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Even though you only hear about big businesses like Target or Home Depot getting attacked in the news, SMBs are often targets for cybercriminals as well.


In fact, they’re even more likely to be a target, as 60% of cyberattacks in 2014 were directed at SMBs rather than enterprises.

Yes, last year those two companies suffered huge security breaches, losing tens of millions of customer email addresses and credit card numbers. And they’ve paid many millions of dollars to recover from those breaches…

AV Software Isn’t Good Enough: Fortinet Firewalls Actually Protect Your Data

Okay, so 60%, a majority, of attacks target SMBs.

But what does that 60% even mean, exactly? How many attacks were there in the first place? Percentages don’t mean much without any context…

Well, allow us to put it all in context for you: there were over 300 million new pieces of malware created in 2014.

What’s even scarier than that figure is that all it takes is one piece of malware to bring you down for good. Really: it’ll cost you an average of $150 per compromised file to recover from data loss, and thousands of files are compromised in the average attack. That’s enough of an expense to force 55% of SMBs to shut down within just 6 months of an online security breach.

Also, 80% of attacks last year were entirely unique, so signature-based antivirus software isn’t going to do you much good.

You need antiviral hardware to make up for your software’s flaws.

And when it comes to firewalls, you won’t find a better brand than Fortinet. Threats are lurking everywhere, mixed with legitimate content in programs you and your workforce use every day like email, web browsers, and social networking tools.

Fortinet knows how to separate legitimate content from malicious content, and they do it without slowing you down, too. The FortiGate 5140B was able to handle a test of 526 Gbps of real-world traffic, making it the world’s fastest firewall.  Performance like that has made Fortinet the market leader in threat management, and their products are used by Fortune 500 companies more than any other firewall.

Global Data Systems, Inc. installs and provides ongoing support for Fortinet firewalls, so you can take advantage of the same defensive tools that the biggest businesses in America trust with their data.

Contact us at (888) 849-6818 or info@GDSConnect.com for more information about Fortinet Firewalls and our IT services.

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