You’re Not Using a VPN for your Business? Bad Idea.
Barely a week goes by without news of a major cyber incident being reported, and the stakes have never been higher. Data theft has become commonplace; the scale of ransom demands has risen steadily; and cumulatively the environment in which businesses must operate is increasingly hostile. The cyber threat has become the unavoidable cost of doing business today.
Ransomware, spear phishing, malware, drive‑by attacks, DDoS attacks – the list goes on and on. While cyber attacks that make the news are often large in scale, make no mistake that small businesses are being attacked, too.
In fact, small businesses may be more vulnerable to cyber threats than large corporations.
Let’s take a look at some cyber security facts, presented to us by Hiscox’s that will blow your mind!
The number of firms reporting cyber incidents has risen from 45% in 2018 to 61% in 2019.
The mean figure for losses associated with all cyber incidents among firms reporting attacks has risen from $229,000 last year to $369,000 – an increase of 61%
The mean cost of cyber incidents has jumped from $34,000 a year ago to a fraction under $200,000. For large firms, there has been an 18-fold rise to $395,000. The comparable figure for small firms is $9,000, up from $3,000 in 2018.
Given those stats, cybersecurity should be of utmost concern if you’re going to put your business or services online.
When it comes to the precautions small businesses can take in terms of IT security, many of them are obvious. These include ensuring that antivirus software is up to date and ensuring that company networks are behind well-configured firewalls.
But there’s always more you can do, and one thing well worth considering is the use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. A VPN; with its highly encrypted tunnel that exits at a remote location is a great defence from cyber attacks, with protection for company assets, which is stronger than a traditional firewall, and therefore more secure from a data breach.
What extra protection can VanishedVPN offer my business?
We’re glad you asked. Let’s go over some key features together.
• Digital security for your entire team
We secure your business data from cybercriminals by using military-grade encryption.
• Safety on any Wi-Fi network
We encrypt all your online activity, including the files you share or the emails you send.
• Dedicated global IP address
Connect to the country VPN of your choice, and you will be allocated an anonymous IP address that cannot be traced back to your business, protecting you from cyber criminals.
• Protection for your company data in the office and on the go
Connect to VanishedVPN servers at any time, for as many times as you want.
• Unrestricted global access
Bypass geo-restrictions & access blocked content and services from anywhere in the world.
All in all, from small companies to huge corporations, nobody is immune to digital threats. That’s why VanishedVPN is perfect for organisations of any size.
You don’t need to be a technical genius to use our service either! VanishedVPN provides a dedicated infrastructure that’s easy to use for you and your colleagues. It effortlessly integrates with your company’s existing platforms and protects every one of your devices — computers, laptops, phones and tablets.
With VanishedVPN, your entire team can securely access company resources remotely, connect to any public Wi-Fi, and explore geo-restricted content.
So… why aren’t more businesses using a VPN?
They are! And sixty percent of those that are not, said that lack of budget is the main challenge.
That’s why here at VanishedVPN, we offer affordable prices so even small businesses can take steps to counter the ever‑evolving threat of cyber attacks and become cyber ready.