Although securing a single PC or small home network can be a complicated and often tedious task for the average user, securing a networked office—even a small one—is tougher.
Modern modes of communication, especially e-mail and the Web, have made it possible for whole new types of small business to blossom. But along with the many advantages of these technologies come an ever-increasing number of e-mail– and Internet–related threats.
Ideally, smaller businesses and organizations would be able to afford dedicated IT professionals who can keep pace with security needs. But thats just not the case in reality—which means the buck stops with small-business owners or the people theyve tapped to handle security. If youre in one of these groups, cheer up. In the following pages, we provide you with the advice youll need to purchase the right equipment, software, or services and get the most out of them.
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