How MSMEs Can Build Security Into Their Business DNA
*This is a sponsored article by Dell India.*
With cyber-threats becoming an all-pervasive reality, micro-, small- and medium enterprises must get serious about security. Dell’s tools and technologies offer comprehensive security at affordable prices.
PC technology has been evolving consistently since its inception, with the current digital era introducing innovative hardware and software solutions to drive efficiency and growth in businesses. Many of these solutions can be installed online or with the help your neighbourhood PC vendor, at affordable prices. Several smart MSMEs are leveraging these solutions, either by installing new PCs or upgrading their existing ones, at a large scale.
Many enterprises, however, are not proactive enough when it comes to investing in security features for their PCs and critical business data. The reasons are multiple. There is an intrinsic belief amongst MSMEs that they are too small to be the target of cyber-attacks and, therefore, spending money on security measures is perceived to be not worth the investment and effort. There’s also a common belief that in the event of a security breach, things can be brought under control without much damage. Security spending, thus, is rarely a high priority area for MSMEs.
The truth, however, is that incidences of security-breach will continue to grow with the spread of digitalisation in the workplace. No one can predict when or how an attack might take place, or the extent of damage it can cause to the business and its reputation. Being prepared against breaches in today’s hyper-connected age is non-negotiable.
Finally, MSMEs that are serious about security and would like to implement the necessary tools may be lacking the technical awareness or guidance about the processes and costs involved. Dell India has addressed this knowledge gap by offering a comprehensive range of technologies for MSMEs, to help them keep their systems and networks secure.
Security Of Devices
All Dell hardware is equipped with basic security provisions. Dell desktops, laptops, docking stations, and monitors, for instance, come with a security slot to protect the device with a cable. Though the location of the slot may vary by product, a brief description can be found on the device. Dell desktops feature a padlock ring on the back of the chassis to prevent unauthorized entry to the case, while newer PCs are equipped with security slots. Simply put, your Dell devices and docking stations already have fundamental product security features built in.
Protecting Valuable Data
The new Dell Endpoint Security and Management Portfolio ensures protection while enhancing speed, flexibility, and innovation. The portfolio comprises cutting-edge solutions that address data protection, identity assurance, threat protection, and response, besides endpoint management. Dell incorporates security features and practices from the world’s top cybersecurity experts—namely, RSA, Mozy, and AirWatch.
Next Level Protection
RSA NetWitness Endpoint is a threat detection and response solution that capitalises on behaviour-based monitoring and machine learning to quickly detect threats, including non-malware attacks often overlooked by other security solutions.
Mozy, the cloud-based backup, sync, and recovery software ensures speedy recovery in cases of data loss due to user-fault, hardware failure, ransomware, malware attack, or natural disaster.
VMware AirWatch is a comprehensive enterprise mobility platform offering multi-layered protection across the user, endpoint, application data, and network, and featuring an enhanced approach to Windows lifecycle management. While reducing the cost of Windows deployments, VMware AirWatch protects endpoints and data on any network across any application.
MSMEs looking to upgrade their security solutions can also consult their nearest Dell Small Business Technology Advisors on the right tools based on specific business scenarios. While PC and data security are paramount for MSMEs, with Dell, they are also affordable and hassle-free.
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