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Everyday security solutions that keep you running everyday

Security is a hot topic in I.T. and should be taken seriously. At Mark One, we have the knowledge and expertise to help business stay secure in an ever-increasing digital world.

Firewalls and VPNs

Firewalls exist to prevent unauthorised access to internal systems and provide a vital role in securing your network – preventing DDoS, IPS/IDS attacks and countless other functions. Firewalls come in both hardware or software solutions. Hardware vendors include; Draytek, Sonicwall and Watchguard, and software providers include; Netgate and SOPHOS. Your budget typically denotes which path you take.

Most firewalls (hardware and software) also provide VPN functionality. This can provide secure site-to-site communication between remote sites, or secure user based communication for road warriors. Due to recent changes brought about by the pandemic, requirements for VPNs have grown enormously, as have the security that they provide.

We provide full installation and setup process for your tailored firewall solution, including our rigorous penetration testing service to ensure your network is fully protected. Call us today to discuss your own requirements.

Antivirus / Malware / Ransomware

Computer viruses, malware and ransomware consistently remain a threat to company data and your overall operations. Keeping your operating system and apps up to date will help prevent the latest security flaws in your software from being exposed, however antivirus software provides an extra layer of security and protection against those things outside of your control.

Antivirus can identify suspicious websites, warn you when a connection is being made that you aren't aware of, and even be setup to run regular sweeps of your system. They can also be configured to block USB devices from working within the company network, unless on an allowed list.

All our needs are different in the modern day but Mark One can offer various solutions to mitigate the threat include utilising award-winning software along with preventative help and advice.

Disaster Recovery

What can we say about data… your data IS your business! It's all the records, files, processes & systems that work together to enable your business to exist. Put simply it’s the heart, nerve centre and brain of your operation and a critical part of your computer system. Your data needs to be continually accessible, secure and protected, but you also need a robust plan in place, should the unthinkable happen… Our bespoke disaster recovery solutions make use of specialist backup hardware & software for quick and reliable data restoration.

Alongside our comprehensive disaster recovery planning and solutions, we also provide a Microsoft 365 backup services - CloudStore. As much as Microsoft 365 provides a level of protection by storing your data in the cloud, historical data is only retained there for 90 days once deleted. For clients looking for additional peace of mind, we offer a separate backup service for this data with extended retention times based on your requirements.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a simple and effective, Government backed scheme with the purpose of protecting your organisation against a range of the most common cyber-attacks. As a certified Cyber Essentials Partner, and a respected I.T. services supplier nationally, we have the highest standards in security and protection; with both our customers’ I.T. infrastructure and our own.

Spam Protection

With the volume of spam sent to your email address continually rising, Spam Protection has become an essential part of managing your business I.T. system. 90% of security attacks begin with an unsuspecting employee checking their emails and effectively opening the door to cyber criminals! With Spam Email Protection, you are reducing the risk, as the threat is removed before it even hits your inbox.

Ask us today about SpamShield services, and stop wasting time shifting through junk everyday.

Windows Updates

Since Windows 98, Microsoft has been supplying updates to its operating systems over the internet. These updates are now typically released on 'patch Tuesday' which is the 2nd Tuesday of each month. These updates range from security patches and hotfixes to performance upgrades and new features.

These days Updates are automatically downloaded and installed in the background while you are using your PC.

Unlike older versions of Windows where you could actively turn off automatic updates, Windows 10 and beyond will only allow you to pause updates for 7 days, after which the system will continue to download and install the updates as required. It is important that these updates are installed and that your systems are as up to date as possible. This will maintain a good base level of security for your operating system.

I.T. security staff awareness

Our qualified technicians are trained in the latest cyber security technology and we dedicate time each week to investigate new threats and how to protect against them. Our own systems are monitored 24/7 and we are immediately alerted with any attempted breach. For our customers, we offer training in the ‘best practices’ concerning email management, ‘How To’ guides dealing with subjects like data beaches and news alerts of the latest threats through our newsletter subscription.

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