One of the most likely causes of network security breaches is due to virus attack whereby a virus infects a machine and either corrupts stored data or gathers confidential information and emails it as well as user names and passwords to an external source. MLR will ensure that all servers and workstations are properly set up so that appropriate files are checked or blocked where possible and that fully automated updates of virus definitions are propagated throughout the network.
Irritating in itself as well as the largest source of virus-infection, spam email can be the bane of an email user's life. The continual evolution and sophistication of spam emails as well as their sheer volume can easily overwhelm a server's processing power as well as taking up valuable disk space. MLR recommend implementing external spam-filtering services whereby email is filtered by an external server first before even entering your own Exchange server. Such external anti-spam solutions are effective because they have significant on-going investment in spam detection as it evolves and as such mail is stopped prior to reaching your own servers, there is less valuable disk space and less server processing resource used and as such services also include virus-detection, many viruses do not even enter your network in the first place.
Permanent internet connections such as ADSL, SDSL and Leased Lines are now essential for many organisations, and yet at the same time, they provide a permanent access point to your network from the outside and with the increased requirement for remote working, you cannot simply stop all incoming connections. MLR will provide a firewall and router configuration to stop any unauthorised access to your network whilst facilitating remote access for those authorised to do so (which may include our own engineers for carrying out remote support).
MLR can arrange automatic checking of network integrity and penetration at both server and workstation level. Furthermore, where appropriate, MLR can arrange for thorough network security checking using ethical hacking methods for penetration testing.
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