Family owned since 1987, SoftFlow is a managed IT services and IT Support provider for small to medium businesses worldwide. For more than 35 years, this IT company has proven to be an expert in Cybersecurity, IT solutions, IT services, IT support and IT consulting. Based in Montreal, this thriving team is composed of certified IT network and cyber security specialists providing efficient and reliable IT Solutions, IT Security and managed IT services.


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” Though you may not realize it, cybersecurity is an important topic that every local small business owner should be aware of. “


” Cybercriminals are becoming more creative in their attempts to infiltrate your digital network, so even if you believe your company is safe, you could be exposing yourself to serious financial and legal risks if your cybersecurity measures are inadequate. “





Here are five cybersecurity tips that every local small business should be aware of:




1) Install antivirus software.

Installing antivirus software on every computer, regardless of size, is the first and most important step in any cybersecurity effort. Make sure you have the most recent version of your antivirus software and keep an eye out for updates.

This is especially important if you have multiple computers that aren’t always online (e.g., a local office). It should suffice if you can install something like Microsoft Defender.


2) Keep up with security announcements.

Staying current on security announcements from your computer and software providers is critical because, even if you’re doing everything correctly, there could be a new vulnerability that you’re not aware of. If you don’t check in with providers on a regular basis to ensure your software is up to date, hackers can exploit these flaws for malicious purposes such as identity theft. Small businesses must be concerned about the latest computer security trends in addition to being aware of security risks posed by their technology.


3) Turn on two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication is a protocol that requires you to verify your identity using two types of identification: something you know (such as a password) and something you have (like your smartphone). Logging in requires entering a special code sent to your phone via text message in addition to your username and password. While this protocol is not perfect, it is extremely useful in providing security for users who want an extra layer of protection.


4) Encrypt sensitive information

  • Encrypting data is important for any company, but it is critical for local small businesses. If you encrypt your data, hackers will be unable to access it in the event of a cyber-attack.


  • When sensitive data is encrypted, it is sent through an algorithm that renders it unreadable to anyone who does not have access to a special key or password. The key is what allows users (and applications) to decipher text encrypted with a specific algorithm.


5) Upkeep and monitoring of software

Because technology is constantly changing and evolving, it is critical to maintain and monitor your software to protect your data. Most software includes an update button that takes less than a minute to complete and is simple for you or your IT specialist to perform every couple of weeks.



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” Here are some hardware solutions that we provide: “


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SoftFlow offers a wide variety of desktops, computers, servers, firewalls, switches, network attached storage units (NAS), patch panels, screens, monitors and all other PC components. From a single home system to the most advanced professional workstations,┬á SoftFlow’s custom made systems are tailored to meet client’s IT needs and are based on the best available hardware components available on the market today. A new line of PC’s called the Shark Line has been launched with different looks, styles and performance depending on the customer’s budget. It offers a value line Shark streamline, a simple home desktop or a Small to Medium Business computer.
Businesses want products designed for outstanding performance and reliability that will address their unique needs. With Intel Server Systems and Intel Server Chassis, you can count on trusted performance, quality, and reliability to help solve the most complex business challenges. SoftFlow offers a full range of servers for on-demand business needs. Built on Intel chassis and server boards, including stand-alone servers and rack mounted servers.
SoftFlow offers diverse reliable and effective storage solutions such as Network Attached Storage Units (NAS), External HDDs and SSDs, Flash memory devices, Optical Storage Devices, Floppy Disks, Random Access Memory (RAM), Secondary Storage: Hard Disk Drives (HDD) , Solid-State Drives (SSD), Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid-State Drives (SSD) connections.
For the world’s best visibility, protection and response, we choose Sophos firewalls. Being our cyber security partner, they are listed as the top 10 most secure Firewall suppliers. Sophos’s superior visibility into risky activity, suspicious traffic, and advanced threats helps you regain control of your networks.