Cyberattacks over the last decade have become a rapidly increasing threat that businesses of all sizes underestimate. Enterprises, an in attempt to combat the onslaught of cyberthreats, have created positions called chief information officers. SMB’s often don’t have the resources necessary to hire a CIO, but they still face the same cyberthreats as enterprises. Many different software companies have made up for this by creating apps that run on multiple operating systems and use a wide variety of methods to help small companies secure their vulnerable networks. This can range from network analysis, data encryption, antiviruses to cyber-attacks.

Here are 7 apps that your organization can utilize to boost your network’s security.

  1. Microsoft Authenticator

Microsoft authenticator is an app that used often used to help increase security. It generates a randomized token that is necessary to sign in, in addition to your username and password. Since the token is received from the app on your phone, it makes it very difficult for someone to log in as you even if they have your username and password.

2. Barracuda’s Firewall

Barracuda’s firewall is a software that aims to prevent unauthorized devices from gaining access to your network by configuring the ports to restrict access. It can also be used to change user permissions and privileges hence increasing the security of a system. It’s best to keep permissions and privileges to only what’s absolutely necessary. 

3. 1Password

1Password is a highly regarded password manager. The purpose of a password manager is to store all of your usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers in one secured place. All you need to remember is the one password to login. 1Password encrypts your data and has 2 factor authentication built in so no one else can access your app contents except for you.

4. Nord VPN

Nord VPN creates an encrypted tunnel through which all of your web traffic is routed, meaning your data is hidden. It also aims to prevent unauthorized users from intercepting your information or using DNS tricks to route you to phishing web pages. It can even help hide your web traffic data from your ISP, which is useful because ISPs sell data to marketers.

5. WebTitan

WebTitan is a DNS web content filter that blocks potential spam, ransomware, malware, and phishing attacks by using machine learning to identify malicious content. It offers behavioral analytics and automated diagnostic reports that can be converted and downloaded into PDF and Excel documents for easy reviewing.

6. SiteLock

SiteLock is a web cybersecurity software that is used for blacklisting and whitelisting, behavioral analysis, endpoint management and vulnerability scanning. It also detects malware and removes it. In addition, it aims to protect applications such as word press from DDOS attacks.

7. Kaspersky

Kaspersky is both a cybersecurity and an antivirus program. Their internet security package aims to block viruses and cryptolockers. The antivirus on the other hand removes viruses in real-time by using system detection and then promptly cleaning any suspicious findings to secure the system.

Unsure of How to Use These Apps?

If you aren’t sure how to properly install and make use of these apps, we can help. The expert technicians at KLH can install and help your organization utilize these apps to boost your network’s security. Contact us at 952-258-8200 or to find out how our technicians can make technology work for you.