It’s true: 55% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) close within 6 months of an online security breach. There were over 300 million new pieces of malware created in 2014, and don’t think that you have to be as big as Sony or Home Depot to be a victim: 60% of all attacks last year targeted SMBs.
In short, network security can’t be an afterthought. It needs to be a priority.
Not All IT Companies Are Equal
When you’re looking to contract an IT support company for your Kingston business, every prospect will tell you that know how to properly protect your network from web-based threats.
You’re no IT expert. You don’t know any of the acronyms or industry terms they’re throwing around. How are you supposed to figure out which IT company is truly your best option?
Proactive vs. Reactive Support
One thing to look for is if an IT support focuses on proactive or reactive support.
Quick response times are great. It’s important to find an IT company that sees you as a priority and won’t leave you hanging if you have to leave a message and you’re waiting for a call back.
But it’s even more important to find an IT company that can, in addition to solving problems quickly, provide proactive support that prevents you from having problems in the first place.
Onserve provides proactive support that will save you money and save you from disaster. We will regularly assess your systems so that hopelessly outdated hardware is upgraded before it fails and results in costly downtime, and security weaknesses are identified and dealt with before any cybercriminal can take advantage.