Why You Need Network Security

October 2, 2020

Why You Need Network Security

Network security is of the utmost importance these days since so much of what we do and who we are is online. Our work, education, and personal information reside on our technology devices and “in the cloud”. There is a world of data available to those who want to steal it. Data breaches are now commonplace, so make sure you and your company are protected.

According to the SANSInstitute, “network security is the process of taking preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction or improper disclosure.” Good network security allows systems and users to perform all critical functions within a safe environment.1

Here are some of the main reasons why network security is imperative:

It keeps data secure

The majority of network attacks are to gather sensitive information on businesses and their customers. Hackers can access data such as business strategies, communication history, and personal customer details.2

It maintains a business’ good reputation

Customers and clients want to know that the businesses they deal with can be trusted to keep their information safe. Data breaches generate a lot of negative publicity.2 Even just one information hack can require months or even years to repair a company’s damaged reputation.

It increases network reliability

Functioning network security constantly assesses a system for threats. Hackers can wreak havoc on company websites, user accessibility and even physical devices/equipment. Most attacks launched on a network lead to crashing, extended downtimes and loss of revenue.3  

Time to step up your network security? Reach out to us at Immedia Integrated Technologies. We can help streamline your system with up-to-date technology and safety features. Visit us at www.immedia-tech.com for more information!