who weren’t out to make money but simply wanted to see what they could do. Nowadays, with ransomware and other digital money-making opportunities, malware has become exponentially more vicious. As technology rockets forward, so do the cyberthreats. And the more advanced malware gets, the less likely you can fight it on your own.
How an MSP protects you: Think of an MSP as your own digital army. Your business is protected by consistent monitoring and professionals who can fight those cyber-battles for you. You won’t have to worry whether you’re keeping up with the latest in cybersecurity because your network is protected at all times. Partnering with an MSP takes the worry out of your mind and allows you to focus on your business, not your technology.
Hand-in-hand with malware, hackers are the human component behind cyberattacks. Someone has to program that evil bot, right? Now that there’s some serious money to be made in the hacking business, every bad guy with half a brain is trying to get into it. With heavy competition like that, it’s a perfect environment to breed superstar hackers. The bad news is, the more advanced they get, the more help the average business owner will need to protect themselves.
How an MSP protects you: Just like with malware, partnering with an MSP takes the stress off your shoulders. With your network being monitored and analyzed, attacks will be spotted before they can do damage. Even better, your network won’t have the common vulnerabilities most do. The usual holes hackers exploit won’t exist in your network—meaning, your business flies under the radar of most hackers’ attacks. Your equipment will be updated, your software will be patched faithfully, your network will be solidified and you can sleep easy at night knowing your company is safe.
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