How much time does your business spend every day on issuing patches and security updates? How about basic maintenance and management practices that leave your network technicians tied up for hours on end? Thanks to automation, these menial tasks that take a considerable amount of time and resources can be simplified and offer a great return on investment.
Remote monitoring and management, or RMM, can provide your business with several benefits that would be difficult to achieve otherwise. Here are just a few of them, in no particular order.
Patching and Updates
In order to keep your business’ applications up to date at all times, you’ll have to continuously keep an eye out for new patches that shore up any weaknesses in your organization’s network infrastructure. This can be a time-consuming process, and the amount of time it takes to do this for your organization is commensurate with the number of workstations, server units, networking devices, and mobile devices that your company has to keep track of. Remote monitoring and management can be used to administer updates to all of your company’s devices as needed, even if the provider isn’t necessarily on-site to apply the edits. Since you don’t have to manually install updates on each and every one of your devices, you can instead invest this time elsewhere.
Network Security Management
When it comes to network security, you want to be both proactive and reactive to threats. Part of the way you can be more reactive to threats is by actively monitoring your organization’s infrastructure for breaches of security. Imagine being able to detect an attack and deflect it automatically or be notified in real time if your network is accessed by someone who is unauthorized to do so. Monitoring and maintenance technology allows for this as well, and it can be a great way to ensure that your organization can effectively react to a data breach.
Saved Time and Resources
Imagine how much time your business could save if the majority of maintenance could be done without an on-site visit? Not only would you save a ton of money, but you would also save a lot of time. Since you don’t have to wait for technicians to arrive on-site for most problems to be resolved, you’re saving a considerable amount of time on problem resolution. Plus, you won’t be paying them for the time that they spend on the road to your office. It’s a win-win scenario for both you and the provider.
Does your business want to implement remote monitoring and management? MERIT Solutions can help. To learn more, reach out to us at (757) 420-5150.