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IT & Network Security

With ever-increasing IT security threats and escalating compliance requirements, businesses today must do all they can to protect themselves and their networks.

Akita has over two decades of experience in providing data, IT and network security services and consultancy. Always on top of the latest developments, our team of specialists will keep your business protected from the ever-evolving threat landscape.

Network Security

Network security is a crucial part of your overall IT security strategy and ensures that your business continues to operate effectively. As of May 2018, it is also a core requirement of GDPR.

Akita designs security and control layers that protect every point of a network. We offer a range of solutions utilising industry-leading hardware and software from providers such as Cisco, Sophos and DrayTek.

We can tailor our offering to your requirements, budgets and the profile of your company. Should your company work within a high-risk industry (financial service, oil and gas, telecoms, defence, etc.) we can ensure that we give you the right security measures complete with regular testing.

To discuss your specific network setup and security requirements, please get in touch.

Anti-Virus Solutions

Akita offers anti-virus software that can filter out threats, malware, viruses and spam before they ever reach your network.

By scanning emails before they get to your server, we’re able to implement robust security policies, keeping your organisation secure and compliant with regulations such as GDPR.

We’ll use the right solutions for your needs: Avast for day-to-day business protection, or the more advanced Sophos Intercept X to help prevent ransom and encryption attacks. We also offer granular control of your data integrity to ensure that you always know where it is and who is accessing it.

Mobile Management

In addition to server and PC protection, we also offer a Mobile Device Management suite to protect your mobile devices and the all the data they contain. This provides you with all the protection and security you require for an endpoint which is commonly lost or stolen.

Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Over 90% of employee passwords can be hacked in less than six hours. Most take much less time than this.

Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security to your online accounts. Verifying your identity using a second source (such as your phone or another device) prevents anyone logging into the account, even if they know the password.

Akita can set up two-factor authentication to give permission for online accounts via SMS, voice call, one-time passcode, smartphone app notification and more.

To discuss protection options, please get in touch.

Email Filtering

As much as 70% of the emails a business receives are spam. Email is the primary way malware and viruses are introduced to IT systems. This is not just through attachments (typically caught by anti-virus software) but through malicious links within emails as well.

Spam is also time consuming. The average member of staff might spend 30 minutes a day going through their emails. Using an email filtering solution to eliminate 50% of emails (spam) would save each member of staff the best part of a day each month. Across an entire organisation, that’s a massive efficiency saving.

Akita’s email filtering solution can eliminate threats and help improve the relevancy of your emails. Email filtering can be set at various levels of security and can include trigger words to block common spam terms.

Staff also get a summary email at the end of each day to show emails that have been blocked. So if something genuine has been caught they can see it, release it and whitelist that sender. Users are also able to access their quarantine areas at any time simply by logging in.

Please contact us for more information about email filtering and arrange a demo if necessary.

Security Consultancy Services

Along with IT security solutions, we offer a series of IT security consultancy services delivered by our expert team:

  • IT Audit – A general review of the health of your IT systems.
  • Security Audit – An audit focused on PC, server and network security, as well as internal IT procedures.
  • GDPR Audit – An evaluation of how personal data is used and stored within your business, highlighting risks and offering recommendations as to how to best protect data.
  • Vulnerability Scanning – A comprehensive security check that uses a combined software and expert-driven approach to search for and exploit vulnerabilities in both IT systems and procedures.
  • PCI Scanning– Security scanning specifically relating to the PCI requirements for those taking bank and credit card payments.

To discuss i the IT security arrangements for your organisation and potential improvements please call us or get in touch.

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