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IT Security

In today’s modern time it’s extremely important to secure your IT network from any unwanted attacks and prevent unauthorised access to your computers, network and data. Intrusion, hacking and electronic theft attempts against businesses of all types and sizes are increasing at a rapid rate.  

We offer a wide range of security services, including compliance to the PoPI Act of South Africa, that protect your entire network and safeguards your critical internal assets, data, remote users, customers and partners against external attacks, providing you with peace of mind.

Types of IT Security

FIREWALLS. Your firewall is the gateway to your system which blocks unauthorised or malicious users from getting into your network. It is important that it is setup in a secure way. LinkPro looks at every aspect of its configuration, such as whether it is running up to date firmware, and if there are rules which may compromise the security of your network.

ENDPOINT SECURITY. This is more than just Anti-Virus. Endpoint security provides protection at device level, securing data at the place where it both enters and leaves the network. Whether it’s a smartphone, PC, a wireless point-of-sale, or a laptop, every device accessing the network is a potential entry point for an outside threat. Each device then that accesses your network needs to be authorised or it will be blocked. Each of your devices also need to be protected from accessing malicious networks that may be a threat to your organisation. LinkPro ensures that all of our client’s devices and computers have endpoint security software installed and are up to date.  

Threats to IT Security - Computer Infections

Malware, viruses, trojan horse, spyware, ransomware, hacking… the bottom line is cyber criminals want to destroy or steal your data, passwords, money, equipment, even your personal identity – and they will always target the weakest link.

The biggest IT security holes are created by human beings. Criminals use social engineering tactics to manipulate people into giving up their confidential information. The majority of successful malware and phishing attacks occurred because the individuals were tricked. Tricked into opening an attachment in an email, visiting an infected website, downloading an executable file etc.

Tricking people does not require highly technical hacking skills. It is easier for criminals to exploit your natural inclination to trust than it is for them to discover ways to hack your computer.

Don’t become a statistic.

Keeping email users trained to look out for suspicious requests, attachments, links and forged sender identities can definitely help identify threats but sometimes these threats are very cleverly disguised.

Email security is all about knowing who and what to trust. It is important to know when and when not to take a person at their word, and when the person you are communicating with is who they say they are.

Take back control of your inbox with eLert and authenticate your incoming emails.

How do I know if my system is infected?

LinkPro are experts at removing harmful computer infections that can damage, slow down or cause unusual problems to your machine. These problems are often caused by infections such as; viruses, spyware, trojans, malware, worms, keyloggers and any non-standard programs.

HELP!

I think my IT Network could be vulnerable