Including both network security and cloud security solutions, NexusTek’s infrastructure security solutions protect against the wide variety of threats faced by today’s IT systems.
What Is Infrastructure Security?
Infrastructure security is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of solutions that together protect a business’ IT systems from cyberattacks, while also reducing the damage threat actors can cause if they do gain access to a company’s systems. Combining solutions that support network security as well as cloud security, infrastructure security solutions safeguard the full expanse of today’s complex IT systems, ensuring that vulnerabilities are addressed, and defenses are maintained on an end-to-end basis across the infrastructure.
Benefits of Infrastructure Security
Your business’ IT infrastructure is incredibly valuable, transmitting and storing your company’s intellectual property, trade secrets, employee data, as well as vendor and partner data. Keeping that information out of the wrong hands is at the heart of infrastructure security, with specific benefits that include:
- Minimize the risk of cyber breaches
- Protect remote and hybrid employees
- Back up business-critical data and apps
- Reduce business downtime
- Meet industry compliance and regulatory requirements
NexusTek Network Security Solutions
Today’s IT networks are subjected to a variety of cyber threats that come from all sides, making it important to anticipate how cyberattackers might try to penetrate your network, and to put barriers in place before they do. Our network security solutions include:
Monitors for malicious websites and blocks access, preventing employees from visiting websites that may induce them to divulge credentials or unknowingly download malicious software to your company’s network.
Functions as a security barrier between your network and the internet, monitoring all incoming and outgoing traffic to identify and block potentially malicious activity or files.
Strengthens network security by scanning for any known network, application, or security vulnerabilities, allowing your business to patch any holes in your network before hackers can exploit them.
Audits your network security to assess its level of compliance with security standards that may be local, federal, industry, or even customized to your organization, providing your business with reports that document ongoing compliance.
A service in which NexusTek engineers complete timely installation of required software patches and updates, helping your business to maintain network security by resolving vulnerabilities identified by software manufacturers.
A comprehensive review and evaluation of your organization’s security posture conducted by a seasoned cybersecurity expert, providing you with recommendations for strategies to better address weaknesses in cybersecurity, to understand trends in cybercrime and related defenses, and to reduce your cyber insurance.
A network security solution that monitors for malware and indicators of malicious activity on any endpoints (e.g., laptops, mobile phones, tablets) that are used by employees to access your network from onsite or remote locations.
NexusTek’s Cloud Security Solutions
As more and more businesses of all sizes adopt cloud-based or hybrid cloud-based IT systems, infrastructure security has necessarily expanded to include cybersecurity solutions that are specifically tailored to the risks of cloud computing. Our cloud security solutions include:
Defends your business against cyber threats that are transmitted via email—by far the most frequent starting point for attacks—by intercepting emails containing apparent malware, phishing, viruses, or other threats, and by empowering employees to report potentially malicious emails for review, improving the email security tool’s threat recognition capabilities.
Strengthens your company’s resilience to cyber threats (e.g., ransomware attacks) that result in destruction or corruption of email data, ensuring that the voluminous and valuable information exchanged between employees via email is backed up and can be restored in the event of data loss.
Strengthens your cloud security specifically in relation to critical business applications that are cloud-hosted, also known as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, by ensuring that the associated data your employees rely on to manage the day-to-day operations of your business is securely backed up and can be restored in the event of data loss or destruction.
Why NexusTek for Infrastructure Security?
For over 25 years, NexusTek has supported small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to optimally manage their IT infrastructure, giving us an in-depth understanding of the infrastructure security needs of smaller businesses. Our network security and cloud security engineers have extensive experience working in collaboration with customers to learn about their full IT infrastructure, which allows them to identify areas of weakness as well as appropriate solutions to harden their systems. We empower our clients to protect their employees, data, and business systems, with minimal disruption to their day-to-day operations.
Do NexusTek’s infrastructure security solutions provide security for remote workers?
Yes, absolutely. NexusTek’s portfolio of infrastructure security solutions are perfectly suited to today’s workplace, which is no longer neatly contained within an onsite setting using solely business-owned devices. Today’s workplace is diffuse and cloud-based, with employees distributed across company worksites, employees’ home offices, and everywhere in between. This is why we have selected a collection of network security solutions that protect your network and devices wherever they may reside. Because cloud-based infrastructure such as email, applications, and storage, is foundational to a productive remote employee program, we offer solutions that are specially tailored to the unique security risks that arise when employees routinely transmit and access sensitive business data over the internet.
What is a vulnerability, and why is it important to scan for vulnerabilities?
Vulnerability is a catch-all term that refers to aspects of a specific software’s programming that might allow threat actors to penetrate the software and thereby, your network. Vulnerabilities that are caught by manufacturers after release of their software can create risk to businesses because if cybercriminals become aware of the vulnerability, they may launch attacks that specifically target those points of weakness. To give you a sense of the scale of the problem, NIST’s National Vulnerability Database documents over 150,000 known vulnerabilities. This is why software manufacturers release patches and updates periodically—to patch those holes before hackers exploit them to wreak havoc on your business. But how many times have you heard employees complain about software updates and how burdensome they are? It’s often the case that employees who are left to manage their own updates delay their installation or even ignore the security notification altogether. What this adds up to for a business over time is a network riddled with unidentified vulnerabilities. Of great concern is that cybercriminals can conduct their own vulnerability scans of networks once they hack or phish their way into a user’s account, and then the damage they can do is well known—ransomware attacks, theft of intellectual property, identity theft, and on and on. This is what makes vulnerability scanning such an important part of a thorough network security program.