October 30, 2017 - Peni Sriwahyu
5 Scary Things That Can Happen to Your Network
When you look to a third party to manage your network, it’s really important that you can trust them. And, trusting this managed service provider means trusting every single aspect of what they offer. From their services to the equipment they use, the reliability of that equipment and the costs, you want to make sure you’re getting what you pay or (and more!). That’s because there are a lot of scary things that can happen to your network if both you and your MSP aren’t prepared.
You don’t need any problems to give you a spook. Here’s a list of the scariest things that can happen to your network and how to face them
h21) Your System Could Get Hacked
One of the most common yet unwarranted things that can happen to your network is that your system gets hacked. Some hacks are indeed worse than others, and the more sensitive information your company deals with, the more likely that a hack could cause a lot of problems in your company’s future. Therefore, it’s really important that your managed cloud hosting provider is utilizing a secure server and that they are keeping up with the latest security measures. It’s also critical that there is a solid disaster recovery system in place if you do get hacked.
2) Your Company is Audited for Compliance
There’s nothing scarier than auditors coming to knock on your door to see if you’re being compliant with security standards! If your company works in the Payment Card Industry, the Healthcare Industry, or any other industry where you collect private information from your clients or customers, you can expect auditors to come by. And, if you’re not prepared with proof of your compliance…well, let’s just hope it won’t come to that.
The good news is that your managed hosting provider is supposed to be taking care of all compliance practices on their end. That being said, it’s still your responsibility to check in about this as often as possible.
3) Too Much Traffic Slows Down Your Server
What’s more frightening than your server not being able to handle all the traffic it’s getting? While having a lot of traffic is never a bad thing, it can actually be a nightmare if it’s slowing everything down. Because, as soon as a website becomes frustratingly slow, people are going to turn away.
The best way to handle this is by making sure your managed service provider has scalable options for whichever package you decide to go with. When it’s scalable, it gives you the option of expanding your service as your business grows.
Wowrack understands the fears you have when it comes to utilizing a managed cloud hosting provider.
Contact us to learn how we can provide you the most secure services out there!
4) You Lose Your Data in a Breach
So, let’s say a hack does happen or an IT error occurs that causes you to lose a lot of sensitive information. After you reboot your system, you go back in and realize that all your files are just GONE. Well, that’s indeed pretty terrifying.
But, as long as you have constant backup for your cloud and a disaster recovery system that’s ready to deploy at any time, this won’t be anything you have to worry about.
5) A Natural Disaster Causes Your Server’s Data Center to Shut-Down
And, last but not least, but probably the scariest of all, is if a natural disaster or storm of some kind physically knocks into the data center where your server is held. Obviously, something like this can’t be prevented.
Or, can it?
One of the most important things you should do when inquiring about a prospective managed cloud hosting provider is schedule a visit to one of their data centers. If it’s in a zone that’s in the path of Mother Nature’s wrath, it’s best to look elsewhere.
Don’t let your fears become a reality. Take the proper measures BEFORE signing a contract with an MSP.