In the business place, privacy and security are a few of every business owners primary concerns. We have had hundreds of years to develop systems for theft protection in the physical marketplace. We lock our office doors. We set burglar alarms. We keep our money in safes. We have security cameras. We prepare our employees with a plan of action. We even hire security guards. And, with all of this in place theft still occurs. Business owners have the same priorities when establishing a presence in the online marketplace. But, in the case of theft over the Internet – we as a collective society have a lot less experience dealing with theft because technology is relatively new and constantly evolving. This is a scary thing. There are some things that we can do to protect our businesses. On a very simple first hand level we can be sure to use passwords to secure our data. Furthermore we can take care to make these passwords strong and to protect our passwords from getting out. Additionally, we can implement firewalls and Denial of Services Attack Mitigation Software to keep intruders and viruses out of our networks. Our options with online security really are growing and improving rapidly. However, we can never be guaranteed 100 percent security. Hackers exist. This is a fact. And there is always a possibility that your system and your business could be affected by an attack. But, rather than just putting in some security systems and waiting fearfully for those systems to fail, you do have the option to put in place a backup plan. This is where Redundant Internet Connectivity comes into play.
If your business relies heavily on the network and the Internet as a whole you may want to consider purchasing a redundant Internet connection. This is essentially a backup connection. This connection can come in many forms. You can choose to have a wireless connection, DSL service or even Cable connectivity installed specifically for back up use. For some this may seem excessive – and it is true, for some companies this is an unnecessary expense. But, for other companies that function primarily on the computer day in and out the service may be worth the expense. Consider this, if you have 30 employees who all work exclusively online and the system is down, you then have 30 employees who you still must pay even though they cannot work. Or, if you have clients with frequent sharp deadlines, you may need to ensure that there is no chance your team will ever drop the ball due to technical issues or large outages.
The choice to implement a redundant Internet connection is truly unique to each business. If you feel that a redundant Internet connection is right for your business, or if you want to find out more, please contact Fastblue today.
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