Imagine not being able to send or receive email for days, possibly weeks. Don’t think this could happen because you have a reputable anti-virus software installed? If so, you’re operating on a false sense of security and hackers are praying that you keep thinking that way.
Here’s why… Most business owners think that because they have anti-virus software installed and a software firewall, that their network is “secure.” Not so. One of the most common stunts hackers pull is breaking through a software firewall to hijack a server. Once they’re in, they use YOUR server to relay spam and other viruses to millions of users in a matter of seconds.
This Is Double Bad for Two Reasons:
1. In no time, your company’s server and email will be “blacklisted."
This means the major email delivery hubs (like Comcast, Google, and Verizon) flag ALL e-mails coming from your server as “dangerous” and won’t let them through. On the Internet, your server is guilty until proven innocent, which means it could take days or weeks to get your name cleared. During that time, you will be unable to send e-mail from your domain.
2. Your clients, prospects and vendors will receive Viagra ads and invitations to XXX-rated web sites from your company. Not good.
The absolute best way to make sure this never happens is toinvest in a top-grade managed firewall. A server firewall or computer firewall, is a tiny investment worth twenty times the cost in peace of mind and saved time. Software firewalls that come with most servers or Internet providers are better than nothing, but they’re a weak lock that any hacker can easily pick.
The one thing hackers hope you never discover is a hardware firewall because it is much more difficult for them to penetrate. Firewall safety is something monitor for all our managed IT support clients.
What is your network’s security and peace of mind worth to you?
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Written By Kevin Gray
Hello! I am the Sales Manager and one of the Senior IT Consultants @ EnvisionIT Solutions. I help our clients envision great technology solutions that help their businesses grow. Let me know if you have any questions. I am an avid outdoorsman who loves fly fishing and camping.