How to Securely Network Your Office Computers

How to Securely Network Your Office Computers

With cybercrime continually increasing, not only is it important to protect yourself, it’s also important to take measures to protect your business. So many offices handle important business transactions and submit sensitive information over the internet that it can potentially run the risk of identity, or business theft. One way to avoid this problem is to always make sure your office network is secure.

Use a Wired Network

The safest way to network any office computer is by using a wired connection. Signals are transmitted within the wires and there is less risk of an information breach. This can be done by connecting each office computer to a router using an ethernet cable to connect them to the local network.. However, the downside to this is that having so many cables in an office is not always convenient.

Securing a Wireless Network

There are a few easy and simple ways to secure your wireless router. Try and keep the router in the middle of your office, which keeps the internet signal mainly in the building. Also, use the router’s manual instructions to change the default password. Using an office computer you can enable WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access. This type of connection is highly encrypted to provide your office with a high level of security. This type of connection also requires a password that only the users would know. Another way to ensure a secure connection is by enabling MAC address filtering in the router for each office computer.

Other Helpful Tips

Frequently changing your password is a great way to keep your office secure. Install a firewall and make sure it gets updated regularly. Also, keep a backup of all your important documents. Set administrative restrictions and permissions for each individual user and make sure that any shared data permissions on an office computer are given to the correct personnel. Buying a high performance router has the capacity to detect any possible security breach and correct the issue.

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