Security is not a luxury; it is a prudent investment - budget for it.
Astute business managers understand that implementing sound practices for network security can yield huge returns through greater network reliability, reduced costs, enhanced customer service, greater personnel productivity and lower legal exposure. Implementing good security techniques will also afford you a greater peace of mind and more time to implement projects that can produce meaningful competitive advantages.
A well thought-out investment in network security controls costs by reducing network and desktop maintenance and repairs, lowering bandwidth and other IT requirements or investments and eliminating exposure to legal liability that can arise from data breaches of pirated or illicit materials or mere unwitting hosting. Greater security increases employee productivity by eliminating spam and unauthorized web surfing, ensures greater network and desktop reliability with faster computers and lessens the strain on your internal and external IT staff. Additionally, more effective security affords you greater assurances that you should not experience security or data breaches that can destroy your reputation, cripple your relationships with customers and result in lost business revenue, litigation, or fines. Even a cursory evaluation of a small-network attack proves that businesses of any size simply cannot afford to neglect network security.