Business disaster recovery planning is all about imaging the worst and then doing everything you can to avoid that worst-case scenario. With the right proactive security measures such as managed IT, your business or organization can bypass many pitfalls while improving operations overall.
What to Avoid: The Reactive Approach to Business Disasters
What happens when all protocols fail and reactive solutions are necessary? Let’s just say that we hope you never get to this point with your business. But, for example, one of the worst possible scenarios for an organization, especially one that may already be strapped for resources, would be a massive cyberattack.
Let’s say a hacker gets into your network, maybe through an insecure printer port, and plants some malware that turns out to be the worst ransomware imaginable. This ransomware could steal your customer data and lock down your work computers so your employees can’t get anything done. Recovering from such a disaster could cost tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention the lost profits as well as bad PR.
There is no good “reactive solution” to this problem other than a desperate attempt to try to rescue data and save the computers that were infected with the insidious computer virus.
This is just one very good reason why you never want to be in reactive mode when it comes to your business disaster recovery. Proactive security measures are always better, always.
What Are Managed Services and How Can They Help with Proactive Security Measures?
Proactive security measures may sound all well and good, but what if you have a small IT staff, perhaps just one person or even a solo contractor, who is simply too swamped and too busy to handle the greater IT security needs of your company or organization?
This is where professional managed services come in. Managed services, such as managed IT or managed print services (MPS), can make a huge difference in your security posture, by getting the benefits of an entire IT team on your side without the cost and expense of hiring your own in-house.
Managed services such as MPS can help organize, save money, and keep information secure. Implementing security protocols becomes easier because you have a team of experts on your side that is well-versed in common security pitfalls and preventative measures.
Managed IT Services
Managed IT services are a great way to keep your business or organization’s IT infrastructure up-to-date and secure. This is a broad term that can involve everything from network management to cybersecurity to hardware security. Managed IT brings the expertise of a full IT team to administer and handle your technology infrastructure, ensuring it is up-to-date and current with the latest best practices in cybersecurity.
Managed Print Services (MPS)
Managed print services (MPS) are a specific type of managed IT that focuses on your printer fleet. Believe it or not, your old network printers could be one of the biggest cybersecurity threats in your office. They may be insecure and an open door for hackers. Buying replacements for all that old equipment can be expensive, but not so with MPS. With managed print services, you can lease the latest in secure printer equipment and get the benefits of usage tracking, access control, and other advanced features.
Cloud Security and Document Management Solutions
With more and more people working at home since the coronavirus pandemic, cloud security is really important. Document management can really make a difference. With secure document management that is integrated with the cloud, your remote and onsite workers can access documents and collaborate on them in a safe and cohesive manner, with full access control and accountability that helps avoid common cybersecurity pitfalls.
Working as a Team on Proactive Security Measures
As you can see, managed services can provide a cost-effective way to greatly upgrade your capabilities in regards to security. At Perry ProTECH, we act as team members and work with you and your staff to design custom solutions to your technology needs. Through our proactive approach, you won’t be caught with your business “pants down” and left vulnerable to hackers and ransomware invaders. Better yet, these solutions improve workflows and save money, making them good all-around for business.
Perry ProTECH provides managed services, including managed print services (MPS), to businesses and organizations throughout Ohio. Contact us today for a custom solution.