Is your data securely protected?

Employees really are driving a move to a new way of working, with consumer usage preferences spilling over into their professional life: unsurprising given the surge in mobile web usage in the UK.

However, the main preventative concern within UK businesses, one that is holding them back from harnessing the benefits of this new kind of “always on” workforce, is the issue of security.

Businesses are right to be concerned. Results from Price Waterhouse Cooper’s 2012 Security Breaches Survey show that security breaches remain at historically high levels and cost UK plc billions of pounds every year - the number of significant hacking attacks on large organisations has doubled over the last two years.

With increasingly stringent compliance guidelines such as PCI and HIPAA, the cost of a security breach has also increased. Not only is it becoming increasingly complicated to remain secure – it’s more costly when you can’t.

There’s too much going on for the CIO to proactively manage these days. The issue of security has become so complex that it’s essential to simplify wherever possible.

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Staying secure against sophisticated threats

The issue of security is important, not least in order to protect vital company data and assets, but to protect your bottom line. IT security is no longer just the domain of the CIO; it has become an issue of critical concern for the entire board.

Not only should you involve colleagues across the business in designing and implementing a truly effective security policy, you should demand the role of your provider adapts to fit your needs.

At TalkTalk Business, we know that when delivering new processes or applications in your business, security should be considered from the design stage. Security is a business continuity issue and business critical data must be protected as part of a holistic and considered strategy.

Migrating onto an Next Generation Network through an MPLS IPVPN with your applications and data backed up in the data centre is proving the most streamlines way to stay secure. Talk to us about getting the security that’s right for your business.

The Operations View

As Operations Director, you need to ensure that all business resources are as streamlined and efficient as possible, in order to maximise employee productivity and keep costs low.

You’re aware of the new technologies that can streamline and optimise IT resources, but you need to be sure that these new ways of working can be implemented in a secure and reliable way for your business.

It’s essential to you that migration to new technologies and security procedures is quick and seamless and that the long-term benefits outweigh the short-term inconveniences.

You need business grade security to avoid the knock on effect of increased downtime and subsequent lost revenue associated with an attack or breach.

We can offer robust solutions, so you’re in a better position to avoid the increasingly hefty fines that can be imposed under DPA, PCI or HIPAA standards. Whilst 0ur business grade SLAs and fast disaster recovery to minimise the impact on your day to day operations in the event of an incident. 

The IT View

As CIO, you know that the new breed of technologies supporting trends such as BYOD and mobility have to be capitalised on.  You understand that solutions such as virtualisation can benefit your business by boosting employee productivity and ultimately, increasing the bottom line.

You’re under increasing pressure to do more with less and implement the new breed of technologies to a tight budget.  You need to accommodate a myriad of employee devices but you know that you need to keep you IT and telecoms infrastructure secure.

We can guide you through increasing competitiveness through stronger technologies, whilst helping you understand more about the security and risk of implementing new IT strategies.

Any enterprise level organisation need business grade security.  This means having business grade SLAs, fast fixes, first grade back up and disaster recovery. All the tools you need to minimise any impact to your business in the event of an incident.

The Finance View

As CFO, you’re looking for ways to reduce costs whilst investing in the right technology to support the future demands of your business.  You’re aware of the rapidly evolving business telecoms landscape and are looking for ways that new technologies can support your needs in the here and now, whilst ensuring scalability in line with future growth.

You want to shift your department’s focus to areas of greater influence, away from transactional activities.  However, you understand that lost time means lost revenue so you need to ensure that you’re working on the most secure and resilient network.

To optimise your infrastructure and elicit cost efficiencies, you need to align and consolidate legacy systems and multiple locations on to one Next Generation Network. Once you have the business grade connectivity you need to support the new breed of technologies, you are in a better position to make a move to the reduced costs and CapEx pricing structure that hosted solutions can offer.

Our business grade security means fast fixes and SLAs built in to your network. Security is important to you because business grade protection does not just protect vital company data and assets, it protects the bottom line. 

Benefits

  • The right security measures allow business-critical services to be deployed quickly and reliably across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
  • Businesses that proactively monitor and manage changes in system configurations are less likely to suffer an attack or hack.
  • BYOD schemes can increase productivity, staff moral and profitability. However, it’s essential that they are implemented with in-built security controls.
  • Designed and built-in security reduces cost. It is significantly more expensive to retrofit security measures.