Many small businesses cannot afford in-house technical support, so early signs that the company computer network is having issues are often missed until there is a major problem. With remote network performance monitoring, small system issues can be detected before they cause a major problem resulting in a security breach or data loss.
The reality is that most employees do stupid things on the company computers when they think no one is looking. No, they probably aren’t viewing compromising content on questionable web sites. But they may be visiting unsecure websites, checking their email, or even just doing their jobs and accidentally allowing malware or viruses to access the company network.
With remote network performance monitoring, small businesses can get an early warning if employees are using the company computer network in ways that might cause a security risk. For an employer, the ability to monitor what employees are doing and how they are doing can be more than just a way to check on employees. It is more than just making sure employees aren’t wasting company time. It’s protecting one of the biggest investments the company has – the information stored on its computer systems.
Even if a data breach is not a major concern, data loss often is. Malware and viruses can cause productivity loss when they slow down network performance or when they take over the system and lock employees out. Worse yet, some malicious programs can erase the data that the company spent years accumulating. With remote network performance monitoring, the risk is not completely gone, but chances are improved that someone will notice system problems before they become catastrophic.