EBC Group provides the very best in IT cyber security for businesses looking for premium IT performance in a protected, secure environment. Our cyber security adds vital layers of protection for businesses to help avoid the potential devastation of a cyber-attack. Our intrusion prevention technology provides real-time protection against network threats, in addition to offering the latest and most advanced filtering systems and anti-spam systems direct from our privately owned duel data centres, as well as the security of a full disaster recovery solution.
Cyber Essentials Plus
EBC Group are accredited to Cyber Essentials Plus, which is the highest level of the Government backed security scheme.
How can we help with cyber security?
It is important to understand what you can do to prevent an attack. There are a range of security measures that your organisation can implement which will make it safer, which our cyber security specialists can help you with:
- Intrusion Detection; with real-time monitoring of network traffic.
- Firewalls; acting as a vital barrier which help keep harmful or destructive elements out of your network.
- Anti-Virus; preventing sophisticated viruses such as malware and ransomware from your network.
- Anti-Spam; keeping unwanted mail that can contain harmful links or attachments.
- Business Grade Wi-Fi; provides separate guest logins as well as restricting access to undesirable websites.
- Document Management System; can encrypt and protect your files and data from hackers.
- Off-site Back-ups; providing a real-time replication of your files, data and applications.
- Disaster Recovery; a solution which ensures your company's critical functions can be restored and run with minimal disruption.
Cyber security - your next steps?
‘Prevention rather than cure’, is definitely the best method for staying cyber secure. There are methods of retrieving your data and getting a company’s systems back online but it can be complicated and time consuming. Ensuring that your business is protected in the first instance is definitely the best way to stay safe. When thinking about becoming cyber secure there are a number of elements that your business should consider.
Identify known and newly emerging security vulnerabilities within your IT environment. Run penetration tests on you your network and systems to see where your vulnerabilities are and where you could be at risk from a cyber attack. Asses on a regular basis to keep abreast of the ever-changing security landscape. In order to ensure the integrity of the penetration testing that is carried out on our client’s networks, EBC Group partner with a leading certified and professional penetration testing provider who are accredited to GCHQ and UKAS.
Having layers of protection and monitoring is essential. Using high-end technologies to track and monitor your network in real-time will keep you safer. Your cyber security protection should include Firewall protection, Anti-spam, Anti-virus and Mail Defence.
Processes & People
Evaluating all of your business processes to see if there is any vulnerability in the way you store and share data is vital. Your employees need to be engaged with your cyber security as people are often the weakest part of your security. From leaving passwords or devices unsecure to opening attachments and websites they shouldn’t
Having a business continuity plan for what happens in the event of disaster is vital. Ensuring that you can get your data, applications and systems back working after an attack will mean your business can continue working.
Guide to Cyber Security
To understand more download our free eBook 'Your Simple Guide to Cyber Security'
Do I need cyber security?
With many businesses still failing to address the risk of cyber threats, a lack of security could cost your business significant financial loss and damage. Having now been categorised as a ‘major threat’, cyber crime shows no signs of slowing down and it is now more important than ever to ensure your business has the correct measures in place to prevent any devastating consequences of cyber crime.
When it comes to network security, it is often wrongly perceived that only larger organisations need to dedicate resources to protect their networks against the increasing risk of online threats. Although most SME’s believe their businesses are safe, in reality the threat has never been greater, as many hackers now look to target their unprotected networks.
Quite simply, cyber security threats are real, and are targeting companies large and small, day in and day out. SME’s will commonly dismiss themselves as being in any real danger, often thinking that the larger companies are prime targets. In reality, smaller companies hold a gold mine of customer and employee data, from online banking credentials to social security numbers, making them a prime target.
Often cyber attacks are successful because companies are using outdated systems and processes or haven’t updated and maintained their software. Too often businesses implement a fit and forget policy where once they have purchased anti-virus software, software patches and firewalls they are installed and then neglected. This means regular checks and updates don’t take place and means they don’t provide sufficient protection against modern threats.
