Build a Small Business Cyber Security Plan in 4 Steps

Follow these 4 steps to create a small business cyber security plan. Find solutions to secure connections, cloud-based applications, users and control costs.

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Fortinet Small Business Security Solutions deliver a path to consolidate security into a handful of easy-to-manage solutions spanning network, cloud, and endpoint security that automatically share threat intelligence and scale as your business grows to protect against threats like ransomware. Cloud-based, centralized management simplifies ongoing operations with business-driven rules and policies so you can quickly consume new technology while keeping your business safe from attack. When your technology effectively stops attacks and automatically communicates to reduce false alerts and maintenance, workloads drop and securing your business suddenly becomes much easier.

Step 1: Secure Connectivity
Protect data as it moves across your network and enable safe access to the cloud.

Start with a Network Security
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) along with switches and wireless access points give your business the critical protection, flexibility and scale you need to quickly grow while minimizing risk. NGFWs replace traditional routers and give you the visibility and control you need to maximize your network.

Built in secure SD-WAN enables safe access to the cloud and maximizes performance when working with cloud-based applications.

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  • Next-Generation Firewall
  • Wireless Access Point
  • Switch
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Step 2: Secure Applications in the Cloud
Build out your secure cloud-connected office.

Adopt SaaS Securely
Protecting data and users while they consume software-as-a-service applications actually falls on the business rather than the vendor—something that surprises many businesses. A cloud access security broker (CASB) offers a layer of protection within these applications to prevent sensitive information from leaking out and stop malware from getting in and spreading.

Email Security
Email traffic is handled separately from network traffic inspected by firewalls. Email offers attackers a means to utilize social engineering and phishing to send malicious files and get users to unknowingly click malicious links. Greatly reduce your risk by inspecting attachments, analyzing files, and checking for malicious links.
 

Step 3: Secure Users
Protect your users whether they are in the office or on the move.

Endpoint Security
When users leave the office, they are no longer attached to your network security unless they use a virtual private network (VPN) to connect back. The right endpoint security protects your users with similar technology utilized at the firewall to detect and block basic and advanced attacks.
 

Remote Users and VPN
We want to give our users the ability to work from home, the airport, or wherever work may take them, but we must do so in a secure way. VPN creates an encrypted path back to the office network, providing security as if the user was sitting at their desk.

Step 4: Control Costs
Streamline and simplify security, management, and ongoing operations.

Cloud-Based Management
The ability to quickly and easily log in, access critical information, and take action can save a business during a security incident. Cloud-based management gives you access anywhere internet is available, and managing multiple devices from a single-pane-of-glass further simplifies ongoing operations.

Consume Security-as-a-Service
Enjoy the benefits of SaaS for your security applications through a single vendor offering to maintain consistency, control, and visibility across your entire security infrastructure.