Server Security in Small Business and IT

For many small business owners, “security” means locking up their front doors and setting their alarm system before going home for the night. But to keep your small business secure, it’s vital to protect your data, not just your physical assets.  For example, did you know that:

No small business owner wants to tell her customers that she “lost” their credit card number or other personal information. Quite simply, security disruptions cause lost data which causes lost trust. And in this competitive marketplace, you don’t want to give your customers any reason to take their business elsewhere.

So, have I scared you enough already? The good news is that there are some easy and inexpensive ways to make sure your valuable data is secure and protected. Of course, we all know that it’s important to have up-to-date virus protection on your laptop or desktop system. But how do you best protect the data on your server?

Luckily, entry-level servers based on the new Intel® Xeon® E3 family of processors, available in the next 60 days, have several built-in features that keep your data safe and secure. Intel® Active Management Technology helps you update anti-virus software across your entire network – even if you’re working remotely. Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for increased security  that won’t impact your system’s performance.

And of course, it’s just as important to backup your data as it is to keep your data from being stolen. All Intel® Xeon® processor E3-based servers support ECC memory, which corrects the vast majority of memory errors to keep your system online and your data intact. And they include Intel® Rapid Storage Technology, which protects your business from a hard drive failure by enabling you to seamlessly backup and restore data on an additional drive.

In short, Intel® Xeon® processor E3-based servers are a smart investment that helps keep your business up and running, 24x7. And they are priced affordably, so that businesses of all size can afford the latest and greatest server security solutions from Intel.

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