An optimal technology stack for SMBs: fortifying your business in today’s world

In today’s fiercely competitive business environment, small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) must be agile and resilient— and fortify themselves against security risks.  

Crafting the right technology stack is critical to achieving these objectives.  

In this blog post, I’ll explore an optimal technology stack for SMBs, encompassing cutting-edge solutions like remote browser isolation (RBI), cloud computing, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and more. loud computing, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and more.  

I’ll also delve into how these technologies address today’s major threat vectors, including phishing, weak passwords, remote work, and lateral movement by threat actors. 

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Cloud computing: the foundation of security 

Building your technology stack on cloud computing provides a solid foundation for addressing various threat vectors.  

Cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offer robust security measures, including data encryption, threat detection, and identity access management. 

Here are some of the most common threat vectors and how cloud computing addresses them:   

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) 

In the era of remote work and evolving threats, the Zero Trust model is indispensable.  

ZTNA or Zero Trust Network Access models assume that no one, whether inside or outside the organization, can be trusted until their identity and device are verified.  

This approach is pivotal in safeguarding against the lateral movement of threat actors. 

Here is how ZTNA addresses various common threat vectors: 

Remote Browser Isolation (RBI)  

Phishing attacks often target web browsers, making remote browser isolation a game-changer. 

RBI or remote browser isolation technology keeps web browsing activities away from the local device, preventing malware and malicious code from infiltrating your network.  

How remote browser isolation addresses today’s major threat vectors 

Business digitization and collaboration 

To effectively combat threats, SMBs must embrace digitization and collaboration tools.  

Modern collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams and Slack, integrated into your technology stack, facilitate secure communication and collaboration among remote teams. 

Here’s business digitation and collaboration technologies can protect you against various common threat vectors:  

In conclusion, constructing an optimal technology stack for SMBs is a strategic move in today’s digital landscape.  

Cloud computing, ZTNA, remote browser isolation, and collaboration tools collectively address major threat vectors, fortifying your business against phishing attacks, weak passwords, remote work challenges, and the lateral movement of threat actors.  

By adopting these technologies, SMBs can not only protect their assets but also position themselves for growth and resilience in an ever-evolving threat landscape. 

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