When we tap or click on a hyperlink, whether it's a link in an email, or a site we're browsing, the device we are using (computer, laptop, phone, etc.) is literally opening a particular set of files that are saved on a remote computer somewhere, and displaying or running their contents on our screen and device.
There is no way of knowing the state of the file(s) that we're opening and running. If the website is harmful, we won't find out until it's too late. We do have antivirus to help detect these types of online threats, but what if something slips through?
Web & DNS Protection fully addresses this, and more!
Using state-of-the-art AI and machine learning, new and harmful websites and other malicious online content can be blocked based on DNS address, keeping you and your staff protected. The system constantly scans the internet for threats, continuously updating its catalog so that when you do click on that link, it already knows whether it is safe or not.
Aside from up-to-date protection against the latest online threats, you gain control over your network with customizable policies that align with your business needs and prevent the misuse of internet resources.
With Web & DNS Protection, what you don't know won't hurt anymore.
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Caltec Web & DNS Protection is the latest addition to our cybersecurity line of products and services.
Block malicious sites and inappropriate content, protect against malware, monitor web traffic, limit access to social media, and guard your visitors and clients that use your network.
Completely customizable for your needs and fully under your own control. Learn more about this additional method of mitigating today's advanced online threats.
Data backups should be all about recoverability. What is the use of backing up your data if the backup is destroyed with the original.
Backed up data can also become corrupted - a fact you may not realize until an emergency requires you to restore that data (and you can't).
There are 4 main elements in a business that require backing up:
A good backup solution has the ability to address all 4 areas (or more), depending on the needs of the business.
Book a meeting with us to discuss your backup requirements, and the benefits you can receive with a Managed Backup & Recovery solution.
According to ChatGPT:
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a victim's data, rendering it inaccessible until a ransom is paid to the attacker, who then provides a decryption key. It is a form of cyber extortion used to coerce individuals or organizations into paying the demanded sum to regain control over their files and systems.
According to Us:
You better have a lot of time, money, and no plans to stay in business for much longer.
Over 44% of small businesses in Canada have experienced a cyber attack (2022 CIRA Cybersecurity Review). Becoming infected with ransomware can be absolutely brutal, rendering every saved item on a networked computer completely inaccessible.
There are 3 things you can do to mitigate these risks:.
1. Install malware protection on every device.
2. Keep devices and software patched and updated.
3. Backup your important files and devices offsite.
It can mean the difference between the life or death of your business.
Risk Intelligence enables companies to quickly and easily perform ongoing risk assessments of Windows computers within their IT environment, calculating the real-time risk of a data breach and assigning a monetary value to it. This is achieved through scans on the target device including the system PCI DSS, Data Breach, Expanded Data Breach, and Security Scans along with the option to create your own custom scans.
Easily identify unprotected data and its location - including highly-sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Credit Card Numbers, dates of birth, government-issued identification, and financial account numbers - to understand how an attacker would compromise it, and how much a data breach would cost.
Avoid cost-prohibitive and crippling data breaches; which can be detrimental not only to the business itself but also to its reputation.
Understand the total risk exposure within the IT environment in monetary terms and use this insight to connect security to business value; to help justify the resources and expenditure required to better safeguard data.
Satisfy a host of highly punitive compliance requirements that mandate periodic risk assessments and audits, including HIPAA, PCI DSS, and FINRA.
Adopt a data-centric approach to security that addresses unprotected data, regardless of where it lives.
Aging can be most beneficial, especially in the world of technology (says the old dude!). New software and operating systems can be 'buggy', but with enough time and perseverance we can end up with some amazing tools.
Microsoft 365 (previously named Office 365) has come a long way since 2011.
I must say, it took some time to trust its privacy and reliability, and I slowly adopted only a few features at a time - sometimes just to experiment.
Ten years later it is arguably THE most beneficial digital business platform on the market. With Exchange, Sharepoint, Teams, OneDrive, the Office suite of applications (in two functional versions), and a host of other built-in business applications, it literally has everything you need to help tie your business together in a nice manageable package, everything labelled with your own business branding and email addresses.
In today's business world, and with the various ways in which we now work, M365 makes absolute sense. Acting like a 'server in the sky', businesses can control both user and device access to company data, regardless of the user's location. Whether working from home, the office, or a vehicle, everything you need can follow you to whichever device you prefer, keeping you connected and current.
Reach out to us if you want to know more about Microsoft 365, and how it can improve your business.