Managed Security Solutions | Kitchener

Cybersecurity is unmanageable for a Small Business these days

Proudly serving Kitchener for over 10 years

CarefreeIT is the leading Managed Security Services provider (MSSP) in the Kitchener area. As an MSSP company, we have the required knowledge, expertise, and capacity to get your business’s security management off your plate, giving you peace of mind and more time to focus on the success of your business. If you are in need of a managed security services company, contact us today!

Why You Need a Managed Security Services Provider

In 2019, data breaches exposed nearly 165 million sensitive records. All kinds of IT devices were attacked, including Windows and Apple computers, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices.
Experts foresee further escalation of cybercrime driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and more sophisticated cybercriminals, reaching $6 trillion annually by next year.
According to the SBA, small and mid-sized companies are prime targets, with over half of small businesses becoming victims. And 60% of the victims don’t survive an attack. The average cost to SMBs skyrocketed from $8,600 per episode in 2013 to almost $21,600 today. Criminals hit some organizations multiple times, repeatedly targeting them in efforts to steal their customers’ and employees’ personal information, spy on their business secrets or merely drain their bank accounts.
Like many victims, you might think you’re already protected. There are several reasons why this may not be true. One of the biggest is that traditional antivirus tools, many of which are still in use, were designed for simpler times when there were only a few kinds of malware threats. Today, there are at least nine types, including ransomware (the most notorious), that aren’t detected by traditional AV software and legacy tools.
With cyberattacks skyrocketing worldwide, it may be a good time for you to ask an IT professional from Carefree IT to complete a basic security check to see if your security protections are working correctly.

How an MSSP can help

Increasingly, many security and risk managers are turning to managed security service providers (MSSPs) to manage their IT security programs. Businesses are engaging with MSSPs like Carefree IT to help them get better protection and value, cope with scarce resources, address complex technical issues, and keep abreast of the constantly shifting threat landscape. By working with a well-qualified MSSP, you also spend less time working on security issues and can refocus that time toward your core business.
Leaders of the best MSSPs are cybersecurity experts, engage with highly skilled staff, invest in advanced technologies, and offer round-the-clock service and support.
MSSPs manage Cybersecurity for you

Six benefits you gain from engaging the right MSSP

Here are six key benefits you can expect from engaging with Carefree IT as your security partner:
1. A proactive approach to protecting your company and your data
An effective security defense begins long before a thief has broken in and started wreaking havoc on your business. No one wants to experience that nightmare!
Our experts will implement a strategic program using well-proven procedures to assess and test your system, identify weaknesses, and recommend improvements. Our focus is not just on preventing breaches but also on responding immediately and effectively in the event one should occur.
2. A highly qualified staff, proven systems and technology
Well-trained, experienced IT security specialists and modern methods are essential to staying ahead of the mushrooming global cybercrime network.
We employ top-notch people and provide ongoing training. We also use sophisticated hardware, software and procedures to monitor your systems, analyze threats and quickly respond to any potential breaches. Our solutions and tools are updated and improved regularly.
3. Security is an MSSP’s primary mission
Security is a full-time occupation that demands a commitment to understanding evolving technology and constantly morphing threats.
Our top priority is protecting the security of your IT systems and data.
4. Expert risk and compliance advice
Many businesses must comply with specific regulations and mandatory breach reporting rules. All companies can suffer fines, receive legal penalties and lose customers after data breaches.
We are experts on U.S. and international IT risk management and industry standards.
5. Budgetary accountability and cost-effective results
In today’s highly dynamic security environment, changes are seemingly endless, occurring almost daily. It is challenging to budget and control IT security costs accurately.
MSSPs, like Carefree IT, spread costs over a broader base than a single customer. Similarly, we make technology investments that an individual customer may find impractical or unaffordable.
6. Automated reporting and regular security status updates
You and your staff shouldn’t have to spend hours in meetings or waste time wading through complex, after-the-fact reports to try to stay on top of your security status.
We provide automated reporting systems that regularly keep you abreast of your risk exposure, security posture and current priorities.

Let us extend and augment your security team

Whatever the need, our security experts can help you analyze your security risks and craft a cost-effective, multi-layered defense against cyberthreats.
Turn to an experienced managed security consultant. We can help you optimize your security protocols to mitigate the risks of cybercrime. Contact us today to get started!

Why Choose CarefreeIT?

CarefreeIT was the first IT managed services provider (MSP) company in Ontario to develop and market a comprehensive cybersecurity bundle specifically targeted to the small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) market. We realized early on that SMBs were being targeted by hackers, were vulnerable, and were getting compromised. Unfortunately, cyber protection services were designed for enterprise-class companies and was unaffordable for SMBs. Our unique Total Protection Plan (TPP) solved the problem by delivering leading edge security protection to SMBs at an affordable cost.
The TPP provides 24x7x365 cybersecurity expert “live eyes” on your network. It also provides education for your team, a set of policies for you to implement, and dark web scanning on your behalf. It’s designed and delivered by certified cybersecurity experts. If the security of your systems and data are essential to your business, the TPP gives you the peace of mind to sleep well at night knowing your IT, your valuable data, and your reputation are protected.
No other MSP has the cybersecurity expertise, experience and services to protect your business both reliably and cost-effectively. We’re successfully protecting many business in the insurance, finance, accounting, legal, retail and non-profit industries.
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