It takes almost a year for a business organization that has been hacked or experienced another type of computer security breach to regain their reputation for taking care of customer data. If you run a business that has a significant information technology (IT) or internet component, you will need a network intrusion detection system, enterprise firewall software, and other cyber security solutions to keep your business and its customers and employees safe.
Different network security solutions and security products will work for different businesses. Generally, though, a business will need to use security solutions and products designed specifically for business, rather than personal, use. Enterprise firewall software, for instance, is designed for business networks that handle a large body of users. Most businesses make an effort to protect user and customer data, but few fully understand the implications of a security breach. For instance, in 2011, a hacker got access to the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s files and stole tax return data from 3.6 million people. Information like this could enable an enormous amount of identity theft and financial fraud. The right network intrusion detection system can help to find unauthorized entrants before they can make off with critical data.
The organizational cost of and intrusion and per file cost of stolen material have decreased, but having an effective network intrusion detection system is still essential. The cost to both the organization in terms of both lost revenue and damaged reputation in addition to the cost to users and customers who are defrauded as a result of a breach are still high and should be avoided by a business. Maintaining your employees’ and customers’ goodwill requires strong IT defenses that keep hackers out and a strong network intrusion detection system that catches anyone who manages to break through.