Today, cyberattacks have become a destructive and all too common occurrence. And, the harsh reality is that no organization is too large – or too small – to be a target. While cyberattacks facing large enterprises may dominate headlines, small businesses faced with increased competition and restricted resources often are victim to most cybersecurity breaches. In fact, nearly half of small businesses in the United States suffered a cyberattack in 2017, according to a 2018 study. As these threats become increasingly sophisticated and prevalent, small businesses simply cannot afford inaction.
To help provide a frontline defense against these vicious and often costly attacks, Comcast Business SecurityEdge™ was recently launched. This cloud-based Internet security solution protects all devices – from mobile phones to wireless printers – that are connected to a business’ Wi-Fi network against several existing and emerging Internet-related threats, including malware, ransomware, phishing and botnet infections, and all with no need for additional hardware or software beyond the Comcast Business Internet modem. Specifically, SecurityEdge blocks access to compromised or malicious domains, which helps prevent business owners, employees or guests from accessing an infected Internet site. Businesses also can filter web content – gaining more visibility into their network safety with a simple-to-use, personalized dashboard that provides regular reporting. The cloud-based solution updates Internet domain threats every 10 minutes, so companies can be protected from the latest threats with no need for manual downloads or software updates.
SecurityEdge works with any small business no matter the industry, including:
- Healthcare/Medical Organizations that access and store electronic health records, containing a patient’s personal and financial details
- Banking/Financial Institutions that deal in what attackers want most – money and personal information
- Businesses and namely e-commerce and retail shops that hold a large collection of personal and financial data
- Local Government Municipalities that house a wealth of information about citizen activity – from permits to people paying their water bills or parking tickets
In today’s world it’s less about “if” a breach will happen and more about “when.” That’s why it’s best to invest in protection and prevention before a crippling attack occurs. According to security firm Kaspersky, the average cost of a breach in North America is $149,000. Just as damaging, the loss in public trust and reputation can be irreparable.
SecurityEdge was developed in partnership with Akamai, a leading cybersecurity provider. To learn more, visit www.comcastbusiness.com/securityedge.