With cold and flu season on the way, it’s important that all of your employees stay as healthy as possible. It’s just as important to keep your network healthy as well. Here are some tips for ensuring your network remains in tip-top shape!
Assess the Server
The server is an essential part of your business network. Without a functional server, your network can’t run smoothly. That’s why it’s important to run a network server assessment, as this will help determine if there any issues with the server. Plus, you can find and resolve problems before they become too much to handle. The assessment will report any errors it finds so that your IT team can resolve them.
The next step is to assess the condition of the workstations in your business. You need the best computers to help keep your network secure and healthy. Make sure all the software and hardware components are running as they should.
Monitor Email and Network Security
Once the other elements of your network are determined to be working correctly, you need to turn your attention to the email accounts serving your business. Hackers and cybercriminals will attempt to use phishing and other methods to gain illegal access to your accounts. Make sure that the credentials for all company email accounts and messaging services are kept secure. You may need to install or update new firewall software in order for this to work.
Update Virus Definitions
Lastly, be sure to update your anti-virus programs. Keeping virus software up to date means that new viruses, worms, and malware won’t be able to get into your network and steal information or cause a leak that can be a disaster for your company. Also, make sure that new security updates are installed whenever they become available to keep your security up to date.
IT Solutions and Network Protection from Global Harvest Networks
Global Harvest Networks has been working for the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas since 2000 and we’re ready to lend our expertise to you! We offer a wide range of IT solutions that can tackle any and all of your network’s needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help you! You can also give us a call at 443-270-0401. We’re ready to assess your system, diagnose the problem, and help you find a plan that will strengthen your network, all free of charge! For more information on the latest things you should protect your system from, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.