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SMS AZ is your single point of technology contact for management consolidation.

In conjunction with Check Point Software Technologies, we enable small and medium-sized businesses to be proactive about protecting our customer’s most important assets, which in turn is their customer data. We offer cost effective security solutions that are easy to use, affordable and optimized for the unique demands of small businesses.

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We had the pleasure of utilizing multiple services from SMS, from server co-location, virtual servers, and DSL services. The staff is incredibly friendly and outgoing, and always willing to go the extra mile to bring you service that you need. As a B2B/B2C business ourselves, we value this type of relationship and can’t wait until we have the need to do business with SMS again in the future. We’d recommend their services to any consumer or business, for any of SMS’s offerings.

Chris

Business Owners

Enterprises are under an endless stream of cyberattacks. In 2017 alone, data breaches at Equifax, Target, the IRS’s FAFSA, Anthem, Verizon, and HBO were plastered across headlines as a result of cyber security mishaps. Although many small business owners feel protected from this type of threat they are often more cost-constrained than large companies and don’t often employ the necessary measures to protect themselves. Security is placed at the bottom of the priority list, and many are content with keeping the same security systems in place that they’ve had for decades. The reality, however, is that SMBs have less security than large enterprises and more digital assets than consumers – putting them right in a hacker’s “sweet spot.”

Furthermore, cyberattacks are becoming more and more sophisticated, and malware is being continuously updated and automated. Businesses are forced to counter these new threats, and are often left taking a reactive approach to security. Unfortunately, once a breach occurs, it is very difficult for SMBs to ever recover. In fact, 60 percent of small businesses close within six months of being attacked.

The best choice for a small business without a dedicated security team is a simple device that covers all the bases and works out of the box. Leading businesses are proactively putting measures in place to stay one step ahead of their adversaries by understanding and anticipating future attacks, and actively defending themselves. Increased visibility and control over what’s happening behind the scenes allows businesses to assess risks accordingly – before it’s too late.  

IT Professionals

Many organizations are not adequately mitigating cyber risks, despite detection and response being cited as the top security priority by IT professionals. Cost restraints often prevent small and medium-sized businesses from hiring an in-house security expert, and those that do often take a reactionary stance towards security and only revisit or improve upon their current procedures once a year upon renewal. Just like any other aspect of business, self-reflection on a monthly or quarterly basis to improve those measures would increase the bottom line as well as overall cyber liability. Simply doing “busy work” under the hood and only evaluating current processes once a year is no longer enough to combat the sophisticated cyber threats of tomorrow. Businesses would benefit from being able to identify threats faster and should strive for zero-day breaches every day.

“I would like to recognize Chad for his great attitude and responsiveness to our technical requirements and questions. We are a new customer to SMS and from the very beginning Chad took full ownership of our hosting transfer and has been consistently following up to make sure we have everything we need and things work as expected. Did I mention he’s quick too? I never have to wait long for a response. We are very happy with our decision to move to SMS.”

Mike

“Thank you for the great service. The network the guys set up for my little company is the best.”

John

Security Managers

There are a variety of security threats that could plague businesses any day of the year. This includes malware infections, usage of high risk web applications, intrusion attempts, loss of sensitive data and more. As computer systems become more and more sophisticated, it will take advanced network security to combat these threats – making humans the weakest link in the equation. Security managers must take adequate measures to ensure their IT systems are consistently updated and innovated, and must ensure employees are consistently trained.

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