Cyber Security

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Securing your data, users, communications, and your company from cyber attacks, reducing risk and giving you the peace of mind that you need to operate effectively.

What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is a set of IT tools, procedures, and policies that companies adopt to safeguard their networks, systems, and data from various online threats or unauthorised access. Cybersecurity’s main objective is to protect sensitive and confidential data from attacks that usually aim to access the information for misuse, extortion of money, or simply to interrupt business.

Gone are the days when easy-to-install antivirus software was sufficient to protect your devices. In recent times, the use of cloud services has increased to save sensitive data, but security standards are still lacking. Cyber security is no longer a choice, but a necessity.

Even a decade ago, we didn’t rely on technology the way we do today.

Why is Cyber Security important?

It’s easy to imagine the kind of havoc that a cyber attack can wreak, but cyber security often takes a backstep compared to other business demands. Here are just a few reasons why cyber security should be your top priority:


Cyber threats and security breaches cause downtime, which can bring your business to a standstill, thus reducing the company's productivity and tarnishing its reputation.


Cyber security practices are mandatory in many countries, including South Africa. They are governed by the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Cyber attacks can prove very costly for a business. Apart from losses incurred due to low or nil productivity, there would be the additional costs of getting your business up and running, and the cost to your reputation.


Since Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) often can’t afford to have dedicated cyber security management, the potential for extortion and financial gain by an attacker often leads to these businesses being targeted.

Data Breach

Cyber criminals and their crimes are very sophisticated. and are constantly coming up with innovative ways to breach security systems and access data.It is crucial to maintain data integrity.

What makes Solid Systems leading Cyber Security experts in South Africa and the UK?

For the past two decades, Solid Systems has been helping businesses across South Africa and the world adapt to meet sophisticated and evolving cybersecurity challenges. As the threats to your business change, so do the cyber security solutions that we offer evolve to meet your needs and protect not just your data, but your users, their communications, and your business as a whole.
One of our core goals as an IT provider is to reduce the risk that your company faces, ensuring your business continuity, and protecting you against a wide range of threats to give you the peace of mind that you need to operate effectively in an ever-changing digital world.
Our experienced and qualified IT Professionals do this by putting world-class security solutions to the best possible use for your business, by training your humans in ways that they can keep your company protected, and by offering the exceptionally human IT Support that you need, when you need it.

An alarm system only gets you so far.

See the impact that proactive and strategic security technologies can have on your business operations. Keep your business safe with Solid Systems’ cyber security solutions.

Which Cyber Security solutions does Solid Systems offer?

There are many different types of cyber security protection solutions to mitigate risks that your business faces.

Whether you are looking for email security solutions to prevent phishing and social engineering attacks, are wanting to protect your users and data with identity and access management solutions, or want to implement Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection, Solid Systems has you covered for all of your cybersecurity needs.

Advanced Threat Protection

One of the most efficient tools you could use to safeguard your business against cyber attacks is Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Features of Microsoft ATP include:


  • Protecting messages by scanning your email attachments for malicious content. The email will only arrive in your inbox if no cyber criminal activity is found.

  • ATP Safe Links scans every URL shared in the office IT infrastructure for malicious content, and automatically blocks suspicious links, ensuring data security.

  • ATP for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams also protects files and data shared by your users by blocking malicious content.

  • ATP’s anti-phishing protection detects malicious emails that may contain phishing attacks and block the links within them

  • Real-time detection reports ensure that you are aware of when attempted attacks have occurred.


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Audit and Compliance

A cybersecurity compliance audit analyses the data that your business stores, ensuring that it is secure from outside interference, but accessible to those who need access to it.


Information protection tools like Microsoft Azure Information Protection allow you to label sensitive information, keeping your confidential documents and emails secure. This cloud-based solution also lets you control access to content, detect risky digital patterns, take corrective measures, and prevent data loss or compromise.


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Disaster Recovery

Strategic technology planning doesn’t just mean implementing future technologies. It also involves delving into your existing solutions to analyse vulnerabilities, and plan for the worst case scenario – what would happen if your business fell victim to a cyberattack, a data breach, or even a natural disaster.

