“As new cyber security threats continue to surface, it’s critical for business owners and IT service providers to ramp up network security to protect against potential risk,” said Andrew Bagrin, CEO and co-founder of My Digital Shield.
Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
My Digital Shield, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) for small businesses, today announced the launch of “Shield Test,” an online-based, complimentary security assessment tool that helps small businesses measure their vulnerability to cyber threats. In a quick 30-second scan, Shield Test assesses a network’s susceptibility to infection by malware or viruses and ranks the existing levels of defense against potential attacks and intrusion.
Many small businesses only have the bare minimum when it comes to cyber security – desktop anti-virus. While anti-virus platforms provide a good first line of protection, they are not good enough to protect the business from intrusion, attacks, and the latest malware. Shield Test evaluates an entire network to determine if there are any weaknesses in the current configuration that can create vulnerabilities and allow cyber hackers access to sensitive company and customer data. The test comprises seven steps, including a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attack, which can completely halt a business’ ability to operate. Once the test is complete, Shield Test provides a detailed report of the criteria the system passed and where there’s room for improvement, along with recommended next actions.
Shield Test scans an end user’s network evaluating the following seven criteria of cyber security:
1. Open Ports Test – identifies any ports that are left open, which can increase the likelihood that cyber intruders can access a system.
2. DDOS Defense Test – mimics a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) assault to check if a defense is triggered.
3. Malware/Virus Test – checks to make sure the system detects and blocks an attempted malware/virus download.
4. Client-Side Attack – tests for a presence of a client-side (from a computer, tablet, etc.) Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), which protects against any form of attack.
5. Server-Side Attack – tests for an active IPS on network servers.
6. Credit Card Theft Test – attempts to upload credit card numbers from the system to the Internet to test for theft vulnerability.
7. Bandwidth Test – determines how fast the network Internet connection is; complete security is often a tradeoff for a fast Internet.
“As new cyber security threats continue to surface, it’s critical for business owners and IT service providers to ramp up network security to protect against potential risk,” said Andrew Bagrin, CEO and co-founder of My Digital Shield. “Shield Test is the only free, quick risk assessment tool of its kind that allows end users and IT professionals to test the strength of their network against seven basic cyber protection measures and see a full report of what areas need improvement.”
Shield Test is now available to all businesses at http://www.ShieldTest.com.
About My Digital Shield:
My Digital Shield (MDS) is a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) that delivers enterprise-level security technology to small businesses. Based on industry-leading unified threat management (UTM) technology, MDS’ customizable cloud-based security solution offers continual protection against cyber threats and intrusion at an affordable price. With no bandwidth pollution, the SECaaS delivery model ensures that the latest virus definitions and threat updates are in use for continual threat assessment. Founded in 2013, MDS serves numerous managed service providers (MSPs) and small businesses in various industries including retail, restaurants, hospitality, and professional services. To learn more, visit http://www.mydigitalshield.com or follow on Twitter @MyDigitalShield.