Intrusion, hacking and electronic theft attempts against businesses of all types and sizes are increasing exponentially and costing UK businesses millions of pounds every year.

Our internet security solutions mitigate risks before they reach your network, and reduce security costs and complexity. Microtrading’s IT Security Experts specialise in providing the best level of security for your business that protects all areas of your IT system.

Proactive defence

Our managed internet security service keeps watch over your IT system 24/7, searching for any unwanted programs that may have made their way onto your system. Any which are identified are immediately eradicated, protecting the welfare of your system and the sensitive information you hold.

We’ll protect and maintain the internet security of your network, providing you with peace of mind.

Notifications from your anti-virus can be a nuisance, be it a reminder for renewal or a set of system scan results – but it is crucial that these do not go ignored. That is why we take care of this for you and your workforce.

What are the threats Microtrading can protect you from?

Malware

Malware (Malicious software) is a broad term used to define many different types of program. Simply put, Malware is any software designed with the sole purpose of disrupting, damaging, or gaining unauthorised access to a system. Many of the below programs are forms of Malware.

Spyware

Spyware is a form of Malware designed to infiltrate an IT system or computer, and provide the person or organisation that deployed it with private, covert information by transmitting information from the victim’s device.

Phishing

Phishing is an action, not a virus. Phishing is something carried out by hackers and other criminals, and means to obtain forms of sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money). There are many different phishing techniques, but the most common involve creating a program or platform that is presented to a victim by what seems to be a legitimate and trustworthy entity, in an electronic communication such as email.

Ransomware

Ransomware works in a number of ways. Its purpose is to obtain money from its victims by blackmailing them. It can seek out information of a sensitive or valuable nature and steal or encrypt it, holding the victim to ransom and forcing them to pay dearly to get it back. Alternatively, it may shut down all or part of an IT system, and once again hold you to ransom, not giving back control of the system to its victim until money has been paid. Ransomware is a very real threat, particularly for small to medium businesses, as hackers see them as an easy target – for the way they often leave their systems under-protected.

Hackers

A hacker is someone who seeks to breach defences and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, espionage, information gathering or just for the fun of it.

Adware

Adware displays unwanted ads to the user. These ads often slow down the functionality of the system and may well be an offer or a link that delivers another form of Malware.