Any company, government, or group of individuals utilizing computers to complete tasks is a form of enterprise. This is not the typical view in the IT world. If you ask most people what “enterprise computing” is, they will tell you a large systems and network infrastructure belonging to a large government agency or company. We believe that any group of computers used by an organization of any size represents an “enterprise”. The needs don’t change on the basis of size alone. Any infrastructure should be designed and managed for ease of use, maximum return on investment, high availability, and secure from hackers, viruses and other threats.
Many enterprises take steps to secure their physical presence through locks on doors, security guards, perhaps even video cameras. However, the modern marketplace has become increasingly reliant upon their networks as a means of doing business, storing their intellectual property, client contacts, human resource data, and other critical information. The security measures taken to protect an enterprise’s digital assets often pale in comparison to the ‘brick and mortar’ approach.
The biggest difference between the security approaches of a smaller business and a large company or entity is commonly the amount of risk taken and the perceived impact of the risk. Many small to mid sized business have a greater tolerance for risks because they perceive that the cost of protection outweighs the impact or likelihood of the risk occurring. Larger entities tend to be risk-averse, as they view the likelihood and impact of a security risk to be higher, based on their assets, professional reputation, and other factors.
The Managed Solutions “Secure Enterprise” model is a comprehensive set of products, services, and practices that assist you in protecting your business from existing and emerging security threats, hardware failures, system abuse, data loss and most importantly downtime. By utilizing our experience with the small to mid sized IT customers we can better assist you in finding the best balance of stability, performance, reliability and security while minimizing your total costs over the long term. Any solution this comprehensive is always changing and adapting to the changes in the computing environment and to take advantage of new products and practices. Without this commitment to improvement a system of this nature would become obsolete very quickly leaving your business and your reputation vulnerable.