Denver, CO, April 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Cyber attacks against small and medium businesses at all time high.
While high-profile cyber attacks against governments, large banks and businesses have made headlines in recent months, small and medium size businesses are now also attractive targets of cyber thieves. The frequency and sophistication of online attacks against business continues to increase. More attacks are surgically concise and invisible, ever-changing and pervasive. They're very hard to detect, and even when detected, they're hard to contain.
The financial stakes of cyber attacks on business are enormous. The "2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study," which was released by the Ponemon Institute reported that successful cyber attacks against U.S. businesses have increased by 42% since last year. An overwhelming 79% percent of companies experienced Web-borne attacks in 2012.
FCC reports the average annual cost of cyber attacks on small and medium size businesses was $188,242. Unlike a large company, small businesses may not be able to survive a cyber attack.
Protecting against Web-borne malware should be a high priority for all organizations since once inside a network, the propagation of malware can take down the entire company, effectively disabling an organization
To help businesses protect themselves from the threats of cyber attacks, eSoft, an international company who specializes in network cybersecurity security for small and medium (SMB) businesses, has announced that they have added 11 new partner companies during the first quarter of 2013.
Scott Wise, eSoft’s Director of Global Sales stated, “We are proud of our Q1 dealer growth. These new partners are well established IT specialists across the nation. We are also pleased to add two more international partners.”
One of the new partners, Peter Priel, CEO of Tierra Technology explained why Tierra has chosen eSoft security solutions to add to their product offering, “We wanted to be able to offer our customers a robust and comprehensive network security system, yet one that is affordable and very easy to use. eSoft’s InstaGate has the features, right out of the box, that matter to our customers. It’s easy to install and eSoft’s technical support is simply outstanding.”
Priel added, “We researched many companies and selected eSoft’s proven award-winning products as a dynamic solution for our SMB customers’ network security needs.”
eSoft’s Network Security Product Rated 5 Star “Best Buy”
In March, 2013, eSoft received a top industry designation, winning SC (Secure Computing) Magazine’s “BEST BUY” for the second consecutive year. eSoft won the prestigious publication’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) group test. eSoft’s InstaGate 604 network security product received the highest possible score with an overall 5 out of 5 Star Rating in each of 6 categories:
· Ease of Use
· Tech Support,
· Value for the Money
In announcing the new rating, Peter Stephenson, SC Magazine’s technical editor stated, “The eSoft’s InstaGate 604 is a security appliance with an array of great features and functionality at a reasonable cost. eSoft products offer a stateful firewall with deep packet inspection capabilities, proxy-based scanning, real-time threat monitoring, scanning of both web and
email for worms and viruses, and protection from bots and other network attacks.”
Stephenson added, “We found this product to be about as plug and play as a network security appliance can get. The initial setup process takes just a few minutes and the appliance is pretty much up and protecting the network with just a few clicks of the mouse. We find this product to an excellent value for the money.”
The companies partnering with eSoft in Q1 are:
1.Chameleon Technology, Dublin Ireland
2.DataMapt, Monument CO
3.BorderLan, San Marcos, CA
4.EnTech IT Solutions, Denver, CO
5.ManCom, Phoenix, AZ
6.Tierra Technology, San Francisco
7.Computer Troubleshooters, Red Bank, NJ
8.Matrix Communication Group, Syracuse NY
9.NUBES Networks, Foxboro, MA
10. Mullarky Business Systems, Wauwatosa, WI
11. Elite Business Systems, Westminster, CO
12. Arx Corporate IT Services, Toronto, Canada
Bud Michael, CEO of eSoft stated, “We are excited to have these high quality companies join our growing international network of IT specialists. They are respected experts with experience in serving the network security needs of business. We look forward to joining forces with each of them to help protect their SMB customers from cyber attacks with the very best in cybersecurity products and services.”