3 Types of IT Security


IT security is a pretty big deal--but it's a little easier to manage when you break it down into its main parts. Here are the most important types of IT security and how they help keep your data safe and sound!

IT Security, Simplified

When it comes to IT security, the most important thing you can do is get started. If you're hesitating because you aren't exactly sure which steps to take or where to jump in, you're actually giving the "digital bad-guys" a perfect opportunity to prey on your business--so don't wait another minute. Roll up those sleeves, grab a pencil, and prepare to do a little homework.

Although there's a lot to know about IT security, it can be broken into three main types: network, cybersecurity, and endpoint.

  • Type 1: Network

    Network security is just what it sounds like: networks, network connections, and reliable data communication. It helps keep your internal users safe when using your hardware and software.

  • Type 2: Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is all about the Internet. It's probably the most familiar, as it includes tools like firewalls and antivirus software, and its main responsibility is to protect against all the various digital threats your company faces in an average day.

  • Type 3: Endpoint

    Endpoint security concerns end-users and all the variables they bring to the table. Tools like virtual private networks and full security training will help keep well-meaning users from accidentally stumbling into something that could put your whole company at risk.

Now that you know the basics, it's time to take the next step: Managed IT Services. CenturyCare's tier of services include Essentials, Complete and SecurePlus. Managed IT helps you put all of this information to work--and, better yet, a good provider will help you stay up-to-date on all the latest threats, risks, and weaknesses, as well as the best and strongest solutions. Your IT has never been in better hands.

Worried about IT security? Want to learn more about managed IT? Contact Us today to get started!