Whew! It’s the height of summer and it is HOT. Take your breath away hot. Cook an egg on the hood of your car hot. Don’t go outside unless you can jump in a pool hot (or at least dip your toes into a kiddie pool in your backyard).
In other words, it’s a good time to stay inside. And while your inside, cooling off with a glass of something cold and refreshing, you can think about a different kind of heat, like what’s generating interest and excitement in the world of information technology services.
So what is hot in IT these days? Cyber security is always a major trend. And as COVID-19 continues to move more business online, anything that can keep your business and your data safe are a high priority.
Beacon IT Services (BITS) is always on the lookout for new programs and innovations that can help protect our clients. “Security is still the name of the game in managed services,” says BITS account executive Kevin Lackey. “We continually research new security services / security stacks for our clients to ensure we can stay in front of any potential issues or threats. There are literally hundreds of options, but we try to tailor which offerings are 1) beneficial to our specific set of clients and 2) can be incorporated with our systems.”
Lately, two new products that will help our clients improve their security have got us particularly excited. Here’s a look:
Auvik: Network Monitoring
Auvik is a networking monitoring solution that allows managed service providers (MSPs) to monitor entire network infrastructures, including data centers, workstations, physical servers, and more. With it, administrators can manage multiple clients from a single parent account. From that parent account, they can then add two-factor authentication for all accounts, allowing for an ample security upgrade.
Auvik also provides a dashboard for administrators with a centralized view of overall network performance for enhanced maintenance and can detect connected devices within the network and establish a secure inter-network connection. This allows for easier and more efficient troubleshooting. Plus, it easily integrates with variety of workflow and business tools like Microsoft Office.
All in all, Auvik ensures that managed service providers like BITS can effectively monitor their client networks and keep them running with maximum efficiency.
Huntress: Intrusion Detection
Keeping networks secure from hackers requires constant vigilance, but Huntress software is valuable tool for keeping them out – and getting rid of any who may have found a way in.
While many hackers use their own knowledge of antivirus and preventive security systems to get past firewalls and establish a foothold in a network. They can implement hard-to-detect malware that only runs when a user logs in or even only the user executes specific processes.
Huntress is specifically designed to seek out those footholds and provide a means to correct them. It integrates with existing security measures, and gives managed service providers like BITS detailed reports on security compromises it finds along with detailed instructions for fixing the issue.
The result is a significantly more secure network without significant extra costs: a win-win for managed service providers and their clients.
BITS Will Connect You with the Best and the Latest in IT
Of course, knowing what’s hot in IT is only helpful if you’ve got a partner to implement it. BITS can be that partner for you and will implement the IT innovations that make sense for your business and its needs. From hot new programs like Auvik and Huntress to other established programs like Proofpoint, IronScales, and KnowBe4, we are poised to offer and deliver the solutions that make a difference.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help you, or request a free audit. No need to step outside: our remote IT will help keep your online business running and secure, no matter how hot it is outside. Cool.