The digital age requires much greater security than the average family is aware of. Your parents or grandparents would have told you that once upon a time they were able to leave the doors unlocked. How the neighbourhood was a safe place. They all talk about the diversity and growing population causing the local neighborhoods that caused the change. The digital era around us has been great at introducing the household to the forefront of knowledge at our finger tips. Unfortunately this also means that our neighborhood has grown into a global neighborhood. As you need greater security like locks on the doors, gated houses, and security systems in the house. You need to do the same with your network. CCNC Home Solutions’ Home IT Solutions Architects have established the vulnerabilities to your home and have solutions to secure your home network.
DEVICE PROTECTION – Software security
We have all been introduced to security for devices in the form of an antivirus, firewall or internet security. You require protection in your home regardless if you are using a Windows, Mac, Android or Linux based device. You need to consider that certain attributes of the security product and this is not price. The most expensive solution is not the right one, your protection value is most important. Understanding the core difference between the 3 options is first and most important.
- Antivirus – This type of protection is required to clean infections located on storage devices. Storage devices include your computer, external USB drives and flash memory.
- Firewall – This type of protection is required to stop and prevent infections coming through your network or the internet.
- SPAM Filter – This type of protection is required to clean emails that you receive that may be malicious or inappropriate.
- Internet Security – Generally is a combination of Antivirus and firewall, but can have other additional products. Additional products can include as web browsing, banking, malware, SPAM and advertising protection.
At CCNC Home Solutions, our expert Home IT Solutions Architects constantly research many products and continue to assess them based on guidelines measuring their performance, simplicity, support and most of all security.
Every day in the media we hear about people being hit with ransomware and encryption. The devastation of their precious data being stolen from them forever. Unfortunately this is becoming the new wave of attacks on devices. The main aspect to consider here is to have backups of your data to recover from these types of attack. CCNC Home Solutions offer new solutions these days that fight these attacks head on. The average antivirus and firewall have little protection on this, but CCNC Home Solutions have new and innovative products and methods to fight these attacks head on and prevent you from being a victim.
Encryption is not a dirty word. If used correctly, we can protect your information and data from being viewed by an intruder. At CCNC Home Solutions we assist you with encrypting your data to avoid access from intruders even if they have physical access to your device.
NETWORK GATEWAY – Hardware Security
Like a house, you need to protect your network at the gate. CCNC Home Solutions offer specialized devices to do this. These network gateways can provide protection from malicious software and websites that are trying to cause you harm. Also many have parental controls to protect your children’s devices from unfavorable content as well as control on their activity. At CCNC Home Solutions, our Home IT Solutions Architects can help you with tailoring a network gateway to your needs and required protection.
Passwords are an inconvenience, but this is like the lock on your door. If you do not have a password, it is like allowing for anyone to walk through your house unattended. Selection of passwords is essential, they need to be varied, complex and different to the default selection. Passwords do not only apply to the computer, they also apply to your internet and routers. CCNC Home Solutions have tools that not only can suggest and generate passwords, but also store them securely. These tools not only can store, but make access to your passwords simple and efficient.
HOME BUSINESS ISOLATION
When working from home, whether running a home business or connecting to your company, it is essential that you isolate your activity from the rest of the home. When working from home there are many impacts. Impacts generally include other household users either consuming the bandwidth of internet or even passing infections through to their machine. Our Home IT Solutions Architects have a selection of tools that can assist with this isolation and prevention. This will minimize impact from your home network while being able to be there.