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Internet security and Firewalls

It happens all the time to unlucky or unwary Windows users: A new computer crashes and burns after a crippling virus or worm attack. For an individual PC owner this may just be an annoyance. For a business owner it can be devastating! Security comes at a price though. Additional layers of security reduce efficiency. Think of it like speed limits, if the national speed limit was 5mph, no one would die in auto accidents, but everyone would spend more hours getting somewhere. Clay can help you scale your security to your needs and pick the right point to apply the security so as to minimize impacts to productivity.

Single computer solutions

A simple firewall and anti-virus software can reduce your threat level, and can be inexpensive or free. Unless they are setup correctly they may not stop much, or make it impossible to use your businesses network for file and peripheral sharing. Anti-virus is not enough anymore. I can show you the other security tools you need to keep your system safe. I can help you select and set up a simple security solution for your business.

Networked computer solutions

If you have a Microsoft based network for your business, you have a larger security hole. Because of the way these networks work they can allow open to external access of your data, rapid spread of malware from one computer to another or require a lot of overhead to be safe and still useable. I can hide your network from the outside world, to reduce external threats from hackers. This way even if a Trojan horse gets on one of your computers, it can't be used by an outside entity to send spam or grab your data.

Proper practices

Even with the best firewall, your computer users can still invite threats in. These can be in the form of browser hijackers, email viruses, silent downloads, posted email ids, or even purposely downloaded and installed software. Clay can show you what email and browser tools will reduce your threats. Unless your security software is kept up to date, you may have less protection than you think. Clay can help you set up automated methods to keep your software and threat definitions up to date. I can also educate your employees on what practices reduce your exposure to threats. See how Clay can make your email and internet use safer. Clay is willing to do as much or as little as you need. Below are some of the services I can provide. Some of these services may not apply to your business, but I are always able to customize our services to your needs and budget.

Anti virus software installation and customization

  • If you do not have anti virus software
    • I will help you select and purchase a package
    • Install and register the program
    • Download and install the current maintenance
    • Customize the settings for your use
    • Automate the periodic scans and software updates
  • If you already have anti virus software
    • I will review your existing settings, recommend changes if needed
    • Download and install the current maintenance, if needed
    • Automate the periodic scans and software updates
    • Verify there are no hidden viruses in system restore point files

Firewall software/hardware installation and customization

  • If you do not have a firewall
    • Help you select and purchase a package
    • Install and register the program
    • Download and install the current maintenance
    • Customize the settings for your use
  • If you already have a firewall
    • Review your existing settings, recommend changes if needed
    • Download and install the current maintenance, if needed
  • If you have a network
    • Review your current solutions and settings and make recommendations
    • Network security definition review and optimization
    • Install a Linux firewall to share your internet connection and hide your network
    • Configure individual firewalls to streamline computer use or allow sharing of resources
    • Configure your network/sharing rules to minimize security risks

Other security solutions and methods

  • Spyware and Ad ware defenses customized
  • Use software to monitor for unexpected changes to the registry files
  • Ensure that Windows, drivers, anti virus and other malware software are up to date
  • Automate updates to vital software
  • Email practices to reduce security exposure and reduce spam
  • Internet methodologies for safer surfing and purchasing
  • Choose and configure internet tools to minimize risks

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