Viruses and ransomware programmes are readily available online meaning the level of expertise required to launch a cyber-attack has been reduced and ‘amateur hackers’ have the technological know-how to target SMEs. It is likely that many businesses have either been compromised already or will be in the near-future.
"Cyber security is massively important to a business like ours. We hold a lot of personal and confidential information about our clients; we also handle substantial sums of money through the business on a daily basis. Businesses like ours are seen as a soft target to cyber criminals. EBC Group have provided us with a series of firewalls and anti-virus protection meaning that our info and client data is much more secure and protected from cyber criminals."
Rebbeca Widdowson, Managing Partner at Hallmark Hulme Solicitors
Multi-layered network security protectionOur effective network security solutions keeps your business protected
Network security is becoming increasingly complex, as new Internet threats continue to evolve.
Achieving effective network security for small business requires a solution that's designed to fit your needs today and can adapt to tomorrow's security threats.
Aside from protecting you against such threats, the best network security should provide a host of benefits.
- Provides compliance with industry and government regulations
- Provides easy, secure access to the tools and applications
- Lets you easily, securely grow your network
At a glance:
Our multi-layered network security consists of many components, working together, which helps to minimise the threat, they include:
Cloud based control and protection of your email
Advanced firewall protection to prevent unauthorised access to your network
The leading anti-virus and anti-spyware software
Gain control of your Windows servers and networks
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Think your business is secure from hackers?Lack of security could result in significant financial loss and reputation
With even the best computer security now being breached. Hackers can be in your network with no trail or trace, undetected for up to 18 months.
With many companies failing to address cyber threats, lack of security testing could result in significant financial loss and reputation implications, both for your business and clients.
Providing the latest in hacker defence systems, EBC Group's 'WatchGuard' solution provides intelligently layered security, uncontended UTM performance and innovative flexibility for your company.
Protecting your essential data, WatchGuard is strategically designed to save both time and money, through its forward thinking technology.
"The failure of UK companies to tackle online security is leaving clients increasingly vulnerable to attack. We know UK companies are being targeted"
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The power to protect what matters mostLayered security management making it easier to administrate and control security issues without the need for additional integration
EBC Group is a gold partner of Kaspersky Lab, a solution which provides businesses with the means to protect against any kind of cyber threat across any device and on any platform.
- A flexible solution that is easy to use, and adapts to your needs regardless of the size of your business or what platforms you use.
- Multi-layered protection, powered by a unique combination of big data
- Threat intelligence, machine learning and human experience
- Layered security management makes it easy to administrate and control all security issues with no need for additional integration
- Kapersky provides the protection for customers as proven by independent testing. It is the worlds most awarded security and has the best detection rates in the industry.
''We are constantly expanding our enterprise portfolio with security solutions and services strengthened by Kaspersky Lab’s global cybersecurity intelligence''
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Controlling your mail has never been simplerProtect and manage your email from one simple cloud-based platform
As a cloud based security solution, Mail defence provides a comprehensive spam and virus protection, that is compatible with any infrastructure and easily implemented and accessed in minutes. Offering integrated email continuity and optional archiving, mail defence is the low cost, flexible tool to achieving complete email safety.
At a glance
- Email filtering
- Complete virus protection
- Email archiving
- Email continuity
- Administrator tools
- Complete access
- Message digest
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A smarter way to secure accessThe simplest, most effective way to make sure users are really who they say they are.
Now more than ever, employees are working from various locations using a host of personal devices to remotely log into applications. As a result we don't know who's accessing what, and how, flagging some real security issues for many businesses.
Our comprehensive Two-Factor Authentication security solution actively confirms the identity of users before they connect to your applications, to ensure only trusted users and devices have access.
At a glance:
Easy, effective & secure
Secure single sign on is the easiest way for users to access their cloud applications by logging in once to a web portal.
User Access Polices
Verifies user identities and also checks their devices to ensure they’re healthy and up to date before allowing them to access your applications.
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