Working in a virtual office, our team spends most of the day online, sharing new content, files and messages. We also have the responsibilities of maintaining our website and storing documents for our clients. In our online world, security has to be a top priority. We’ve put together some of the best tools for staying secure online, that we hope you can use as a resource!
Small Business Internet Security
Passwords: To Keep Your Login Information Safe
Norton is a well known software, popular for its security and antivirus protection. Even without an annual subscription, Norton still offers users a free and simple password generator tool. By visiting their website, users can create a highly secure and custom password that is difficult to crack. Users can also select the length of their generated password, and decide whether to include letters, mixed case, numbers, punctuation and similar characters.
Backup Files: To Protect Your Clients’ Documents
- Mozy is an online backup tool for personal and business use, Mozy also has a mobile app that can be used to access stored files. The service automatically backs up and encrypts users’ files for safekeeping. Mozy is available for personal and business use, offering three tiers of pricing, with the lowest business plan at $9.99/month.
- Carbonite is another storage tool option, with continuous and automatic cloud backup. Users can back up information to an unlimited amount of devices, and access their files from a computer or mobile application. The tool offers four different plans, with business plans starting at $269.99/year.
Scan Site For Top Risks: To Take Care Of Your Computer
Qualys is an international information security leader, well known for protecting IT systems and applications. FreeScan, offered by Qualys, is a free vulnerability scanner and network security tool that tests for security vulnerabilities on desktop computers and apps on the Internet or in users’ networks. Websites and applications can also be tested for top risks and malware infections and threats. The FreeScan tool can be used for ten unique security scans.
Be Responsible Online
Staying safe on the computer is a challenging but necessary task. Be sure to use all of the tools at your disposal to keep your accounts and files secure. By keeping your antivirus software up to date, regularly backing up files and changing your passwords, you can have a safe online experience.
Find Out More
If you would like to learn more about staying safe on one of our favorite tools (Dropbox), or just need a few extra tips, check out the links below:
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