When your network goes down, so does your business
There are a lot of ways your network can go down and it’s more common than you might think. Here’s some simple math… let’s say there are 20 components that your network depends on to stay up and running, and each of them is good for a 99.9% uptime. That 0.1%, multiplied by 20 components means the possibility that any single component fails is about 2%. So over the course of a year, your combined downtime could be as much as a whole week.
What causes the most network outages?
Assuming you’re getting service from your internet provider, these are the most likely causes of network downtime.
If your company uses computers, network security is a constant concern. When most people think of cybersecurity, they think about criminals trying to steal data, like your customers’ private information. But there are other reasons they want to hack into your network. One of the most common is to shut your business down until you pay a ransom. Or, they may want to set up accounts under your corporate identity.
It often starts with an email that appears innocent but has a malicious link that opens the door and gives the sender access. There are also websites that hackers create just to tempt you with malicious downloads that give them access by installing a virus.
It’s estimated that 70% of all small- to medium-sized businesses that suffer a major loss of data go out of business within one year. We don’t want that to happen to you. In fact, we’ve already prevented most types of security breaches before they can get in the system, and we constantly stay on top of the latest trends to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.