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Information Security

Information Security

It’s common for companies to keep highly confidential information such as social security numbers in their computers. While you need this sensitive information to run your business effectively, letting it fall into the wrong hands can lead to fraud or identity theft and compromise your clients or workforce.

Safeguarding your business’ sensitive data is crucial. Are you certain that your company’s personal information is secure? Here are the five key principles of a sound data security plan:

    • Know it. Know exactly what personal information is in your files and computers.
    • Lock it. Protect all of the information you keep.
    • Pitch it. Get rid of what you no longer need properly.
    • Plan ahead. Have a plan ready for any security incidents.
    • Scale down. Keep only what your business needs.

SIM2K’s network security experts are on staff and ready to help make sure your network is secure. We offer a variety of tools to help plan, implement, monitor and protect your network and data. Our aim is to safeguard your network from intrusions such as malware and any other number of attacks.

Cylance® Endpoint Security

CylancePROTECT® redefines what antivirus (AV) can and should do for your organization by leveraging artificial intelligence to detect AND prevent malware from executing on your endpoints in real time.

By taking a mathematical approach to malware identification utilizing patent-pending, machine learning techniques instead of reactive signatures and sandboxes, CylancePROTECT® renders new malware, viruses, bots, and unknown future variants useless.

Cylance® has developed the most accurate, efficient and effective solution for preventing advanced persistent threats and malware from executing on your organization’s endpoints.

At the core of Cylance’s® unprecedented malware identification capability is a revolutionary machine learning research platform that harnesses the power of algorithmic science and artificial intelligence. It analyzes and classifies hundreds of thousands of characteristics per file, breaking them down to an atomic level to discern whether an object is good or bad in real time.

Duo Two Factor Authentication

Duo verifies the identity of your users and protects against breaches due to phishing and other password attacks with an easy-to-use two-factor authentication (2FA) solution that adds another layer of security to a users' login. Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens access security by requiring two methods (also referred to as factors) to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests.

SIM2K Backup Backstop

If your business office is in a modern high-rise building, natural disasters may be the last thing on your mind.  Yet, a 70 mph wind gust can suddenly shatter your workspace, both figuratively and literally.  Even businesses that aren't actually damaged can be forced to evacuate for weeks while their building exterior is secured and the threat of failling glass and debris is mitigated.

Could your business handle this sort of sudden discruption?  SIM2K® Backup Backstop (BUBS) completes monthly checks to ensure your data is being backed up properly, and more importantly, can be restored.  We can also take a copy of your data backups on an external drive back to our office so you will have an off-site copy in case of a disaster.  We'll also check on your overall server performance and ensure your anti-virus program is up-to-date as part of BUBs.

SIM2K Remote Backup Service

Your business relies on the data you've accumulated.  Whether it is accounting records, customers lists, sales presentations, inventory or more, chances are you have it in some databaose, document or spreadsheet on your network.  You run backups of your data, but are you truly protected against a major data loss?  Consider this:

• Up to 13% of hard drives crash in the first year
• 140,000 drives crash every single week in the US alone
• Accidental deletion of key files account for 43% of data loss each year

Or, what if you have a fire, theft of equipment or flood that destroys your data and backups at the same time?  Wouldn't having off-site data storage be prudent?

That's why you need SIM2K® Remote Backup Service. We connect to your servers during off-work hours and complete a copy of your important data files (up to 250 Gb) which is stored at our office.  We start by coming to your office to identify key files and create a baseline copy.  Then, nightly we connect and update these files as they change, so you will have a redundant copy outside of your office.

If you need to have data restored, we re-connect to your network and download the data.  If the file is too large for slow connections, we wil bring it to you on a drive for faster data transfer.  We will let you know what is being backed up and size of the file, and we periodically test the restore task to be sure it is functioning properly.

IoSafe Hardened External Storage

SIM2K has partnered with ioSafe to offer you a rugged external hard drive for your company's data.  ioSafe has a host of solutions and products to protect your data no matter where it is. Lost data means lost business. Fireproof and waterproof storage solutions from ioSafe enable you to protect business continuity by securing your mission-critical data from loss. Our external hard drives provide industry-leading security from physical threats, ensuring that your data will never be lost—no matter what happens. Providing better backup and restore times than either online or tape-based solutions, ioSafe drives ensure your data is protected and can be restored in minutes rather than hours or days.

  • Server and PC Backup
  • Databases and Financials
  • Supplement Online/Tape Backup
  • Simple Disaster Recovery + Security
  • Compliance in a box (EMR, HIPAA, PCI, etc.)
  • Minimize Backup/Recovery Time (RTO/RPO)


An ioSafe can automatically backup your servers, workstations and virtual machines and allow you to resume business quickly in the event of system crashes or disasters. Once files are backed up, they reside in a fireproof, waterproof, disaster-proof chassis. All backups are instantly browsable for fast file recovery. Alternatively backups can be spun up as virtual machines for instant server replacement, testing outside of production, or server migration. Certain models of ioSafe will also replicate to the ioSafe cloud for an additional layer of redundancy and recoverability.