IT Security

What is IT Security?

Information technology security (IT security) is a broad, multifaceted measure of protection for a computer network and its data from any breach, leak, publication of private information, or attack.

Why is IT security important?

IT security is essential in preventing attacks and phishing attempts, information theft, security breaches, and destruction of property. All devices such as tablets and smartphones are increasingly at risk, as they now store more public and private data than most computers. Due to the exponential increase in cyberattacks in the last year, most companies and individuals will experience disruptions and data theft.

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Why is IT security needed for smart devices?

Providing security for all smart devices and computers is critical to protecting confidential data and property. This is accomplished through installing malware and antivirus software to your devices, as well as incorporating multi-factor authentication (MFA) when accessing the device. Another layer of protection can be established through evaluating risks and vulnerabilities in the current system in use. When these systems are in place, malicious attempts are effectively deterred or able to be thoroughly evaluated to prevent future attacks.

Why does your business need IT security?

IT security for your business is a multifaceted concern. To protect your business, you must protect your clients and your staff. This is established through offering valid protection of any organizational assets such as communication, data, intellectual property, or networks used to communicate or store sensitive data from unauthorized access.

Businesses are frequently targeted by ransomware, or ransom requests that must be paid before the hacker will restore the company’s assets. Being prepared with tools and resources is critical during and after any attack. IT security maintains the confidentiality of your organization’s data and regains control after an incident via risk management resources.

Threats to your business are preventable with IT security. Spyware, viruses, and ransomware are the most common immediate threats to both your company’s and your client’s confidential information. When your business has IT security implemented into your infrastructure, it benefits from the protection of your internal network. This security deters any unauthorized user from accessing or interfering with information that resides in your internal network. Its job is to ensure all information remains protected and inaccessible to external users, whether they have malicious intent or not.

What are different types of IT security?

Network security

IT security comes in four main categories. The first is network security. This is the level of protection that prevents unauthorized or hostile users from accessing your network. If a hacker gains access to your network, they can affectively prevent your authorized users from accessing their own data on the network. This affects every part of how your business functions. A disruption in service can be just as damaging as leaked data or stolen financial information.

Internet security

Firewalls provide Internet security, which safeguards any data that is processed in an Internet browser or app. Any malware that tries to access your system through an Internet connection can be flagged and prevented. This action is necessary, as Internet browsers and apps are increasingly utilized to access mass amounts of personal information.

Cloud security

Cloud security is a foundational element to the security HPE offers. It has quickly become one of the top priorities in IT security because most personal data is now saved directly to the cloud. This level of protection comes in the form of securing SaaS apps being used on personal devices, as well as usage of the public cloud.

Endpoint security

Endpoint security protects your personal devices such as cell phones, laptops, and tablets. This can be built into your device’s software, which disallows your device from accessing networks that are malicious in nature. It also prevents your device from transferring data from your company network directly to the Internet.

HPE IT security services and solutions

HPE security solutions provide end-to-end protection, including embedded and optional software or firmware, resulting in a network where data can thrive within a safe infrastructure. HPE not only supplies security software resources for the public sector, but also produces the server with the highest standard in the industry.

The HPE ProLiant DL380T server is thoughtfully manufactured in highly secure facilities within the United States. With the ProLiant DL380T, you will receive top-of-the-line security built into the technology. This simultaneously provides essential security in the server hardware and embedded network security that extends to the cloud.

As many companies are now working remotely, servers are quickly becoming the most utilized structure for transferring and housing your data. HPE offers extraordinary security, early detection of data breaches, the fastest responses to attacks, and significantly higher rates of data recovery compared to competitors within the industry.

HPE offers high-level security for their customers that will efficiently provide support and safeguard their data while minimizing attacks. To ensure that customers receive the best product, HPE factories are closely monitored at every stage of production. This prevents any human error or tampering from affecting the product before it leaves the facility.

Reducing potential vulnerabilities keeps your data uncompromised, accessible, and readily available. Even when your server loses power, every entry and intrusion will be tracked, as an immediate alert is sent out to the customer.

As a leader within the global technology industry, HPE focuses on providing intelligent solutions that empower customers to store, transport, and analyze their data effectively, safely, and seamlessly.