The 2nd main category shows 11 IT security services. In the following we show you possible topics that might interest you. Do not hesitate, contact us via the contact form, email or just give us a call. We're here to help.
Organization of user data
Are all workstations set up in such a way that the home folders are centrally located on the server so that every user can log on to the server on every work computer? In this way, you have the option of reacting immediately in the event of a failure of a work device and can thus better coordinate the downtimes of your employees.
Where is your data located? Isn't it the case that you are using one or more servers that own their data storage internally. These data memories are ideally set up in a Raid 5 network so that your data is retained in the event of a hard drive failure. But what happens if a server gives up the service and your data storage in the server cannot be expanded or switched to another system? For example failure of the central database server of your CRM or ERP solution. How do you get this central nervous system running again on another server if this central nervous system fails? There are large downtimes and costs here.
What if a component in your network refuses to work? How long can you do without a downtime of your business? Have you built in redundancies or do you trust your IT supporter and the quality of your components? Are you aware that if a critical part fails, operations will be down for several days. How high is the cost factor? Are such considerations made in advance?
We assume that you have a backup. The question that arises, however, is what about this concept. A simple question arises as to what happens if a data storage device or server fails and you have to add new hardware to your network. Do you "only" have a data backup or do you also have a system backup in order to restore entire systems in the event of a failure? What is your strategy? What happens if there is a fire? Are these backups stored externally so that in the event of fire / extinguishing water, your company can be rebuilt at another location in the shortest possible time? And an important question that arises; how do you solve the legal aspects? Business data must be kept for 10 years. Does your backup concept ensure that you have unrestricted access to your backup during this entire time? Think of the technological leaps in hardware or software solutions
How am I protected from the Internet? Do I only use a simple FireWall and am I therefore protected from the Internet? Which employees are allowed to access my data from outside? Is there an Admin Console on my FireWall from the Internet, is the FireWall regularly provided with the latest software updates? Who checks the protection of my network infrastructure?
External data access / VPN
Are there employees or superiors who should / have to access certain data from outside so that these employees can do their work better? What about this external access in terms of security? How transparent are these accesses? Can external employees see all the data? How fast is your internet access? With a protected VPN you can access your own network with extremely high security, whether with Windows, Macintosh, iPad or iPhone.
If you have made these considerations on the previous topic (data security), this next step follows automatically. Wouldn't it make more sense to store your central data on external raid systems? All your data is stored here on a redundant system. But here too there is a risk of failure. The weak point is the connection of the raid system to your server (interfaces). It should be noted that in the case of time-critical systems, redundancy between the raid systems must be guaranteed.
Central data storage
Where is my business data located and who should access it, with which platforms do you want to access the data? Computer PC / Mac or iPad / iPhone. Which security mechanisms have to be considered? Simple password protection, single sign-on with Kerberos? Which protocols would I like to work with, e.g. AFP, SMB, Http, WebDav
Has an open / active directory been implemented in your company? Can notebook users, for example, take their personal data home with them, e.g. field workers, supervisors, managers? The point here is that you work with your personal device in the company network during working hours and that all data is synchronized from the workstation to the server the evening before you go home.
Cloud / data center
The basic question that arises here is how far I would like to entrust my data to an external body. Is there any non-sensitive data that cannot be stored more easily in external cloud systems instead of on expensive proprietary solutions? How can data be easily exchanged on the Internet. It is important to note how large files are moved on the Internet.
Is your IT up to date? The question that arises here is with which operating system versions (age) do you carry out your everyday workflow? Isn't it more likely that you have made a large investment once or several times, but then neglected the update? How does it look when your company grows and you need new equipment that only works with the latest operating systems? Can you then simply integrate these workstations into your existing infrastructure? Are adjustments necessary? Or does the server structure have to be updated first?