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Secure Dedicated Internet Access: Your Business’ Best Defense

Jul 23, 2021

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Secure Dedicated Internet Access Right Now

 

Did you know 43% of hackers target small businesses, yet only 14% are ready to properly protect  themselves? If you are not defending your company’s connection using Secure Dedicated Internet Access bundle, you’re putting your business and customers at terrible risk...

 

1. In 2020, 80% of firms saw an increase in cyberattacks.

2. Cybercrime damage is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021.

3. Phishing attacks have risen 600% since February.

4. 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error.

5. Nearly 50% of business PCs and 53% of consumer PCs were re-infected within the same year.

 

It is easy to fall behind with upgrades/updates and improperly manage devices in our ever-evolving business environment. But simple oversight, like using a shared internet connection or hosting an unsecure connection, can leave you susceptible to much more than malfunctions or production delays. Data attacks and even connectivity downtime can cause serious/costly obstacles organizations of all sizes need to be prepared to defend against...

  

- The average cost of internet slowdown and downtime for a business is $5,600 per minute.

A 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.

Slow bandwidth causes a 38% drop in employee productivity.

 

Downtime is also perhaps the most dangerous time for a ransomware strike. Stop waiting around for a possible attack or budget-breaking slowdown. ASK YOURSELF…

 

“Does My Business Have a Secure Internet Connection?”

 

NOW ASK YOURSELF…

 

- Is my business keeping pace with the rapidly changing threat landscape?

Am I complying with evolving regulatory and industry standards?

Do I have access to top-notch cybersecurity talent 24/7/365.

 

The spine-shivering truth? The average DDoS attack costs businesses between $20,000-$40,000 per hour. To protect themselves, enterprises must implement high-performing bandwidth and a multi-layered security approach to guard against cyber-attacks.

 

Dedicated Internet Access: Your Best Defense

 

Dedicated Internet Access is a private connection that is used by a single organization. No other users and devices outside your organization can access your link. And whether it’s being labeled dedicated fiber, direct internet access, dedicated fixed wireless, they all mean the one thing: 100% PRIVATE INTERNET

 

Unfortunately, most businesses still host unsecured networks or an internet connection with other organizations. That means you could be sharing a connection with various companies, their employees’ work and personal devices, and any connected customers.

 

Small and mid-size enterprises have increasingly complex and specific requirements for connectivity. Simultaneously, cybersecurity efforts are crucial and constantly changing, especially as hackers seek new ways to attack shared networks. So as the scope of both security and connection requirements grow and become more expensive, budgets remain tight, and cutbacks are typically made.

 

Never Sacrifice Safety with 24/7/365 Firewall Management

 

Never sacrifice safety for high-speed connection or reduced costs. If your security solution and internet connection are currently set up through separate companies or shared to save money, stop. You could lose more long-term and put your business/customers at unnecessary risks.

 

Your Solution…?

 

CES' new Secure Dedicated Internet Access bundle consolidates vendors to significantly reduce operating costs and provide high-quality, private internet connection combined with a state-of-the-art Next Generation managed firewall. The keyword being MANAGED. We supervise the (1) implementation, (2) configuration, (3) monitoring, (4) and management of the firewall, which is convenient for small and medium companies so they can focus resources on core operations.

 

Businesses also gain 24/7/365 network monitoring for all applications and secure VPN access for remote users. Our SOC (our Security Operations Center) monitors traffic and analyzes possible attacks to take the proper measures needed. 

 

Most importantly? Our SOC is nurtured by a Cyber-Intelligence team that is a member of several international Cyber Security Associations that provides access to the most updated information on threats and attacks around the world. So, it’s not just the management of the firewall; it’s the network monitoring intelligence. 

 

365 Unified Threat Management

 

In 2021, the average global cost to counter a ransomware attack increased to $1.5 million, more than double the previous year’s average. And when one single compromised device has a 50% chance of being reinfected, you must ensure your team is prepared. You need to leverage technology tools, methodologies, and expertise to craft an agile security posture responsive to today’s continually evolving environment.

 

CES’ Secure Dedicated Internet Access bundle provides Unified Threat Management (UTM), including intrusion prevention system (IPS), Web Filtering, Antivirus, Antispam, Application Control. Integrate leading-edge technology, people, and processes to enable a robust cybersecurity strategy and transfer risk and compliance requirements to a state-of-the-art security operations team. Perimeter and Software-Defined Perimeter Security capabilities, including next-generation firewalls, protect critical enterprise assets. Penetration testing and vulnerability analyses continually test defenses against emerging threats. 

 

Deploy managed security services such as awareness training and mobile device management to protect employees from unknown threats. Instead of reacting to risks, you proactively identify and prevent attacks before they happen. In today’s Cloud-based, mobile world that connects people, places, and devices, we help you operate efficiently, securely, and seamlessly.

 

The Takeaway

 

Cybercrime is on the rise! Yet, most small businesses lack the budget to employ a technical professional to monitor or risk management to provide preventive measures and detection policies. Using CES’ Secure Dedicated Internet Access bundle, businesses of all sizes gain secure, high-speed connection and Risk Management and Detection policies monitored on a centralized platform managed by a specialized team. Rest easy knowing you have 24/7/365 support and access to our Service Portal that provides real-time dashboards and reports.

 

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Joseph Schlegel

Joseph Schlegel

As a Content Specialist, Joseph focuses on creating engaging yet, educational content that helps users discover more about their technology options. Joseph's fields of expertise include security, connectivity, UCaaS, and more.

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