Disaster Recovery is all about putting a plan together for handling attacks and other risks that pose a threat to your business continuity.

We also put security management tools like Microsoft 365 Security Centre in place, allowing you to monitor and manage your organisation’s overall security from a single dashboard. This solution acts as a centralised hub, helping you to manage various security solutions, such as identity and access management, security management, information protection, website security, and threat protection without needing to switch between platforms.


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Email Security

Protecting your communications has never been more critical.


Email is an inherently insecure platform, which makes it critical to protect your users against a wide range of email attacks, from reducing SPAM, to preventing phishing, spoofing and compromised domain names, to recognising and reporting social engineering attempts, Solid Systems can help you to put the right tools in place to protect your business.


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Identity & Access Management

Make sure that your users are getting the access they need, without compromising sensitive data on your cloud apps.


Identity and Access Management tools like Microsoft Azure Active Directory enable your workforce to securely access internal and external resources. Conditional Access protects important data by asking for specific criteria to be met before granting access to the data.


And then there are solutions like Multi-Factor Authentication, which make it more difficult for attackers to impersonate your users, requiring at least one additional access confirmation from a separate device, which an attacker is unlikely to have access to.


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Cloud VoIP | Cloud PBX

No more need to rely on Telkom landlines or exorbitant cell phone bills. Reduce telephone costs substantially with a cloud PBX solution that offers genuine per-second billing. Your customers won’t even be able to tell the difference.


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What are the most common causes of cyber attacks?

When many businesses think of upping their cyber security, they start by putting together complex access management systems. But these can not only be difficult to manage, they can even make it harder to keep track of which permissions users have, and can make it easier for cyber criminals to gain access without their presence being noticed.

If you want to protect your business from cyber attacks, before putting complex solutions in place, it is crucial to understand the common causes of security breaches and the corrective measures you can take to mitigate threats. Among some of the most common causes for an attack are:

Weak and Stolen Credentials

Using either default, common, or easily guessable passwords without Multi-Factor Authentication.

Unsafe Apps
and Malware

Malware is malicious software that gets installed, often via a phishing mail or suspicious link, and can be used by attackers to gain access to company systems and login credentials.

Internal Security

Internal threats can take the form of disgruntled former employees who haven't had their access revoked, unhappy existing team members, or even just well meaning staff who are prone to human error.

Negligence and Misconfiguration

Improper maintenance of apps and servers, and simple cases of human error, can easily put your business at risk of a cyber security attack by introducing vulnerabilities to your systems.

What kind of budget do you need for Cyber Security services?

Cyber security can no longer be ignored. With the increasing number of cyber attacks, every organisation must set aside a dedicated budget for cyber security solutions, but what kind of budget does your business need? Thankfully, the price paid is not directly proportionate to the effectiveness of the tool, and a comprehensive cyber security solution is not necessarily expensive.

It is good to remember that no cyber security solution comes with a 100% guarantee, but choosing a solution that suits your company’s requirements will go a long way towards reducing your risk of cyber attack.

By working with Solid Systems, you can take a proactive and strategic approach to cyber security, focusing your efforts on training your workforce, taking all necessary security measures, and making sure that you’re prepared for a security breach if one does occur, knowing that you have done your best to protect your business.

In the next few decades, cyber security will be one of the mandatory costs on every business’ financial records. It is better to take the right security measures, and pay a small price to stay safe, than to remain vulnerable and completely unprepared to face a cyber threat.

Embrace Cyber Security



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Since 2003, Solid Systems have specialised in delivering leading technology solutions and offering guidance to organisations in South Africa and abroad, in the most human way possible.
We love technology and the exciting ways that it evolves, and are constantly improving the tools that we use. But humans are at the heart of our business. That’s why we value each relationship and prioritise a personal approach, finding solutions that deliver results for your company in the best way possible.

With our highly skilled and passionate professionals behind us, and the latest and most sophisticated tools at their disposal, we ensure that the businesses we work with are constantly evolving, and can step into the future with confidence.

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