IT equipment lifecycles have lengthened with the greater reliability and power of modern computing equipment, but that longevity can come with risk. According to the 2022 Hornetsecurity Ransomware Attacks Analysis, 21% of all ransomware attacks have taken place in the last 12 months!
So, how does this apply to your IT infrastructure? Outdated hardware and network devices can present an irresistible attack surface for bad actors and make your organization an easy target. As emerging threats continue to grow in number and complexity, we must ensure that core network components and user devices are able to cope with increasing security needs.
Bitsight reported that 60% of companies with less than 1000 employees are still running Windows 7 on at least one computer even though the OS was relegated to end-of-life in 2020. With no additional fixes and security updates, these machines are easy targets. Every IT manager should be conducting organizational endpoint audits and equipment replacements or upgrades to mitigate user device risk.
Endpoints aren’t the only vulnerability, though. Core network components like routers, firewalls, VPN appliances, etc. are also directly in the crosshairs of attackers. With increasingly devious attacks from outside the organization, WAN links need to be protected as well. Emerging SDWAN hardware and intelligent security appliances not only allow a better security stance in a dangerous world, but they also allow greater insight into network usage and allow IT departments to better predict and respond to incidents.
Modern attacks like ransomware can destroy your business, and do it quickly. At Alamon, we specialize in helping customers with their network refresh needs. We provide onsite equipment removal and installation services, turn-up assistance, secure equipment disposal and day-1 support to ensure that your business is not only safe, but also productive.
EASY TARGET: Bitsight reported that 60% of companies with less than 1000 employees are still running Windows 7 on at least one computer, even though the OS was relegated to end-of-life in 2020.
Who are we?
Alamon Enterprise Technical Services (ETS) is a network infrastructure services provider specializing in project management, logistics and installation. We serve enterprise corporations throughout the U.S. and deliver projects as simple as possible, but as complex as necessary.
Established in 1975, Alamon is an employee-owned company with decades of experience helping some of the nation’s largest utility companies, service providers and Fortune 500 corporations build, manage and maintain their infrastructure.