Bay Area Systems, Inc. providing yet another crucial service package helping to keep small business IT environment running in top form and like a well-oiled engine. Starting December 15, 2018, Bay Area Systems, Inc. is offering select new customers a complimentary office network, website vulnerability security scan and review. Bay Area Systems will use industry leading tools to help examine and identify network security holes; vulnerable practices and setups that could make your network easy to target and attack by hackers, review firewall, VPN and other setups in your network. Aiming to provide the entire business with the most secure yet efficient IT operation environment, condition for business expansion, as well as checking existing backup, replication and disaster recovery setup and solutions.
Small business typically has IT environment that is essential to keeping the business running efficiently and profitably. The Information Technology environment typically started on something simple, and expanded over the years as the business grew, resulted in many “duct-tape” or “Velcro” solutions. Without a proper infrastructure, the IT environment very likely would not handle expansion of the business; neither would it integrate with modern technology. In addition, unless properly maintained and well documented, there is bound to be security holes, multiple entry points that were left unpatched and perhaps neglected over the years, making it easy for hackers to attack and seize control of your most valuable assets: data. Network, as well as website, are typically the first line of defense against hackers. Network penetration and vulnerability tests can help identify potential entry points. Once identified, actions could/should be taken to either close unnecessary openings, or to further enforce security for your VPN access, remote desktop access, offline backup and/or disaster recovery replication setups. Each of these require careful planning, thorough architecture and design of the IT environment as well as proper documentation in order to operate seamlessly. Such setup is also crucial in minimizing data loss, disruption of business operation by virus or ransomware, and work efficiency of the entire company.Adequate infrastructure, backup, and disaster recovery is also part of compliance for HIPAA and/or HITECH, where a small business might be required to be compliant when contracted with customers in the law, healthcare industry, government agencies.
Adequate security, both in terms of physical and electronic access of the server(s) and server environment, should be thoroughly reviewed to adhere to company policies and protocols and be certified for compliance.