Don’t fix what isn’t broken.

That sounds logical enough, right? This may be the case with something such as your washing machine or car, but the best approach when it comes to your business’ network security. In fact, using this method could be the mistake that forces your company to go out of business for good.

Network security can be dealt with in two ways:

1. Having a company to call after something goes wrong.
2. Having a network security partner proactively protecting your business from threats.

While you may already be catching on to which of these two options is the best, let’s take a look at what each of these looks like in practice.

What happens when you wait?

If you have a company to call after something goes wrong, they’ll come out to provide you support, but it may be too late to reverse the damage done. Without proactive maintenance, a number of things could go wrong from a data breach due to malicious hacking, the loss of important information and files after a sudden power surge, or even employee error that introduces malware to your network.

We all know what happens next. You’re going to call the IT guy for help only to be told that it’s too late to save what’s already gone or corrupt. In the best case, he’ll explain that all he can do now is to set you up with the proper security in hopes of avoiding a similar situation in the future.

Meanwhile, class-action lawsuits are being filed against you for poor data protection and your employees are still falling for phishing attacks which leaves you vulnerable to an even bigger mess.

If only there was a way to avoid this problem in the first place.

What happens if you were proactive?

Managed IT providers, like Queen, have the tools and technology to put these protections in place before something happens and to predict future security threats looming in the shadows. We have the ability to stop the issue before it puts you out of business.

The example above can be prevented with:

● Monitoring your network 24/7
● Providing instant IT support remotely
● Ensuring that your security systems are up to date
● Keeping your data backed up for potential disaster

It’s time to get proactive!

If you’re ready to start protecting your business, or you’re working with an IT company that only provides reactive support, it’s time to make the switch to a proactive plan. Your company is worth it.