April 07, 2022

Why you need enterprise and business IT security solutions

Data is often a company’s most valuable asset and, with this, comes the constant threat of data breaches and cyber security. The business world has been shaken up with changes to IT infrastructure, especially when we consider the death of the office and the rise in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture. As employee apron strings get longer, businesses need to find an IT security solution that supports remote work and dynamic digital environments.

Safeguarding data in the face of a changing threat landscape requires a flexible security solution that is designed to support a company’s specific digital infrastructure. The number of cybersecurity threats is constantly growing and as technologies change, so do the types of threats. Gone are the days when a simple antivirus software is loaded on each device and updated every so often. Nowadays, companies need to take a more comprehensive approach to threat management.

Centralised control using a system of unified threat management has become a business requirement. Malicious or unintentional actions can destabilise a company’s networks, servers and devices. Enterprises and businesses need an IT security solution that can monitor activity and respond instantly to threats, blocking attacks as they happen. Preventing large-scale breaches and compliance violations makes business sense, and investment in cybersecurity solutions is sure to pay itself off.

Advanced cyber security for your business: DDoS Protect

One of the biggest cyber security threats for business networks is a Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attack. Large organisations, such as e-commerce sites, online streaming services and banks, can be brought to their knees by a DDoS attack. If websites are rendered inaccessible, this can translate to a huge loss in revenue.

Customers want to know that their online banking is secure. Online shoppers need to trust the site if they are to share their credit card details. Losing access to such sites can have a highly detrimental effect on large enterprises in terms of reputational costs.

When a DDoS attack takes place, servers are overwhelmed by malware or bots. Regular users lose access because the site cannot cope with such high traffic volumes. Without DDoS protection, it is not possible for the network to distinguish between legitimate and malicious users. Hackers can gain access to private data, or cause a disruption to services while IT teams scramble to isolate the issue and get the system back online.

SEACOM Business offers DDoS Protect - a security solution that routes suspicious traffic through a filter to differentiate genuine users from malicious ones. Authentic users can proceed with what they are doing, interacting with the site or app without any noticeable disruption. Blocking hostile network attacks is the primary function of DDoS Protect and a vital IT security solution for enterprises with large-scale digital operations.

Endpoint protection for all your business devices

As businesses grow in size, so do the number of devices that are used by employees and as part of automated systems. From voice-controlled digital assistants, to desktops, laptops and printers - modern offices are populated with web-enabled devices. These endpoints seem to be growing exponentially with each employee using at least two devices to perform their jobs, and the steady rise in Internet of Things-enabled sensors on production lines and factory floors.

The management of these diverse endpoints needs to be streamlined, otherwise enterprises need to consider how to protect thousands of individual devices. Traditionally, antivirus software was designed to protect just one endpoint. For example, antivirus software was installed on each device and updated periodically to protect systems from emerging threats. This style of protection offers low visibility and leaves devices vulnerable to new types of viruses or malware.

Our Endpoint Protection offers the ideal solution for large enterprises looking to streamline the protection of multiple endpoints. As a cloud-based software, it automatically updates itself as new threat management technologies become available.

Unlike traditional antivirus software, Endpoint Protection is able to look at suspicious activity via behavioural analysis, with the capacity to identify and block previously unidentified threats or new types of virus. Endpoint Protection is easily scalable as more devices or endpoints are added, offering protection to the whole business network including the cloud.

Prevent email attacks with SEACOM’s enhanced email protection

Small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) may not need the same security solutions as larger organisations. At SEACOM Business we understand that different businesses need different IT security solutions and our team of technical experts is available to guide businesses on the most appropriate solutions based on needs and budgets.

SMEs generally rely a lot on email based communication. Our Enhanced Email is a security solution designed to support SMEs in reducing risk exposure from email-based cyber threats. As with Endpoint Protection, Enhanced Email is a cloud-based product that includes automatic upgrades.

Using multi-layered scanning and machine learning, Enhanced Email protects against spam, malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. It gives businesses full email visibility across their network, blocking unwanted emails before they land in employees’ inboxes.

SEACOM’s IT security solutions to suit your business

Businesses that don’t think about cyber security are setting themselves up for failure. Almost all companies will fall victim to security breaches if they do not put strict measures in place. From large-scale threats, such as DDoD attacks, to malware sent as an email attachment, SEACOM Business has IT security solutions for your business.

Traditional antivirus solutions will no longer suffice for enterprises looking for a comprehensive IT security solution. With SEACOM Business, protecting workflows and preventing data loss has never been easier. For more information or to get a quote for our various cyber security solutions, email us at marketing@seacom.com or leave us a message.

SEACOM owns Africa’s most extensive network of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, including subsea cables and secure internet connections. We offer a diverse range of flexible, scalable and high-quality solutions for businesses that meet world-class standards for connectivity.

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