Solutions offered by Managed security service providers
Managed security often involves many different products. The typical setup would be a firewall, and endpoint security. Endpoint security is software installed on computers, it consists of a firewall, anti-virus, intrusion detection, malware detection and reporting/monitoring.Most organisations will use the firewall to protect devices on the network. And to create secure connections for users when outside of the office (VPN) as well as to provide access to the outside world to parts of the internal network.
Auditing and updating vulnerabilities
Another typical use case for managed security services is auditing and updating vulnerabilities. Many businesses have old outdated software that could be easily intruded or hacked if someone was looking to do damage. We can perform audits on websites, servers and computers to check for any such issues and then patch and fix them.Some businesses will only allow verified devices to connect to a network, to ensure no one could connect to their WIFI/LAN and download/delete company files. This can also include limiting access to some devices to certain parts of the network. For example, not allowing front desk staff open access to accounting networks, or setting up Guest Wi-Fi for internet only access.If you would like to know more, please visit our page on auditing
, or contact us today.
Two-factor authentication security
Two-factor authentication, commonly referred to as 2FA, is a way of double checking that the person logging in is really who they say they are. A username and password are one factor authentication—that’s all that is required to verify your identity.With 2FA you have to provide two things: a username and password, and then a code sent your phone or email. 2FA isn’t a new feature, in fact, it’s starting to become the norm, with platforms like Facebook and Google as well as banking apps working toward making it mandatory.Extension Technology offer a range of products Two-factor authentication products depending on what your digital security requirements are. Some of these products include:
- PKI Authenticators
- Out-of-band authentication
- Physical and logical access control
- One-time passwords (OTP) authenticators
There is no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to managed security services. It depends on what level of security you need, your budget, and how it needs to be used. Our team can assess your needs and recommend the best two-factor authentication for your business.If you would like to know more, please visit our page about Two-factor authentication (2FA
), or contact us today.
As part of our managed security services, not only can we manage your network, but we can also implement and maintain the best practices in in prevention and safeguarding. We also offer expert guidance and troubleshooting in the event of a breach.Did you know 43% of cyber-attacks globally happen to small businesses? In Australia alone, this is costing small to medium businesses over a billion dollars each year. And as cyber criminals become increasingly sophisticated, they are constantly attempting to outpace the best cyber security methods.Which is why you need managed security services. A dedicated IT security team managing your network is the surest way to prevent attempts at access. By hiring a managed service provider, you will be working with an expert team who can expertly and efficiently who can help to ensure fewer cyber-attacks, and that any damage is minimised.Prevention security includes, but is not limited to:
- Email protection: advance filters can help to identify and remove dangerous content from spam emails.
- Device protection: security measures can be implemented for all devices in your business—this includes smartphones.
- Threat detection: alerts can be set up to notify the correct IT personnel when an attempt at access or threat has been identified.
- Malware protection: make sure your systems are protected from possible malware threats, both old and new. This includes: Trojans, spyware, keyloggers, worms, and more.
- Support: we offer support staff who will always be on hand to help when you need it.
If you would like to know more, please visit our page on prevention
security, or contact us today.
Security for private networks
Many businesses will have multiple office locations, this is when a private network can be used. A private network means that the office (or offices) don’t have direct access to the internet, instead all traffic goes to a central location before reaching the internet. This allows businesses to securely connect between offices to share data, connect phones, share servers without the worry of having these open to the internet.
In such a setup, internet access would typically go out an Internet gateway. And this internet gateway would be a central point for monitoring, and maintaining security.Internet gateways are usually firewalls, and can be set up to allow/deny access to websites, monitor traffic, and also to allow access from the internet to the internal servers, and devices within the private network.
Managed Security services by Extension Technology
We offer the full range of managed security services to keep your website, data, and other cloud-based services. Whether you need two-factor authentication products, prevention security and auditing, Extension Technology offer a range of solutions for small to medium businesses, as well as government departments and enterprise organisations.If you would like to know more about our managed security services, please contact us