Cybersecurity worries SMBs
As we break the myths of about Cybersecurity, we challenge the default thoughts business owners have about the importance of not only a solid security plan, but also systems to protect you in the event of a breach.
FACT #10 – Regardless of whether SMBs use an MSP or not, cybersecurity still worries them. According to the Vanson Bourne survey cybersecurity is a key concern for SMBs as breaches affect customers. Even though they feel this way, there are still discrepancies between what cybersecurity they have protecting them and what they need. Also, many respondents to the survey said they did not have a disaster plan to recover from a cyberattack.
SMBs still hesitate
While many SMBs are working with MSPs, why do so many SMBs still hesitate? There could be two reasons for this hesitation:
- Complex environment. The cybersecurity environment can be too complex for small business owners. With many moving to the cloud, and using mobile and other new technologies these can be difficult to use and secure despite the hype to the contrary.
- Focused on business growth. SMBs can focus on business growth as more important than securing their IT assets. While this is understandable, SMBs are not looking at the bigger picture. They do not put the entire business at risk without appropriate cybersecurity. When there is a security breach, they will not have the expertise to deal with it or a recovery plan place.
SMBs sill have a lot of work to do to protect their businesses as the threat environment is real. A breach can have a huge impact, even devastating, so they need strong solutions which they cannot do alone. But MSPs can provide these solutions tailored to meet SMB requirements.
MSP cybersecurity solutions
More and more MSPs offer cybersecurity solutions as they realise it is a core concern for their target market. But they must be transparent about liability if there is a security breach. MSPs should discuss this upfront with clients to educate them, and put it in writing service level agreements
Rightsize offers easy to deploy, scalable solutions that consolidate key capabilities such as:
- secure web gateways
- managed firewalls
- intrusion prevention systems
- email protection.
And, with the cloud the new place to be for SMBs, it is often complex to nail down adequate security as providers have their own security protocols. This can leave areas easy to exploit as they are not monitored. Rightsize Technology solves this with your own private managed cloud.
Rightsize experts build your private cloud solution using leading technology from vendors like Cisco, Fortinet, HP and EMC without the operational challenges or capital outlay to you. But you maintain control at the software level while Rightsize technicians monitor your systems to detect and mitigate any security threats.
Rightsize Technology is your IT department as a service. Talk to our experts today to discover how we can protect your business from security beaches.
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