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IT solutions in Toronto need to be cutting-edge. Additionally, they need to be effective and efficiently managed. Finally, they should be affordable. But there is a limit to affordability. If you spend $20 on some cheap antivirus software, but a virus undermines your system, you may lose thousands. Your $20 was wasted. Meanwhile, if you spend $300 with an MSSP and manage to avoid a $1000 loss, then you actually saved $700 with your $300 investment. Before, you spent $20 and lost $980+. After, you spent $300 and retained $700.
There’s certainly an event horizon after which what you pay for security isn’t requisite to its protection, but there are many agencies beneath this event horizon who have specifically designed their services to comprehensively and cost-effectively protect your business. These are called MSSPs or managed security services providers. Such organizations have consolidated methodology and streamlined their approach in order to protect businesses small and large. But determining which one is the best for your business can be difficult. Several factors are worthy of consideration:
- MSSPs should help train staff
- Look for MSSPs that have their own network secured
- User access portals for systems monitoring
- Clear and apparent SLAs (service license agreements)
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It turns out the largest number of security breaches come from inside a business. IT solutions in Toronto of the MSSP variety need to train employees against this. Proper passwords which include diverse characters, numerals, letters, and order must be designed and updated regularly. Restrictions of online access privileges may be in order, depending on the size of your business and the savvy of your staff. Look for an MSP that has the right people and can help protect you from your own.
A Secure Network
Your MSSP should have a secure network on their end. There’s a double liability situation here. In America, a healthcare business which isn’t HIPAA will be penalized in the event of a security breach. But additionally, the MSP running their IT will also face charges. This is called shared liability. Well, that street goes both ways. A client who isn’t following the rules can negatively impact an MSP or MSSP, but an MSSP who doesn’t have a secure network will have clients that are compromised. Additionally, a hacker who gets the “keys to the kingdom” from an MSSP can hack multiple businesses easily. So you want to ensure whoever you go with has designed a secure network.
User Access Portal
You’re going to want to monitor the status of your system as operations move forward. You’ll want to make sure everything is secure. Certainly, the professionals know what they’re doing, but having a user access portal you can monitor your system from is a lot like having a dipstick in your car’s engine. You can check the oil when you need to, and see if a mechanic should be called.
The service license agreement you sign should be understandable, readable, and straightforward. This almost goes without saying.
Reliable Toronto IT Solutions
IT solutions in Toronto through Fusion Computing Limited feature clear SLAs, accessible user portals, a secure network, and information which can help train employees in best practices. Contact us for security solutions you can count on.