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Articles for Small Business Security

Keep your business secure

Get the latest security news, tips, articles, how-to's, and more.

Firewall solutions for small business

A security solution that integrates a hardware firewall with software controls provides comprehensive network security for your small business. Learn how a firewall fits into a larger security solution.

How does a VPN work?

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a company's network, allowing secure remote user access through encrypted connections over the Internet. Learn more about how a VPN can help support your business.

How to set up a VPN

A virtual private network (VPN) helps keep your business secure. Follow these simple steps on how to setup a VPN and protect your workers from prying eyes.

What is mobile device security?

Mobile device security is the full protection of data on portable devices and the network connected to the devices. Learn about solutions to protect data on portable devices, smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Small business network security checklist

Follow our six-step network security checklist to create a holistic security solution to prevent breaches and address issues quickly.

VoIP security – How to protect your voice

Learn why VoIP security is important and how to protect your voice communication from cybercriminals..

5 security tools to protect your small business data

Explore these 5 security tools and how they protect your small business data as if it were an enterprise.

SMB Cybersecurity Report

Big Security in a Small Business World: 10 myth busters for SMB cybersecurity.

Hear first-hand how Cisco Partners are helping small business customers successfully navigate the complexity of security.

Protection Inside and Outside the Office: The New State of Cybersecurity

More and more employees are working outside of the central office — and often outside its protection. To secure these remote workers and locations requires a fundamentally different approach.

Cybersecurity Case Studies – Customer Wins

Customer success stories that show how companies are able to simplify their security, accelerate their success, and protect their future using Cisco security solutions.

Six Degrees of Network Security

A number of obstacles stand between you and a safe network. Your security solution shouldn't be one of them. Avoid these six common security pitfalls that put your users, their devices, and your data at risk.

Checklist: 5 Cybersecurity tools to empower your business

Antivirus software and differentiated passwords are an excellent start but hardly cover the sophistication necessary to properly secure business data today.

3 Tips for Choosing a firewall for your SMB

Most next-generation firewalls (NGFW) reduce risk by providing access control over applications. But they don’t go far enough to eliminate threats. Small and midsize businesses need to demand more from their firewalls.

Top 5 ways CDO Simplifies Security Management

Security is complex. Security management doesn't have to be.

How to set up your firewall

You're ready for your next adventure: setting up a firewall. Gulp. Breathe easy, because we’ve broken it down to 6 simple steps.

Cisco Advanced Phishing Protection (PDF)

Detect fraudulent senders with threat intelligence that adapts in real time to block BEC and advanced phishing attacks.

Preventing Phishing Attacks (PDF)

Learn how to stop this $5.3 billion threat with our experts' advice.

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