Technology May 18, 2020 Last updated May 18th, 2020 3,407 Reads share

Data Security 101: Tips for Choosing the Right Cybersecurity Company

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Let’s face it, while different industries brace themselves for inevitable cyber attacks, the truth is that no particular industry is immune to cyberattacks. It’s for this reason that cybersecurity companies play an integral role in maintaining the desired company standards.

Even so, many people will argue that the cybersecurity landscape is quite crowded. Due to this, many people find it overwhelming to choose a formidable cybersecurity company.

First, the crowded landscape has provided unscrupulous companies an opportunity to scam clients. Secondly, the myriads of companies tend to offer similar services, present an impeccable track record, and provide different levels of value to their partners.

However, there is a great deal of difference between a software provider partner as well as MSPs. It’s therefore important for a user to distinctively realize the difference. Below are the top tips to help you when choosing a cybersecurity company for optimum results.

Performance Should Be Priority

Whether you decide to go with a top tier cybersecurity company or a small company looking to make a name for itself, always remember that the company will determine your overall reputation. So, how can you know whether a cybersecurity company is performing well? Well, using a zero trust encryption method should be your goal.

Experts advise that you shouldn’t simply fall for the marketing ads presented by a company. It’s imperative to ensure that you independently test for the performance of a company yourself. You can start off by checking the list of the most effective cybersecurity companies.

The bad news is that you are going to do more than just a single test. After all, a single test won’t tell you much about a company’s performance. You should ensure to delve deeper by looking at the overall number of tests carried out by independent testers for different companies.

Depending on the number of tests carried out and the overall performance, you can then pick the one with the best overall results.

Beware of Pony Companies

As mentioned before, the crowded cybersecurity scene has provided different pony companies to style in. It’s important that you identify and keep off such companies.

While identifying a pony cybersecurity company can be quite daunting, there are different things that you can do to avoid falling victim to one. You will mostly see a startup company branding itself as specialized in a particular field and that they can immensely limit the risks of threats. Don’t be fooled though. Such companies can be outright dangerous and maybe a complete pony.

Ensure to go for a company that provides you more than just malware protection. A formidable company must provide an all-round cybersecurity service, including ransomware to more advanced services such as advanced persistent threats.

Remember that the correct cybersecurity company will not only provide the desired services to you but will ensure that you don’t waste time and money in the long run.

Check For Technical Support

Just like any other online program, a cybersecurity program is equally full of issues. Sometimes, it might be something that requires urgent assistance or something that you can fix over a long period of time.

When looking for a cybersecurity company, ensure to go for one that has 24/7 technical support assistance. The company should have your back at any given time and season. If a company has a technical support team that is very slow to respond or has poor interpersonal skills, you stand at risk of being attacked either financially or lose crucial data from your system.

Determine The Channel Focus

As the cybersecurity market keeps flooding up, you can only expect fierce competition between companies. According to recent statistics, it is estimated that the cybersecurity market will reach about $29.9 billion in 2020.

While this might be the case, going for a company that channels sales to its users will ensure that you don’t have to worry about competing companies. Basically, a cybersecurity company that solely focusses on providing its users with the resources, knowledge, and tools means that it is well channeled.

As such, if you succeed, they equally succeed. You will as well benefit greatly from other incentives such as a financial gain from a channeled cybersecurity company.

Consider Your Marketing

Regardless of the cybersecurity company you choose, you will always need to level up your marketing as well. You will still be required to communicate with your current customers as you develop more leads.

Ensure to determine whether your cybersecurity provider offers any marketing resources for its customers. If so, go further to inquire what level of access you will have on the marketing resources. This will go a long way in boosting your marketing efforts.

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