🥷Protect Your Small Business: Enhancing Cybersecurity with Fusion SD-WAN & DNS Filtering🕵️

🥷Protect Your Small Business: Enhancing Cybersecurity with Fusion SD-WAN & DNS Filtering🕵️

Protect Your Business from Cyber Threats with Fusion SD-WAN Solutions

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3 min read

As a small business owner in South Africa, you might think that cyber criminals have bigger fish to fry than targeting your company. However, the reality is starkly different. In a single year, there were over a million attacks against small businesses, leading to significant losses. Shockingly, 60% of small businesses close within 6 months of being hacked. This alarming statistic underscores the critical importance of implementing robust cybersecurity measures, especially for smaller enterprises that may not have the resources for enterprise-class firewalls.

Why Hackers Target Small Businesses

The question often arises: Why would hackers target small businesses when larger enterprises possess more valuable data and resources? The answer lies in the perception of smaller businesses being easier targets. Many small businesses lack dedicated cybersecurity teams and comprehensive resilience strategies, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Moreover, hackers often believe that targeting smaller entities will attract less attention from law enforcement agencies.

Common Online Threats Faced by Small Businesses

  1. Malware: Malware remains the most prevalent threat faced by small businesses. A single malware attack can force a company to shut its doors and lay off its entire staff, as seen in cases where cyber criminals have stolen funds from business bank accounts using Trojan horse malware.

  2. Phishing Attacks: Phishing attacks, especially spear-phishing, are widespread among small businesses. Hackers impersonate trusted individuals or entities to trick recipients into providing login credentials or making fraudulent payments.

  3. Ransomware: Small businesses are prime targets for ransomware attacks, where attackers encrypt data and demand hefty ransoms. Refusal to pay can lead to data leaks or permanent data loss, endangering business continuity.

  4. Data Breaches: Cyber breaches, including data leaks by disgruntled employees or stolen data due to hacking, can severely impact small businesses. Confidential information leaks can tarnish reputation and trust among customers.

The Solution: Fusion SD-WAN & DNS Filtering

Fusion Broadband South Africa, offers an effective and affordable solution to enhance cybersecurity for small businesses in South Africa.

Benefits of DNS Filtering Services:

  1. Blocking Malicious Websites: DNS Filtering can block websites known for malware and harmful software, preventing accidental downloads and infections.

  2. Enhanced Network Security: By blocking phishing websites and activating filters for new domains, DNS Filtering enhances network security, reducing the risk of data breaches.

  3. Limiting Inappropriate Content: DNS Filtering allows businesses to filter and block access to inappropriate websites, improving productivity and reducing distractions.

  4. Monitoring and Reporting: Gain valuable insights into internet usage patterns, identify security risks, and optimize network performance with Fusion's monitoring and reporting features.

  5. Limiting Ads and Trackers: DNS Filtering filters unnecessary ads and trackers, improving security and providing a faster browsing experience for employees and clients.

While DNS Filtering is a powerful tool for cybersecurity, it's essential to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. Educate your staff on cyber threats, enable two-factor authentication (2FA), and consider additional security tools like low-level firewalls and endpoint detection and response (EDR) systems.

Protect your small business from cyber threats with Fusion's SD-WAN and DNS Filtering. Don't wait until it's too late—prioritize cybersecurity today for a safer and more resilient business environment.

Ronald Bartels ensures that Internet inhabiting things are connected reliably online at Fusion Broadband South Africa - the leading specialized SD-WAN provider in South Africa. 👉 Contact Fusion