Protect your data. Protect your resources. Protect your identity. What is network security? How does it protect you? How does network security work? What are the business benefits of network security?You may think you know the answers to basic questions like, “What is network security?” Still, it's a good idea to ask attivotech. Why? Because small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often lack the IT resources of large companies. That means your network security may not be sufficient to protect your business from today's sophisticated Internet threats.What Is Network Security?Network security refers to any activities designed to protect your network. Specifically, these activities protect the usability, reliability, integrity, and safety of your network and data. Effective network security targets a variety of threats and stops them from entering or spreading on your network.What Is Network Security and How Does It Protect You?“What are the threats to my network?”Many network security threats today are spread over the Internet. The most common include:• Viruses, worms, and Trojan horses• Spyware and adware• Zero-day attacks, also called zero-hour attacks• Hacker attacks• Denial of service attacks• Data interception and theft• Identity theftHow Does Network Security Work?To understand network security, it helps to understand that no single solution protects you from a variety of threats. You need multiple layers of security. If one fails, others still stand.Network security is accomplished through hardware and software. The software must be constantly updated and managed to protect you from emerging threats.A network security system usually consists of many components. Ideally, all components work together, which minimizes maintenance and improves security.Network security components often include:• Anti-virus and anti-spyware• Firewall, to block unauthorized access to your network• Intrusion prevention systems (IPS), to identify fast-spreading threats, such as zero-day or zero-hour attacks• Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), to provide secure remote accessWhat are the Business Benefits of Network Security?With network security in place, your company will experience many business benefits. Your company is protected against business disruption, which helps keep employees productive. Network security helps your company meet mandatory regulatory compliance. Because network security helps protect your customers' data, it reduces the risk of legal action from data theft.Ultimately, network security helps protect a business's reputation, which is one of its most important assets.
Enterprise-class cloud solutions keep your workforce mobile, and connected. With Microsoft Office 365, you will be tapping into the latest Enterprise-class infrastructure that truly delivers ACCESS ANYWHERE.Microsoft Office 365 is an amalgam of service offerings designed specifically to address the need for emerging markets to have reliable, secure, and highly available access to their company’s most vital data.Microsoft Exchange – Enterprise-class email and calendaring let your company stay on task, and in sync. With Microsoft Exchange you can leverage the most sophisticated messaging systems available. With real-time sync of email, contacts and calendars to all of your devices, connecting from anywhere in the world is right at your fingertips.Microsoft Lync – Enterprise-class collaboration system allows everyone in the company to work together simultaneously towards a single goal. Microsoft Lync blends Instant Messaging, Video Conferencing, real-time note taking, and screen sharing all in one. Through a single, simple interface, Microsoft Lync puts your colleagues and partners just a click away.Microsoft SharePoint – Enterprise-class file-sharing. With Microsoft SharePoint you can keep your team working together and on task. Collaborate on documents, share reports with business partners, and connect with your customers.Microsoft Office 365 also leverages one of the most powerful security systems in the world. With state of the art protection and standards that exceed even HIPPA, Sarbanes Oxley, and the DOD, the Office 365 Trust Center has your company covered.
Backup / Data Recovery
On-premise, offsite, and hybrid backup solutions insure your company’s data. Attivotech BDR (Backup / Disaster Recovery)By leveraging state-of-the-art offsite storage facilities, Attivotech is able to provide our clients with the most sophisticated cloud-based storage options. Each of our data center partners comply with the strictest security standards and conform to industry best practices for power redundancy, cooling and protection symptoms. Attivotech BDR uses 448-bit Blowfish encryption, one of the most robust encryption methods available. Your files are encrypted before they leave your computer and then transferred to our servers using 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protocol. Attivotech Data Recovery ServicesIf you are already a customer using the Attivotech BDR, these services wouldn’t be necessary. But if you do run into a situation where a hard drive fails, it’s nice to know that Attivotech Data Recovery Services are available.We work with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and other operating systems from single hard drives, to multiple drives in a RAID array. And you only pay if we can retrieve the data that you’re looking for. Common hard drive problems to keep an eye out for are:- Hard drive clicking, beeping, grinding or makes other noises.- Hard drive not spinning at all- Hard drive was formatted- You smelled smoke when you ran power to your hard drive.- You are missing some important files.- BIOS detects drive as wrong size or model.- Can't access drive. Windows prompting "You need to format the disk…"- A disgruntled employee maliciously erased critical data.- You require a forensic data recovery.- You have a RAID-0 or RAID-5 array and require a RAID Data Recovery.- Your digital camera photos are no longer on your memory card.- Many others. Give Attivotech a call at 414.376.9118
Remote Managed Services
