Protecting Small Businesses with the Meraki Go Security Gateway
Did you know that according to studies by news network CNBC, small businesses make up 43% of victims when it comes to cybercrime – and only 14% of those were able to defend themselves?
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking ‘it couldn’t happen to me’ – but unfortunately, cybercrime is a global pandemic in its own right. David Kennedy, founder of cybersecurity firm TrustedSec stated that ‘’if you’re doing business today and have any IT footprint you have to be doing security as part of it. You are basically playing Russian Roulette and it is only a matter of time before you are hit.’’ He explained that “we’ve seen family pizza shops be fully compromised. We’ve seen one-person retail shops compromised. Independent Uber drivers targeted”.
So, as a small business, how can you protect yourself?
The Meraki Go range supplies cost-effective and scalable solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, providing cybersecurity and peace of mind to clients worldwide. From secure router gateways to network switches to access points, Meraki Go features everything your business might need for a safe online experience.
Simple router security
The Meraki Go Security Gateway Router & Firewall plugs directly into your existing router, protecting your connection and providing simple and easy to use security optimisation. Operating as a security gateway and a firewall, the Meraki Go device has built-in business-grade security to protect against incoming cyber threats and monitors internet activity to protect against malicious websites, malware, phishing, and other threats.
Meraki Go also gives your customers peace of mind by creating a stable network for secure credit card transactions – you can rest easy knowing that your customers' data is safe, and your business is thoroughly protected from cybercriminals.
Out of the box installation
Unlike other internet security devices, Meraki Go offers out of the box installation. Simply plug it into your existing WiFi connection and scan the QR code with the Meraki Go app and create up to four individual networks for your business – perfect for separating business and guest WiFis.
We really can’t stress this enough – Meraki Go is easy. Don’t believe us? Simon Williams, a Meraki Go customer, reported that ‘’Meraki Go just works. We no longer have productivity or bandwidth issues. It’s simple to install and manage without IT experience.’’
No hidden fees
With Meraki Go, what you see is what you get. No hidden licences, subscriptions, or upsells, the devices are all you need to enjoy fast, reliable, and most importantly secure connections that won’t break the bank
Well…What are you waiting for?
Cybercrime has increased an unprecedented amount within the last 4 years, and unfortunately shows no signs of slowing. Protecting your businesses online presence and customer data is no longer optional – but with Meraki Go, it can be easy and cost-effective.
Here at RedPontem we are passionate about helping small businesses reach their goals unhindered by slow internet and cyber threats - it’s something we pride ourselves on. If you have any issues post-installation we are here to help, and with over 30 years of IT experience we really know our stuff.
We have been a preferred partner of Cisco for many years, but the small business focus of Cisco’s Meraki Go is truly mirrored in our own values. We care about the success of our clients from the smallest coffee shop to the largest bank and want to see every one of them make their mark on the world knowing that their network is safe, secure, and optimised exactly for their purposes.