It’s no secret that cyberattacks are occurring with alarming frequency. Cybercriminals have become more clever and sophisticated, working around the clock to break through businesses’ defenses and cause maximum damage. In March alone, 21 million records were breached, and cybercriminals show no signs of slowing down. Our modern software security systems may do a good job at protecting our operating systems from attack in general; however, they are not enough to fully defend our systems and data. Fortunately, there’s a way to effectively protect your operating systems and precious data without much effort – employing hardware security (hardsec). Here are the 3 biggest advantages of hardware security and why you should consider investing in it right away:

The Risk of Human Error Is Significantly Lowered to Virtually Zero

Taking the time to invest in and up-skill your IT security team is costly, time-consuming, and not 100% foolproof in keeping your data safe. Humans are not machines; we’re bound to slip up and make mistakes. This includes your security team – even they can be outwitted by the ever-increasing sophistication of cyberattacks. Instead of spending time and money playing catch-up, you can take the work out of it by relying on hardsec. This physical device’s sole purpose is to provide robust protection against all threats – even against the most sophisticated cyberattack a cybercriminal could ever dream up. And because modern hardsec doesn’t require certificate management, you can avoid costly mistakes that humans make when managing the endless sea of certificates and passwords. You and your team can breathe a sigh of relief when you choose a strong hardware security solution to prevent breaches from happening in your organization.

It Uses a Complex, Nearly Impossible-to-Crack Authentication System

Think of your hardsec solution as a trustworthy security guard. They’re constantly stationed at the front door of your OS, remaining ever vigilant for would-be intruders and thieves. This guard grants access to all authorized visitors who have the proper clearances. Interlopers who fail the checks or arrive without credentials from a trusted source, however, are turned away and never permitted access. Our technology is strictly designed to safeguard your OS and data using what we call the “Q-Box”, which quickly stops any potential for compromise.

In addition, hardware security, including the Q-Box, uses what’s called a true random number generator instead of traditional passwords or PIN numbers to grant access to users. Hardsec safely stores these keys and randomly generates them, making it exceedingly difficult to crack. Our Q-Box, for example, produces new keys as frequently as one million times per second. This makes compromise virtually impossible, even in a post-quantum world!

It Doesn’t Require Interaction with the User or Your System’s Processes

Keeping up with software security updates can be tiring and costly, both in time and money. Lean instead on hardsec, a hands-off solution that doesn’t require any interaction with the user or the endpoint’s system processes. Since hardware security doesn’t require patches or updates, you’ll never have to worry about maintaining the device. Hardsec also relieves the burden from your device and helps streamline the encryption/decryption process, helping make everything run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Rely on Q-Net Security

Hardware security is an excellent choice when it comes to protecting your data and preventing security breaches. Trust the best of the best – Q-Net Security. Our Q-Box is an easy to use, plug-and-play solution that requires no updates or training to implement. It is also immutable, meaning that it’s impossible for intruders to access, change, or uninstall any security features. To learn more or get started, please contact Q-Net Security today at [email protected]!