Business Security and Virus Defense Strategy – Our Four Layer Defense
All businesses need a security and virus defense strategy against phishing and malware. A virus, also known as malware, is a piece of software designed with malicious intent. Mild or moderate viruses can steal data and passwords, cause annoying pop-ups, or cripple your computer. In extreme cases, severe viruses can encrypt all your server data. These attacks can be costly and take days to repair. As a result, a virus can cause your business to suffer through computer downtime and lost revenue.
Innovative Computer Systems has adopted a Four Layer Defense Strategy to prevent various infections and malware.
1. Email Spam and Virus Filtering
The Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall
A Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall will protect your email server from spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing, and spyware attacks. This occurs by leveraging 12 comprehensive layers of defense to provide email protection. In fact, the Barracuda Spam Firewall is widely used among large corporations and the winner of numerous industry awards. This is why Innovative Computer Systems leverages our Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall to our service level clients.
2. Desktop Virus Protection
Symantec Client Security
Viruses come from well-known sources such as the internet, email, and removable media. It is imperative that every server and workstation at your practice has antivirus software. Innovative Computer Systems chooses Symantec Client Security because it is reliable and effective. This is why we install it on every client server and desktop. Remember, staff training and employee policies regarding the internet and email use are also important.
3. Desktop Internet Filtering
Desktop internet filtering is frequently overlooked. This layer of protection is critical for small and large businesses. Desktop internet filtering will guard your business against unauthorized internet use by your employees. Included, but not limited to, social media, gaming sites, pornography, streaming media, etc. Such sites are notorious for infecting desktops and servers. It also prevents legal exposure that violates employment laws and company policies.
The Barracuda Web Filter
With the Barracuda Web Filter, you can customize internet access policies for your staff. For example, you can restrict clinical and front desk staff from Facebook and YouTube but not your marketing director. You may also want to restrict job search sites to employees but exclude upper management and human resources.
You can also set your organization to “audit only” mode for silent internet use tracking. This will provide custom usage reports for owners and managers. In our opinion, the Barracuda Web Filter provides a great line of defense for protecting your network, as well as a useful Human Resource tool. Another reason why Innovative Computer Systems leverages our Barracuda Web Filter to all of our service level clients.
4. Backup Server
The last line of defense against phishing, ransomware and server failure is a reliable backup appliance with cloud replication. That’s why we recommend the Barracuda Backup Server to our clients. With the Barracuda Backup Server, data can be automatically backed up locally and replicated to multiple Barracuda Central data facilities located in the US. If an infection does occur, data can be quickly restored to your servers.
Over the past two decades, we have worked with dozens of backup systems. These systems include tape drives, removable hard drives, and removable media. In our opinion, the Barracuda Backup Server is the most economical, and effective backup solution for any medical practice or small business.
Ransomware and Phishing scams are constantly crippling medical practices and businesses. However, we are confident that our Four Level Virus Defense Strategy will protect your business from viruses, ransomware, and phishing scams.Contact Us
About Innovative Computer Systems
Innovative Computer Systems is a Managed Services Provider specializing in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) and Corporate Business Technology. We work closely with our clients to understand their daily workflow requirements. Some of our clients include leaders in Ophthalmology, Facility Maintenance, Pediatrics, Law, Urology, Dermatology, Commercial Real Estate, Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Surgery.