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Cloud ERP Systems Provide Enhanced Security For Your Business

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Small and medium businesses often trail behind large organizations to protect themselves and their systems against Cyber-Criminal activities.  Most small business owners may not realize their value to attackers.  Cloud computing offers a robust security solution for an SMB budget.

What is it that Cyber-Criminals want?

Cyber-criminals have a lot to gain by targeting small and medium-sized operations.  You tend to handle the same type of transactions as your bigger counterparts. Gaining access to this info from an SMB is sometimes easier for them.

Here are some examples of what a criminal could do with your data.hacker

  • Resell customer lists
  • Use customer financial details to steal directly from them
  • Impersonate your business and collect money for nothing
  • Lock you out of your system and demand a ransom to be paid

 

Why are Cloud Platforms the solution?

The proper level of security is typically too costly for the average small business to bear on its own. All too often, it gets cut out of the operating budget, leaving the business subject to cyber-attacks. Some smaller organizations even rely on employees using their personal devices, which makes security even harder to control.

Cloud vendors, like Windward Software, have already invested enormous resources in their products’ security, so you don't have to bear that cost.  It is typically split amongst all users in the form of a subscription to their service.  Moving to the cloud could improve your overall security.

Windward System Five on Cloud uses best-in-class security to protect your business data.

  • Critical Business Data is automatically backed up and retained on a regular schedule
    • 1 daily backup for 7 days
    • 1 weekly backup for 4 weeks
    • 1 monthly backup for 6 mos
  • Operating system updates are applied automatically
  • Security features are included
    • Antivirus and Anti-malware
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Multi-Factor Authentication
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  • DNS level security is deployed in our data centers to protect against known malware and illegal sites
  • Our Active Threat Detection team works 24x7x365 investigating potential issues
  • Vulnerability scanning is in place to help identify software that requires updates or needs configuration
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) has been deployed to System Five on Cloud subscribers to protect against stolen user credentials
  • Annual penetration testing is performed to test active exploits being used by threat actors

Security Is Your Responsibility

In the end, your organization is ultimately responsible for securing your data and its transactions.  Your business's reputation is on the line, and you'll have to answer to your customers if you fall victim to a ransomware attack.  There could also be legal consequences for improperly securing systems, mishandling customer information, and/or payment information.

Putting security on the back-burner is no longer an option with the number of cyber-criminal activities going on these days.

You can count on Windward System Five on Cloud to help you run your operations efficiently and you'll be able to rest easy knowing that we're working on your behalf 24/7/365. 

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Read Also: Why Should Your Small Business Migrate to a Cloud ERP Solution?

It is important to mention that no matter what infrastructure you are using, good security measures start with individuals. Practices like username/password sharing, weak or re-used passwords, and failing to lock your workstation when unattended should be avoided.

To learn how integrated point of sale software can help transform your business, call Windward Software. Our knowledgeable sales associates will be happy to discuss your specific needs.

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