IT services providers in Los Angeles can save you over $24k a year just by helping to prevent one concerted cybercriminal intrusion. Averaged data recovery costs for SMBs are usually between $36k and $50k, depending. If you are able to attain BDR and/or DRaaS through the right IT solution, you can avoid such expenses. If you are paying $12k a year to save you from $36k to $50k in losses, that is a saving of at minimum, $24k annually.
Over the course of five years, statistically, having the right kind of cyber security solution will definitely save you money. It is not just that the likelihood of being targeted compounds the longer you operate without protection. It is that recovering from even a small cyberattack can be difficult, or impossible. Six out of ten SMBs sustaining such attacks without protection are out of business within six months. When you put on top of that the fact that 50% of cyberattacks target small businesses, the problem becomes especially affecting.
So, what do you do? You find cyber security solutions that are comprehensive and continue to develop as the businesses offering them expand. Several key cyber security options you want to look for include:
- Antivirus/anti-malware software
- Helpdesk support
- Proactive monitoring
- Employee education solutions
IT services providers in Los Angeles can provide you Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) options which operate from redundancy and continuous backup via cloud computing support. DRaaS refers to Disaster Recovery as a Service. This is an all-encompassing solution, which includes monitoring and may even include things like database mirroring. Cloud computing storage is unlimited, and top-tier packages can make it so that you can backup systems every time some aspect of the network is altered.
You need software solutions designed to rebuff cybercriminal hack programs like malware, adware, spyware, and perhaps most importantly, ransomware. These are not fully comprehensive but operating without them is catastrophic.
The right helpdesk will be available 24/7/365, and it is staffed with professionals who solve your problems swiftly and do not put you on hold. Additionally, they will resolve 70% to 80% of tier-one issues, saving you time, money, and stressful hassle.
You are looking for proactive services, not reactive ones. Reactive services are going to miss things. Proactive services will notice anomalous activity, identify it, and act should such a thing become necessary. This will maintain systems and rebuff cybercriminal attacks.
Employee Education Solutions
As it turns out, a good number of compromising situations are going to develop from internal errors made by your own employees. The best way around this is proper education solutions. The right MSP should be able to help you design a system of best practices to codify into a standard operating procedure for your business. Especially in terms of web-usage, caution is fundamentally necessary.
IT services in Los Angeles through Advanced Networks can help educate your employees, proactively monitor your operations, provide helpdesk support around the clock, install the latest antivirus protocols, and get you back online nigh-instantaneously when all else fails through BDR/DRaaS. If you have not upgraded operational security yet, feel free to contact us and explore our options.