broadband scotland security measuresBroadband security measures scotland- broadband offers an 'always-on' connection to the Internet. What many users do not realise is that broadband is a TWO-WAY pipeline- while you are sending email or surfing the net, hackers can easily gain access to YOUR unprotected systems, and can cause untold damage to your business. potential risks include, for example-
- stealing confidential information.
- storing illegal information on your computers without your knowledge.
- using your computer systems as 'zombies' to launch attacks on other organisations.
- Destroying valuable information.
- Making your computer systems, such as email and fileservers unavailable.
Broadband systems often have fixed (static IP) public addresses, which provide a stationary target for hackers. Broadband connections are also attractive targets because they provide hackers with fast internet access. However, if you follow the simple security steps shown to the right, you will reduce your risk of attack.
As a Computer Security specialist company based in SCOTLAND, online-edge is able to provide advice, support and installation services suited to small and medium sized organisations. We can assist you in selecting and installing the correct products for YOUR business, and offer friendly and sensible advice to our clients throughout Scotland and northern England.
Unfortunately, broadband can also increase the risk of attack from hackers. That's why good advice is important at the outset. Prevention is cheaper than a cure, and it's more cost-effective to avoid potential security problems than deal with the aftermath of a serious hacker attack. Online-edge has a range of products and services designed to protect your business computer systems and information, including AntiVirus protection, Firewall /UTM appliances and configuration services.
Our key philosophy is to act as a clear channel of communication between you and the technology. In short, 'we understand IT, so you don't have to!'
We hope you find some useful information within the website, and look forward to assisting you in enhancing your effective use of computer technology, broadband and the internet.