IT Security – A Business Benefit – An overview….

1. Gain Control

It’s a common misperception that when you outsource security functions, you are left with less control over the results. In reality, it’s the reverse: the collaboration multiplies your control. When you aren’t solely responsible for the details of how security gets done, you and your business can shift your attention to the bigger picture. By selecting the right managed security vendor, you immediately access high-level expertise that would take months or years to build internally. These experts augment your internal team by applying industry best practices to your environment.

For instance, you may have the best hardware and software tools, but if you haven’t configured, the latest hacker exploits will still get through. You’ll also benefit from expert assessment of risks in your customer-facing staff and applications. And finally, you’re never short-staffed, either because of employee turnover or unforeseen fire drills: your business staff augments your team to get the job done.

The result? The out-of-control security checklist comes under control, and you’re confident it’s done right.

2. Play Offense, Not Defense

New technologies, new strategies and new devices are great for your business. In general, the more information connections available to employees and customers, the better. The dark side of that openness, however, is that these same connections can become avenues for intrusion if not properly managed.

That’s why a distinct, dedicated security team makes so much sense. The MSP can play defense while your team stays on the offense.

The optimal use of your internal team is to help make your business better. You live at the heart of the profit engine, supporting new strategic initiatives, solving customer issues and satisfying the line-of-business managers. Those are business-critical tasks your organization can’t easily outsource.

Meanwhile, you can’t afford to get distracted by the minutia of security management. If you diverted all your resources to locking down security, theoretically you could make yourself a rock-solid, secure infrastructure – in a company that’s going nowhere.

We bring all the required security practices to balance your growth. Until we audit your environment, you may not even know all the devices and applications that are accessing your system. Then the provider will offer comprehensive services such as security planning, unified threat management, automated threat blocking, failover compatibility and real-time reporting.

3. Stay Current

If you had unlimited time, you could read the journals and websites required to stay on top of the news. Almost daily, new threats are identified, security best practices are improved and tools are sharpened. But staying ahead of hackers is a distressingly time-intensive endeavour.

Here’s where aatreyatechnologies really shines. First, its dedicated team actually does stay current with the state-of-the-art on a daily basis. More significantly, its security knowledge and skills are being fine-tuned with a variety of clients every day. Your organization benefits from the research and techniques developed for all of your vendor’s clients.

The widespread alarm caused by the revelation of the “Heartbleed” bug put many organizations and help desks into a frenzy. Establishing a sensible course of action took several days, during which time half-baked advice ricocheted around the Internet. In an episode like this, an outside team dedicated to security expertly helps you cut through the news clutter to pinpoint your best action plan.

4. Address Compliance

Many organizations first get serious about security when governmental regulations loom. The need to comply with the details of regulatory requirements can multiply your security concerns overnight.

Aatreya Technologies Consultants bring thorough knowledge of PCI, HIPAA or whatever regulations you’re under. They assist you in analyzing security needs for data retention, disclosure and access, as well as reviewing the surrounding infrastructure and employee practices. Your security team collaborates with you in putting the right controls in place to guard what’s important in a compliant fashion.

If some aspects of your business are in the cloud, all the better. Industry-leading vendors have specific cloud offerings around HIPAA and PCI. Hosting your infrastructure in a compliant cloud streamlines and integrates security without taxing your internal resources.

5. Make Good Choices

Security is never 100 percent. That’s why your methodology for prioritizing coverage is so important.

Begin with a thorough outside audit of your organization. That will reveal troves of treasure that are worth a lot to your business, and perhaps a few things that really don’t matter as much. With corporate (and international) espionage growing, you may need to strengthen protection of your intellectual property. Or maybe customer data is the irreplaceable treasure. You make the choices.

What do you most need to protect? A good priority list will help you choose to deploy your energy where it helps you the most.

Then you build the security plan. The functions as the expert consultant here to ensure that the plan maximizes the value to your organization with minimal disruption.

While you’re at it, build an integrated plan for disaster recovery. In the event of an unforeseeable breach or loss, you want to be ready with an immediate plan for action, including both system recovery and public communication. An organized incident response will do much to calm anxious customers and avoid confusion.

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