In the age of computers, computer security can be the equivalent of keeping valuable possessions under lock and key, especially for businesses. While hard drive crashes or the infiltration of personal computers by spammers and hackers can cause confusion, frustration and unexpected repair fees, data loss or the infiltration of a company's computers can cause it to go out of business.
Most company's report that their data is their most valuable asset, and 50 percent of companies close their doors within a year of experiencing a significant data loss. To prevent data loss and the intrusion of hackers and spyware, companies have one of two choices: they can implement and manage their own computer managed security services or trust their computer security to a managed IT services provider concerning firewall management, virus protection, spam filtering and data backup solutions.
Opting for managed IT services over internal security solutions has several advantages, beginning with price. Unlike internal solutions, solutions offered on a SaaS model don't require customers to pay for the following elements: hardware and software, system implementation, system maintenance and system updates. Instead, customers pay a monthly fee that is commonly offered on a pay as you basis.
A second advantage of managed IT solutions is that remote data storage offers the assurance that data will be preserved in the event of fires and floods. A third advantage of managed IT solutions is that it ensures that a company's security systems will remain up to date with the latest technologies.