How MSPs Protect SMBs Against Ransomware and Cyber Threats

The number of occurrences of viral news stories about cyber-attacks doesn’t begin to tell the real story. Ransomware, for example, doesn’t catch headlines on a level to compare with major data theft, yet ransomware can be an even more debilitating problem. The best solution for ransomware and other network security issues is partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) for a much more layered approach to cybersecurity.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of cyber-attack that prevents you from being able to use your computer, files, or programs. Your data, PC, and/or software are held hostage until payment is made to get it back. Suddenly a screen appears to inform you that your files have been encrypted and payment must be made, typically in bitcoins, before access is restored. A Doomsday type of clock may even count down the amount of time you have before you either lose everything or pay the ransom. Even when things are restored in these situations, some data is usually still missing.

If, however, you have an MSP and cloud services, you are covered in the event of ransomware attacks and other disasters.

What’s Different about Network Security with MSPs?

When you partner with an MSP like Swift Systems, you will have peace of mind because your data and everything contained within your IT infrastructure is protected by a higher level of cybersecurity through 24×7 monitoring for signs of cyber-attacks. We also upgrade and continuously improve our network security tactics to match emerging threats.

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