The operative word in small business is business. Your PCs are the engine that drives your business, and your data is the fuel that keeps it going. You can’t afford to trust the protection of your PCs and data to security solutions meant for consumers.
Whether your company is just you or has 50 employees, it has business IT needs, with business security demands, and it requires business-grade protection like the security solutions offered by Symantec.cloud.
Business-grade problems need business-grade solutions. When it comes to security, in particular, a consumer solution simply won’t do. You have to plan for the future and implement protection that can grow with your business, yet still be managed and maintained efficiently.
As you look ahead, consider how you plan to address these business-grade problems:
Compliance: Businesses have to play by different rules than consumers. Most businesses are required to meet certain minimum security and data protection requirements.
If your business accepts, transmits, or in any way processes credit card transactions, you must comply with the rule of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards). Businesses that deal in any way with individuals’ health information have to follow the mandates outlined by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Companies or individuals dealing with customers’ personal financial information fall under the scope of GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) regulation. Those are just a few of the various compliance frameworks, but they are the ones most likely to apply to a small business.
Symantec.cloud services deliver the tools you need to secure your endpoints and protect your precious data so that you maintain compliance with these directives. What’s more, you don’t have to use your limited resources to manage and maintain the back-end infrastructure—Symantec’s team of IT admins and support personnel handles that chore.
Mobility: Notebook computers and public Wi-Fi hotspots are a powerful combination that enables you and your workers to be more agile and get things done from virtually anywhere. That convenience comes at a cost, though.
Users roaming about with laptops make it harder to enforce security policies and ensure that endpoint protection is up to date. In addition, systems that bounce around, connecting from public networks, are exposed to more threats and represent a greater security risk than systems sitting in your office.
Consumer security tools are not robust enough to manage multiple users scattered across various geographic regions. Symantec.cloud services protect your endpoints and data wherever they may be with business-grade security.
Automation: You’re busy trying to run and grow a business. Your time is precious and you want to dedicate as little of it as possible to overseeing and maintaining IT security. You need security solutions that get things done in the background with a minimum of administrative overhead and user interaction so that you and your workers can focus on business.
Symantec Backup Exec.cloud provides secure online backup and recovery for your critical business data. It automatically and securely streams files to Symantec’s data center, where they can be restored to virtually any location with a Web connection in the event of a data catastrophe.
Simplicity: Since you don’t spend all of your time sitting at a desk, you need to be able to oversee and enforce security on your employees’ computers from wherever you are.
Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud delivers comprehensive security for your Windows-based endpoints. It has state-of-the-art antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and host intrusion prevention technologies that are automatically updated via the Internet and easily managed from a single Web-based management console.
Don’t think small. When you have a business, your endpoints and data need business-grade protection.
This story, "Think Bigger" was originally published by BrandPost.