The Internet is essential to your daily operations.
Take some common sense steps to help maintain your systems:
Step #1 - Get a free account at www.opendns.com . Choose the categories of Internet sites you would like to block. ( Be sure to include these: Adware, P2P File Sharing, Proxy/Anonymizer) You then need to adjust the settings in your router to use the DNS addresses from OpenDNS.com.
This step alone provides a very powerful line of protection agains accidental visits to know infected sites that spread malware, phishing schemes and more.
Step #2 - Explore a Firewall / Router that does more. There are several brands / packages availalbe - my favorite is one called Pfsense. A firewall package that has loads of features and is not too difficult to operate. It's less than $300 and comes in a compact little device that even can segment your wired network from your WIFI network.
Step #3 - Encourage all employees to operate a secondary email account through one of the free email services such as GMAIL or Yahoo. Use this free account to sign up for newsetters or other times that you don't want your business email to be listed.
Step #4 - Make sure all your PCs are updated weekly with Windows Updates.
Step #5 - Consider switching web browser to Mozilla Firefox. It provides a more secure platform; and you need all the help you can get. I understand that Internet Explorer is required for some sites, but if you can give Firefox a try. It's my browser of choice.
Want to know more, or if you would like to get started with any or all of these task, call: 480.641.6069