Data Breach: Barbarians at the Gate

In the yesteryear of IT technology in order to have a data breach you needed to have incompetence and an angry person. Data networks were isolated or tightly controlled not because of security but because the technology to link them together is very complex and outside the budgets of most businesses.

Those years of safety by lack of access are gone, long gone.

Why Everyone Wants Your Data

Doctors, lawyers, tax offices and more are interconnected and they are looking for your data. A majority of businesses are on the internet in one form or the other. From basic email to full blown enterprises that live and die on the internet. These businesses and organizations collect your information: store it, use it, market to you or your business and generally keep it for very long periods of time. This type of information is not only valuable for their business but anyone who wants to steal that information for identity theft or to steal your banking information.

How They Get Into Your Network

When your computer is on the internet it is exposed. From your website to your router and or to your wifi, it is a vector to enter your network.

Many hackers use a broadsword when scanning a network looking for anything that responds. If it pings, it is alive and they will focus all their energy looking for weaknesses. Port scanning, exploit detection and exploitation, to man in the middle attacks to full on brute force attacks. What businesses need is a great firewall, excellent antivirus and someone to constantly look over their shoulder to make sure what they are doing is safe and secure.

That is why businesses need to monitor what they are doing, how they are doing it and what manner they do it in.

Why a Managed IT Provider?

Why should a business chose a managed IT provider over a traditional break-fix?

Simple: Money

With a managed IT provider you get more than a body that fixes stuff when things break: they make sure they don’t break. As anyone who’s owned a car, you perform maintenance, change the oil, rotate the tires and more because it costs more when the vehicle completely falls apart, so you do preventative maintenance. As with cars, so with computers. You defrag, install updates, install patches, clean out the temp files, and more to keep your computer running in top shape.

“But I can do those things myself?” Not really. At Triton Technologies, we not only do those, but more. From constant monitoring, constantly watching and taking minor corrective action we can avert a major disaster down the line. Small changes far in advance can keep your system from even remotely encountering a problem which can cost you thousands.

Saving Money: How?

Triton Technologies does fixed pricing, how many users you have, times the cost per user, and that’s your price. Everything from onsite, remote, software, antivirus and more are included, all of it. If you were to hire a person you would have to pay their salary, plus 30%+ average in benefits and payroll taxes and you haven’t even got them into the network yet. You then have to purchase antivirus, backup, monitoring and more. You literally spend almost twice their salary to get even started.

With Managed IT you get all those services bundled together saving your organization thousands a month, with a team of people always on call, never going on vacation and simplifying your IT needs.

Each organization is unique, but the IT demands are the same. They want easy, cost effective stable networks and that is what Managed IT can deliver.