ACT Networks provides IT network services for small to medium-sized businesses in Elgin, IL, and the Chicagoland area. Less than comprehensive security solutions are less than fully reliable to protect your company from costly disruptions of normal operations. ACT Network Solutions provides the best network security for Illinois businesses.

Along with offering comparatively unreliable network protection, pieced-together IT security solutions are inefficient to implement, maintain and update. Such non-cohesive network security arrangements typically lead to excessively complex IT management processes, at grossly inflated costs. ACT network security experts eliminate such difficulties, with complete IT security designs, known as Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions.

How Does a UTM Solution Benefit My Business?

UTM solutions combine all of the essential IT systems security measures in one device. This approach makes your company’s network security optimally manageable and efficient. Application, maintenance, and control of your organization’s network’s content can all be performed from a single central point.

With this advanced network security model, it’s no longer necessary to execute time-consuming security updates to all workstations individually. This much more efficient IT security management modality saves much valuable IT system service time and expense.

Prevent Network Security Threats

A major contributor to the risk of IT systems intrusions is a failure to execute network security software updates. Good network security management companies are effective in staying on pace with the best efforts of hackers. However, success in protecting your IT systems requires the prompt application of the necessary network security patches. Lapses in important security updates leave your business’s entire IT infrastructure exposed to cyber-criminals.

With a UTM implemented and managed by your ACT network team, your IT system security is continuously protected. Updating the entire system at one central location eliminates the risk of unauthorized access due to overlooking an update to a networked device. The UTM approach can reduce your costs and your risks of critical data losses, and help make your IT systems function more efficiently.

Cyber-Security for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

ACT serves small and medium-sized businesses. We know that your IT infrastructure enables your business information systems and communications. Improperly configured security structures incorporated into your IT system cannot provide effective protection.

If you do not currently have the advantage of UTM, consider having an independent review of your IT systems and network security setup, to help identify weaknesses in your existing network security.

ACT network engineers employ our industry’s best practices—ensuring that medium-sized and small business IT security systems are properly installed, stable, and reliable—freeing you to fully focus on running your business, instead of spending valuable time on your IT system.

Use Your IT to Increase Your Team’s Productivity

Maximize workforce productivity by applying web content controls. Opinions, values, work habits, and efficiency rates vary among workplace team members. So, it’s important for an employer to have the ability to prevent access to particular elements that can result in costly issues for your business.

Some types of company internet use that employers sometimes opt to restrict include:

  • Streaming video
  • Microblogging sites
  • Gaming sites
  • Social networking sites
  • Entertainment sites
  • Job searches
  • File-sharing
  • Adult content sites
  • Other kinds of non-productive use

Business IT systems research indicates that employees spend an average of about two hours per workday for personal internet use on company time. Having a UTM in place greatly reduces the typical drain on productivity. By implementing a UTM appliance, ACT brings you full control over the kinds of digital content that are accessible to individuals or groups of employees across your business network.

What Network Certifications Do ACT Tech Experts Have?

Deploying and maintaining your business’s technology, and keeping it secure can be very challenging, without proper IT services to ensure that your company’s unique needs are addressed. Having efficient, responsive IT support helps prevent serious, undetected, emerging problems that can result in disruption of your normal operations. It also empowers your team to communicate more effectively with one another and your customers.

ACT’s highly-trained and experienced team of network experts are certified in all of the most prominent networking environments, including these, among others:

  • Cisco
  • Microsoft
  • Apple
  • VPN
  • Hewlett Packard (HP)
  • VM Ware
  • Healthcare Systems (EHR–EMR)
  • Others

General Network Services ACT Provides

ACT Managed IT Services programs include the following commonly needed forms of management and support, among myriad other important outsourced IT services.

  • Server install, support and upgrade
  • Network management and support
  • Virus removal
  • Spyware protection
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
  • Layered Network Security
  • On-Demand Services
  • IT Consulting / Strategic Planning
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • System backup and recovery
  • Web filtering
  • Email Solutions
  • Managed IT Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Proactive systems maintenance
  • 24/7 Hour Support Help Desk
  • Continuous Remote Network Monitoring

ACT Network Solutions, Elgin IL

We provide Managed Network Services and strategic IT consulting services for small to medium-sized businesses in Elgin IL and the greater Chicagoland area. Our exceptionally skilled team of network security experts and state-of-the-art tools and methods have made ACT the leading provider of network services in our region.

We’re fully focused on helping Elgin business owners reduce IT network security risks, downtime, and costs, and increase efficiency, productivity and profitability, through optimizing management and use of their information technology.

For Network Support in Elgin IL

If you want more information about network services in Elgin IL, contact ACT Network Solutions at (847) 639-7000, to arrange to speak with a network management expert. Ask for your no-obligation network and IT systems assessment.