If you’re doing your job right, your business will grow. But not planning for the growth of your network and your data is a mistake that can cause significant security problems.
Don’t just look for one-off solutions. Take some time to develop a solid strategy for growth, and consider how your decisions today will affect your business next month or next year. Cloud-based solutions like Symantec.cloud services can give you the flexibility, security, and scalability your computing infrastructure needs.
Planning for Growth
A growing business is a good thing, and as your business grows, chances are you’ll be adding more users. Whether they are working on-site from your office, remotely from a home office, or across the country from a satellite location, their endpoint PCs need solid security and data protection.
Here are some of the major issues you should consider as you plan for growth:
Protection -- No matter where your workers are, the endpoint PC they use, and the precious data it contains, need protection. Computers are under virtually constant siege from malware, spyware, spam, phishing scams, and hackers.
Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud has state-of-the-art protection, managed from a convenient, Web-based console, that stops those threats in their tracks. Endpoint Protection.cloud transparently protects your PCs and servers with the latest security updates as long as they are connected to the Internet. Symantec Backup Exec.cloud ensures that critical data is automatically backed up and can be easily recovered anytime and anywhere it is needed.
Cost -- Every time you add another worker, you must pay the cost of protecting and supporting that user. If you buy your own servers, you end up wasting money on resources you don’t need today just to leave some room for future growth. Eventually, you’ll max out those servers, and you will have to invest in even more hardware that, again, you most likely won’t fully utilize.
With Symantec.cloud services, you purchase only the security and data protection you need. As part of the regular subscription fee, you receive 24/7 support delivered by specialists, and when you need to scale up—or scale down—you can add or subtract services.
Productivity -- Competition is fierce, and you must make sure your workers have the flexibility to meet your customers’ needs. By embracing mobile computing and telecommuting, you can enable your users to connect from home offices or public Wi-Fi hotspots and get work done securely no matter where they have to be.
The productivity benefits come with some increased risk, though, and you need to make sure your remote endpoint PCs are secure. Cloud-based solutions like Symantec Endpoint Protection.cloud and Symantec Backup Exec.cloud ensure that endpoint PCs and the data they contain are protected whenever they are connected to the Internet.
Manage the growth of your business; don’t let the growth manage you. Develop a plan and take a look at the services available from Symantec.cloud to see how they can fit into your strategy and help you grow the smart way.
This story, "Grow Your Business the Smart Way " was originally published by BrandPost.