Virtual and On-Premise Office

Creation and Protection of your On-premise or Virtual Office

Setting up an office for your staff can be a daunting task. EENET can help your business setup an office environment using Microsoft 365 services. This can include all your business email and office applications that allow your employees to be productive and secure at the same time. All email is encrypted and users within your domain will be able to collaborate with each other using a variety of applications included in the Microsoft Office 365 subscription. A quick email to our support desk and we can have additional staff members added to the system so that they have immediate access to email and the suite of applications. This approach to your office setup is a great way to get your business up and running and with minimal costs. At less than £6 per user the savings to having EENET help set you up on the Microsoft Cloud verses an on-premise email (exchange) server and installed applications can be a saving of thousands of pounds a year.

These days business heads are finding alternative ways of working for their offices and employees. Virtual offices are a great way to maximise revenue and reduce costs by removing the need for rented office space whilst still allowing your workforce to collaborate in the same way as being in a physical office. With tools such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and other popular video conferencing software, this technology removes the old stigma that homeworking is not a viable business model for companies to adopt.

Remote Support

Issues can be resolved in minutes with EENT thanks to the remote support software that we use. The support software allows us to remotely access a company laptop or computer so that we can run updates, fix issues or simply guide a user in the right direction if they are stuck. With privacy in mind we can only access a device to give support once a user has given permission via a permissions system by reading out a PIN code that the software generates and verifies once given.

Web Protection

Online banking, shopping, and general browsing are so convenient, but they also leave you vulnerable to sophisticated internet threats, such as keyloggers, phishing scams, and bad or compromised websites. EENET can install software that delivers robust web protection, simultaneously protecting you from known malicious content while also stopping new threats as you browse, bank, and shop online.

Antivirus Software such as Sophos protects you against risks like:

  • Phishing sites—Spoofed websites carefully crafted to look like the real thing, tricking users into giving up their credentials. Sophos utilizes a global database of sites to stop users from going to known phishing sites
  • Infected sites—Legitimate pages unwittingly infected with malware, allowing hackers to steal your personal information. Sophos scans the code of the websites you access. If malicious code is discovered on the site, you are notified and prevented from going to the site until it’s deemed safe.
  • Undesirable sites—for example, extreme violence, racist rhetoric, and pornography that children can stumble upon. Sophos offers 25-plus site category filters, allowing parents to block groups of sites that they deem unwelcome. Parents will also be notified if a child attempts to bypass the filter.
  • Keyloggers—hidden programs that record everything you type in, including passwords, credit cards, and personal information. Sophos Premium encrypts your keystrokes so that keyloggers only get jumbled and useless letters.
  • Browser exploits—infections on the browser that have access to all your traffic. Sophos Premium adds additional layers of security around common browsers, such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, preventing them from being exploited and turned against the user.

Anti-Exploit Protection

Common computer programs, such as Adobe Acrobat and web browsers, are often an easy backdoor for malware to access a computer and any data on it. These programs are particularly vulnerable to zero-day exploits, which is industry jargon for threats that have yet to be discovered and do not have a patch or signature written and distributed for it. Sophos Premium secures these programs with real-time exploit prevention, which monitors the programs for abnormal behavior, stopping attackers in their tracks. Sophos Premium also replaces infected Windows resources with safe, original versions.

Ransomware Protection

Ransomware is designed to block access to your files and possibly your entire computer system until a sum of money is paid. These threats can slip by traditional web filters and antivirus defences, encrypt your personal documents and photos, and then demand you pay a ransom in bitcoins for the decryption key. One of the fastest growing forms of cybercrime, ransomware has become so lucrative that some criminal organizations have begun to distribute ransomware tool-kits to assist small-time hackers in building their own ransomware. Sophos watches for ransomware and ransomware-style behaviour, allowing it to catch brand new variants that basic security software can’t recognize. If malicious encryption is seen, Sophos stops the process. It then rolls back any changes made by the ransomware by replacing the encrypted files with saved backups, and then removes the ransomware. All of these processes occur without any required user intervention.

Secure Online Banking

The vast majority of banking transactions occur online these days. Therefore, it’s imperative to protect your banking and credit card information from being intercepted by third parties and keylogger software. Sophos Premium puts additional anti-hacking/exploit protections around web browsers—such as Google Chrome and Internet Explorer—in addition to encrypting your keystrokes to prevent the interception of your credit card numbers, passwords, and other login credentials. These advanced technologies have earned Sophos the MRG Effitas certification for secure online banking.