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Think Tank NTG has been serving the Merrillville area since 1990, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Believe it or Not, Too Much New Technology Can Put Your Network at Risk

Believe it or Not, Too Much New Technology Can Put Your Network at Risk

Is your organization using the latest technology solutions? If so, that’s great--you’ve taken the first step toward achieving maximum productivity and efficiency. However, you need to realize that no technology solution comes without its quirks that need to be addressed. Here are two ways that your new technology solutions could potentially be putting your business’s infrastructure at risk.

More Endpoints Means More Open Doors
When you add new devices to your organization’s infrastructure, like a new workstation or server unit, you’re adding a component that could potentially be used by a hacker to infiltrate your network infrastructure. Therefore, it becomes a top priority to secure any and all devices that you plan on adding to the network, regardless of whether they can be seen as a security red flag or not. The fact remains that any device can be used to initiate an attack, and you need to plan accordingly.

This is particularly important to consider when dealing with mobile devices. Just like the number of workstations or servers that you have can provide opportunities for hackers to infiltrate your network, so too can mobile devices. This means that you need to apply necessary patches and ensure device security to retain maximum security. With a mobile device management solution, you can manage and maintain your mobile devices, including which apps can access data. Most importantly, you’ll have the opportunity to remotely wipe devices that have been compromised or lost, allowing you to keep your data safe from those who might pose a threat.

More Software Means More Upgrades
Let’s say that you add a new piece of software to your organization’s infrastructure. While it might be great for improving operations, it comes with the same shortcomings of any new software solution. Applications require patches and security updates that are issued by their developers whenever new vulnerabilities or performance problems are discovered. Therefore, the more software solutions you use from multiple different developers, the more likely it is that you may miss an important upgrade.

One way that you can make this change more manageable is through implementing a remote monitoring and management solution. With this service, Think Tank NTG can remotely monitor and maintain your organization’s software solutions. This includes deploying patches and security updates without a costly on-site visit. It’s actually worth mentioning that most technology troubles can be resolved remotely, so it’s in your organization’s best interest to implement a remote monitoring and maintenance solution. You’ll save more in the long run by taking a proactive approach to your IT management.

To learn more about mobile device management or remote monitoring and maintenance, reach out to us at 800-501-DATA.


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