We can protect you against cyber-attack

Secure Systems and Communications

N etworks are constantly under attack. No matter who you are, or the nature of your business, someone out there is trying to attack you.

They may be using the scattergun approach to attack you and others or they may be specifically targeting you and your data. Are you protected against the latest Viruses, Malware, Adware, Spyware, and Ransomware? What about Phishing and Spear Phishing or Whaling? Are your remote logins protected with dual authentication? Are the operating systems of your portable devices encrypted? Partnering with companies such as ESET, Mimecast and SonicWall we are able to offer a range of security products and services.

All systems eventually need to be retired and their data can still be recovered if it falls into the wrong hands. For a small fee, we can wipe HDDs using Blancco software. Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 15+ governing bodies and leading organizations around the world. This includes the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). Find out more about our use of Blancco here: Secure Equipment Disposal

Security Products

The security products we most commonly provide are

ESET Endpoint Protection
ESET provides advanced multi-layered protection for computers, smartphones and virtual machines. ESET Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to verify that individuals logging in to a computer system are who they say they are.

Security experts recommend multi-factor authentication because passwords are often stolen or easily guessed. ESET Endpoint Encryption (DESlock) provides simple and powerful encryption for organisations of all sizes.

Mimecast
Offering a range of products that improve email security, Mimecast use tools such as Targeted Threat Protection to stop malware, credential harvesting, and impersonation attacks dead in their tracks. Other benefits include cloud access to your emails so you can send & receive even if your business network is unavailable. Mimecast are also able to retain your emails for an agreed period. Email retention is now a crucial requirement for many businesses.

SonicWall firewalls
Designed to meet your specific security and usability needs. Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise, SonicWall firewalls provide the security, control and visibility you need to maintain effective cybersecurity.

Cyber Essentials

C yber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a range of the most common cyber-attacks.

Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best step towards a more secure network, protecting you from most of the basic cyber security breaches.

Why should you get Cyber Essentials?

  • Reassure your customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber-attack
  • Attract new business by demonstrating to potential clients that you have cyber security measures in place. Some organisations will require you to have a Cyber Essentials certification, as will be the case for many Government contracts
  • Have a clear picture of your organisation's cyber security level
  • Demonstrate that you are working to protect all the personal data you store, as required by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

There are two levels of certification:

  • Cyber Essentials Basic ensures you have covered the basics when it comes to Cyber Security, and through the use of policy-led best practice and technical controls, means your system is less susceptible to the vast majority of common, unskilled cyber-attacks.
  • Cyber Essentials Plus provides all the same benefits as Cyber Essentials but also carries out a hands-on technical verification. Cyber Essentials Basic is a prerequisite for this.

Our consultants also assist our customers with other security compliances, such as those required by government or local authorities, and with investigations such as penetration tests.

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