Many business owners do not associate Managed Services Providers (MSPs) with cybersecurity. However, retaining the services of a MSP is a great way to bolster your company’s cybersecurity. The following will discuss several features of managed services that help strengthen network security.
Ensuring the detection of cyberattacks before they harm an entire network is a sure method for making the cybersecurity of a company stronger. The use of remote monitoring allows MSPs to detect network problems early and act rapidly because they have systems ready to address them. Being prepared also helps prevent a minor problem from growing into one that is massive and uncontrollable.
In May 2017, there was a cyberattack called WannaCry, which spread ransomware worldwide. The targets of this ransomware attack were computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. The data of an infected computer was encrypted and rendered inaccessible, and only the payment of ransom by making a Bitcoin payment allowed victims to regain access.
Although Microsoft previously released patches to prevent the exploit, WannaCry was able to spread in organizations that had not applied them or were using computers running an operating system that was past end-of-life and no longer supported.
In the aftermath, it was estimated that more than 200,000 computers in 150 nations had been affected by WannaCry. The resulting damages are thought to have totaled in the billions of dollars. Fortunately, Desktop Care, a standard service offered by a MSP, can help protect PCs from ransomware like WannaCry.
Part 2 will cover Desktop Care Services, Secure File Syncing, Server Monitoring Services, and Mobile Device Management.
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