How a MSP Protects Your Company Part 1: Hardware and Software

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Updates and Patches

Okay, this one may not be the most interesting but it is absolutely critical. If you ignore all those little boxes in the corner that ask you to update software, you are in big trouble. The reason they pop up isn’t to annoy you (shocker, I know) but because there was a vulnerability identified and the software team made changes to address that issue. Sometimes the updates are frequent, and sometimes they don’t come around for a while. Regardless, you HAVE TO update your software as often as possible or you leave yourself open to attackers.

How an MSP protects you: By partnering with an MSP, you’ll always stay up-to-date. Through proactive monitoring, your technology will be updated when needed. No need to constantly worry “Am I at risk?” If there are any issues, you have a full support team to help. You won’t ever have to stress about that update again.
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New Equipment

You may think that an 8-year-old computer is perfectly fine to use (can you believe Windows 7 is already 10 years old) but old equipment can clog networks like hair clogs a drain. We all know that technology advances like the speed of light (i.e. new iPhone every 6 months) so think about that the next time you look at that 8-year-old piece of machinery.

And as much as we may love our workstation that we’ve become comfortable with over the years, it’s probably struggling under the weight of running newer and newer programs with its old operating system. It’s just the nature of the beast. So identifying those pieces of equipment that don’t make sense anymore really helps streamline your efficiency. That’s where we can help!

How an MSP protects you: When you partner with an MSP, you’ll get a very thorough audit into your current equipment and network. Pieces that are causing challenges will be identified, along with solutions to make sure those challenges disappear forever. And, by partnering with an MSP like Evident IT, equipment refreshes every three years. You’ll never run into an 8-year-old computer again, nor will you have to worry about it. With up-to-date equipment supporting your network and experts constantly monitoring your infrastructure, your chances of falling victim to a cybercriminal are slim to none.