24 / 7 Live remote monitoring of all your critical systems.Remote Managed Services is the first defense in identifying major network and server malfunctions. Utilizing the latest in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (Hosted SCOM), Attivotech can remotely monitor your network, analyze your servers, and identify potential harmful events, errors, statistics and back problems all in real-time. Attivotech partners with Sonar Technology (an industry leader in remote managed services) which provides a fully staffed, live, 24/7 remote monitoring NOC (Network Operations Center) for immediate responses to critical system alerts and outages.Sonar will ensure your network and servers are working optimally while identifying and resolving most costly IT system server malfunctions and/or crashes before they occur – saving your organization and staff valuable downtime. Services include:- Network Monitoring- Server Monitoring- Virtual Infrastructure Monitoring (VM)- Anti-virus monitoring
Attivotech is your choice for a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective IT partner for your small to mid-sized business. Whether you are looking to provide some assistance and expertise to your already overburdened IT department, or looking to reduce the cost of your in-house IT altogether, Attivotech can provide the best in-class outsourced IT services in the region. By choosing Attivotech, you'll be tapping into a consortium of valuable experience and knowledge that's been field–tested and time proven. Anyone can hire a "geek" to come in and work on their computers, but with Attivotech you get an IT professional who's more than just a tech, they're a trusted advisor. We build relationships through caring about our client's needs, considering the client's bottom line, and going above and beyond what's expected of the average technician. With over a decade of field experience, Attivotech offers its SMB clients solutions for every situation. We specialize in designing, building and maintaining your systems / data with reliable managed services, remote support and onsite technical solutions. Attivotech leverages cloud-based, hybrid solutions to mitigate critical business downtime and ensure reliable, redundant data accessibility. Our techs won't sneak out the back door to run to another appointment. When they're working with you, your concerns are their top priority, and your account is their primary focus. We adapt to any environment with onsite, remote, and phone support responses. We take an active approach to resolving your IT issues, so that you can concentrate on what you do best — your business.
Virtual CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
A vast majority of small to mid-sized business owners will vouch for technology playing a significant role in their continued success and growth. These same owners will also agree that these decisions are best left in the hands of technology experts. Hiring a CTO to take the reins on the overall IT infrastructure can be a costly endeavor, and unless you’re a large organization that can offer staggering salaries to attract top-level talent, hiring a CTO can be a real challenge. The role of a CTO is to drive the technical direction of an organization. They have to have an up-to-date grasp on the latest technologies, and how to use and implement them. They need to have a well-developed knowledgebase of technology, but also of the “bigger picture” for your business. And ultimately they need to be able to manage and communicate their vision to a skilled team of technicians. The best Virtual CTO’s are the ones that are in the trenches, leading technical teams, and doing the day to day implementation of their recommendations. These are the Virtual CTO’s that understand what it takes, how long it takes, how the process will affect your business while it’s underway, and most importantly – how much it’ll cost… The Attivotech Virtual CTO program provides our clients with an on-demand C-level employee that is available at a moment’s notice to provide technical guidance and leadership. With a very affordable annual fee, Attivotech will provide a Virtual CTO to deliver: - Annual technology budget meeting – An Attivotech Virtual CTO will perform a full evaluation of your existing environment, work with you to create your annual technology budget, and create a plan and timeline for implementation. This meeting will address every facet of your company’s technology infrastructure. - Quarterly technology reviews – During the quarterly reviews, your Virtual CTO will cover what has been implemented, what is left for completion, and the reassurance that we’re on-schedule and under budget. - Impromptu decision making – At any time, your Virtual CTO is available to evaluate a situation, and make recommendations for every aspect of your business, and how it relates to your vision. - Procurement – While it seems easy enough, “I’ll just run over to BestBuy and grab another computer for your techs to install”, it’s not quite as simple as that. Are you qualified to know which version of Windows works with your proprietary software, or interfaces properly with your new Active Directory domain? This is a key area where a lot of money can be saved by making sure you purchase the right equipment right from the start. - Project Management – Your Attivotech Virtual CTO morphs into your Project Manager making sure that everyone on the implementation team is on the same page, and up to speed on the project. This ensures a clear chain of communication, and accountability.
ONSITE SUPPORT: - Experienced onsite technical support for all networks, servers, workstations, and networked devices - Server support, as well as installation, virtualization, and maintenance - Workstation troubleshooting and support (PC and MAC) - Voice and Data installation and support - Preventative maintenance and best practices training REMOTE SUPPORT: - Responsive help desk support - Remote server and workstation diagnostics and troubleshooting - Remote networking and security diagnostics and troubleshooting - Remote workstation tune-ups, virus removal, device setup, and end user guidance - Remote support incident tracking CLOUD SERVICES: - Microsoft Office 365 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Microsoft Azure - Offsite Backup | Disaster Recovery - Hybrid Solutions (On-premise systems blended with cloud-based solutions) REMOTE MANAGED SERVICES: - 24 / 7 Fully Staffed Live Monitoring and Alerting - Proactively identify network and server issues - Endpoint Protection and virus system management - Server and workstation system patch management - Full event reporting and documentation WEB DEVELOPMENT: - Website Development - CMS Development - Mobile Development - Software Development - Database Management NETWORK SECURITY: - VPN (Virtual Private Network) - Firewalls and security appliance deployment - Anti-virus and anti-spyware solutions - Intrusion prevention and attack denial - Encrypted remote access solutions