Did you know that in 2013 alone, almost half of the enterprises in the U.S. lost data in the cloud? This is often because of poor data delivery methods and a lack of data loss prevention solutions.
But it could also be because of hackers. Security breaches are not unique to just companies in the U.S. — the government experiences these digital intrusions on a daily basis.
The problem is that all companies have perhaps millions of data flowing in and out of their databases daily. Without a secure file transfer service, a reverse proxy server, and file audit software, it can be hard to protect this information from hackers.
These measures alone are not enough though. Here are a few more things you must do you protect your company’s data from these breaches.
- Firewall. Even with a reverse proxy in place, a firewall will be critical to further secure your servers. This can either be software, or even a hardware security system for your network. Having both may be a good idea as well — one can act as a router that accepts or rejects a data request from a user based on the security of the incoming network; the other can also protect a network from malware on the internet.
- Anti-Spyware. Hackers are often more savvy than people realize, so it is critical to make sure that all types of anti-spyware, anti-malware, and anti-virus software is installed on the network. This will give your data yet another layer of protection against unwanted visitors, and protect the software on your system from corruption.
- Monitor Network Logs.There should also be someone reviewing your network logs daily to look for any suspicious activity. You can easily pull up how each user interacts with the network, the inquiries and transactions that take place, and be able to identify any suspicious activity. For example, if you see that someone tried to log into the system a number of times with the wrong password and username, it may be something to look into.
With the help of these additional precautions, along with secure file transfer services, file audit software, and reverse proxy servers, your network will be highly impenetrable. There is no guarantee that hackers won’t infiltrate the system, but the chances of this happening will be reduced significantly. Great references here.